STAGGERS, Harley Orrin, 1907-1991


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Guide to Research Collections

Shepherd University
Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional Studies
Shepherdstown, WV
Papers: ca. 1916-2002, 125.5 linear feet.
The Staggers, Sr. collection consists of five series: Correspondence, Working Papers, Memorabilia, Audio/Visual materials, and Press. The collection presents strong research opportunities for the details of Mr. Stagger’s general correspondence in his capacity as a U.S. Representative, his campaigning efforts, and his work on the Interstate Commerce Committee. The collection has been split between two locations, with 70% located in the Archives of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies and the other 30% housed at the West Virginia and Regional History Center at West Virginia University. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1986-1990, 2 commercials on 2 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Harley Staggers’s campaigns for the 1986 and 1990 U.S. congressional elections in District 2 of West Virginia, Democratic Party.


West Virginia University Libraries
West Virginia & Regional History Collection
Morgantown, WV
Papers: 1949-1980, 133 boxes.
The papers of West Virginia Congressman Harley O. Staggers include legislative files, correspondence, reports, bills, speeches, resolutions, news releases, and invitations. Legislation covers the following topics: banking, broadcasting, clean air, education, finance, international relations, the judiciary, public works, and trade. There also are records of the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce which Staggers chaired. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.