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Election-Political Papers

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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 08/1988. Last revised 02/2021.

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

DATE: 1776-2019

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)

1832 – “Policy of the State with Respect to her Slave Population” by Charles J. Faulkner, Jan. 20, 1832,

The Speech of Charles Jas. Faulkner, (of Berkeley) in the House of Delegates of Virginia, on the Policy of the State with Respect to her Slave Population, Delivered January 20, 1832. Richmond: Thomas W. White, Printer, 1832. 1 item, 22 pages, printed.

1833 – To the Voters of Frederick County by Charles J. Faulkner, March 8, 1833, ”An appeal as candidate for Congress of the United States,” 1 leaf, printed.

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



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