Recent acquisitions

Acquisition Report September 2015-July 2016

Listed below are new gifts and items from the backlog, which are accessioned in the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives. Handley Regional Library and the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society jointly operate the Archives. The ownership of the items in the holdings is designated with THL for the Handley Library and WFCHS for Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. To view these collections, visit the Stewart Bell Jr Archives, Handley Regional Library. 100 West Piccadilly St. Winchester, VA 22601. (540) 662-9041, Ext. 17. The Archives is open to researchers Monday 1-5 pm, Tuesday 1-5 pm, Wednesday 1-8 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10a.m. -5 pm. The Archives is closed on Sunday and holidays. See inventories for details of collections. www.handleyregional.org

African-American Collection 1599 WFCHS (3 items). 1 typescript indenture, H.G. Tucker purchasing Harry and Celte. Bill of sale of Harry and Celte to H. G. Tucker, May 17, 1813. Purchased. Printout of 1870 Census, Winchester- Frederick County with black and mulatto people highlighted. Archives Staff.  

Alpha Omega Chapter 2060, Epsilon Sigma Alpha 1474 THL (6 items) Alpha Omega Chapter History 2014-2015, list of officers and committees 2014-2015, Scrapbook, 1959-1960, Alpha Omega History 1959-1960. Gift of Jane Parrish. Alpha Omega scrapbook, 1996-1997; Alpha Omega scrapbook 1970-71. Gift of Betty Smith.

Apple Blossom Festival Collection 46 THL (13 items) “Roots of Apple Blossom Festival and Historic Beginning” by Tom Wood Baldridge, “A Bloom Tradition” by Glenne S. White, and “Pride in my Community: It’s Apple Blossom Time in Winchester, VA” by Glenne White. Gift of Glenne W. White. News articles found in a Chicago newspaper, 1924, Apple Blossom Festival Office Cancelation Stamps. Gift of John C. Crone. News articles on Apple Pie Baking Contest. Gift of Betty Heishman. Post card from R.S.H, 1965, 1973 Apple Blossom program, 1989 Apple Blossom program, and Souvenir Edition of the Winchester Evening Star, 1973. Gift of WFCHS.    

Armed Forces Collection 570 THL (1 item) Photo of James Patrick Templeton, USN, c1986. Gift of James Patrick Templeton.  

Autograph Album Collection 1740 WFCHS (1 item) Autograph book of Marianna (Annie) Taylor, 1860-1867. Gift of Marjorie Copenhaver.

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection 1140 THL (2 items) “Last Night at WB” from The Sentinel, 2012, and “The Wreck of B&O Train #1 at Wadesville, Virginia, Oct. 1910”, transcribed by Bob Cohen from the Winchester Evening Star. Gift of Bob Cohen.

Barley, Floyd Allen Collection 1684 THL (6 items) Hilda Doggett obituary, 1962, “First Brick Church” article on First Methodist Church in Stephens City, VA, article on Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stephens City, VA, and genealogical sketch on Doggett and Daggett families. Gift of Floyd Allen Barley. 

Barley, Kent Collection 265 WFCHS (2 items) Newspapers: The Winchester Times, Dec. 1, 1886 and Winchester Virginian, March 17, 1854. Gift of Kent Barley.

Barr, Charles Collection 1746 WFCHS (3 items) Photographs of Hamleton family members and unknown house. Gift of Charles Barr.

Barton, Robert Family Papers 1268 WFCHS (5 items) Brief of R. T. Barton at Council for Complaint, 1899, R. T. Barton Law Book, “City of Winchester, Past and Present”, 1900, Journals of R. T. Barton, 1895-1901 and 1902-1916. Gift of Edith Barton Sheerin.

Bell, Stewart Jr. Collection 7 WFCHS (141 items) Publications, manuscripts, ephemera and photos of Bell, and Miller family members, 19th and 20th centuries. Gift of Tom and Cathy Bell.

Bible Collection 1693 THL (2 items) Two Fawcett Family Bibles, 1868-1899 with loose items and genealogical data from the Bibles. Gift of Harriet G. Smith.

