The Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review

Wheeling Heritage 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.

 

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History of the Review

The 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 42 years of publication, there have been over 100 authors who wrote more than 150 articles.

 

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Past Issues

For the first time, past issues of the Review are available online. The years ranging from 1968-1999 are now available for download 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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    • 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
    • Emancipated and Escaped Slaves and Freedmen of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio
      By Angela Feenerty
      Summer 2015 Vol. 38, No. 1
    • 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
    • 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
    • Emil and Nora Bey: Stories of a Wheeling Family
      Robert K. Abel
      Summer 2017 Vol. 40 No. 1
    • From Land Grant to Neighborhood: A Chronicle of Wheeling’s North Park
      James H. Frey
      Winter 2017 Vol. 40, No. 2
    • West Liberty Cemetery: Reflections on the Values of Our Past
      By David Albert Molnar
      Spring/Summer 1981, Vol. X No. II
    • The Fourth: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Soldiers’ Cemetery
      Published as printed in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer July 6, 1865
    • Mt. Wood Cemetery
      Rebekah Karelis
      Winter 2014 Vol. 37, No. 2
    • Have you Heard of the Soldiers’ Cemetery?
      Rebekah Karelis
      Summer 2015 Vol. 38, No. 1
    • 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
    • Washington Wept Here: The Saga of a Statue’s Civil War Travels
      Charles A. Julian, Ph.D.
      Spring 2013 Vol. 36 No. 1
    • Washington’s Second Farewell Address
      As published in the Wheeling Daily Register, January 20, 1866
      Spring 2013 Vol. 36, No. 1
    • Francis Lydell “Frank” Hoge, 1841-1901
      Jeanne Finstein, Ed.D.
      Spring 2013 Vol 36, No. 1
    • Wheeling Hospital in the Civil War
      Margaret Brennan
      Summer 2015 Vol. 38, No. 1
    • Mourning Lincoln: Wheeling, April 15 to June 1, 1865
      Dr. Joseph Laker
      Summer 2015 Vol. 38, No. 1
    • Moving the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Wheeling
      Dr. Joseph Laker
      Summer 2016 Vol. 39, No. 1
    • One of Wheeling’s Forgotten Heroes: Major General Benjamin Franklin Kelley
      Dr. Joseph A. Laker
      Summer 2014 Vol. 37, No. 1
    • A Great Doctor: John Frissell, M.D.
      Margaret Brennan
      Summer 2014 Vol. 37, No. 1
    • 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
    • Murder of the Crow Girls
      By Mrs. Russell Hubbard
      From an original manuscript in the possession of the R.M. Hubbard family of Wheeling, descendants of the Crow family
      November, 1972, Vol. II No. I
    • The Trial of Alice Bradford: A Study in the Politics of Prostitution in Wheeling, W. Va.
      By David W. Rose
      Autumn/Winter 1986, Vol. XVI No. I
    • The Committee of One Hundred
      By David W. Rose
      Autumn/Winter 1985, Vol. XIV No. I
    • Prostitution and the Sporting Life, Aspects of Working Class Culture and Sexuality in Nineteenth Century Wheeling
      By David W. Rose
      Spring/Summer 1987, Vol. XVI No II
    • The Black Hand: Wheeling’s First Concern Over Immigrant Organized Crime
      Dr. William Gorby
      Winter 2017 Vol. 39, No. 2
    • The Poisoning of John Schenk and Trial of Laura Farnsworth Schenk
      Judi Hendrickson
      Winter 2017 Vol. 39, No. 2
    • The Garrison-Baird Murder
      Jeanne Finstein, Ph.D.
      Winter 2017 Vol. 39, No. 2
    • The Blonde Triggerwoman: The Saga of Irene Shrader, Glen Dague, and Tom Crawford
      William A. Carney, submitted by Brent Carney
      Winter 2017 Vol. 39, No. 2
  • “The Great Mound” At Moundsville Is Getting Its Proper Setting
    By Sam Shaw
    Publisher, Moundsville Daily Echo
    Spring 1976, Vol. IV No. II

    • 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
    • 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
    • Receiving the Spiritual Bread: A History of the Presbyterian Church in Wheeling
      Jeanne Finstein, Ed.D.
      Winter 2014 Vol. 37, No. 2
    • The “Bible Question Bee” and Example
      Professor Robert W. Schramm
      Winter 2014 Vol. 37, No. 2
    • 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
    • John Todd: An Ohio Valley Steamboat Builder, Captain and Designer
      Dr. Jerry Green
      Winter 2013 Vol. 36, No. 2
    • The Steamboat Washington: the First Successful River Steamboat
      John Bowman
      Summer 2016 Vol. 39, No. 1
    • 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
    • The Battle of Production: The Weirton Steel Company During WWII
      Paul Zuros
      Summer 2017 Vol. 40, No. 1
    • Mill of the Future: Corporation and Community in Postwar Weirton
      Dr. Allen Dieterich-Ward
      Summer 2017 Vol. 40, No. 1
    • “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
    • 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