West Virginia History

West Virginia Archives and History online explores primary and secondary source documents, photographs, databases, lists, collections, and other materials available through the State Archives.

Goldenseal is a magazine of West Virginia traditional life that is produced by the Division of Culture and History and takes its stories from the recollections of West Virginians living throughout the state. Oral history fieldwork and documentary photography result in four issues per year with articles on subjects such as labor history, folklore, music, farming, religion, traditional crafts, food, and politics.

West Virginia Association of Museums invites you to explore the many treasures the Mountain State has to offer.  Use this on-line resource to visit the places and experience the activities that represent the history, arts, technology, industry, and cultural diversity that our state offers.

 West Virginia and Regional History Collection at West Virginia University is located in the Charles C. Wise, Jr. Library on the WVU Downtown Campus and is the largest historical archives/library relating to West Virginia in existence.