Warren Hofstra Collection

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 11/1986. Last revised 06/2020.

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: 0.82 linear feet

DATE: 1986 - 2016

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Warren Hofstra Collection is comprised of copies of project papers written by Professor Hofstra’s students at Shenandoah University in Winchester. The paper topics cover a wide range of topics concerning the local history of the Winchester-Frederick County area. The second part of the collection contains papers written by Professor Hofstra on local history.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Dr. Warren Hofstra lives in Winchester, Virginia. He earned his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, his M.A. from Boston University, and his doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1985. He has taught in the history department of Shenandoah University since 1978. He was named to an endowed faculty position at Shenandoah University in January 1987. He is the author of several books and articles about the lower Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. His latest book, Ulster to America, The Scots-Irish Migration Experience, 1680-1830, was published in 2012. Hofstra is also noted in the fields of Virginia history and the American frontier.

CITE AS: Warren Hofstra Collection, 559 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



BOX 1—Student Papers

Apple Blossom Mall—"To Move or Not to Move," paper by Sherri Lynn Renner, 1987, 6 leaves, typescript

Apple industry—"Frederick County and the Apple Industry—A Lovely 'Pear'," paper by Roy Webster, 1986, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

"Baptist Dissenters of the Shenandoah Valley and Their Strife against the Established Church," paper by Aneita Bryant, no date, 12 leaves, typescript (photocopy); and final examination in Colonial History course, 6 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Braddock Street – "The Whys and Whens of the Changes at 224," paper by Denise C. Cammer, 1986, 9 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

Boyd, J. Thomas, Chief of Police -- interview by Sean D. Boyd, 1988, 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Cartwright Funeral Home/Kurtz Building -- black businesses in Winchester, paper by Derrick Williamson, 1988, 5 leaves, typescript

Cline -- "Patsy Cline," paper by Nancy Bates, 1986, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

Cline -- "Patsy Cline: Hometown Girl," paper by Marie Malone, 1986, 10 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

Dance -- "The Art of Dance in Winchester,” paper by Suzanne Sheats, 1986, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

Education -- "Colonial Education in the Winchester Area," paper by Annette May, 1986, 18 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

George Washington Home for Adults -- "The Impact of the George Washington Home for Adults in Winchester," paper by Marilyn Sydlo, 1987, 9 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

"The Integration of Handley High School," paper by Winifred Kyle, 1986, 8 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

"Iron Manufacturing in the Colonial Shenandoah Valley," paper by Mike Bardzell, no date, 15 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

"James Wood High School, Frederick County, Virginia -A History of How and Why It Was Formed," paper by Michele Marston, 1987, 8 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

"Korean War," paper by Johnna Herrick, 1986, 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

"The Kurtz Building, 1830-1860 -- A Reflection of the Past," paper by Lilli Gaunt, 1988, 43 leaves, typescript/manuscript (photocopy)

Kurtz Building, 8 papers
"Kurtz Building Project," by Ronald Barricklow, 1988, 7 leaves, typescript
"The Kurtz Building -- In Connection with the Business of the Community," by Danny Fisseha, 1988, 5 leaves, typescript
"The Kurtz Building -- Still of Use and Value to the Winchester Community," by James Fowler1988, 5 leaves, typescript
"The Kurtz's Building," by Sally George, 1988, 3 leaves, typescript
"The Preservation of the Kurtz Building," by Tali Hillsgrove, no date, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
[Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Snapp], by Laura Kaufmun, no date, 2 leaves, typescript
"The Uses of the Kurtz Building Before and During the Civil War," by Jeffrey Lloyd, 1988, 11 leaves, typescript/manuscript (photocopy)
"Walls Can't Talk," by Richard P. Wesley, no date, 4 leaves, typescript
"The Kurtz Building as a Museum," paper by Lisa Black, 1988, 7 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Kurtz building -- construction,
"An Overlook of the Construction of the Kurtz Building," paper by Eric Michael, 1988, 8 leaves, typescript
"Kurtz Family," paper by Greg Yeck, no date, 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Kurtz furniture business
"Furniture Making of the Victorian Era... with Concentration on G. W. Kurtz...," paper by Mark DiClaudio, no date, 6 leaves, typescript
Paper based on interview with Mary Henkel, by Shelly Racz, 1988, 6 leaves, typescript

