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Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Alice Virginia Kellam Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0182
Abstract

This collection consists of one scrapbook compiled during Miss Kellam's enrollment in professional courses at the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia, between the years 1923 and 1925.

Dates: 1923-1925

Audrey Hatcher Vaughan papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0199
Abstract

The Audrey Hatcher Vaughan Papers, 1942-1944, consist of three folders of school related materials, correspondence from WWII soldiers and fellow schoolmates, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to the donor's time at Madison College.

Dates: 1942-1944

Barnhart Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0237
Abstract The Barnhart Family Papers, 1836-1944, is comprised of assorted documents chiefly relating to the Barnhart family of New Hope, Virginia in Augusta County, particularly George Barnhart II and his son Gideon Barnhart. Materials include correspondence, bills, receipts and invoices, deeds, and envelopes. The collection also includes many documents concerning the estate of George Barnhart II. There are also materials within this collection pertaining to persons not directly related to the...
Dates: 1836-1944

Bethlehem Stone Church Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0212
Abstract

The Bethlehem Stone Church Records, 1844-2011, is comprised of 46 pdf files that contains digitized images of church records and documents related to the church and church history from its inception in 1844 through 2011.

Dates: 1844-2011; Digitized: 2012

Bettie Hiter Willis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0224
Abstract

The Bettie Hiter Willis Papers, 1864-1942, is comprised of digitized diary entries and letters from Willis, including documents created during the Civil War.

Dates: 1864-1942

Charles Triplett O'Ferrall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0086
Abstract

The Charles Triplett O’Ferrall Papers, 1870-1893, consist of 273 items in a ½ Hollinger box and one item in one flat box (.209 linear feet) of correspondence to O’Ferrall when he resided in Harrisonburg, Virginia, as well as a small amount of assorted legal, financial, and miscellaneous documents which are apparently unconnected with O'Ferrall or his family, but do illustrate some common financial and legal practices of the day.

Dates: 1870-1893

Copp’s Schoolhouse Notebook and Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0238
Abstract

The Copp’s Schoolhouse Notebook and Ledger, 1867-1908, is comprised of one bound volume of notes on Dr. Benjamin Mosby Smith’s lectures; the constitution, by-laws, and meeting minutes of the Johnsonian Lyceum (meetings were held at Copp’s Schoolhouse in Maurertown, Virginia which was located in the Johnson Magisterial District); and unrelated personal property lists of Shenandoah County residents.

Dates: 1867-1908

Dudley and Rexrode Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0213
Abstract

Personal papers and ledgers relating to the Dudley and Rexrode families of Augusta County, Virginia. Included in this collection are the receipts, invoices, and tax documents of Edward Alexander Dudley; ledgers from the practice and pharmacy of Dr. Charles Pinkey Rexrode; ledgers from the agricultural business of Arthur B. Dudley; family photographs; and documents from the Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church in Mt. Solon, Virginia.

Dates: 1873-2005

Eleanor McCartney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0216
Abstract

Diary and recipes kept by Eleanor McCartney, of the Winchester, Virginia area.

Dates: 1883; 1891

Elizabeth Arrena Carroll Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0190
Abstract

This collection consists of one scrapbook compiled during Miss Carroll’s enrollment in professional courses at the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It includes correspondence from 1921, though the bulk of the material appears to be from 1923-1925.

Dates: 1921-1925

Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0077
Abstract

The Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Papers, ca. 1930s-1997, comprise business and personal records relating to the Custer family business, Virginia Valley Processors, Inc., of Hinton, Virginia.

Dates: circa 1930s-1997

Ezra M. Minnick Sr. diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0051
Abstract

The Ezra M. Minnick Sr. Diary, 1900, comprises one Excelsior Diary with daily entries by Timberville, Virginia farmer and government inspector, Ezra M. Minnick Sr. General subject matter includes weather reports, local and state politics, business dealings, and personal news and events.

Dates: 1900

Fulks Run Ruritan Club records

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0198
Abstract

The Fulks Run Ruritan Club Records, 1958-2008, consist of two boxes (2 cubic feet) of meeting minutes, rosters, community service reports, treasuer notes, receipts, correspondence, and handbooks documenting this Fulks Run, Virginia organization.

Dates: 1958-2008

Garber and Logan family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0315
Abstract

The Garber and Logan Family Papers, 1846-1949, comprise personal receipts of Joseph Garber, genealogy of the Garber Family, and photographs likely taken by John and Emma Logan.

Dates: 1846-1949

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historic Properties Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0195
Abstract

The collection contains National Register of Historic Places nomination forms and supporting documents, maps, floor plans and images for properties in the vicinity of Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg generated by students in James Madison University’s Historic Preservation class, 1989-2006.

Dates: 1989-2006

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0117
Abstract

This collection consists of approximately 1,700 items, in six boxes and one flat folder, and covers the dates 1740-1950. The collection is comprised of a very wide variety of legal, governmental, business, school, and church records, as well as personal papers, all primarily from the Central Shenandoah Valley (Rockingham, Shenandoah, Augusta, and Page counties). Most are originals, but some facsimiles are included.

