Imperial Drum and Bugle Corps 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
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

339 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 6/2018 Last revised 10/2018

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: 1 banner, 29.5 x 72 inches

DATE: 1940-1960

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Drum Corps parade banner used to identify marching units in parades. The banner measures 29.5 inches high and 72 inches wide. It has black painted lettering on white cloth which reads “Imperial Drum and Bugle Corps.” Nail holes in the fabric suggest it was nailed to a horizontal wooden pole.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Imperial Drum and Bugle Corps was an African American community organization in the Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia area,  which was active from the late 1940s to the early 1960s.

CITE AS: Imperial Drum and Bugle Corps Collection, 334 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION: Imperial Drum and Bugle Corps

BOX 1 

Imperial Drum Corps banner, 29.5 x 72 inches