Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review

HR Review-1The Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review was first published in October 1968. Though its first issues were intermittent, it has become a treasured publication and valuable tool for studying and learning about our geographic area. In its forty-two years of publication there have been over one-hundred authors who wrote more than one-hundred and fifty articles.

Wheeling National Heritage Area is continuing the tradition first started by the Wheeling Area Historical Society in 1968, through editing and publishing the Review — the only one of its kind in the northern panhandle of West Virginia that is dedicated solely to local history topics.

For the first time, past issues of the Review are available online. The years ranging from 1968-1999 are now available for use below. They are arranged by subjects, just click on the headings to see the articles that have been written in the past issues.

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African American
  • Opinions on Slavery in the Wheeling Area
    The Daily Intelligencer 1859-1860
    By Jon Reed Donnelly,
    October 26, 1968, Vol. I No. I
  • The Goshorns of Wheeling, Rebel Sympathizers
    By Dr. David F.Menard
    July 1974, Vol. III No. I
  • Academic Freedom and Slavery: Two Ohio Colleges
    By Erving E. Beauregard
    2001, Vol. XXIV
Antebellum
Arts
Biography
  • The Goshorns of Wheeling, Rebel Sympathizers
    By Dr. David F. Menard
    July 1974, Vol. III No. I
  • In Honor of Father Lewis, First Editor of the UPPER OHIO VALLEY HISTORICAL REVIEW
    By Robert Ramsey and Dr. Kenneth Robert Nodyne
    Spring/Summer 1978, Vol. VII No. II
  • The Lewis Bonnett Home
    By Irene Smith
    August 1973, Vol. XI No. II
  • Absalom Martin: Soldier, Surveyor, Settler
    By Annie C. Tanks
    Spring/Summer 1983, Vol. XII No II
  • George Kossuth: Man of Spirit, Man of Vision, Man of Talent
    By Irene Smith
    Spring/Summer 1983, Vol. XII No. II
  • In Memory of Father Lewis
    By Dr. Kenneth R. Nodyne
    Autumn/Winter 1983, Vol. XIII No. I
  • Searching for your Upper Ohio Valley Ancestors in the West Virginia and Regional History Collection
    By Ginger BeVard
    Autumn/Winter 1983, Vol. XIII No. I
  • Henry J. Arbenz: Wheeling Music Master
    By Dr. Edward C. Wolf
    Autumn/Winter 1984, Vol. XIV No. I
  • Eleanor Steber: An Autobiography
    By Dr. Edward C. Wolf
    1992/1993 Vol. XX
  • The Marriage of Lee C. Paull and Mary Glessner
    By Cassandra Sherman
    1994/1995, Vol. XXI
  • Some Jacob Family Members: Their Lives in the Upper Ohio Valley
    By Samuel W. McColloch
    2003, Vol. XXVI No. I
  • In Memoriam: William A. Carney
    2003, Vol. XXVI No. II
  • Historic Preservation – One Man’s Mission
    By Joan Weiskircher
    2005, Vol. XXVIII
  • McColloch Brothers History Being Lost
    By Samuel W. McColloch
    2001, Vol. XXIV
  • Memorial Established for Dr. Kenneth Nodyne
    By Editorial Board
    2001, Vol. XXIV
  • Buffalo Bill: America’s First Superstar
    By Kate Quinn
    Spring 2008, Vol. XXXI No. I
  • Rebecca Harding Davis
    By Debra Conner
    Spring 2008, Vol XXXI No. I
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Edward C. Wolf
    Fall 2010, Vol. XXXIII No. I
  • H.C. Ogden and his Legacy
    By Robert DeFrancis
    Fall 2012, Vol. XXXV No. II
Buildings & Landmarks
  • Preservation Through Documentation: The Historic American Building Survey, Wheeling, West Virginia-1976
    By Candace Reed
    Autumn 1976, Vol. V No. I
  • The Laying of the Corner Stone of the West Virginia State Capitol, 1875
    By Gary Baker
    Spring 1977, Vol. VI No. II
  • The Merger of Ritchietown
    By Kenneth D. Johnston
    Autumn/Winter 1983, Vol. XIII No. I
  • The Opening and Closing of Hamilton’s Opera House (1873-1902)
    By Janet Mahy
    1994/1995, Vol. XXI
  • Wheeling’s Anthenaeum 1854-1868
    By Edward L. Phillips
    2002, Vol. XXV No. I
  • Changing Faces
    By Robert Sykes
    2002, Vol. XXV No. II
  • The Madonna of the Trail
    By Marie C. Graybill address, speaking at the re-dedication of Wheeling’s Madonna of the Trail monument
    2003, Vol. XXVI No. II
  • The Preservation of A Jewel – Wheeling’s B&O Railroad Passenger Station
    By Joan Weiskircher
    2005, Vol. XXVIII
  • Stratford Springs Hotel
    By Kate Quinn
    2006, Vol. XXIX No. I
  • The Howard Mansion
    By Kate Quinn
    Fall 2008, Vol. XXXI, No. II
Cemeteries
West Liberty Cemetery: Reflections on the Values of Our Past
By David Albert Molnar
Spring/Summer 1981, Vol. X No. II
Civic
Civil War
  • General Isaac Harding Duval
    By Nancy Lee Caldwell and Mrs. George W. Leonard
    November 1972, Vol. II No. I
  • The Goshorns of Wheeling, Rebel Sympathizers
    By Dr. David F.Menard
    July 1974, Vol. III No. I
  • The Influence of the British Proletariat in the United States Civil War
    By Dr. Walter F. Renn
    July 1974, Vol. III No. I
  • The Duties of Home and War: The Civil War Letters of John G.Marsh, 29″‘ Ohio Volunteers (A Selection)
    Edited by Dr. C. Calvin Smith
    Spring/Summer 1979, Vol. VIII No. II
  • President Lincoln and Congressman Bingham
    By Dr. Erving E. Beauregard
    1990/1991, Vol. XIX
  • A Letter from the Gettysburg Area 30 June to 5 June 1863. Miss S.C. Shriver to her sister (Elizabeth) Mrs. Thos. J. Myer of Baltimore, Md. At the home of William Shriver Union Mills, Carroll County, Maryland 1863
    Submitted by Paul Burig of Wheeling
    1999/2000, Vol. XXIII
  • Wheeling’s Anthenaeum, 1854-1868
    By Edward L. Phillips
    2002, Vol. XXV No I
  • The Way We Came. Extracts from the diary of a loyal Virginia woman during the war
    By Emma Yarnall Ross
    Reprint of excerpts of the Midland Monthly
    Vol. 2, No. 2, August 1895 2004, Vol. XXVII
  • Antecedent and Occasions to the American Civil War
    By John Bowman
    Spring 2011, Vol. XXXIV No. I
  • Camp Carlile
    By Diane Davis Darnley Hall
    Spring 2011, Vol. XXXIV No. I
  • Charles Ellett, Jr.: Civil Engineer, War Strategist and Creator of the Civil War Ram Fleet
    By John Bowman
    Spring 2012, Vol. XXXV, No. I
  • Valley Spices (Trivia): The Civil War
    By Brent Carney
    Spring 2012, Vol. XXXV, No. I
  • The Sultana Disaster
    By Kate Quinn
    Spring 2012, Vol. XXXV No. I
  • Ellie Poole: a Shrewd and Dangerous Spy
    By Jeanne Finstein
    Spring 2012, Vol. XXXV, No. I
Collections Corner
  • The Southern Fund at West Virginia Catholic Heritage Center
    By Ryan Rutkowski
    Spring 2011, Vol. XXIV No. I
  • Bethany College’s Civil War Collections
    By Sharon Monigold
    Spring 2012, Vol. XXXV No. I
  • An Overview of the Office of Archives and Records Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
    By Jon-Erik Gilot
    Fall 2012, Vol. XXXV No. II
Crime
Disasters
Education
Ethnicities of the Ohio Valley

