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Sharon and Tom Dixon Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1788 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 09/20. Last revised 10/20.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT:  0.21 linear feet

CREATOR: Dixon family.

DATE: 1978-2019

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains news articles, photos, and other materials concerning the Dixon family: Sharon, Tom, and their daughter Kara.  There is also a folder on local history topics, which includes a finding aid from Howard University on George Cook, who was born into slavery in Winchester, VA in 1955. 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Sharon and Tom Dixon are residents of Winchester, VA.  Tom Dixon was the varsity boys’ basketball coach at Handley High School for 27 years.  Sharon Dixon was a 2016 recipient of the Where to Invade Next Hammer & Chisel Award for her leadership in promoting Winchester’s African American history. 

CITE AS: Sharon and Tom Dixon Collection, 1788 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Most materials acquired as a gift; some items loaned for duplication.



Dixon, Kara, 5 items, 63 pages, 4 leaves, printed and photocopy

Dixon, Tom, 8 items, 4 leaves, printed, typescript, and photocopy

Dixon, Tom and Sharon, Wedding, 1 photograph, 1 leaf, typescript

Dixon, Sharon, 2 items, 3 leaves, printed/photocopy

Local History Topics, 1 item, 9 leaves, typescript

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through