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 02/1986. Last revised 03/2018.
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
CREATOR: Episcopal Female Institute (Winchester, Va.)
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains documents from the Episcopal Female Institute of Winchester, Virginia. There are lists of students and teachers, as well as catalogues describing classes and facilities. The collection also includes the minutes of the Board of Directors.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: In 1874 a group of Winchester citizens, under the sponsorship of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Virginia, established the Episcopal Female Institute to provide education to daughters or wards of members of that church. By 1911, the school had closed and all real estate sold.
CITE AS: Episcopal Female Institute Records, 156 THL/WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift
Minutes of the Board, 1874‑1910, 1 book, manuscript
News articles—unnumbered, printed (photocopy)
Resolution, June 24, 1895, l leaf, 1 page, manuscript
Episcopal Female Institute catalogs, 3 items, printed
Episcopal Female Institute Commencement Exercises, 1876, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910,
ND, 7 items, printed, 1 envelope
Episcopal Female Institute announcements, 3 items, printed,
1896‑97 (2 copies)
Deed-Episcopal Female Institute and John W. Rice – Jan. 9, 1895,
Fragment, dated March 18
MAPCASE 1, Drawer 14
Certificate of Proficiency, Gertrude N. Baker, June 15, 1887
Poem depicting students and customs of Episcopal Female Institute, no author or date, 2 pages, manuscript
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