Business of the Area Collection 1598 WFCHS (50 items) H&M Auto Business tag, Lee-Jackson Restaurant Banquet program, A. C. Slonaker weight card, and Wayside Inn Class of 1921 Reunion information card, and Wilkins Shoes card. Gift of Carolyn Cook.   42 Photographs of businesses built in the Industrial Park. From WFCHS Office.

Byrd, Richard E. Collection 28 WFCHS (1 item) Photograph of Admiral Richard E. Byrd aboard U.S.S. Munda, May, 1944. Gift of Steve Ritter.

Carper, Anita Capper Collection 1581 THL (2 items) Scrapbook of Albert O. Newton. Gift of William E. Capper. Genealogy research for the Bowman Family. Gift of John C. Crone.

Capital Theater Collection 1584 THL (2 items) Weekly time registers for the theater’s last two years of operations, 1962-63. Gift of Wayne L. Patteson.

Carter, Juanita Collection 1711 WFCHS (12 items) Photographs of Winchester-Frederick Co. VA veterans of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam. Gift of Juanita Carter.

Century Club Collection 1453 (2 items) List of members 1905-2012, and list of yearly program themes. Gift of Ruth Farley Massey.

Chamberlin, Jeff L. Collection 1717 WFCHS (37 items)  Photographs of Winchester-Frederick Co, VA people, buildings, and scenes from the 1900s; Ephemera relating to graduation of Dorothy Chamberlin from Fort Loudoun Seminary, 1926. Gift of Jeff Chamberlin.

Civil War Collection 1610 THL (4 items) Letter from Parris to his wife, June 21, 1863. manuscript (photocopy) Gift of Robin Fox. Minutes, reports, and publicity for the Winchester-Frederick County Sesquicentennial Committee, typescript, Gift of Sally Coates. “The Transfer of Jefferson and Berkeley Counties from Virginia to West Virginia” by Edward Hamilton Phillips,
Master’s thesis, Typescript,  Gift of Charles Robinson. “Captain John P. Baggs: Company A, 11th West Virginia Infantry The Snake Hunters” by Linda Flaharty. Backlog. 

Cochran, Clayton J. Collection 1175 WFCHS (4 items) Two World War II medals awarded to J. Clayton Cochran Jr. and his wings. World War I medal awarded to J. C. Cochran. Gift of JoAnn Larrick. Fishing license issued to Clayton Cochran Jr. 1965. Gift of Clayton Cochran. 

Cold War Collection 1745 WFCHS (3 items) “My 12 years of Flying in the US Navy Service during the Cold War” by Charles Richardson, typescript; Gift of Charles Richardson.
F16 Air Combat Fighter, 1975, printed, Gift of Charles S. Pinkham.

Council on Religious Education, Frederick County, VA Records Collection 1452 THL
(21 items) Secretaries Report Book for Stonewall District Sunday School convention, 1913. Ephemera associated with the Opequon Church Sunday School. Gift of Lew Ewing.

Cross, Robert and Mary Cook Collection 565 THL (6 items) Marriage records, photographs and letter concerning the Cross family, printed booklet, “Aida” by Professor Gibson,  Gift of Robert Cross.

Copenhaver, Judith McVicar Collection 1608 THL (1 item) Certificate awarded to Lucy Ann Kinzel, Winchester Public Schools, 1918-1919. Gift of Judith Copenhaver.

Dietz, Sue Collection 45 THL (3 items) Death certificate of Nathaniel Combs, and burial information on Dietz Family. Gift of Sue Dietz.

Davis, James A. Collection 1730 THL (39 items) Eight Civil War maps, Civil War letters and records of the 51st Virginia and 1st Virginia Infantries, Franklin County, and Nelson County, typescript and printed, VA. Journals of the Roanoke Historical Society and Wythe County, magazine articles, and photographs of John Buford Gilly, James Madison Gilly, and  Co D, 13th Battalion, Camp Wheeler, GA during World War II. Gift of James A Davis.

Elections/Political Papers 1479 THL (13 items) Items associated with Jim Largent campaigns during the 1960s and 1970s. Gift of Jenny Powers.

