This archives' primary purpose is to maintain and preserve historic materials related to the development of Glenville State College and the history of north-central West Virginia. The historic materials housed in this collection are available for research by faculty, staff, students, and the general public.
In 2002, the Glenville State College (GSC) administration set aside space for archival holdings in the Robert F. Kidd Library. The Archives was established through the assistance of Congressman Alan B. Mollohan and a Vandalia Heritage Foundation grant that supplied furniture, equipment, and student assistants for creating and maintaining the Archive at Glenville State College. During the next few years, the Archive was kept in operation by the first ladies of GSC and student assistants. Larry Sypolt, West Virginia University Senior Project Coordinator, also provided help for specific projects and served as the primary consultant for all archival procedures. In 2008, a full-time Robert F. Kidd Library staff member was given the responsibility of supervising student assistants, implementing preservation techniques, and overseeing the development the collection. The GSC Archive is a growing entity and improvements to this web-site will be made as digitization and other projects are completed.
Housed in the Robert F. Kidd Library, the Glenville State College Archives includes materials of permanent significance to the history of the college and the surrounding area. Records in the Archives date back to the college's inception in 1872 and include, but are not limited to, the following:
Limitations to the way in which archival materials can be used may be dictated by the physical condition of the materials, its confidentiality, restrictions placed by the donor, or other restrictions defined by the Library Director and/or Library Archivist.
If you have any questions, you may write, phone, visit, or e-mail the library archivist. Visitors interested in seeing the archives office are welcome, but it is advised to contact the library archivist first. Donations of documents, photographs, memorabilia, and other items related to the history of Glenville State College and the surrounding area are welcome with the understanding that they may be used for educational purposes.
Robert F. Kidd Library
100 High St.
Glenville, West Virginia 26351
Robert F. Kidd Library