Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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C&P Telephone Company, 492 THL
Information relating to the history of the C & P Telephone Company, generally known as Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company, in Winchester, VA, to include histories, news articles and telephone directories, photographs, and other items from the Company's operations.
C. L. Robinson Ice and Cold Storage Records, 1470 THL
This collection contains two ledgers, two minute books, and two folders of loose papers, tariff schedules, directories, photographs, letters and other business documents from the C.L. Robinson Ice and Cold Storage Corporation. Charles L. Robinson (1855-1922) erected the first apple cold storage plant in Winchester, Va.
Calvary Church of the Brethren Collection, 351 THL
The Calvary Church of the Brethren Collection contains Pictorial records and church business and membership directories for Calvary Church of the Brethren located in Winchester, VA, founded in 1956.
Capitol Theatre Collection, 1584 WFCHS/THL
Memorabilia, reminiscences, photographs, a movie poster, and a lobby sign belonging to the Capitol Theatre of Winchester, VA.
Capon Supply Company Records, 404 WFCHS
This collection contains the store ledger and account book belonging to Capon Supply Company of Hampshire County, Virginia, from 1908-1920. Names of both individuals and other companies with whom this business had transactions are included. Proprietors were D.B. Haines, L.C. Haines, A.C. Lovett, and A.J. Oates.
Carper, Anita Capper. Collection, 1581 THL
Information about the Bauer/Bower, Capper, Carper, Hollis, and Wisecraver families, and a Moravian Prayer Book, printed in 1753 with text in German. There is also information concerning the Walker criminal case of 1944.
Cartmell, Thomas K. Papers, 164 WFCHS
Materials concerning the Cartmell family and the history of Frederick County, VA. Collection includes Civil War Correspodnence. Thomas K. Cartmell served as Frederick County Clerk and Provost Marshall. He wrote Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants, published in 1909.
Carver, John. Collection, 212 THL
Two scrapbooks containing photos of international events and personalities of World War II, and a signed photograph by Joe Rosenthal of the flag-raising on Mount Suribachi at the Battle of Iwo Jima. The donor, John Carver (1904-1270), of Frederick County, Va., worked as a photo-technician during World War II and became acquianted with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Joe Rosenthal.
Cather, Clark, Records, 399 WFCHS
An account book from 1841 to 1882 belonging to the Cather Company of Frederick County, Virginia. Notes are made on customers, merchandise, money brought in and paid out, and money spent on servants. The collection also includes pasted news clippings and genealogical notes, such as births and marriages.
Cather, Willa. Collection, 1580 THL
Copies of the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review, beginning in 1973, magazine articles, a letter to a "Miss Deane," and a copy of "A Night at Greenway Court," a short story by Willa Cather. Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born in the village of Gore in Frederick County, VA. She wrote several books and won the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours.
Centenary United Church of Christ Collection, 719 WFCHS/THL
Brochures, histories, record books, yearbooks, and photomechanical reproductions of records found in the Record Book of the Church 1741-1887, a 1750 deed from Thomas, Lord Fairfax, and other documents related to the Church's history. Records date from 1741 to 1941.
Century Club Collection, 1453 THL
This collection includes programs, minutes of meetings, scrapbook, speeches, and a club history of the Century Club, founded in 1905-6 by Mrs. Thomas W. (Nell) Harrison and her friends in Winchester, Va.
Chase, Julia. Collection, 544 THL
This collection is comprised of the Civil War diary kept by Julia Chase (1831- 1906) from 1861 to 1864, an index to the diary, her obituary, and a news article about the diary.
Christ Episcopal Church Records, 684 THL
Parish registers, accounts, correspondence, sermons, directories, vestry records, treasurer’s records, minutes, journals, and bound volumes of the church’s newsletter, The Angelus (1946-1976), documents related to Church operations and administration, and information about membership, baptisms, and marriages. Christ Episcopal Church is located in Winchester, VA and was the first parish organized in the Colony of Virginia west of the Blue Ridge.
Church Women United Collection, 371 THL
Records of the Winchester chapter of the Council of Church Women, which merged with two other similar national groups to form the Church Women United in 1941, an interdenominational, ecumenical movement. Included in the collection are the attendance records, budgets, membership, minutes, handbooks, and information on various issues, meetings, and activities of the organization from 1923 to 2005.