Elliot, Sheila Gaithert Collection 1732 WFCHS (224 items, 2 Hollinger boxes) Photographs of Douglas School graduates, the Gaither, Washington, and Carter families, and Ministers of the Old Association. Military service records for 162 Winchester-Frederick County, VA Colored Civil War soldiers, and African-American Draft Registration Cards for World War I and II.
Photocopies of records found on Ancestry, indexed. Gift of Sheila Gaither Elliot

Engle, Elizabeth Collection 112 WFCHS (1 item) Newspaper, Winchester Republican, Feb. 7, 1862. Gift of Elizabeth Engle.

Family Bible Records 52 THL (2 items) Weis Family Bible Records covers 1890 – 1900. Gift of Susan McCabe. Ogden Family Bible Records, covering 1860 – 1945. Gift of Shirley M. Louthan and Bucky Whitacre.

Family Records Collection 1307 THL (1 item) Lamb Family Genealogical Information, typescript, Gift of Kathleen Lamb.

Fawcett, Betty Jean Collection 85 WFCHS (6 items) Photographs of the Fawcett, and Snapp families. Gift of Betty Jean Snapp Fawcett.

Finley, Alexander Walker and Bonnie Huffman Collection 1552 THL (3 items) 1939 issue of “Virginia Informer,” Douglas School program, and “Club Alcazar” card., printed,  Gift of Alexander Walker and Bonnie Huffman Finley. 

Finley, Taylor Collection 1744 THL (3 items) Shares of stocks owned by Dr. Taylor F. Finley, 1949-50.printed, Gift of Mrs. Taylor F. Finley.

Frederick County Fruit Growers Association, Inc. Records 1713 THL (3 Hollinger boxes)
Records relating to workers used to pick the local apple crop, 1940’s -1950’s, including German
Prisoners of War and Bahamian workers. Donated by Frederick Co. Fruit Growers Assn, Inc.

Friendship Fire Co. Collection 437 WFCHS (144 items) Friendship Fire Co Ribbon from Chambersburg Thanksgiving Day, 1901. Gift of Lee Hardy.  News article from “Out of the Past” June 5, 1901. Gift of Nathan S. Newlin. Constitutions, committee notes, reports, land surveys, roll books, minutes, cables, deeds and photograph of Friendship Reel Team, 116 photos of individuals in band Gift of Friendship Fire Co. Friendship Fire Co. ceremonial ribbon. Gift of Richard Duncan. 

Frye Family Papers 1438 THL (1 item) Frederick Co., VA Deed between Joseph Frye and William Clark, 1819, manuscript, Gift of Leigh Crawford.

Grace Lutheran Church 724 WFCHS (6 items) Photographs of Old Lutheran Church ruins and George Washington Hotel, Sunday School worship bulletin, 2012, Johannes Streit and Kirbery Family Genealogy, Dorsey Walter letters 1861-1865. Gift of Mary Froehlich.
Gochenour, Patricia Collection 379 THL (5 items) Brochure, map, and lesson plan of George Washington’s first journey to the Shenandoah Valley (manuscript, DVD). Gift of Patricia Gochenour.

Griffith, Richard Papers 166 WFCHS (70 items) photographs of  family members and neighbors. Received from WFCHS office.

Haines, John Collection 735 THL (2 items) Photographs of Ruth and J.A. Haines, and 125 W. Water St, 1917. Gift of John Haines.

Handley Regional Library Collection 39 THL (7 items) Diary of Barbara Shauffer Solenberger. Gift of Judy Enterline. Photograph of Dola Tyler on 100th birthday. Gift of Westminster-Canterbury. Photographs of Donna Hughes, John Huddy, and Joan Bronson. Gift of Pat Ritchie. National Intelligencer April 17, 1824, and December 21, 1824. Gift of Claudia Vivanco and Tony Reynolds. Letter from Robert McCandless to his children regarding his visit to Winchester in 1887, manuscript, donated by Laura Shea.” Pennsylvania Credit in the Virginia Backcountry, 1746 – 1755’ by Turk McCleskey and James C. Squire, published in Pennsylvania History, vol. 81, #2 Spring, 2014, printed, Gift of Turk McCleskey.
Hinkle, Kenneth S. Papers 1536 WFCHS (7 items) Poems by Kenneth Hinkle, “Opinionated”, Fair Warning”, “Head Shrinker”, “The Angel”, “Jack-O-Lantern”, “No Way to Repay,” and “Into the Future.” Gift of Kenneth S. Hinkle.

