Valley News Echo 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

930 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 06/1989. Last revised 11/2019.

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: 51 issues

DATE: 1959-1965 (reprints 1859 to 1865)

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains 51 issues of the Valley News Echo printed from 1959 to 1965. Each issue contains contemporary accounts of the Civil War taken from newspapers printed during the Civil War, as well as letters and personal diaries of soldiers on both sides of the conflict.  The first issue is dated October 1859, and continues monthly until April 1865.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Valley News Echo was a monthly newspaper published by Potomac Edison to commemorate the centennial of the Civil War. The first Valley News Echo was published in October 1959 with reports on John Brown’s raid on the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The last issue, printed in April 1965, recorded General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.

CITE AS: Valley News Echo Collection, 930 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

Valley News Echo, Volume 1, Number 1 (October, 1859) through Volume 6, Number 4 (April, 1865),  51 issues, printed