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0522: Ancella Bickley Collection, 1908-1947, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1990

0522: Ancella Bickley Collection, 1908-1947, Marshall University Special Collections

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West Virginia educator. Papers consist primarily of programs of events related to African-Americans in West Virginia, especially Douglass High School in Huntington, West Virginia.


0418: Whittaker-Glanville Family Papers, 1856-1985, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1985

0418: Whittaker-Glanville Family Papers, 1856-1985, Marshall University Special Collections

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Papers consist primarily of diaries, newspaper clippings, correspondence, genealogies and photographs of five families: the Glanville-Carter families of St. Louis, Mo.; the Whittakers of Preble County, Ohio; Dorothy Whittaker Atkins of Huntington, West Virginia.; and the Heacocks of Bucks County, Penna.

A significant part of the collection are the diaries of Annie Heacock, a teacher at the Penn School for freed slaves in Beaufort, South Carolina, 1864-1869. Other diaries include the Civil War diary of John Whittaker, a surgeon in the 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.


Oral History Interview: Josephine R. Gorby, Josephine R. Gorby Jul 1974

Oral History Interview: Josephine R. Gorby, Josephine R. Gorby

Oral Histories

Josephine Gorby was born on February 24, 1908. She began her teaching career in a one-room school in Wimmer, McDowell County, WV. In 1931 she began teaching in Lawrence County, OH. Mrs. Gorby’s interview focuses on growing up on a farm near Proctorville, OH, her experiences as an educator, her family’s experience during World War I, and the 1937 flood of the Ohio River and its tributaries. In the audio clip provided, Mrs. Gorby discusses the impact of the 1937 flood on the school house in Athalia, OH. During her interview, she also focuses on the construction and ...