Brooks Henry Moss Collection, 599 THL

SCOPE AN DCONTENT: The Henry Moss Brooks Collection contains genealogical material. The genealogical material pertains to the Moss, Quiett, Tokes, and other families. There is also material on the African-American community in Winchester, Virginia, and the new development, Orrick Commons Shopping Mall.

(2 boxes) Last updated 01/12.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Henry Moss Brooks is the donor of for the majority of this collection, and a Winchester, VA resident. Brooks was not only a teacher at Douglas School during the 1950s and 60s, but is also the son of two former teachers at the school. After graduating from Virginia State in 1943, Brooks served in General George S. Patton’s Third Army during the Second World War and was in eight battles, including the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Brooks taught school at Douglas, and Handley High School. Now retired, he is involved in many local projects, including an historic local cemetery. Sheila Green Stevenson, a resident of Florida, has also donated material to the collection.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection.

CITE AS: Henry Moss Brooks Collection, 599 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.



Brooks, H. Moss, 2 leaves, typescript, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy); news articles, 4 leaves, printed (photocopy),4 leaves, scanned

Brooks, Henry Moss – Sketches, 14 leaves, manuscript

Civil Rights march, August 28, 1963, Washington - program, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Davis-Slagle Families – 5 leaves, typescript

Death and Burial Records for Freedmen in Alexandria, VA, 18 leaves, typescript

"Faithful Service Annual," edited by Rev. Isaac Isaiah Jenkins, Martinsburg, WV, 1928, contains biographical and historical information on churches and schools for West Virginia and Virginia, 25 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Finley Family – 5 leaves, typescript

Garden Family – 6 leaves, typescript

Gaskin – "Mrs. Katie Gaskin’s big Birthday Bash" by Edward Leonard, July 1 2000, 7 leaves, typescript

Gibson-Gowen Families – 25 leaves, typescript

Green, Dennis, 7 leaves, printed

Green, Preston Arway, 1 page, printed

Green, Ruth Arnetta Moss (1914-2005) memorial service

Helpful Hints – unnumbered leaves

Jackson, Mary L., 2 leaves (photocopy)

Methodist E. Church - appointments for Baltimore Conference, March 15, 1851, 2 leaves printed (photocopy)

Moss Family Genealogy – 10 leaves, typescript

Moss Family Newsletter, 4 items, typescript, 14 leaves

Moss, Charles F., 3 items printed (photocopy), 8 leaves
2 photographs, printing and photo by Charles F. Moss
1 leaf, photocopy – "Crime Photographer"

Moss, Joseph G., Sr., 2 leaves, printed

Moss, Mary, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Moss, Quiett, Tokes Genealogy Records, 7 leaves manuscript (photocopies)
14 leaves manuscript on printed form (photocopies)
9 leaves, printed (photocopies)

Moss, Thomas W. Family, 1 leaf, typescript

Moss, Thomas, Sr., 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

News articles, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Obama, Michelle – "In First Lady’s Roots, A Complex path from Slavery" by Rachel L. Swarns and Jodi Kantor, October 8, 2009, 6 leaves, printed

Obituaries of family members,– unnumbered leaves, photocopies

Program – 2nd Anniversary Celebration of Old Stone Church, Winchester, VA, 1 item, printed

Quiett, J.H – Autobiographical sketch, 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy), two scans

Stevenson, Donald, 3 leaves, printed from Intranet

Tokes, Anna Quiett Brooks – biographical sketch, one leaf, typescript (photocopy)


Certificates of Distinction –
Harry Jacklin, June 1908, signed by Jno. H. Quiett, Principal, 1 leaf, manuscript on printed form
blank, 2 leaves, printed form

Report Cards --
1 item, manuscript on printed form, Hester Davis, signed by M. J. H. Quiett, Teacher, n.d.
11 items, printed form

Teacher’s Term Report (blank), Oct. 1900—June 1901, 4 pages, printed

Teacher’s Register for Colored School No. One, manuscript on printed form, October 1900–June 1901

Teacher’s Register for Winchester Colored Public School No. One, Sept. 5, 1904—1906


Orrick Cemetery Burials and Updates, also includes burials in other local cemeteries, 30 leaves, typescript, compiled by Sheila Green Stevenson

Orrick Cemetery – History, written by Sheila Green – Stevenson, three leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Orrick Cemetery Company, Inc. of Winchester, eight leaves, typescript

Orrick Cemetery – scans of selected tombstones, photographed by Sheila Green Stevenson, 10 leaves, color, prints

Orrick Chapel – Grant Will Unveil History of Orrick Chapel, by Sheila Green-Stevenson, n.d., two leaves, typescript

Orrick Commons Shopping Mall – 11 items, printed

Orrick Office Buildings – 1 leaf, printed

Orrick, Robert -- by Shelia Green-Stevenson, 4 leaves, typescript

Winchester Orrick Senior Apartments – 3 leaves, printed