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New Market Poll Books

Identifier: SC 0109

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Scope and Content

This collection contains one folder of ten poll books for elections held in New Market, Lee Township/Magisterial District, Shenandoah County, Virginia, in May and November 1873, November 1874, May and November 1875 and 1877, November 1878, and May and November 1879. Each book is paperbound and contains the oaths of judges and clerks of the election and signatures of electors.


  • 1873-1879

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (

Bio/Historical Information

Poll books were used as a record of citizens who voted in elections.


0.08 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Shenandoah County poll books dating to the 1870s.


The poll books are arranged chronologically in one folder.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Friends of Carrier Library at Green Valley Auction Barn near Mt. Crawford, Virginia on July 23, 1994.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2089.


A Guide to the New Market Poll Books, 1873-1879
Chris Bolgiano, Kayla Payne
October 1994, June 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

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