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Valley Female College Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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 11/1984. Revised by staff 06/2018.

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: 0.25 linear feet

DATE: 1796 -1903

SCOPE AND CONTENT: 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.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Valley Female College was in operation from 1872 to 1901 and was located in the Angerona building on Piccadilly St., Winchester, VA. It moved to Fort Loudon in 1886.

CITE AS: Valley Female College Records, 319 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell, Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.


BOX 1   

Newspaper articles, 1884-1886, 11 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Junior Exhibition at Valley Female College, June 5, 1877, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

"Pillars in the Palace of the King," annual sermon by J. Howard Wells, May 31, 1903, 1 item, 12 pages, printed

Programs, 1875, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

Valley Female College commencement programs, 1882-1887 (incomplete), 13 items, 1 envelope; 1 miniature sampler; 1 booklet with ribbon, 7 leaves, printed; 8 leaves, 1 card, printed; 1 card, manuscript

Loose papers from stockholders' minute book (includes the following):
Corporation of Winchester stock certificate, November 17, 1857, 1 leaf, manuscript on printed
Correspondence, 1854, 1855, 1868, 3 items, 2 leaves, 1 page, manuscript
Indenture between Jno B. Armistead and Robert Carter, Landon Carter, and Anne B. Carter, June 22, 1796, 1 page, manuscript
Poetry and notes, author unknown, no date, 5 items, 2 leaves, 3 pages, manuscript
Stock proxy notes, October 11, 1875, 2 leaves, manuscript on printed form

Stockholders' minute book, June 3, 1878 to September 8, 1881, 1 item, 24 pages, manuscript, bound