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The West Virginia State University Archives is located on the second floor (room 206) of the Drain-Jordan Library. The archives houses materials concerning the history of the University, its alumni and staff. It also contains information on African Americans in West Virginia, the history of African American higher education, and the history of the 20th century. These materials include monographs and rare books, university documents, records, manuscript materials, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, and maps.


  • WVSU Archives & Special Collections
    Drain-Jordan Library
    Campus Box L17
    West Virginia State University
    Institute, WV 25112-1002


Archives hours are:
Monday - Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
After hour appointments may be made by calling (304)766-3218. This request should be submitted 24 hours in advance of the desired appointment.   
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