Frontier/American Revolution

Health and Medicine

  • How About A Few More-“Old Fashioned Remedies”
    By Nancy Caldwell
    August 1973, Vol. XI No. II
  • A Clergyman-Physician in Nineteenth Century Appalachia
    By Dr. Erving E. Beauregard
    1989, Vol. XVIII
  • The Effects of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic on Wheeling
    By Kate Quinn, 2006
    Vol. XXIX No. I
  • Dr. John Hupp, M.D.
    By Archibald Todd Hupp, IV
    2006, Vol. XXIX No. II
  • Dr. James Edmund Reeves
    By Kate Quinn
    2006, Vol. XXIX No. II
  • A Heinous Offense
    By Kate Quinn
    Spring 2007, Vol. XXX, No. I

Industry & Business
  • Shades of Glory or Bark of the Buttonwood -The Wheeling Stock Exchange
    By John Hazlett
    Autumn 1976, Vol. V No I
  • The End of Urbanization: A Critical Essay
    By Dr. Richard T. Geruson
    Autumn/Winter 1980, Vol. X No. I
  • The Economy of Early Wheeling As Seen Through European Eyes
    By Doug Fetherling
    Spring/Summer 1981, Vol. X No. II
  • The Wine Industry in Martins Ferry, OH
    By Annie C. Tanks and Dr. William M. Seaman
    Spring/Summer 1980, Vol. IX No. II
  • The McLure House and E.M. Statler
    By Doug Fetherling
    Autumn / Winter 1982, Vol. XII No. I
  • “Coketown”- A Reconstructed History
    By Douglas S. Waugh
    Autumn/Winter 1986, Vol. XVI No. I
  • Printing and Culture in Early Wheeling
    By Doug Fetherling
    Autumn/Winter 1981, Vol. XI No. I
  • Mozart Park and the Incline
    By Montana X. Menard
    Autumn/Winter 1981, Vol. XI No. I
  • Sterling Drug Company
    By Judge Frederick Stamp
    Vol. XXII Fall 2010, No. I
  • Origins of the 1885 Strike in the Wheeling Iron and Steel Mills
    By Amos J. Loveday, Jr.
    Autumn/Winter 1983, Vol. XIII No. I
  • Flaccus: Grocers to A Nation
    By Deanna and Tom Caniff
    Spring/Summer 1984, Vol. XIII No. II
  • Origins of the La Belle Nail Works
    By Amos J. Loveday, Jr.
    Spring/Summer 1985, Vol. XIV No. II
  • “It’s Wheeling Steel: The Original Family Broadcast”
    By Dr. John A. Cuthbert
    1992/1993, Vol. XX
  • Hobbs, Brockunier and Company
    By Catherine Blair Romanosky
    1994/1995, Vol. XXI
  • Wheeling: The Nail City
    By David Javersak
    1998/1999, Vol. XXII
  • A Journey through Coal Dust
    By David Rose
    2001, Vol. XXIV
  • Hazel-Atlas: A Home-Grown Corporation
    By Joan Weiskircher
    2002, Vol. XXV No. I
  • George W. Smith and the East Wheeling Brewery
    By Albert Doughty, OH
    2003, Vol. XXVI No. I
  • The Reymann Brewing Company
    By Albert Doughty
    2003, Vol. XXVI No. II
  • Henry Schmulbach and the Schmulbach Brewery
    By Albert Doughty
    2004, Vol. XXVII
  • Early Life in the Glass Industry
    By Jake Crimmel
    By Paul E. Rieger
    2005, Vol. XXVIII
  • The Hancher Clock
    By Kate Quinn
    Fall 2008, Vol. XXXI, No. II
  • Wheeling’s Watering Hole: Ye Olde Alpha
    By Rebekah Karelis
    Spring 2009, Vol. XXXII, No. I
  • The Story of the Kepner Funeral Homes
    By Rebekah Karelis
    Spring 2009, Vol. XXXII No. I
  • Cooey-Bentz Company
    By Judi Hendrickson
    Fall 2009, Vol. XXXII, No. II
  • Wheeling Decorating Company
    By Megan Clark
    Fall 2011, Vol. XXXIV No. II
