Old Time Apple Growers Collection

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

Old Time Apple Growers Collection, 239 WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection contains minutes, photos, papers, reports. The Old Time Apple Growers were formed to preserve the history of fruit orchards and processing of apples in Frederick Co., Virginia. (3 boxes) Last updated 12/11

Biographical/Historical: The Old Time Apple Growers is a group of orchardists devoted to preserving the history of the apple industry in the Shenandoah Valley.

Cite As: Old Time Apple Growers Collection, 239 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Box 1

Apple Growers of Winchester and Vicinity, 1926 (2 copies), 1977, 3 items, printed

Apple Packing Corporation, rough draft of organization, March 5, 1960, 4 items; 17 leaves, typescript (copy); 2 leaves, typescript; 1 leaf, manuscript

Butler, H.W. and Co., checks, 1946, 13 leaves, manuscript on printed form

Byrd, Harry F., 2 leaves, typescript; 3 items, printed

C&S Fruit Company history, 6 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Cather, Wilbur E.—Affidavit—May 9 1933—orchard values for establishment of Shenandoah National Park

Certificates of War Necessity (WWII), 3 leaves, manuscript on printed form; 1 envelope, printed

Crawford, C. G. – Correspondence from George Harnden, October 11, 1928, 9 leaves, typescript

Diseases and pest control, 19 items, 6 leaves, typescript; 17 items printed; 1 bound item, printed; 1 page printed

Equipment for production, 3 items, printed

Fairfax (Lord) requiring the planting of apple trees, c 1760, 2 leaves, typescript; 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

General fruit production, 11 items printed; 8 leaves printed (photocopy)

Grape and cherry growing, 2 pages printed; 3 items, printed

Histories of fruit growing in Virginia, 10 items; 1 printed (2 copies); 22 leaves, manuscript (photocopy); 20 leaves typescript; 22 leaves printed (photocopy)

Horticulture Society, State and local records, 6 items; 7 pages, typescript (photocopy); 1 page, printed; 3 pamphlets, printed

Housekeeper’s Apple Book – "197 Delicious Health Giving Apple Recipes…" issued by Advertising Committee, International Apple Shippers Association, Baltimore, MD, n.d., c. 1930’s, printed

Magazine articles, 2 items, printed (including the following):
"Apples, the new crop heavy on the old orchard trees," photographs by Bradley Smith, article in Life, unknown date, 4 pages, printed
"Dr. Thomas Walker: Frontier Explorer" by Freeman H. Hart, article in The Commonwealth, October 1960, 4 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Mattus, George, news clippings, 5 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Miscellaneous, 3 items, printed

Motz, Frederick A., correspondence, March 29, 1984, 3 leaves, typescript; 4 leaves typescript transcript, 1 envelope, typescript

National Apple Institute (including the following):
Apple Marketing Conference, May 3 and 4, 1960, 1 item, printed
32nd Annual Meeting Program, June 11-13, 1967, 1 item, printed

National Fruit Product Company, 1 item, printed

News clippings, 3 items, printed, 1 item, printed (photocopy)

Preparation of Barreled Apples, Farmer’s Bulletin 1080, U. S. Department of Agriculture, September, 1919, 22 pages, printed

Box 2

Old Time Apple Growers Association meeting reports, 10 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Peach Growing, 9 items; 6 booklets, printed; 11 leaves, typescript

Piedmont Virginia Fruit Growers Association, 1 item, printed

POW camp religious services, 2 leaves, typescript

Railway Express Agency Dock Book, 1 item, manuscript on printed form

Rappahannock Co-op Fruit Growers, Inc., letterhead stationary, 3 leaves, printed

Recipes, 2 pages, printed; 5 booklets, printed

Recipes, 6 items, printed

Rodent Control, 8 items, 6 booklets, printed; 6 leaves, typescript; 7 pages, typescript

Shenandoah Apple Cooperative Annual Reports, 1982, 1984, 1985, 4 items; 3 booklets, printed; 1 leaf, printed

"Standard Barrel and Grades for Apples," U.S. Congress, House of Representatives Hearings, April 1912, 1 booklet, printed

Survey – Frederick County Commercial Orchard Survey, September, 1937, 1 page, typescript

USDA publications (include the following):
"Apple and Peach Industries of VA," 1926
Handling Apples From Tree to Table," 1942
"Incomes from Farming and Cost of Apple Production in the Shenandoah Valley, Frederick County, VA," 1927, 3 items, printed; 4 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Virginia Cavalcade article 1960, "Big Business from Little Apples," 1 item printed; 6 leaves, typescript

"Virginia Fruit," published by VA Horticultural Society, 1928, 1929, 1985, 3 items, printed

Virginia Fruit Marketers Cooperative – includes 1959 By-Laws, 1 manuscript on printed form; 2 postcards; 1 booklet, printed; 4 leaves, printed; 45 leaves, typescript (copy)

Winchester Apple Growers Assn., Inc. Records, 1960-1962, 1 leaf, manuscript; 18 leaves, typescript; 21 leaves, typescript (copy)

Box 3

Labels for Products of National Fruit Production Company Inc. (Cans, Jars, Barrels, and Boxes) includes the following:

Capital Brand – National Fruit, Box Label, 7 items
Memorial Brand – National Fruit, Box Labels, 2 items
Mt. Vernon – National Fruit, 1 Barrel Label, 2 Box Labels, 3 items
Suntint – National Fruit, 2 Jar Labels, 2 Box Labels, 4 items; White House- National Fruit, 7 Jar Labels, 4 Can Labels, 3 Barrel Labels, 14 items

Labels for Products of Various Other Fruit Production Companies include the following:

Apple Manor – oil paper wraps, 2 items, leaves printed
Apple Pie Ridge – Bond Bro; King Brand – C.W. Ridgeway; Gold Medal Brand; Rothwell-Gatrell Fruit Co., Box Labels, 3 items
B & B Apples H.W. Butler & Bro., Winchester, VA; Box Labels, 4 items
Blue Goose, Rumsey, Shepherdstown, WV; Jar Label, 1 item
Byrd – Rosemount; Box Labels, 10 items
Eagle Brand Apples – Dr. A.B. Eagle, Martinsburg, WV; Jar Label, 1 item
Hearty Brand Apples - Hearty-Virginia, Inc.; Barrel Labels, 2 items
Hunger-Kill – James E. McDonald, Martinsburg, WV; Jar Label, 1 item
La Perla – G. Linder & Co. – USA; Barrel Label, 1 item
Orchard Boy, Box labels, 6 items
Princess Lodge orchard – Dr. P.W. Boyd, Winchester, VA, USA; Box Labels, 3 items
Shenandoah Apple Co.-Op, Inc.; Various labels, 56 items
Snap-Son, Plastic Bag, 1 item

Miscellaneous Apple Items (include the following):

"Apples" – Promotional Material, Large folder, 2 items
"Apples" – Promotional Material, Small folder, 21 items
Ideal – Universal Fountain Brush Co., 1 item
Instructions for tray packing apples in bushel boxes, 1 item
Pickers tickets and Tally Book, 11 items
Price List for Apples – Sept. 4, 1912, 1 item
Virginia State Horticultural Society – Membership button and ribbon, Jan 13-14, 1915, 1 item

Photographs – filed with people/individuals
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