West Virginia Jewish Items
State Archival & Library Collections
This listing will be updated regularly & represents only a portion of the known archival materials and collections.
It is not intended to be a complete list, but a work in progress.
If you know of materials and/or collections not listed here, please let me know. email@example.com
Congregation L’Shem Shomayim - Temple Shalom - Kraft-Good Archives
Wheeling, West Virginia
+Congregational and Community Archive
Congregation B'nai Israel - Temple Israel
Charleston, West Virginia
Congregation B’nai Jacob Archives
Charleston, West Virginia
B’nai Sholom Congregation
Huntington, West Virginia
American Jewish Archives - Cincinnati, Ohio
Various Congregational, Organizational and Personal Records Collections
CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA. B'NAI ISRAEL CONGREGATION (VIRGINIA STREET TEMPLE).
Records, 1917-1945. 0.4 linear ft.
Collection includes congregational and Temple Sisterhood minutebooks.
HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA. OHEV SHOLOM CONGREGATION.
Records, 1946-1956. 1 reel microfilm.
Microfilm copy of constitution, by-laws, membership rosters, correspondence and congregational and Board of Trustees minutes.
LOGAN, WEST VIRGINIA. CONGREGATION B'NAI EL.
Records, 1924-1970. 2 reels
Includes microfilm copy of congregational minutebook (1924-1938), and Sisterhood minutes (1925-1970).
PARKERSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA. LADIES AUXILIARY ASSOCIATION.
Records, 1909-1925. 0.4 linear ft.
Collection includes minutes and miscellaneous records of an organization whose purpose was "to give personal and financial aid to the B'nai Israel Congregation, to foster ideals of Judaism, and support worthy causes." In 1925 the Association became the Sisterhood of B'nai Israel Congregation.
WELCH, WEST VIRGINIA. CONGREGATION EMANU-EL.
Records, 1921-1959. 1.2 linear ft.
Collection consists of financial records (1928-1935), Sisterhood constitution and by-laws, Sisterhood minutes, financial records and correspondence (1921-1959).
WELCH, WEST VIRGINIA. HEBREW LADIES AID SOCIETY.
Records, 1915-1927. 1 volume.
Minutebook and financial records of the Society, founded in 1915 to aid the poor and undertake charitable projects.
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA. CONGREGATION LESHEM SHAMAYIM.
Records, 1849-1904. 0.4 linear ft., 1 reel microfilm.
Microfilm and photocopies of minutebooks (1867-1904), and protocol book (1849-1867).
WILLIAMSON, WEST VIRGINIA. B'NAI ISRAEL CONGREGATION.
Records, 1913-1953. 1 reel microfilm.
Records consist of microfilm copies of correspondence and Sisterhood minutes
OHIO VALLEY OF TEMPLE SISTERHOODS, DISTRICT 10 RECORDS
Manuscript Collection No. 63: 1962-2000
Contains materials related to the West Virginia Temple Sisterhoods
ABRAHAM I. SHINEDLING PAPERS
Manuscript Collection No. 128: 1886-1982
Noted West Virginia Rabbi & Author, Served in Beckley and Bluefield, West Virginia
ISRAEL BETTAN PAPERS
Manuscript Collection No. 618: 1907-1976
Rabbi & Civic leader in Charleston, West Virginia from 1912-1922
JACOB RADER MARCUS PAPERS
Manuscript Collection No. 210: 1910-1986
Noted Rabbi, Author and Historian raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. Founder of the American Jewish Archives
JAKOB J. PETUCHOWSKI PAPERS
Manuscript Collection No. 653: 1942-1986
German born Rabbi, served at Temple Emanuel in Welch, West Virginia
West Virginia Division of Culture & History - State Archives
Statewide - Historical Records Survey, WV. List of WV Churches & Synagogues by County, ca. 1940. 1 item (29 leaves). Ms80-30
Charleston - Galperin Music Company, 1940-50. 3 items. Sc82-54
Charleston - Mendelsohn's Quality Shop, 1916-1923. Account books. 2 vol. Ms2002-037
Charleston - Dr. Leo Seltzer Collection, Stamps, ration books, sheet music, World War II medical training handbooks and forms for practice of Dr. Leo Seltzer of Charleston, 1930s-70s. 1 box. Sc96-12
Charleston - Programs, trade cards, dance invitations and letterheads from assorted Charleston businesses and hotels, ca. 1860-93. 110 items. Sc86-90
Fairmont - Catalogue. Fairmont Aluminum Company, aluminum rolling mill products, ca. 1944. 1 item. Transfer from library. Sc96-19
Wheeling - Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company, 1961. 1 item. Sc86-220
Wheeling - Printed and ephemeral material about Wheeling, including stock certificates for area businesses, 1901-80. 51 items. Sc94-43 Receipts, business forms, 1893-95. 22 items. [permanent loan to West Virginia Independence Hall] Sc86-15
West Virginia University - Morgantown - West Virginia & Regional History Collection
Includes records pertaining to various West Virginia Jewish Communities
Marshall University - Huntington - Morrow Library Special Collections Dept.
Huntington - BROH, Irene Drukker, 1880-1978. Papers (photo-reproduction), 1880-1978. .5 linear feet. Loaned for copying by E. Henry and Adolph Broh, 1982. ACCESSION 371. Huntington, West Virginia, resident and long-time activist for women's rights and civic reform. Includes material from scrapbooks illustrating activities of Mrs. Broh and her mother Sara Tobias Drukker of St. Louis and Cincinnati
National Museum of American Jewish History - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lowenstein and Sons Hardware, Charleston, WV, 1913 - 1990.12.40a-c: envelope, invoice and letter.
M. Gutman and Co. Clothing, Wheeling, WV, ca. 1900 - 1990.53.2: trade card.
NOTE: Many local historical societies, museums and library special collections may have materials that pertain to Jewish life in West Virginia - synagogues, Jewish persons & families, and Jewish-owned businesses.
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