  • Wheeling Stamping Company
    By Kate Quinn
    Fall 2011, Vol. XXXIV No. II
Labor
Ohio Valley
Organizations

  • Wheeling Saddle Club
    By Kate Quinn
    Fall 2009, Vol. 32, No. II
Politics
  • McCarthy’s Wheeling Speech; Catalyst to Mayhem
    By Michael J. Strada
    Spring/Summer 1986, Vol. XV, No. II
  • Carl G. Bachmann: West Virginia Congressional Leader
    By Michael K. Wilson
    Fall 2007, Vol. XXX, No. II
Prehistoric
“The Great Mound” At Moundsville Is Getting Its Proper Setting
By Sam Shaw
Publisher, Moundsville Daily Echo
Spring 1976, Vol. IV No. II
Press
  • Today’s News is Tomorrow’s History, Newspapers in Ohio County
    By Joseph E. Hoffman
    Autumn/Winter 1977, Vol. VII No. I
  • H.C. Ogden and his Legacy
    By Robert DeFrancis
    Fall 2012, Vol. XXXV No. II
  • The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer and the National Digital Newspaper Program
    By Cindy Karelis
    Fall 2012, Vol. XXXV No. II
Religion
  • Bishop Van De Velde’s Journey Down the Ohio, 1831
    By Rev. Clifford M. Lewis, S.J.
    October 26, 1968, Vol. 1 No. I
  • Jesuits in Virginia, 1570-1850
    By Rev. Clifford M. Lewis, S.J.
    Spring 1977, Vol. VI No. II
  • The Roman Catholic Church in Wheeling Early History to 1850
    By Msgr. Robert F. Weiskircher S.T.L.
    Prepared with the assistance of Sr. Margaret Brennan S.J.
    Spring/Summer 1982, Vol. XI, No. II
  • The Way We Were: 125 Years of St. Alphonsus Parish, Wheeling
    By Rev. Stephan Miltenberger, OFM
    Spring/Summer 1983, Vol. XII, No. II
  • A Clergyman-Physician in Nineteenth Century Appalachia
    By Dr. Erving E. Beauregard
    1989, Vol. XVIII
  • Wheeling’s Early Jewish Leaders and the Eoff Street Temple
    By Daniel M. Lowy Rabbi
    2003 Vol. XXVI, No. II
River
  • Career of Josiah Fox as Ship-Builder for the U.S. Navy: His Own Story
    Analyzed by Rev. Clifford M. Lewis
    Autumn/Winter 1980, Vol. X No. I
  • Captain John McLure, Jr. River History
    By John Bowman
    Fall 2009, Vol. XXXII No. II
  • The Vindication of Captain Keller
    By Dennis E. Lawther
    Spring 1977, Vol. VI No. II
  • The Tragedy of Captain Josephus Todd
    By Jerry Green
    2003, Vol. XXVI No. I
  • Steubenville Riverboat Captains
    By Jerry Green
    2006, Vol. XXIX No. I
  • Wellsville, Ohio, in the Nineteenth-Century Riverboat Era
    By Jerry. E. Green
    Fall 2008, Vol. XXXI, No. II
  • The Maiden Voyage of the Steamboat New Orleans
    By John Bowman
    Fall 2011, Vol. XXXIV No. II
  • Charles Ellett, Jr. Civil Engineer, War Strategist and Creator of the Civil War Ram Fleet
    By John Bowman
    Spring 2012, Vol. XXXV, No. I
Sports
  • Wheeling’s Sunday Sensation: The 1889 Wheeling Nailers
    By Dr. David T. Javersak Ph.D.
    Spring/Summer 1979, Vol. VIII No. II
  • A Moment of Glory: The Wheeling Ironmen
    By Dr. Arthur E. Barbeau
    Autumn/Winter 1979, Vol. IX No. I
  • Sports in Victorian Wheeling
    By David Javersak
    1998/1999, Vol. XXII
  • Island Boys: Pebbly Jack and the Crab
    By David Himmelrick
    2002, Vol. XXV No. I
  • Early Baseball in Wheeling, 1865-1895
    By William Akin
    Fall 2007, Vol. XXX No. II
Statehood
Transportation and Travel
Trivia