Hite Family Association Collection 1465 THL (1 item) Order of birth of Jost Hite’s surviving children, typescript, Gift of Richard Hite.

Hoffman, Evelyn Collection 1360 WFCHS (22 items) Photographs of James D. Hoffman, and tombstones of Santmyer family. Gift of Evelyn Hoffman.

Hoover, Charles Loring Papers 247 THL (2 items) Photograph of Mrs. John Hoover opening a gift, and pencil drawing of South Cameron St.  Gift of Sue E. Pinner.

Humbert, Judy Collection 899 THL (54 items) Photographs, news articles, and funeral programs of African-Americans in Winchester-Frederick Co. VA. Gift of Judy Humbert.

Jackson, Thomas J. “Stonewall” 1034 THL (1 item) “Stonewall Jackson’s Chaplain; Beverly Tucker Lacy” by H. Rondel Rumberg. Gift of H. Rondel Rumberg.

John Handley High School Records 145 WFCHS (13 items) Post Card of John Handley High School, 1940s. Gift of Alvin Schaut. Graduation program,1954, History of Class of 1954, Last Will and Testament of Class of 1954, Prophecy – 1954, newspaper clipping from Winchester Evening Star, March 13, 1954, and 25th Anniversary of Class of 1954, August 1, 1999. Gift of Ann Holler Estate. Report cards of John C. Blackburn at Handley High School, 1968-69. Gift of Friends of Handley Regional Library.

Johnson, Clarence Collection 1566 THL (1 item) Recollection of work experiences by Clarence Johnson, typescript. Gift of Clarence Johnson.

Johnston, Wilbur S. Collection 1168 (3 items) Envelope of 165th Anniversary of U. S. Marines, registration envelope of Worchester Royal Porcelain Co., and Biography of Hattie Gilpin. Gift of Wilbur Johnston.

Kerns, Wilmer Collection 214 THL (230 items) Photographs of people from western Frederick County, VA from the late 19th and early 20th Century. Crooked Run Primitive Church Records, Fairfax survey of the first Back Creek settlers, miscellaneous letter and records, and Kerns family history. Family records of 30 Back Creek families. Gift of Wilmer Kerns.      

King Hiram Lodge #53 Free and Accepted Masons Records 1631 THL (3 items) Plaque, medallion, and commemorative coin presented to Robert Cross for monetary contributions.
Gift of Robert Cross.

Kowalski, Francis and Helen Collection 1339 WFCHS (14 items) Receipts from C. W. Ramsburg Bottling Works, post card of attractions around Winchester, Apple Blossom mugs, brochures, programs, and Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival souvenirs, 1924-2015. Gift of Genevieve L. Kowalski.

Korean War Collection 1447 WFCHS (18 items) Photographs of Paul E. Bombardier during his service in the Korean War. Gift of Paul E. Bombardier. Photograph of Fred Haymaker in Korea, 1965. Gift of Fred Haymaker. Personal service memories and photographs of John G. Moreland, and article about the F84 Thunderjet. Gift of John G. Moreland.  Korean War anniversary memorabilia and “The Korean War and Its Historical Impact”. Gift of Lewis H. Ebert.  Interview and biographical sketch of Richard “Butch” Boxwell, and Photograph of 1955 RC baseball team. Gift of Richard L. Boxwell.

Kurtz Funeral Home Records 985 WFCHS (1 item) Receipt of payment for Mary Kurtz for serving as chief matron at Civil War Hospitals in Winchester 1864-1865. Gift of Lucy Kurtz.

Lupton, Helena Knight Collection 1077 WFCHS (15 items) Lupton Monument dedication, Bible and Bible records, cook book, photographs of Lupton Family members, and letters and post cards associated with the McSherry and Munsell families. . Gift of Janney Lupton.

Lupton, Janney Collection 1398 WFCHS (15 items) Photographs of  Lupton family members and friends. Gift of Janney Lupton.

