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WVU Libraries Celebrate WV Day

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
June 21st, 2006

Birthday cake
Sewit Araia, a senior, enjoys a piece of cake while chatting with Sudiksha Joshi, a graduate student, during the West Virginia Day celebration

WV Poster
Anna Schien, a WVU librarian, hands the first commemorative poster to Sylvia Bolyard, of Preston County.

The West Virginia Day celebration June 20 at the Downtown Campus Library drew in people from around campus and the Morgantown area. More than 100 people stood in line for a piece of cake and a poster commemorating the 143rd anniversary of the Mountain State’s founding.

The West Virginia and Regional History Collection designs a poster to mark each birthday for the state. The 2006 edition of the West Virginia Day poster features items from the West Virginia and Regional History Collection: a WVU cadet cap, a letter from a Civil War soldier and a drawing by David Hunter Strother.

Posters are still available at the WVRHC on the sixth floor of Wise Library.

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