Civil War Collection, 1610 WFCHS/THL
Pamphlets, writings, historical data of the times, people, and places primarily in the southern states prior to, during, and after the Civil War of the United States.
Civilian Conservation Corps Collection, 950 THL
This collection contains notes of Paul Wesley Dick on his research of the Civilian Conservation Corps/Works Projects Administration/Public Works Administration (CCC/WPA/PWA)
Clarke County, Virginia, Collection, 1539 THL
The collection consists of three reports commissioned by the County of Clarke in Virginia regarding the history and archaeology of Clarke County, Virginia and published in 2002. The collection also includes personal property tax records from 1836 to 1862.
Clarke-Winchester-Frederick Bicentennial of the Constitution Commission Collection, 673 THL
This collection is comprised of notes and records of the local (Clarke and Frederick Counties, VA and Winchester, VA, USA) committee organized for the purpose of recognizing and commemorating the 1987 Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.
Cline, Patsy. Collection, 61 THL
This collection contains news articles from the 1950s to the present, correspondence, promotional material, fan club newsletter, and articles documenting Patsy Cline’s career in country music. Patsy Cline was born in Winchester, VA on September 8, 1932.
Coalition for Racial Unity Records Collection, 1368 THL
This collection is comprised of programs, by-laws, correspondence, membership, minutes, newsletters, articles, and other materials concerning the Coalition for Racial Unity (CRU), which was founded in 1990.
Coates, Earl H., Jr. and Loretta Moten Collection, 1706 THL
This collection contains a variety of items concerning the family of Loretta Moten Coates and Earl H. Coates Jr., the early years of Douglas School of Winchester, VA and its principal Powell W. Gibson, and other allied families.
Cochran, Carrie A. Clevenger. Diary, Collection, 1576 THL
This collection contains a diary by Carrie A. Clevenger Cochran (1872-1950). There are two volumes covering 1935 and 1938.
Cochran, Charles. Collection, 459 WFCHS
This collection contains genealogical material of families of Winchester and Frederick County, VA, and photographs compiled by Charles Cochran (1925-1990) This is comprised chiefly of genealogies, photoprints, tintypes, and albumen prints relating to the Bageant, Clark, Clowser, Cochran, Cooper, Hottel, Keller, Lauck, McFarland, Milhorn, Rosenberger, and Yeakley families.
Cochran, J. Clayton Jr. Collection, 1175 WFCHS
This collection contains World War II medals awarded to J. Clayton Cochran, Jr. and a Word War I medal awarded to his father, John Clayton Cochran. There is also a fishing license received in 1965.
Cochran, John T. Records, 29 WFCHS
This collection consists of account books, memo books with some diary entries and home health remedies. It also includes a leather wallet, miscellaneous papers and two ledgers, one from Round Hill School and one from Round Hill Academy. John T. Cochran (1850-1944) was a lifelong resident of the Winchester-Frederick County area.
Cold War Collection, 1745 WFCHS
This collection contains written experiences of individual soldiers operating in the U.S. military during the Cold War. Also contained is information on the F16 Combat Fighter and a DVD on the SAC Reflex in the UK during and following WWII.
Colt, Margaretta Barton. Collection, 1472 THL
Research material compiled Margaretta Barton Colt for her book, Defend the Valley. Items in the collection contain material about the soldiers and the family members featured in the book and include photocopies of service records from the U.S. National Archives, genealogical data, research notes, and correspondence. Also included is the original manuscript of Defend the Valley, and writing and research material from Harris S. Colt, Margaretta’s husband.
Company K, 5th Virginia Infantry—Stonewall Brigade, Reenactment Unit Papers, 1471 THL
This collection contains newsletters, clippings, programs, correspondence, financial information, and other materials concerning Co. K, 5th VA Infantry—Stonewall Brigade Reenactment Unit. Company K. 5th Virginia Infantry was re-activated in Winchester in August 1959.
Conrad, Daniel. Family Papers, 1186 THL/WFCHS
This collection is comprised of Conrad genealogical materials and personal papers of Daniel Conrad (1771-1806), Robert Y. Conrad, Sr., Daniel B. Conrad, Powell Conrad, and Robert V. Conrad, Jr., all of Winchester, VA.
