The William C. Plumley Papers contain an assortment of photographs and 35mm slides, black and white and color, of legendary celebrities, such as Jack Palance and Jesse Stuart. He also collected several autographs in guest books signed at University of Charleston, West Virginia's Appalachian Gold Medallion Presentations in 1978 and 1979 for presentations made to Loretta Lynn and Jack Palance, respectively. Another guest book for an award presented to Ted Turner by The Mass Communication Association at the University of Charleston, West Virginia is dated May 5, 1984. In this collection also is the personal copy of his book, "The Night of the Hunter," inscribed by and containing several original drawings by author Davis Grubb, given to Bill Plumley. The collection includes lectures on Appalachian culture and literature via copies of television programs, recorded interviews of Robert Penn Warren, Jack Palance, Mary Lee Daugherty from Berea, and Gloria Steinem.