Guide to the "The West Virginia Hills" Song, 1996

Summary Information

Title: "The West Virginia Hills" Song, 1996
Collection: AC.285.
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Abstract:

"The West Virginia Hills" Song is a laminated 1996 broadside of Reverend David King's 1879 "The West Virginia Hills", with Robert Tuckwiller's mountain scene as a backdrop.

Creator: King, David

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert E. Tuckwiller is an artist born in Ronceverte, West Virginia in 1953. His work focuses on realistic pastoral country settings and natural environment.

Reverend David King wrote "West Virginia Hills" for his wife Ellen King in 1879. It was published in a Glenville, West Virginia newspaper under her name. In 1885, H.E. Engle of Lloydsville put the poem to music. In 1961, West Virginia legislature adopted the song as the state's official song, changing "girlhood" to "childhood".

Scope and Contents

"The West Virginia Hills" Song is a laminated 1996 broadside of Reverend David King's 1879 "The West Virginia Hills", with Robert Tuckwiller's mountain scene as a backdrop.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one archival oversized folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Ruby Lanier donated this broadside to the Special Collections in December 2005. The accession number is 06-09. It was opened to the public in March 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, March, 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, March, 2006

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.285: "The West Virginia Hills" Song, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

                   
Collection 285. "The West Virginia Hills" Song. (1996)
Folder  
1   Broadside.