We’ve provided links to the sources we used to conduct research for this project, so feel free to explore more of the history of Shepherd University!

Print and Online Resources:

The Congoroota (Shepherd University Yearbook), vols. 1910, 1920, 1949, 1982. Full text for these volumes are available online at the Internet Archive:

The Picket, (Shepherd University student newspaper). Full text of the The Picket is available online at the Internet Archive:

Ambler, Charles H. A History of Education in West Virginia: From Early Colonial Times to 1949. Huntington: Standard Printing & Publishing, 1951.

Bushong, Millard Kessler. Historic Jefferson County. Boyce, VA: Carr Pub., 1972.

Shepherd University’s Website, “Historic Tour of Shepherd University’s Campus,”

Slonaker, Arthur Gordon, A History of Shepherd College, Shepherdstown West Virginia. Parsons: McClain, 1967.

Thomas, Jerry Bruce “Shepherd University.” e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. 18 July 2016. Web. 13 May 2017.

Archival Resources: 

Shepherd University Archives and Special Collections, Shepherd University Archive, Shepherd College Yearbook collection Call Number: LB 1978 .S59).

We’d also like to thank the Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections, Christy Toms, for all of her help and guidance on this project!