Suggestions for Further Reading
There are relatively few publications on West Virginia politics. Moreover, most of them are dated or have theoretical or data collection problems. For further information, the reader should consult the notes to this book or contact the Institute for Public Affairs, West Virginia University, Box 6317, Morgantown WV 26506-6317, for copies of its recent publications.
Current Events. Extensive information on current political events is found in the Charleston Gazette and Daily Mail. An alternative source of information on current events is West Virginia Public Radio's "Dateline West Virginia" program, normally aired daily at 4:30 P.M.
General Studies and Bibliographies. Claude J. Davis, Eugene R. Elkins, Carl M. Frasure, Mavis Mann Reeves, William R. Ross, and Albert L. Sturm, West Virginia State and Local Government ( Morgantown: Bureau for Government Research, West Virginia University, 1963) has long been the primary study of West Virginia government. Although dated, it remains an important source of information concerning the state government during the early 1960s. A. Jay Stevens, Politics and Government in West Virginia: An Annotated and Selected Bibliography, Publication 63 ( Morgantown: Bureau for Government Research, West Virginia University, 1972), is an excellent bibliography concerning West Virginia state government. No recent bibliographical guide exists. The best general collection of state documents is in the West Virginia Collection of West Virginia University Libraries, Colson Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown.
Demographic and Economic Information. Robert Jay Dilger and Tom Stuart Witt , eds., West Virginia in the 1990s: Opportunities for Economic Progress