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
Inventory created by Archives Staff 06/1987. Last revised 06/2020.
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: 0.21 linear feet
CREATOR: Winchester, Virginia, Bicentennial Commission
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Winchester, Virginia, Bicentennial Commission Collection contains materials produced for the 1752 bicentennial celebration of Winchester held in 1952. It includes programs, brochures, names of participants, and names of people who had been residents of the Winchester area for 50-70 years.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Colonel James Wood laid out the original plan for the City of Winchester in 1744 and the House of Burgesses officially chartered the town in 1752.
CITE AS: Winchester, Virginia, Bicentennial Commission Collection, 767 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Brochures, programs, tickets, 5 items, printed
Commemorative plate, folder contains the following:
Plate, 1952, 1 item, ceramic
The Winchester Virginia Bicentennial Official Plate (description), 1952, 4 pages, printed
Correspondence and insignia, 2 leaves, 2 envelopes, printed; 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
Fifty Years Club, folder includes the following:
List of members, 2 leaves, typescript/manuscript
Sample certificates, 3 leaves, printed/manuscript
Notes and correspondence from members
4 postcards, 2 pages, 1 leaf, manuscript
Marshall, George C. – speech, 9 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
News Articles – unnumbered, printed (photocopy)
Publicity and Souvenirs, 5 items, printed
Seventy Year Club, 1 leaf, typescript/manuscript
Stationery and envelopes, 11 leaves, 14 envelopes, printed
Winchester Bicentennial Commission – members and suggested activities, 19 leaves, typescript (photocopy), (4 with manuscript additions); 1 envelope, typescript
MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 5
Winchester Bicentennial Commission Poster 31x22 – color – 1952 – features city seal, flag, 15 historic sites and yearlong events
PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com/