June 14, 2022

Today in History: West Virginia

Last Updated on December 16, 2020

Today in History–June 20–the Library of Congress features West Virginia, which became the 35th state on this date in 1863. Visit the Today in History section to learn about the state’s history and culture, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures.

West Virginia stories from America’s Library

West Virginia primary source set with teacher’s guide

West Virginia resource guide

West Virginia maps

Pictorial Americana: Selected images of West Virginia

More West Virginia images

West Virginia historical newspapers

West Virginia books & articles

West Virginia correspondence, government documents, oral history transcripts & other texts

West Virginia oral history & song recordings

West Virginia sheet music

Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

West Virginia legislation

West Virginia Guide to Law Online

Today in History: John Brown

Learning from the Source: Close Reading in Service of a Cause

More U.S. state primary source collections

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