Top of Virginia Regional Chamber Records

Scope and Content: This collection contains information relating to the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, including promotional literature, annual reports, calendars, membership rosters, business information, and the Chamber’s history. The chamber also prints a newsletter and many of the issues are in the collection. The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber includes Winchester, Frederick County, and Clarke County, Virginia.
(6 boxes) Last updated 11/15.

Biographical/Historical: The Winchester-Frederick County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1917 to promote businesses and prosperity in Winchester and Frederick County, VA. In 2007, the chamber added Clarke County, VA and changed its name to the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber. For nearly 100 years, the chamber has worked with city and county governments, local businesses, schools, and health and safety facilities to promote Winchester, Frederick County (and Clarke County since 2007), VA to the United States and around the world.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Forty Years of Progress, 1917-1957, Winchester-Frederick County, compiled by the Winchester-Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 1957 (This booklet can be found in the collection in Box 1).

Cite As: Top of Virginia Regional Chamber Records, 516 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

All–America City Yearbook, 1991; 1 item, printed

Annual Reports; 13 items, printed

[1918]

1935(2

1940(2)

1929

1936

1955

1930

1938

1959

1032

1939

 

 

Calendar – produced by Chamber of Commerce, 1995-97; 3 items, printed

Calendar of Events, 1987; 1 item, typescript

Chamber of Commerce By Laws and Changes – Constitution and Ballots, 1946-1957, 5 items, typescript, printed

Dinner Meeting Programs; 14 items, printed

1919(2)

1953

1930

1955

1946(2)

1973

1951, Feb. (2)

1991(2)

1951, Dec.

1992

 

Group Tour and Convention Planner, 1995-1996; 1 item, printed

History – Forty Years of Progress, Winchester-Frederick County, VA, 1917-1957, 1 item, 53 leaves, typescript (mimeographed)

History – News Articles; unnumbered items

Housing and Subdivisions, 1966 – complied by the Winchester-Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 5 leaves, typescript

Membership Application, Brochure, 1918, 1987; 2 items, printed

Organizations, Listing, 1976-77; 22 items, typescript (mimeograph)

Organizations – Jan. 1981-82, Feb. 1981-82, March 1981-82, April 1981-82, Jan. 1982-83, Feb. 1982-83; 13 items, typescript (photocopy)

Organizations – 1987, 1992; 2 items, typescript (photocopy)

Scrapbook, 1970; 1 item

Senior Resource Directory, 1988, 1990, 1994-95; 3 items, printed

Statistical Information – Winchester-Frederick County, 1987; 1 page, printed

Weather Data for Winchester, VA [1946]; 1 item, printed

Winchester Junior Board of Trade; 1 item, printed

[World War I], 1 item, Broadside, printed

Box 1A

Junior Chamber of Commerce 1964 annual, 1 item, printed

Box 2

Brochures of Businesses and Historical Sites, 1970s-1990s; 10 items, printed

Business: Directory of Manufacturing, 1991; 1 item, printed

Business: Directory and Relocation Guide, 2002, 1 item, printed

Business: Projections and Economic Base Analysis, [1972]; 1 item, printed

Historic Shrines and Landmarks, 1 booklet, 2 pages, printed

Maps, 1933, 1941(2), 1988; 5 items, printed

Membership Rosters – 1948, 1949, 1953; 4 items, typescript (mimeograph)

Membership Roster – 1955; 1 item, printed

Membership Roster and Business Directory, 1980-81; 1 item, typescript (mimeograph)

Membership Roster and Business Directory, 1982-83; 1 item, typescript (mimeograph)

Membership Roster and Business Directory, 1987; 2 items, printed

Membership Directory and Buyers’ Guide, 1991, 1992, 1993; 3 items, printed

Membership Roster and Business Directory, 1997; 1 item, printed

Tourism – Promotional Brochures, 1924 –1969; unnumbered items, printed

Tourism – Promotional Brochures, 1970 – present; unnumbered items, printed

Box 3 Promotional Literature (1872 – 1974)

No Date – 1 item, printed

1872 – 2 copies, printed; 1 copy, printed (photocopy)

1911 – 1 item, printed

1924, 1927 – 2 items, printed (1924); 1 item, printed (1927)

1929 – 2 items, printed

1933 – 1 item (unfolds into a map), printed

1951, 1952 – 1 item, printed, 3 items, typescript (mimeographed)

1961, 1963 – printed, typescript (photocopy)

1965 – 1 item, printed (photocopy)

1974 – 1 item, typescript (mimeograph)

1970, 1973 – 2 items, printed (photocopy)

1973, 1974 – 2 items, printed

Box 4 Promotional Literature (1976 – Present)

1976-77 – 1 item, typescript (photocopy)

1978 – 1 item, typescript (photocopy)

1980 – 1 item, printed

1985 – 2 items, printed

1991 – 1 item, printed

1992 – 1 item, printed

1995 – 1 item, printed

1997 – 1 item, printed

1998 – 1 item, printed

2003 – 2 items, printed

2004 – 1 item, printed

2006 – 1 item, printed

2012 – “Top of Virginia, Who’s Who”, Magazine produced by the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, 29 pages, printed

2015—“Top of Virginia” Magazine, 1 item, 60 pages, printed

Tours – African-American Heritage and Follow the Apple Trail,
2 items, printed

Box 5

Newsletters – 1919-1949, 30 items

Newsletters – 1950-1957, unnumbered items

Newsletters – 1957-1958, unnumbered items

Newsletters – 1961, 1962, 1968, 9 items

Newsletters – 1975-1985, 129 items

Box 6

Newsletters – 1986-1992, unnumbered items

Newsletters – 1993-1996, unnumbered items

Newsletters – 1997-Jan. 2000, unnumbered items

Mapcase E 2, Drawer 11

Broadside of Winchester, 1985 (2 copies)