Rebecca A. Ebert Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society


1587 WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff on 03/82 . Last Revised 04/17. 

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS:Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplications, 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: 1.47 linear feet

DATES: 1820-1971

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains a variety of items concerning Winchester-Frederick County, VA African-American History, Women’s History, and the 2012 Quaker Exile Tour. The local African-American History was collected and used by Ms. Ebert while working on her Master’s thesis at the University of Maryland. The thesis, “A Window on the Valley” is also in the collection.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Rebecca Ebert is a native of Winchester. She is a graduate of Handley High School, Radford College, and University of Maryland. She is the archivist of the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives of the Handley Regional Library and the Winchester Frederick County Historical Society.

CITE AS: Rebecca Ebert Collection #1587, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1: Black History

1820 Census – Free African-Americans, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, 33 leaves, printed and manuscript

1850 Census, Part 1 – Free African-Americans, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, 68 leaves, printed (photocopy)

1850 Census, Part 2 – Free African-Americans, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, 59 leaves, printed (photocopy)

1850 Census – Recapitulation, Winchester-Fredrick County, VA, unnumbered leaves

1850 Census – Slave Census, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, 25 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

1860 Census – Free African-Americans, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, 55 leaves, printed and manuscript

Back Creek – African-American residents, unnumbered leaves, printed and typescript (photocopies)

Black Civil War Soldiers, 13 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Black History, Frederick County, VA – A Window on the Valley by Rebecca Ebert, Master’s Thesis, University of Maryland, 1986, 66 leaves, typescript                             
DO NOT PUBLISH IN THEIR ENTIREITY WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF REBECCA EBERT.

Certificates of Freedom – 8 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Certificates of Freedom – Frederick County, VA, 36 leaves, typescript

Fairfax, VA – 1835 register of Free Blacks

Land Records – Free African-Americans, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, unnumbered leaves

Order Book Records – African-Americans, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, 6 leaves, typescript and manuscript

Wills – Free African-Americans, Winchester-Frederick County, VA

Wills – Index to Free African-Americans, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, 6 leaves, printed (photocopy)

BOX TWO:   Black History - Quaker Exile Tour 2012

Black History

Legislative Petitions – Frederick County, VA, unnumbered leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

News Articles – People -- African-American Community, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

News Articles – Topics A-J -- African-American Community, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

News Articles – Topics K-Z – African-American Community, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

Property Tax Records – African-Americans, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, unnumbered leaves

Staunton, VA – Register of Free Blacks with Index, 63 leaves, typescript

Thesis Sources – Published Materials, unnumbered leaves

Quaker Exile Tour, 2012

Quaker Exile Tour – June 4, 2012, 3 leaves, typescript and printed

Quaker Exile Tour – Supporting Evidence, Letter to Elizabeth Drinker, 1777, 26 letters, 68 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
DO NOT PUBLISH IN THEIR ENTIREITY WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE HAVERFORD COLLEGE LIBRARY

Quaker Exile Tour – Supporting Evidence – Miscellaneous items, unnumbered leaves

BOX 3: Women’s History

Divorce Case, 1825

News Articles – Women’s History, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, Part I 

News Articles – Women’s History, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, Part II 

Notes – Women’s History, Winchester-Frederick County, VA 

Organizations – Women’s, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, 8 leaves, typescript 

Winchester Women During the Civil War 

BOX 4: Ebert Family 

Ebert, Frances—Transcript of Speech; speech done at Elm’s Restaurant in Winchester, VA—June 2, 1971; 4 leaves, printed 

Ebert, John, Lena, and Linda – cards to John and Lena on the birth of their daughter, Linda; unnumbered leaves 

Ebert, Rebecca – Biographical material 

Ebert, Rebecca—Transcript of Talk presented  at the anniversary of the library, “Library Directors”, August 17, 2011; 12 leaves, typescript 

Ebert, Rebecca—Woman of the Year-2017; 3 items, 13 leaves—manuscript and typescript

OVERSIZED

“Apple Tree in Bloom”, print of watercolor by Murrell Bolliger, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Program Booklet, 1971, 1 leaf, color printed filed with photos oversized – Events/Objects