Kurtz, George Washington
"The Man Behind the Building," paper by Benjamin Hodges, Jr., no date, 6 leaves
"The Influence of George W. Kurtz Through His Veteran Activities in the Winchester Community," paper by Allan Tischler, 1988, 8 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Kurtz, Lucy Fitzhugh
"Miss Lucy F. Kurtz -- A Legacy of Commitment," paper by Patricia J. Kadel, 1988, 17 leaves, typescript
[Miss Lucy Kurtz], paper by Ellen Kaegi, 1988, 6 leaves, typescript
"Miss Lucy Fitzhugh Kurtz," paper by Brent Manuel, no date, 7 leaves, typescript

Mentally ill -- "Care and Treatment of the Mentally Ill During the 17th and 18th Centuries," paper by Theresa Jane Watts, 1986, 13 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

"Music in the Colonial Period," paper by Cheryl McCarthy, 1986, 19 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Morgan, General Daniel -- "The Attempted Removal of General Morgan's Body from Mt. Hebron Cemetery," paper by Micah Perfit, 1987, 12 leaves, typescript (photocopy)]

"Prohibition -- A Social Dilemma," paper by Kim Lehman, 1987, 8 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
"Prohibition in Winchester and the Surrounding Area, 1908-1933," paper by Linda Thomas, no date, 11 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

"Racial Tension in Winchester," paper by Adam Breslaw, no date, 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

"Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music -- From Dayton to Winchester," paper by Joel Austin, 1986, 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

"Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music --The Vietnam Years and Protest," paper by Audrey Baber, 1987, 9 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Slavery -- "The Hidden Agenda of Slavery," paper by Betty Fisher, no date, 7 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Snapp, Alfred -- "An Overview of Winchester's Own Johnny Apple," paper by Jack Donahoe, 1986, 11 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Theater -- "The Theatre Department at Shenandoah College and Conservatory," paper by Curry Fisher, 1987, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

"Therapeutic Horseback Riding for the Handicapped," paper by Linda Weaver, 1987, 14 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

"The Wayside Theater," paper by Tim Ownby, no date, 7 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

"Vietnam -- How It Changed Americans' Views," paper by Phyllis Payne, 1986, 7 leaves, typescript, handwritten comments

"Vietnam -- A View of a Serviceman," paper by Greg McFarland, no date, 6 leaves, manuscript, comments

Winchester -- "The Founding of the Town of Winchester, Virginia," paper by David Jenkins, Jr., no date, 11 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

"The Winchester Royals," paper by John Bagorazzi, 1987, 6 leaves, typescript

World War I—“Where Did Our Black Soldiers Stand in World War I?” by Alyssa Kakol (May 5, 2016); 13 leaves, printed

World War I—“Advertisements Aimed at the Women in Winchester during World War I,” by Grace Richards; 6 leaves, printed

"World War II," paper by Susan Malls, 1986, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments

World War II -- "Life in Winchester, Virginia during World War II," paper by Anne Hagerty, 1986, 7 leaves, typescript (photocopy), handwritten comments


News articles—Warren Hofstra, unnumbered, printed (photocopy)

"Archaeological Survey . . . Upper Opequon Creek," by Clarence Geier and Warren R. Hofstra, August 1991, 1 item, 150 pages, printed

Community History Project – Annual Report (for the following years:

 “’The Extention of His Majesties Dominions’: the Virginia Backcountry and the Reconfiguration of Imperial Frontiers,” by Warren Hofstra, PhD in Journal of American History, v. 84, #4, p.1281-1312, 31 leaves, printed (photocopy)

The Federal Constitution in the Shenandoah Valley, 1780-1800 -conference flier, Shenandoah College and Conservatory, 1988, 1 item, printed

"'In This Land of Wild Adventure' -- Virginians in the Backcountry and Beyond," article by Warren R. Hofstra in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, October 1993, Volume 101, No. 4, 14 leaves, printed (photocopy)

"Land, Ethnicity, and Community at the Opequon Settlement, Virginia, 1730-1800," article by Warren R. Hofstra in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography July 1990, Volume 98, No.  3, 14 leaves, printed (photocopy); and letter by Kathleen Corley Mason about article, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Christopher Sergel, November 15-17, 2013, 1 item, 5 pages, printed