Hilda Parker Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room

Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Hilda Parker Collection, 1316 WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of correspondence, news
clippings, magazine articles, and other materials relating to local figures like
Harry F. Byrd, Jr. or Sr.

(1 box) Last updated 04/04.

Bibliography: Hilda O. Parker was born on April 20, 1917 in Albin, VA to

William A. and Goldie Smith Orndorff. On Nov. 19, 1942, she married Arthur E.
Parker. She worked as secretary to Governor Harry F. Byrd, Sr. She was also a
member of the Albin Homemakers Club and Burnt Presbyterian Church. She died on
October 21, 1991 and was buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

Cite As: Hilda Parker Collection, 1316 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Automobile registration - Avalon Orndoff, 1922, 1923, 2 items, typescript on printed form

Byrd, Harry F. - news clippings, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Byrd, Harry F., Jr.

Biographical sketch, 6 leaves, typescript

Campaign flyers, 5 items, printed

Campaign correspondence, July 6, 1966, 1 leaf, typescript

Handwritten note, 1 leaf, manuscript

Newsletters, 5 items, printed

1967 - September

1969 - June, October, December

1982 - December

Byrd, Harry F., Sr.

Correspondence

Letters, 5 items, typescript (photocopy); personal check

Handwritten note, 1 item, manuscript

List of contributions, 1964, 3 leaves, typescript

Brochure - cornerstone laying, Shenandoah College, 2 items, printed

State flag decal, color

Cather, Willa - news clipping, 1 article, Winchester Evening Star,
1959, printed (photocopy)

"The Churchill I Knew," by Harry F. Byrd, Jr., booklet, no date, 1 item,

printed

Correspondence to A. E. Parker, 1943, 1 leaf, 1 envelope, typescript

Gainesboro School parade, 1914 - news clipping, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

Gold, Philip - news clippings, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

H. F. Byrd, Inc. - apple industry, 16 items, printed

Magazine articles, 10 items, printed

"The Byrd Apple Story," by Dick Conley, reprinted from Produce Marketing,
November 1960, 2 pages

"The Byrd Story," in Eastern Fruit Grower, August

"Byrd's Captive Maturity Apple Storage Program," by Dick Conley, reprinted from Produce Marketing, November 1961, 2 pages

Cover and cover story, Time, August 17, 1962, 5 pages 

Explorer's Journal, October 1957, contains articles on Richard Evelyn Byrd

"Harry Flood Byrd," by Guy Friddell, excerpt from "What Is It About Virginia?", reprinted in The Commonwealth, December 1966, 3 pages

"Harry F. Byrd, Jr." by Tricia Fischetti, in Curio, the Valley Feature Magazine, Summer 1980, 6 pages

Highway week cover story, Virginia Road Builder, October 17, 1966, 2 pages

"Meet the Honorable Harry (the Rare) Byrd," by William S. White, in Reader's Digest, April 1963, 5 pages

Virginia Record, December 1966, features profile of Senator Harry F. Byrd Jr. by Guy Friddell

The following news clippings include Harry F. Byrd, Sr. and Jr., Tom Byrd, Dick Byrd, and other Byrd family members:

  • News clippings - H. F. Byrd, Jr., unnumbered items, printed (photocopy)
  • News clippings, Harry Byrd, Sr., unnumbered items, printed (photocopy)
  • News clippings - 1928, 1 article, printed (photocopy)
  • News clippings - 1958, 1 article, printed (photocopy)
  • News clippings - 1960, unnumbered items, printed (photocopy)
  • News clippings - 1961, 1 article, printed (photocopy)
  • News clippings - 1962, unnumbered items, printed (photocopy)
  • News clippings - 1963, unnumbered items, printed (photocopy)
  • News clippings - 1964, unnumbered items, printed (photocopy)
  • News clippings - 1965, unnumbered items, printed (photocopy)
  • News clippings - 1966a, unnumbered items, printed
  • News clippings - 1966b, unnumbered items, printed
  • News clippings - 1967, unnumbered items, printed
  • News clippings - 1968, unnumbered items, printed
  • News clippings - 1970, unnumbered items, printed
  • News clippings - 1971, unnumbered items, printed
  • News clippings - 1975, unnumbered items, printed
  • News clippings - 1979, 1 article, printed (photocopy)
  • Page, W. Nelson - news clipping, 1 article, printed (photocopy)

Parker, Hilda - correspondence, certificates

Letters, 1966, 1973, 6 items

Certificate, 1 leaf, printed/manuscript

Quarles, Garland - funeral news clipping, 1 article, printed (photocopy)

War ration book - World War II, 1 item, printed/manuscript