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Rice, Connie, compiler. African-American history of Monongalia County research papers

Repository: West Virginia University. West Virginia and Regional History Collection

Collection Description (CRHP): According to Professor Rice, the most significant interview on civil rights is the one with Charlene Marshall, who was the mayor of Morgantown and is currently in the WV House of Delegates. She talks about trying to integrate clubs, restaurants, theaters, etc., in Morgantown. Albert Anderson talks about his role as the only black member of a band that traveled in the South, and Mary Morgan talks about the limits of employment in Morgantown in the 1950s and 60s; the interview with Dixon Edwards also discusses discrimination in employment, but over a longer period (1920 forward).

Collection Description (Extant): Research papers compiled by Connie Rice regarding the history of African-Americans in Monongalia County. Includes photographs, audio recordings and transcripts of interviews, speech transcripts, and a National Register Nomination form for 2nd Ward School of Morgantown, West Virginia. These papers were used to write Rice's book "Our Monongalia: A History of African Americans in Monongalia County, West Virginia."

Access Copy Note: No special access restriction applies.

Date(s): 1995-1999

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Call number: A&M No.: 3595

Extent: 7 1/2 in. (2 document cases, 5 in. and 2.5 in.)

Finding Aid URL:;cc=wvcguide;q1=connie%20rice;rgn=main;view=text;didno=3595 External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: The library's special collections also has material on the first black woman to graduate from graduate school at WVU, Victorine Louistall Monroe. It has this collection: West Virginia University. Masters Degree of First Female African-American Graduate, Victorine A. Louistall. It also has a tape-recorded interview of her apparently in one of these two collections: West Virginia University. Women's Studies Center. Women's Centenary Records, 1893-1998,;cc=wvcguide;q1=Women%20s;rgn=main;view=text;didno=3376 or West Virginia University Women's Centenary, 1891-1991. Records, 1991.;cc=wvcguide;q1=victorine;rgn=main;view=text;didno=3107

Interviewees: Charlene Marshall, Albert Anderson, Mary Morgan, Dixon Edwards

Rights (Extant): WV&RHC retains all rights concerning copyright.


African Americans--Civil rights--West Virginia
African Americans--West Virginia
Civil rights movements--West Virginia
Race discrimination--West Virginia
West Virginia--Politics and government
West Virginia--Race relations


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