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Augusta County (Va.) -- History

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Wright oral histories of Virginia and West Virginia folkways

Identifier: SdArch 34

Barbara Wright Oral Histories of Virginia and West Virginia Folkways, 1994-1996, is comprised of 13 interviews with individuals who recall life in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and West Virginia prior to the establishment of the Shenandoah National Park, as well as Wright’s research materials regarding the CCC in Augusta County, photographs, and research notes on the town of Stokesville, Virginia.

Dates: 1994-1996

Barnhart Family Papers

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

Basic City Mining, Manufacturing, and Land Company Records

Identifier: SC 0299

The Basic City Mining, Manufacturing, and Land Company Records, 1890-1892, comprise one folder of financial records documenting the activities of Augusta County's Basic City Mining, Manufacturing, and Land Company.

Dates: 1890-1892

Betty Brown Clemmer and Willis Clemmer papers

Identifier: SC 0280

The Betty Brown Clemmer and Willis Clemmer Papers, 1920-2015 (bulk 1943-1949), largely comprise correspondence between Betty Brown Clemmer and Willis Clemmer during their courtship while Betty was a student at Madison College. Other papers relate to Betty's coursework at Madison College, Willis' service in the Army Air Forces, and family biographies.

Dates: 1920-2015; Majority of material found within 1943-1949

Croushorn Family Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau Papers

Identifier: SC 0261

This collection is comprised of Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau receipts, newsletters, correspondences and ephemera related to the Croushorn family farm and business, in Augusta County, Virginia, from 1932-1958.

Dates: 1932-1958

Jessie Stoutamyer diary

Identifier: SC 0059

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. Sawhill Collection

Identifier: SC 0111

The John A. Sawhill Collection, 1756-1848, contains seven miscellaneous documents of American and British origin.

Dates: 1756-1848

John G. Stewart Papers

Identifier: SC 0157

Research materials and topical files pertaining to Shenandoah Valley folk culture including recipes, cures for ailments, folklore stories, and other traditions gathered and documented by John G. Stewart and Elmer Smith, former professors at Madison College (James Madison University).

Dates: 1761-2002; Majority of material found within 1953-1973

Kenneth E. Sensabaugh Papers

Identifier: SC 0248

The Kenneth E. Sensabaugh Papers, 1944-2009 (bulk 1944-1954), are comprised primarily of materials related to Sensabaugh’s career in the U. S. Navy. Items include photographs, sketch portraits of Sensabaugh, discharge papers, and ephemera.

Dates: 1944 – 2009; Majority of material found within 1944-1954

Leri Melissa Thomas Papers

Identifier: SC 0156

The Leri Melissa Thomas Papers, 1926-1995 (bulk 1988-1992), consists of one box of files documenting the relationship between Shenandoah National Park (SNP) and residents and officials in several counties adjoining the park, especially Madison, Augusta, and Rockingham counties, Virginia.

Dates: 1926-1995; Majority of material found within 1988-1992

Stokesville and North River Gap oral histories

Identifier: SdArch 35

The Stokesville and North River Gap Oral Histories, 1996-1997, are comprised of audio interviews, census data, genealogy research and scans of photographs related to prominent families of the North River Gap area and town of Stokesville, in Augusta County, Virginia.

Dates: 1996-1997