Conrad, Holmes. Collection, 893 THL
This collection is comprised of legal papers of Mr. Holmes Conrad (1840- 1915) which are mainly copies of litigation between the states of Virginia and West Virginia before the U.S. Supreme Court. The remainder of the files consists of copies of cases in which Mr. Conrad participates as an attorney before the VA Supreme Court and lower courts of VA. The time period is from the late 1860s through the early 1900s.
Conrad, John. Records 635 THL
The account book of John Conrad, dated 1787-1794, records the business transactions of John Conrad’s store.
Conrad, R. Y. and J. R. Tucker Law Firm Records, 401 WFCHS
This collection is comprised of two-day books (1848, 1854-59), an account book (1830s), and miscellaneous papers (1830-1860) belonging to the Conrad and Tucker law firm of Winchester, Virginia.
Cookbook and Recipes Collection, 1573 THL
This collection contains cookbook recipes from individuals and non-profit organizations in the Winchester-Frederick County, Virginia area. They range from recipes of Annie Baker from 1898 to present day publications sold as fund raising activities.
Cooke, John Esten. Collection, 1081 THL
This collection contains material written by author John Esten Cooke (1830-1886), entitled "Historic Houses on the Shenandoah," "Memoirs of Generals Lee, Gates, Stephen, and Darke," and "Professor Pressensee, Materialist and Inventor."
Cooper, Alison Douglas. Collection, 1507 WFCHS
This collection contains a scrapbook of photographs kept by Alison Douglas Cooper (1894-1975). Included are photos of Boy Scout Camp in 1919 and Class Day at Ft. Loudoun Seminary, June 2, 1919.
Cooper-Davis Ledger, 595 THL
The ledger was used by at least two different people: John W. Cooper of Pughtown, VA and David Davis for the estate account of Gabriel H. Davis. Several pages are missing, as the first page number is 44. The dates of use by John W. Cooper are from 1808 to 1882 and David Davis from 1838 to 1851.
Copenhaver, David G. "Sammy." Collection, 37 THL/WFCHS
Genealogical material pertaining to the Copenhaver family of the lower Shenandoah Valley as well as Civil War materials including Shenandoah Valley Political Prisoners, Courthouse Hospital Muster Roll of employees, March 1862, and soldier military records and vouchers. The receipts for equipment and supplies taken by the Confederates from Harpers Ferry, VA in 1861, which were compiled by Sammy Copenhaver from the Library of Virginia, are also part of this collection.
Copenhaver, Judith McVicar. Collection, 1608 # THL
The collection contains genealogical information on the Kinzel and Miller families, as well as new clippings on Charles B. Rouss.
Copenhaver, Mary Dispanet. Collection, 1318 WFCHS
This collection contains the Brown Family Bible, 1770. Family information covers 1762-1866. The bible is printed in German.
Cornwell, Clarke L. Collection, 1572 THL
This collection contains a family Bible from the Gardiner family. Genealogy information is written between the Old and New Testaments. Three leaves photocopied from another bible’s pages contain Cornwell family information.The families lived in Frederick County, VA during the nineteenth century.
Council on Religious Education, Frederick County, VA, Records, 1452 THL
This collection is comprised of correspondence, financial reports, program summaries, a ledger book (1916-1943) and other miscellaneous papers concerning the Council of Religious Education of Frederick County, VA. The collection also contains information and miscellaneous items concerning the Opequon District and their annual Sunday school convention (1921-1967).
Crawford, Louisa Morrow. Collection, 424 WFCHS
This collection contains an account book (1881-1890), the 1862 journal of John Peyton Clark (1827-1878), the 1862 diary of Major Frank B. Jones of the Second Virginia Infantry Regiment, speeches of Daniel Webster (1851), and other Jones family materials (1724 – 1903).
Crosby, Nancy Larrick. Collection, 47 WFCHS/THL
The collection contains news articles, diplomas, correspondence, samples of children’s books from all over the world, and certificates of achievement presented to Dr. Nancy Larrick Crosby from the late 1930s to the early 2000s. Crosby was a college professor, author, and an advocate of children’s literature.
Cross, Robert and Mary Cook. Collection, 565 THL
This collection contains genealogical material on the Cook, Cross, and Davis families.
Crowther, James E. Papers,1534 WFCHS
This collection contains copies of letters written by Colonel James E. Crowther during his service in the 110th Infantry, Pennsylvania Volunteers during the American Civil War. The letters are dated from May 1861 to April 1863. Letters dated March and April 1862 are from Winchester, VA.