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WVRHC Subject Guides: Historic Preservation

Archvial Collections

Morgantown Historic Properties Inventory, Building Survey Historic Properties Inventory forms for buildings in Morgantown, West Virginia, prepared by history students at West Virginia University for the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Unit

Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archaeology Records Records of the Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archaeology (IHTIA), an organization affiliated with West Virginia University, including reports and research papers regarding the history of industrial technology and preservation of historical sites, particularly within West Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region

Andrew C. Lyons, Architect, Drawings for Buildings in Fairmont, West Virginia Architectural drawings by A.C. Lyons; includes pencil drawings and blueprints for mostly residential buildings in Fairmont, West Virginia

Elmer Jacobs, Architect, Drawings of Ephraim Walters Residence in Morgantown, West Virginia Four blueprint drawings of the Ephraim Walters Residence in Morgantown, West Virginia, by architect Elmer F. Jacobs, dated March 20, 1900.

Emory L. Kemp Papers Regarding Industrial History This collection includes materials from Dr. Emory L. Kemp’s career of researching, documenting, and preserving historic structures. Kemp was a practicing civil engineer from 1952-1959, then taught civil engineering, historic preservation, and the history of technology from 1962-2003 at West Virginia University

Sanborn Map Company Fire Insurance Maps for West Virginia The Sanborn Map Company created large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American cities and towns during the late nineteenth and twentieth century to provide fire insurance agents with sufficient information to assess fire insurance liability. Maps show size, shape and construction of buildings, street names and widths, property boundaries, building use, and the locations of water mains, fire alarms, and hydrants, among other things.