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West Virginia Archives and History


1890

John P. Hale helped and Virgil Lewis found the West Virginia Historical and Antiquarian Society

Other events that happened on or around 1890

Jun 01, 1905

Virgil Lewis was appointed the first state historian and archivist

1905

The West Virginia Archives and History was created by legislature

Other events that happened on or around 1905

1929

The Archives and History library, state archives and museum moved to the new state capitol

Other events that happened on or around 1929

1934

The Highway historical marker program began

Other events that happened on or around 1934

1967

The director of the West Virginia Archives and History was placed in charge of the highway historical marker program

Other events that happened on or around 1967

1976

The Archives and History moved to the Culture Center

Other events that happened on or around 1976

1977

Archives and History was made part of the Department of Culture and History

2000

The Records Management and Preservation Board was created

Other events that happened on or around 2000


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