Lutrell, Scott Collection 603 WFCHS (80 items) Photographs of scenes in Winchester and Frederick County, VA, deeds, tax receipts, and other  miscellaneous receipts concerning the Hoffman,  Bowman, Cronk, Shaffer, Shaver, and Storer families, Gift of Scott Lutrell.

Maps of Winchester and Frederick County, VA (3 items). Twentieth Century maps. Gift of Carolyn Cook. (1 item) Gift of Shari Nesselrodte.

Marshall, May Collection 1741 THL (2 items) Photocopies of news articles of May Marshal,
a pedestrienne, . Gift of Gerry Curtis.

Massey, Ruth Farley Collection 1464 WFCHS (6 items) Card holder containing sales permit and game mileage receipt, apple cookbook, certificate of war necessity, diary of Ruth Farley Massey with notes from Helen Judd Farley and copy of Ruth F. Massey’s “The Dog.” Gift of Ruth Farley Massey.

Martin, James T. Records 1739 THL (1 item) Photocopy of transcript of Ledger from James T. Martin, Green Springs area, 1844-1867.  Gift of May Rodgers.

Middletown, Virginia Collection 1499 THL (10 Items) Photographs of Middletown mayors, and Cedar Creek reenactment. Gift of Charles Harbaugh IV.   

Miller, Godfrey S. Correspondence 1274 THL (29 items) Letters and envelopes to Godfrey Miller Sr., 1853 – 1857, manuscript, Gift of Robert Lake.

Miller, J. P. Family Papers 1728 WFCHS (18 items) 3 family photo albums, box of loose photos, Handley High School football programs, yearbooks and reunions, 1943 Roanoke College Yearbook, Eichelberger family scrapbook, journal books, diploma and Winchester Medical Corps membership of Dr. Alfred Henkel, diploma from Penn Academy at Gettysburg, PA, and award certificate for William Miller, 1845. Gift of Sharon Thornton.

Millwood Station Volunteer Fire and Rescue #21 Inc. Records 1731 THL (12 items) Photographs, scrapbooks, articles, deeds, bonds, and minutes for the Winchester Rescue Squad. Gift of Millwood Station Volunteer Fire and Rescue #21 Inc.

Mitchell, Robert D. Collection 539 THL (1 item) “Town and Country in Backcountry Virginia: Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley, 1730-1800,” by Warren Hofstra and Robert D. Mitchell on Shenandoah Valley between 1730-1800. Typescript, Gift of Warren Hofstra.

Morith, Thomas E. Collection 1724 THL (1 item) Mullikin Family Genealogy, 1695-1975,
Typescript, Gift of Thomas E. Morith. 

Morrow, Dale W.  Collection 1154 THL (2 items) Illinois biographies, Vol. 1-2, Indiana Biographies, Vol 1 compiled by Dale W. Morrow. Gift of Dale W. Morrow.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church 1715 THL (1 item) Photograph of Mt. Carmel church group, 1941. Gift of Charles Harris.

Old Fredericktown Garden Club 1691 (3 items) Club minutes 2006-2009. Gift of Old Fredericktown Garden Club.

Old Stone Church at Greenspring 347 THL (23 items) Photographs of Old Stone Church, White Hall School students, Wallace Lutz and family, Old Stone Church Trustees, and Bailey Family gravestones. Backlog.

Plank, Terry S. Sr. 547 THL (47 items) Ephemera, photographs and manuscripts of Wood and Grim families, 19th and 20th century, 10 newspapers, 19th century, donated by Terry S. Plank, Sr.

Preservation of Historic Winchester 875 THL (5 items) Brochures concerning Holiday House Tour, 50th Anniversary, and “All Around Town.” Gift of Preservation of Historic Winchester.

Poe, Jerome Collection 414 THL (15 items) Photographs of people and scenes in Winchester and Frederick County, VA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Poe.

Powers, David and Jenny Collection 1399 WFCHS (1 item) Proceeding of court case “Washington vs. John Alburtis, 1834. Gift of David and Jenny Powers.

Quota Club of Winchester Inc. Collection 750 WFCHS (1 item) 1968 Antique Show and Sale booklet, printed. Gift of Carolyn Cook.

