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
Scope and Content: This collection includes organizational papers for the association to develop the War Memorial Building including financial and tax records, correspondence, committee reports, and plans beginning in 1945. Budget documents for the years 1969 through 1974, the Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame, and newspaper clippings are also part of this collection. (1 box) Last updated 03/14.
Biographical/Historical: Planning for a War Memorial began in 1945 with the incorporation of the Winchester-Frederick County War Memorial Association. Donations from corporations and individuals provided funds to purchase a lot on North Kent Street, which was sold in March 1956. Proceeds of the sale were applied to construction of the building in the City of Winchester Park (now called Jim Barnett Park).
Cite As: Jim Barnett Park Collection, 755 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Fast Pitch Hall of Fame
McCormack Amphitheater—news article
Park Commission, City of Winchester, ordinance creating a park commission, Feb. 16, 1923, 1 item, printed
War Memorial Association—incorporation, by-laws, and dissolution, 1945-1974, 20 leaves, typescript; 9 leaves, manuscript/typescript on printed form; 1 leaf, typescript on printed form (photocopy)
War Memorial Association—directors and committee reports, 31 leaves, typescript; 7 leaves, manuscript; 1 leaf, manuscript on printed form
War Memorial Association—North Kent Street lot, 11 leaves, typescript; 2 leaves, blueprint
War Memorial Association—tax correspondence, 1945-1975, 11 leaves, typescript; 4 pages, printed
War Memorial Association—tax returns, 1963-1974, 16 items, manuscript on printed form
War Memorial Building Dedication Programs, November 11, 1956, 2 items, 2 pages (each), printed
War Memorial Building—plans and correspondence, 28 leaves, typescript; 2 items, printed
Newspaper clippings, 1945-1946, 8 leaves, printed (photocopy); 1 page, typescript
Winchester Parks and Recreation—budgets, 4 items, typescript
Reunions held annually in Park, no date, 3 leaves, typescript
Mapcase 3, Drawer 10
Study for development of Rouss Park, c. 1946, 2 items