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James Wood High School Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

689 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 01/1998. Last revised 02/2019.

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.

DATE: 1950-1981

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The James Wood High School Collection consists of a variety of materials concerning the history of the school from the 1950s to 1981.  Included in the collection are supplements to a “Quarter of a Century of Athletics,” a 1987 football program, literary magazines, and material about the Ridge Campus Dedication.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: James Wood High School opened in 1950 after the consolidation of five area schools. The land for the school was purchased from the Glass Estate with the condition that the school be named after the founder of Winchester, Virginia, James Wood. When the school opened there were 1,048 students ranging from grades 5 through 12. Two additions to the school building took place in 1963 and 1968. This building is now used for the junior high school covering grades 6 through 8 and is called James Wood Middle School. A new high school, located on Apple Pie Ridge Rd., was dedicated in 1981 as the James Wood High School on what is known as the Ridge Campus.

CITE AS: James Wood High School Collection, 689 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.




Integration – 2 leaves, printed

"James Wood High School Athletics - Quarter of a Century of Athletics, 1950-1974," 1 item, 106 pages, printed

"James Wood High School Athletics" - supplements, 1984-1981, 6 items, printed

James Wood High School - football program, September 18, 1987, 1 item, 64 pages, printed

James Wood High School - literary magazine, 1974 and 1977, 2 items, printed

James Wood High School Prom, 1980, 1 item, mimeograph

James Wood High School - Ridge Campus (folder includes the following):
News article on groundbreaking, March 21, 1978, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)
Dedication program, booklet, 8 pages, printed

News Articles

Valley Collection at James Wood High School Library, 47 leaves, printed

Trophy: Woodbine Annual Staff Gardner-Phillips, 1974 JWHS 1975

Trophy: Woodbine 1974 pen holder

OVERSIZE: Photograph, Winchester Buildings – 1313 Amherst St., b/w print of James Wood School, drawn by F. Andrew Boyd, 1996      

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs belonging to this collection may be viewed through PastPerfect, which is available at