Ridgeway, Trish and Harry Collection 1716 THL (16 items) Report cards, graduation records, student essays, letter, and other miscellaneous items associated with Eloise Caldwell and Handley High School in the 1920s. Gift of Patricia M. Ridgeway.

Ritter, Ben Collection 12 WFCHS (85 items) Photographs of people of Winchester-Frederick County, VA, correspondence of M. B. B “Bird” Washington, and marriage certificate of Carson Lupton and Altha Arnold, news articles, genealogical notes on the Ritter family, chancery records, White House Newsletters, honor roll of volunteer first department, deeds, library cards, and programs of  local interest. Letter from George Cather to Roy E. Wingfield, 1931. Gift of Ben Ritter.

Rometo, Kenneth J. Collection 1620 THL (1 item) “The Story of John Brown’s Stirrup and the Pitcock Family” by Kenneth J. Rometo. Gift of Kenneth J. Rometo.

Shenandoah Valley National Bank Collection 722 THL (2 items) Miniature First Aid Kit, and card concerning Treasury Department Form 1099). Gift of Carolyn Cook.

Scrapbook Collection 844 WFCHS (1 item) Scrapbook containing articles about  Handley High School and local history, 1937 - 1944. Gift of Gary Bolen and Di Cornell.

Taylor’s Furnace Collection 1747 WFCHS (10 items) 10 photographs of Taylor’s Furnace. Gift of John Crone.

Tischler, Allan Collection 208 THL (4 items) Views of Camp Russell, Winchester, VA, cavalry journal articles on CD, and two Civil War magazine articles. Gift of Allan Tischler.

Torch Club 1110 THL (1 item) Two articles from “The Torch” magazine, February, 2014. “Whose Life is it Anyway” by Henry Ticknor and “Willa Cather:  Virginia Girl to Literary Classic” by Anne Legge.  Backlog.

Turner Ashby Camp of Confederate Veterans #22 Papers 302 WFCHS (17 items) membership cards, and Treasurer’s Book of names and dues. 1905-1906. Backlog.

Turner Ashby Camp Guard Records 1604 WFCHS (1 item) Photograph of William Joshua Marple. Gift of Mary Rodgers.

Vietnam War Collection 1342 THL (14 items) Photographs of Larry Elliot before and during his Vietnam War service. Gift of Larry Elliot., 2 photographs of Rodney Crowley and Tom Dick, 1965,1967. Gift of Rodney Crowley.

Weekday Religious Education Collection 1748 THL (1.5 linear feet) Minutes, newspaper articles, tracts and photographs. Gift of Carolyn Glaize.

Weissenbergger, Sheila Collection 1729 WFCHS (2 items) Cancelled checks and family view report of Christian Louis Goller, Gift of Sheila Weissenberger.

WINC Collection 1616 THL (36 items) 14 Photographs of CATV Tower, Aerial view of Tower, 1960s, Cable TV open house event, history of the beginnings of the station, news articles, advertisements, brochures, and related items to WINC.  Gift of Howard P. Lewis.
    
Winchester, City of Records 519 THL (5 items) Reports concerning the City of Winchester Seal, Annexation proceedings, parking programs, and transportation plans for Winchester, VA.  Gift of Tim Youmans. Winchester, VA Annual Report, 2012. Gift of City of Winchester.

Winchester City School Records 581 THL (4 items) Dowell J. Howard dedication program, 1972, newspaper article, Dowell J. Howard, 1972, Biography of John Handley, nd., and Photographs of tree dedication in honor of Floyd Finley. Gift of John C. Capehart.

Winchester-Clarke County Garden Club Records 1454 THL (1 item) Updated bylaws, and program for Garden Club at Virginia Historic Garden Week. Gift of the Winchester-Clarke County Garden Club.

Winchester Fire Departments Collection 698 THL (1 item) “Fire Chiefs of the City of Winchester”, covers 1939 – 2013, compiled by Nathan Newlin, typescript

Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society Collection 69 WFCHS (37 items) Photograph of Leggett’s Department Store, booklet, news article, and war fund subscriber’s sheet.  Gift of Carolyn Cook.  3 photographs scenes from Frederick County, VA. Gift of Janet L. Berryman Elam. 3 photographs of Winchester scenes from the turn of the 20th Century. Gift of Helena Knight Lupton.  24 photographs of Apple Blossom Festival, students at John Kerr School, scenes of area. Gift of Sue Pinner. Photograph of Winchester City Hall. Gift of Tim Youmans. 2 photographs of Brucetown. Backlog.

