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Contact Information

General Contact Information

The WVRHC is located on the 6th floor of the Downtown Library at West Virginia University. For directions to the Downtown Library and accessibility information, please visit our travel information page.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6069
1549 University Ave.
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069

Phone: 304-293-3536

Reference and Research Request

Remote Reference and Research Request

Please complete this form to request remote reference assistance from WVRHC staff.

We are currently able to undertake up to 1 hour of research and make approximately 50 scans for our external patrons.

Turnaround time for requests is approximately four weeks, depending on the size of your request and staff availability. We thank you in advance for your patience.

If you'd like to come in and use our collections, please see the visit page for more information on booking an appointment. 

Please include as much detail as possible! For example:

  • Names and birth & death dates for obituary requests
  • A&M numbers or links to the catalogue
  • Newspaper titles and dates
  • Titles of books and journals or links to the item in the catalogue
  • Oral history names
Type of Request *

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Fields marked with * are required.

Appointments, Tours, & Donations


Appointments are required to use the Archives & Manuscripts collections, Oral Histories, Printed Ephemera, and Folk Music recordings. Please see the visit page for more information on booking an appointment.

Appointments are not necessary to use microfilm or our books.


Tour of the Rare Book Room

Email: Stewart Plein, Rare Book Librarian
Phone: 304-293-0345

Tour of the WVRHC

Email: Lori Hostuttler, Interim Director
Phone: 304-293-3536


For all donations, see our Give page.

Please note, the WVRHC does not appraise material. Please contact the American Society of Appraisers (800-ASA-VALU) for appraisers in your area.