Local History & Genealogy

Books and Journals

The Archives holds a wide range of historical and genealogical titles. Please note that items in the Archives are non-circulating.

Archives News

New Acquisition Marks Battle of Cedar Creek

Last week, Craig Cobb and his family visited the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives from Indiana. While here they donated a personal account of the Battle of Cedar Creek written by Mr. Cobb's ancestor, B. F. [Benjamin Franklin] Cobb, in 1907. October 19 marks the anniversary of this battle, which took place in 1864 as Confederate...

A Lucky Find in Florida

You never know what will be the next donation to the Archives, or where it will come from. In this latest blog post from the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, photograph assistant Bettina Helms tells the story of how we acquired several new images of the Baker family of Winchester. In June, Rebeca Thibodeau of Ocala, Flori...

From our Intern: Matt Geczy

College student Matt Geczy worked on a number of projects for the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives this summer and wrote this blog post to share his experience.  As a history major with a vested interest in pursuing a career in history, finding a job has always seemed like an insurmountable task. Beyond teaching, professor...