Winchester Medical Center Records 1626 THL (3 items) Program for dress ball. Gift of Suzy Hough. Information, experiences, and military service of Mary Jane McCone, and scanned picture of Janey Miller, 1956-8. Gift of Juanita Carter.

Winchester and Potomac RR Records 1473 THL (1 item) “Winchester and Potomac Railroad – Little Brother of the B&O” by Peter Maynard. Gift of Peter Maynard.

Winchester, Welltown, Berkeley Turnpike Company Records 1738 THL (1 item) Ledger book of Winchester, Welltown, Berkeley Turnpike Company, manuscript, Gift of John Embry

Wolfe, Charles M. Collection 1751 THL (9 items) Copies of photographs of Frederick County School groups, Mt. Williams float in Apple Blossom Parade, c. 1950’s, men haying and local citizens. Gift of Charles M. Wolfe.

World War II Collection 1050 WFCHS (24 items) Photograph of E. A. Garber at Navy pre-flight school. Gift of Sara Hartman. Photographs and documents of Richard Julian Keckley, 1940s. Gift of Jane S. Davis. Photographs and diary of John W. Ebert, while stationed in India. Gift of Ebert Family. Documents of Donald Lofton and Walter Brown.  Gift of Charles R. Brown. Articles, “Normandy’s Crucial Component” by Craig L. Symonds and “Two Different D-Days” by George Bowers, Sr. Gift of Fred R. Hepner, Sr. Booklet, “Identification of Aircraft for Army Air Forces Ground Observer Corps” Gift of Ben Ritter. Diary of POW service during WWII.” Gift of Carmel Whetzel. “Travels of George C. Stierhoff during WWII in the Pacific Theatre”. Gift of George C. Stierhoff. “My Life’s Story” by Frederick Holthius and “Sergeant’s Odyssey” by  Harry F. Noyes III, donated by Diana Fenni Holthius White. Service Record
and news articles about Raymond Pointer, Discharge papers for Charles Harbaugh Jr. , donated by Charles Harbaugh, Jr. Correspondence to Martha Shade from Capt. A. L. Hartman, Oct. 1941 – Feb. 1952, donated by Martha Boyles. Color prints of WWII Airplanes, Gift of  Jack Einstein. 6 photographs of Louis, Chester, Michael and Frank Lepore, Gift of Louis Lepore.

Oral History Interviews


Acker, Elliot
Bencivauga, Anthony
Betit, Gene
Bombodier, Paul
Boxwell, Richard
Byrne, Richard
Carpenter, Dale
Carter, Raymond
Crowley, Rodney
Crittenden, William
Davia, Narce
DeFlora, Camillo
DePollo, John
Donald, Leroy
Einstein, Jack
Embrey, George
Haun, Bobby
Haymaker, George
Jackson, William
Keller, Donald
Klaner, Glenn
Lauve, Lew
Lepore, Louis
Martin, Ralph
Monacelli, Pasquale
Moreland, George
Pasqale, Monacelli
Strickland, Wiley
Richardson, Charles
Templeton, Pat
Watson, Raleigh

Please contact us if you are willing to share your stories of time with the Armed Forces.

Becky Ebert Celebrates Thirty-Five Years as Employee of Handley Library

Handley Library hosted a reception for Becky to recognize her thirty-five years of service in the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives. Eighty people stopped by to share in the celebration sharing their stories of research and activities. John Huddy, Library Director, presented her with a Certificate
of Dedication in recognition of valuable contributions to Handley Regional Library, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives.

A highlight of the afternoon was the presentation from Margaretta Barton Colt of “Milroy’s Valentine” to the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives. This is a political cartoon drawn by Cornelia MacDonald and later copied and painted by Fanny Jones Barton. Margaretta made this gift

“In honor of Rebecca’s 35 fruitful years at the Handley Library where she has made the archives the fine historical resource that it is.”

Acqusitions Report Jan. - July 2015