Karl Dewey Myers
June 9, 1927-March 10, 1937
Tucker County
Governor Howard M. Gore

Roy Lee Harmon
March 11, 1937-November 1, 1943
Wayne County
Governor Homer A. Holt

James Lowell McPherson
November 2, 1943-October 10, 1946
Kanawha County
Governor Matthew M. Neely

Roy Lee Harmon
October 11, 1946-March 23, 1960
Raleigh County
Governor Clarence W. Meadows

Vera Andrew Harvey
March 24, 1960-March 6, 1961
Cabell County
Governor Cecil H. Underwood

Roy Lee Harmon
March 7, 1961-February 25, 1979
Raleigh County
Governor W. W. Barron

Louise McNeill
February 26, 1979-June 18, 1993
Greenbrier County
Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV

Irene McKinney
December 1, 1993-
Barbour County
Governor Gaston Caperton

Contact Info

The Frank and Jane Gabor
West Virginia Folklife Center

on the campus of Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 367-4403
wvfolklife@fairmontstate.edu


Dr. Judy P. Byers
Dr. Judy P. Byers
, Director Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center,
  Abelina Suarez Professor, Senior Level,
  English & Folklore Studies
Fairmont State University
(304) 367-4286
jbyers@fairmontstate.edu
 


 

FSUNow Stories

Thursday, May 28, 2015

In celebration of Fairmont State University’s Sesquicentennial, the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center has created an exhibit titled “On a Hill by a Dream,” which features FSU history, traditions and lore.

The title for the exhibition was taken from a poem by Louise McNeill, West Virginia’s former Poet Laureate who taught history at Fairmont State. The following quote is from her “Chestnut Orchard” (“Paradox Hill: From Appalachia to Lunar Shore”):

“Back through the years beyond time and space,
On a hill—by a dream—we will find that place.”

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University will host “A Salute to Old-Time Music: Presenting Two Legendary Fiddlers in Concert” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

The West Virginia Storytelling Guild will present a free concert, “Stories A-Bloom!,” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 24, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.

Six storytellers from the West Virginia Storytelling Guild will entertain with a variety of stories from their repertoires. There also will be books and CDs from various tellers available for purchase.

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