Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Valley Female College Records, 319 WFCHS/THL
The Valley Female College Records collection contains minutes of stockholders meetings from 1878-1881, newspaper articles from 1884 to 1886, commencement programs from 1882 to 1887, and loose papers from the stockholders minute book.
Valley Female Institute Collection, 211 WFCHS/THL
This collection contains materials concerning the Valley Female Institute located in Winchester, Virginia from 1854 to 1860. In 1858 the Virginia General Assembly passed an act allowing the institute to grant degrees. Mr. S.P. York and Mr. G. LaMonte were principals.
Valley Female Seminary Records, 481 THL MMF
The Valley Female Seminary Records contains a pamphlet, catalog, commencement program, and certificates of completion from the school dated from 1867 to 1884.
Valley News Echo Collection, 930 THL
This collection contains 51 issues of The Valley News Echo from vol. 1, no. 1 through vol. 6, no. 4 (April 1865), the final issue.
Valleys of History Collection, 789 WFCHS/THL
This collection consists of volumes 1 (1965) through 7 (1971) of the Valleys of History magazine, which was produced by Potomac Edison. The magazine features articles about local historical figures and places.
Vance Family Association Collection, 1214 THL
This collection is comprised of membership lists, newsletters, descendancy charts, and family trees concerning the Vance family.
Veach, Larry. Collection, 690 THL
This collection contains genealogical materials on the Amick, Braithwaite, Cocke, Strother, Hiett, and Veach families. Also included are lists of ministers in Frederick County before 1850 and West Virginia (once Frederick County) offices.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Collection, 675 THL
The collection contains correspondence between Raleigh Easter and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post #2123 with various other individuals and organizations 1951-1992. Also found within the collection are certificates presented to Raleigh Easter as well as news articles pertaining to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post #2123. Various other items such as scrapbook pages containing correspondence as well as military guidebooks are also contained within the collection. The Winchester, Virginia, VFM Post #2123 was chartered April 16, 1931.
Viens, Donald L. Collection, 1685 THL
The collection contains many items on Revolutionary War reenacting as well as information on muzzle-loading rifles collected by Donald L. Viens.
Vietnam War Collection, 1342 THL
This collection is comprised of news clippings, photographs, correspondence and some service notes made by men and women of the Winchester-Frederick Co., Virginia area, who served in the Vietnam War.
Virginia Department of Historic Resources Collection, 1547 THL
This collection contains thirteen reports on archaeology and architectural history of various sites in Frederick and Clarke Counties, VA.
Virginia Heart Fund of Winchester-Frederick County Records, 819 THL
This collection contains a variety of items from the Virginia Heart Fund of Winchester-Frederick County, VA including news articles, correspondence, and announcements and press releases. Most items cover the 1960s, but there are several items from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Virginia Highways and Roads Collection, 1006 WFCHS/THL
This collection is comprised of booklets containing articles about historic roads in Virginia, including highway improvement plans (1930s-1970s) done by civil engineers for VDOT.
Virginia Historic Landmark Commission Records, 1350 WFCHS
The Virginia Historic Landmark Commission Records is a collection of surveys performed in Frederick County, VA. These surveys evaluated the architectural and historic significance of each chosen landmark. The Virginia Historic Landmark survey was first created in the early 1930s by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.
Virginia Valley Mills Records, 1703 WFCHS
This collection contains an account book used by Virginia Valley Mills from 1866-1886. Articles from the local newspaper are pasted on two-thirds of the pages, creating a scrapbook that recorded local events, as well as a wealth of genealogical information, from the early 1900s to around 1940.
Virginia War History Commission—Winchester Branch Records, 586 THL
This collection contains source material for researchers of World War I veterans of Winchester and Frederick County, VA. Included are forms, letters, etc., which were used by the Virginia War Commission after World War I to acquire information concerning returning veterans of that war.
Virginia Woolen Mill Company Records, 1119 WFCHS
This extensive collection documents the histories of several woolen mills that operated in the Northern Shenandoah Valley region, including the Crawford Woolen Company, the Dunn Woolen Company, the Martinsburg Worsted & Cassimere Company, and the Berkeley Woolen Company. The bulk is from the Virginia Woolen Company of Winchester. The collection also includes records for the Varel Mill, a finishing plant established in Jefferson County, West Virginia in the mid-1940s.