  • Valley Spices: The Arts
    By William A. Carney, Jr. and Brent Carney
    Fall 2010, Vol. XXXIII No. I
  • Valley Spices: The Civil War
    By Brent Carney
    Spring 2012, Vol. XXXV, No. I

Wheeling History (general)

  • “Wheeling Days Are Happy Days”
    By Jessie M. Price
    July 1974, Vol. III No. I
  • Once in a Lifetime Wheeling Celebrates the United States Centennial: 1876
    By Dennis E. Lawther
    Spring 1976, Vol. IV No. II
  • Christmas in the Upper Ohio Valley
    By Beverly Fluty
    Autumn 1976, Vol. V, No. I
  • Reminiscences of His Schoolboy Days: An Octogenarian Tells of Places, Conditions, and Events in Early Wheeling 1905
    By Joseph Bell, 1819-1908
    Ed. By Dennis E. Lawther
    Spring/Summer 1980, Vol. IX No. II
  • The Study of Local History
    By Dr. William F. Trimble, Editor
    Autumn/Winter 1980, Vol. X No. I
  • A Compilation of Articles about Wheeling History in the Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review, 1968-1981
    Compiled by Dr. Kenneth Robert Nodyne
    Spring/Summer 1981, Vol. X No II
  • Wheeling In 1806: A Summary of A Portion of The Book TRAVELS IN AMERICA
    By Thomas Ashe, Esq.
    Published In London In 1808, Pertaining to the Wheeling Area
    Prepared by Frasier Smith
    Autumn/Winter 1982, Vol. XII No. I
  • The Cleveland Banner Incident: Wheeling as The Focal Point of A National Controversy In 1887
    By Beverly Fluty and Kenneth R. Nodyne
    Spring/Summer 1985, Vol. XIV No. II
  • Travel Accounts of Early Wheeling
    By David Javersak
    1998/1999, Vol. XXII
  • Wheeling Rejects Carnegie Free Library
    By David Javersak
    1998/1999, Vol. XXII
  • Wheeling Area Historical Society: Complete Listing of the first 33 issues of the Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review
    Compiled by John Bowman
    1999/2000, Vol. XXIII
  • Wheeling and the Panama Canal
    By Dr. Edward C. Wolf
    2004, Vol. XXVII

Women
  • Henrietta Fulks and the Suffragette Movement In Wheeling
    By Mary Leibold
    Autumn 1976, Vol. V No. I
  • Mother’s Day and the Mother’s Day Shrine: A History
    By Rick Henderson
    Spring/Summer 1984, Vol. XIII No. II
  • Home Work And Nineteenth-Century
    By Dr. Barbara J. Howe
    1989, Vol. XVIII
  • Remembering the Ladies: A Look at the Woman’s Suffrage Movement in Wheeling
    By Kate Quinn
    Spring 2007, Vol. XXX No. I

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