Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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2020 Vision Project Records, 1235 THL
This collection contains reports from the various committees, which made up the 2020 Vision Project of Winchester and Frederick County, VA. In 1989, the Winchester City and the Frederick County Board of Supervisors appointed over 150 citizens to help with the 2020 Vision Project to improve quality of life.
Adams, H. Clayton. Papers, 1676 THL
Correspondence and other items belonging to H. Clayton Adams, including his work with the Winchester Jaycees during the 1950s and 1960s.
Adams, Richard. Collection, 1488 THL
Genealogical materials pertaining to the Strother, Adams, Moore, and Taylor families.
Affleck, Charles. Collection, 36 WFCHS
Items related to the Civil War, numismatics, local history and the businesses of Winchester-Frederick County, VA dating as far back as the early nineteenth century.
Affleck, John W. Collection, 279 THL
Family papers of the Huber family of Holland and Pennsylvania covering the period 1733 to 1843. Many of the original papers are written in Dutch and include an English translation.
African American Collection, 1599 WFCHS
The collection contains material relating to African-Americans in Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia, and Lower Shenandoah Valley from the eighteenth century to the present. It includes manuscripts, ephemera, and other items documenting the history of slavery, segregation, and the Civil Rights Movement, as well as information about black history events held in more recent decades.
Aitken, Helen. Collection, 1129 THL
Materials related to the history of the lot located at the N. W. corner of Washington and Amherst Streets in Winchester and in particular of the house built on that lot at 101 N. Washington Street. Dates range from 1810 to 1965
Albin, Florence C. Collection, 1334 THL
A 2-volume scrapbook called "Historic Winchester and Vicinity," which was photographed and written by Florence C. Albin for the state edition of The Baltimore Sun, 1925-1929.
Almanac Collection, 1371 WFCHS/THL
The Almanac Collection contains almanacs from various publishers in Virginia and other states. Some of the almanacs were locally published in Winchester, Va.
Alpha Omega Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Records, 1474 THL
Histories, scrapbooks, and other materials belonging to the Winchester Chapter of the Alpha Omega Chapter of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha International located in Winchester, VA.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Winchester Branch Records, 431 WFCHS/THL
Books, papers, scrapbooks, and business records of the Winchester Chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) from its inception in1931 to the present.
American Diabetes Association, Winchester Area, Dr. Robert C. Green Jr. Chapter Records, 1613 THL
Newsletters, membership notes, and news articles for the American Diabetes Association in the Winchester, VA Area/ Dr. Robert C. Green Jr. Chapter of the American Diabetes Association covering 1978 – 2005.
American Legion-Conrad Hoover Post Collection, 940 WFCHS
Materials include programs for shows sponsored by the American Legion from 1920 and 1927; memorabilia from a battlefield and cemetery tour of France (1927); and a scrapbook from a 1927 American Legion Convention in France all of which are associated with the Conrad-Hoover Post 21 of Winchester, VA. The collection also contains the charter for the Charles Edward Williams Jr. Post 187 which was founded by Winchester-Frederick County African-American veterans in 1947.
American Red Cross Winchester Office Records, 1361 THL
An assortment of materials from the Winchester-Frederick County, VA Red Cross, Chapter 24 to include annual meeting reports from 1952 to 1984 and executive committee meetings records, 1917-1986, correspondence, information about programs and activities, scrapbooks, and other Red Cross paraphernalia.
Amick, Daisy. Collection, 144 WFCHS
Records from the Revolutionary War, primarily of Frederick County, VA; Hampshire and Jefferson Counties, WV; Allegheny County, MD; and Bucks County, PA, USA. Also included are genealogical materials of the Lower Shenandoah Valley, VA, personal correspondence (1937-1980), court records, cemetery lists, scrapbooks, and wills.
Anthony Kurtz & Company Records, 389 WFCHS
This collection contains one account book showing business transactions from July 10, 1805 through July 12, 1809 for the general merchandise store Anthony Kurtz and Company.
Apple Blossom Festival Collection, 46 THL
Programs, scrapbooks, articles, extensive photographs and ephemera, from 1924 to present, produced for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, an annual event celebrating the apple blossom season and the anticipated crops for the fall harvest in the Shenandoah Valley.
Apple Capital Chorus Collection, 866 WFCHS
Programs from productions of the Apple Capital Chorus from 1984-2010, founded in 1961 as the local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Aqueduct Bridge Duty Roster, 1352 THL
The duty roster for December 9, 1863 to June 6, 1864 for guards on the Aqueduct Bridge at the north end [Georgetown?]. The detachments for this duty include the 9th Regiment (VRC), District of Alexandria, 19th Regiment (VRC) Co. A, and 22nd Regiment (VRC)—unit of the 4th Brigade, Military District of Kentucky, Co. G.
Armed Forces Collection, 570 THL
Service records and photographs of men and women from the Winchester, VA area who served in the Armed Forces during peacetime.
Armel, John. Papers, 1354 WFCHS MMF
Letters written by Private John F. Armel, Company K, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, to his wife from December 4, 1864-March 1, 1865. Private Armel was serving at Petersburg in late 1864 and early 1865.
Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mill Collection, 884 WFCHS
This collection is the court transcript of a case concerning the embezzlement of Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mill funds by Arthur G. Jones who was president of the company, located in Winchester, VA, USA. Arthur G. Jones bought the mill in 1925. In 1929, Jones and the treasurer of the company, Max Krol, were indicted for taking over $4,000 from mill funds for private use.
Athey, Virginia. Collection, 150 THL
Collection contains a variety of materials to include a roster of Confederate veterans from the Winchester-Frederick County area, family Bible records, photographs, correspondence, and magazine.