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General History Research Guide

West Virginia & Regional History Center

WVU is home to the West Virginia & Regional History Center (WVRHC), whose mission is "is to acquire, provide access to, and preserve information resources in all formats which elucidate the history and culture of West Virginia and the central Appalachian region. As the Special Collections division of the WVU Libraries, the WVRHC also preserves selected information resources beyond the state and regional scope which contribute to the teaching, research, and service mission of West Virginia University." The WVRHC offers both physical and digital collections as well as helpful research guides on genealogy, military records, and WV state and local history.