Dates: 1740-1950

Henkel Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0099
Abstract

The Henkel Family Papers consists of two Hollinger boxes and one oversize box, and spans a period from 1783 to 1916. The bulk of the collection consists of letters, religious documents, and newspapers and advertisements published by the Henkel Press of New Market, Virginia. Also included are some Henkel family history materials and business documents, and miscellaneous secular materials.

Dates: 1783-1916

Hoak Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0161
Abstract

The Hoak Ledger, 1794-1855, is written primarily in German and includes entries for shoeing horses, repairing wagons, and sales of wheat and grain. It likely originated from Gasper Hoak of Page County, Virginia.

Dates: 1794-1855

J. Wilbert and Ellen A. Chappell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0200
Abstract

The J. Wilbert and Ellen A. Chappell Papers, 1946-1978, consist of three folders of congratulatory letters, Faculty Wives Sewing Circle programs, photographs, and miscellany.

Dates: 1946-1978

Jessie Stoutamyer diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0059
Abstract

The Jessie Stoutamyer Diary, 1905, 1911, consists of one bound (hand-stitched) diary kept by 18-year-old Augusta County native, Jessie Jackson Stoutamyer. The diary spans January 1 through August 30, 1911, with a final entry chronicling her brother George’s death on October 11, 1911. Stoutamyer’s entries include her daily activities and family news. Also included is a separate sheet on which Stoutamyer transcribed “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”

Dates: 1905; 1911

John A. Frenger Diary and Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0008
Abstract

The John A. Frenger Diary and Account Book, 1880-1892, consists of one ledger that contains periodic diary entries in which Frenger, a farmer from Greenville, Augusta County, documents the weather, his local travels, farm activities, and commentary on political events. The ledger also includes accounts of Frenger’s household and farm expenses and income.

Dates: 1880-1892; Majority of material found within 1881 - 1884

John L. Heatwole Collection of Shenandoah Valley History

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0092
Abstract

The John L. Heatwole Collection of Shenandoah Valley History, 1802-1901, consists of three folders containing 102 items pertaining to Shenandoah Valley history. The collection is arranged topically into three folders: General Valley Documents, Page County Documents, and Recipes.

Dates: 1802-1901

John T. Harris Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0089
Abstract

The John T. Harris Papers, 1771-1937 (bulk 1850-1900), consist of a large number of personal and political documents relevant to the life and career of John T. Harris. The bulk of the collection is comprised of letters of John T. Harris and his family, and of Peyton Randolph and his family. Several letters discuss Southern secession and the American Civil War. Also included are Randolph family letters, James Clarkson Papers, Civil War documents and Harris genealogy.

Dates: 1771-1937; Majority of material found within 1850-1900

Margaret Reed Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0093
Abstract

The collection consists of three items: a letter from Charles T. O'Ferrall to Mayme Clarke Robinson concerning the family history; a transcript of the aforesaid letter typed by Isabelle Robinson Reed, the daughter of Mayme Clarke Robinson; and a photo copy of Mayme Clarke Robinson's application to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Dates: 1902-1914

Mary A. Thompson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0152
Abstract

This collection documents the life and activities of members of the Thompson family of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia, particularly John W. Thompson and his wife Elizabeth F. Thompson, and also contains items relating to the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren in Dayton, Virginia.

Dates: 1893-1974

McPheeters, Harper, and Swartzle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0160
Abstract

The McPheeters, Harper, and Swartzle Papers, 1849-1875, include annual membership receipts for the Virginia Central Agricultural Society for A.A. McPheeters and Miss Mary J. McPheeters, a list of the appraised property of Mrs. M.R. Harper, and an article of agreement between Ira Swartzle, David Swartzle, and J. William Sheetz.

Dates: 1849-1875

Michael Baker Estate Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0120
Abstract

The Michael Baker Estate Papers, 1810-1839, consists of one folder of receipts, legal notes, correspondence, and the sale bill of the Michael Baker estate.

Dates: 1810-1839

Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0098
Abstract

This collection deals mainly with the Strickler family of Massanutten, Egypt Bend, and Luray, Virginia, along with a few other related families.

Dates: 1776-1963

Recipe Book

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0164
Abstract

This collection consists of one notebook of handwritten recipes dated 1855, possibly originating in Rockingham County, Virginia, which contains recipes for a variety of foods, as well as a recipe for a homemade poultice and eau de toilette.

Dates: 1855

Robert H. and Lorraine Strickler Collection of John Zigler Daybooks

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0128
Abstract

The Robert H. and Lorraine Strickler Collection of John Zigler Daybooks, 1816-1903, consists chiefly of daybooks and ledgers related to the John Zigler tannery and pottery businesses in Rockingham County, Virginia. Additional materials include photographs, notes, letters, and loose accounts.

Dates: 1816-1903