Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
Inventory created by Archives Staff 08/88. Last revised 12/2019.
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: 0.42 linear feet
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Election-Political Papers collection consists of a variety of materials related to political campaigns and elections that took place in the Winchester-Frederick County area from 1776 to the present.
RELATED MATERIAL: The Young Men’s Democratic Club Collection, 829 THL (Mapcase 1, Drawer 14).
CITE AS: Election-Political Papers, 1479 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
News Articles, unnumbered, printed
1776—“A Summary View of the Rights of British America: Set first in some resolutions intended for the inspection of the present delegates of the people of Virginia, now in convention” by Thomas Jefferson; 1 item, 23 pages, printed (This item was printed in colonial Williamsburg and is a facsimile edition of the original text).
1789-1892–Election History (Presidential), contains candidates and platforms, 1 item, printed
1800–Frederick County Presidential Election Return, 1 leaf, manuscript (Photostat)
1840 – To the People of Virginia – Address against Martin Van Buren for President, 1 item, printed
1844—Address to the Whigs of Berkeley, 1 leaf, printed
1851—Rumsey, David Jr.—Payment for service in House of Representative, 2 items handwritten on printed form
1855—Virginia Offices–Frederick County results –“Winchester Republican”, May 25, 1855, 1 leaf, printed
1860–National Democratic Ticket, 1 leaf, printed
1860–Presidential Election–Frederick County results, 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
1861–Delegates–Frederick County results and state results, 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
1861—Virginia Electoral Ticket, 1 item, printed
1872—The Reform Movement. A national convention called to meet at Cincinnati, May 1, 1872; resolutions of the Liberal Republican State Convention of Missouri. Speech by Gov. B. Gatz Brown. Washington: F&J Rives and Geo A. Bailey, reporters and printers of the Debates of Congress, 1872, printed, 4 pages
1880-1884–Election Tickets: President, Virginia Re-Adjuster Ticket, City Council–Republican, City Offices–Democratic Coalition, Frederick Co. Sheriff, 5 items, printed
1885–Virginia Democratic Canvass Book, campaign expenses for unknown candidate, 30.5cm x 12cm, 1 item, printed with manuscript
1887–Registrar’s Notice, Ward No 3, Oct. 18, 1887, 1 item, printed
1894—Winchester City Common Council, 1 item, printed
1896—City of Winchester—Official Ballot
1896–Elections–National results, The Star (Winchester), Oct. 24 –Nov. 9, 1896, 56 leaves printed (photocopy)
1916 – Presidential Election Ballot, 1 item, printed
1920’s–Democratic Campaign Committee for the City of Winchester, Sept. 27, 1920–regarding registering women to vote, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)
1930s–Council Election, June 10, 1930, 1 item, printed
1935 – 6 Republican speeches, 6 booklets, printed (folder contains the following)
“New Deal Expenditures Deny Youth Opportunity”
“Danger Signals in Agriculture Program”
“Good Government and Sound Business”
“Taxes! Who Pays”
“Relief at a Price”
“New Deal Depression Has Become Political”
1941 – Democratic Primary – Governor – Sample Ballot
1950s – Note to Merchants and Others – Bond Issue, April 13, 1954, 1 leaf, printed
1960s-1970s—Campaign of Jim Largent for the 7th District Congress and the 21st Senatorial District; multiple items, printed
1970–Winchester City Election, May 4, 1976, 1 item, printed
1986–Congressman D. French Slaughter, Report to the People
1990—Winchester Ward System, 1 item, printed
1992—Winchester City council Campaigns, 1 items, printed
2002 – Winchester City Council Campaign, 53 leaves, printed and typescript
2008 – Winchester City Council/Mayor Campaigns, 2 items, printed
No date–Winchester City Council, Governor, etc., 6 leaves, printed; 1 note, manuscript
No date–To the Voters of Frederick
2013 – Larry Lamar Yates for Delegate, 29th District of Virginia, 1 page, printed
2016 – Sample Ballots – Democratic/Republican Presidential Election
2016-17 – Local Winchester Election
2019 – Campaign Sticker, Dave LaRock, 33rd District Delegate, 1 item, printed
2019 – Voter advertising cards, Richard D Kibler, Boyce Town Mayor, 2 items, printed
MAPCASE 5 DRAWER 15
Poster for election–Howard W. Smith for Congress, A. Willis Robertson for U.S. Senate and Harry F. Byrd, Jr. for U.S. Senate, n.d., printed
Broadside—Election Debate—March 23, 1811