The Horse's Mouth was developed in 1942 by Mabel Wolfe to provide insight to the central West Virginia community about what local citizens were experiencing during World War II. It also provided a relaying of information from the home front to the soldiers. With help from the College’s student newspaper, The Mercury, and Glenville State College itself, this paper become a popular resource to the community and to our local men overseas. The Glenville State College Archives is lucky enough to have a complete collection of this newspaper, which ran from April of 1942 to September of 1945, and also many of the press releases and letters that were used in its creation. These materials were donated to us by the late Hunter Armentrout in 2006. We have provided a digitized version of this material, which has been made available to the public as part of the West Virginia Veteran's Legacy Project, through funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The files below are fairly large and will take several seconds to load even on a good high speed internet connection. Viewing over a modem is not recommended.
- Letters to the Horse's Mouth 1943 96 Mb
- Letters to the Horse's Mouth 1944 111 Mb
- Letters to the Horse's Mouth 1945 66 Mb
- The Horse's Mouth Volume 1 Numbers 1-26 177 Mb
- The Horse's Mouth Volume 2 Numbers 1-26 166 Mb
- The Horse's Mouth Volume 3 Numbers 1-26 146 Mb
- The Horse's Mouth Volume 4 Numbers 1-11 58 Mb