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Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Acker Family Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0095
Abstract

The Acker Family Diaries, 1880-1906, consist of one Hollinger box and contains the personal diaries of Rockingham County residents Isaac Acker and his son David. The elder Acker's diaries span the years 1880-1906, while his son's cover 1889-1900. The diaries of both men are similar in that they discuss the day-to-day events in the lives of the Acker family. The collection is arranged in three series: Isaac Acker Diaries, David C. Acker Diaries, and Indices.

Dates: 1880-1906

Ang Buhay sa Nayon -- Life in the Valley Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0026
Abstract

Ang Buhay sa Nayon - Life in the Valley Oral History Project, 2007-2015, is comprised of video recordings, transcripts, photographs and a scrapbook documenting twenty-three oral history interviews from seventeen Filipino Americans from the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia.

Dates: 2007-2015

Barbara Wright Oral Histories of Virginia and West Virginia Folkways

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 34
Abstract

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

 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

Bowman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0159
Abstract

The Bowman Family Papers, 1765-1998, consisting of one box and one flat folder, contain various documents related to John Bowman, and his descendants David, Joseph, Alpheus, Solon, and others. These documents include deeds and indentures pertaining to land granted to John Bowman, as well as wills and financial records, and records pertaining to the construction of a new Rader’s Church, 1878-1879.

Dates: 1765-1998

Christine Hoepfner Collection on the Shenandoah National Park

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0170
Abstract

Contains photocopies of letters, reports, and news stories, mostly from the National Archives and the Shenandoah National Park Archives, which deal with the formation and early administration of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

Dates: 1911-2000

Elizabeth A. Wenger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0163
Abstract

Consists of letters and postcards to Elizabeth A. Wenger of Dayton, Virginia, 1884-1936, and two fire insurance forms, 1951.

Dates: 1884-1951

Elmer Lewis Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0166
Abstract

The Elmer Lewis Smith Papers, 20th century, consist of six folders of notes and drafts, compiled and written by Elmer Lewis Smith, on folk superstitions, ghosts, conjuring, powwowing, folk healing, and holiday superstitions in the Shenandoah Valley.

Dates: 20th century

Heatwole Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0252
Abstract

The Heatwole Family Papers, 1838-2001, document descendants of David Heatwole (1767-1842). The collection documents the Virginia Heatwoles, specifically those of Mt. Clinton and Dale Enterprise, as well as the Trumbos of Fulks Run. Materials include correspondence, financial records, personal papers, photographs, and ephemera.

Dates: 1838-2001

Henkel Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0253
Abstract

The Henkel Family Papers, 1801-2008, document the influential Henkel family of Rockingham and Shenandoah counties in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The collection, primarily documenting the Siram and Margaret Koiner Henkel line of the family, is comprised of correspondence, personal and financial papers, and genealogical research materials.

Dates: 1801-2008

J. W. Tate Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0301
Abstract

The J. W. Tate Ledgers, 1888-1905, comprise four account books documenting Tate's blacksmith business in the Amberly area of Rockingham County, Virginia. Additional materials include correspondence, printed ephemera, and an incomplete autobiographical sketch of Luna Tate, J. W. Tate's daughter.

Dates: 1888-1905

John G. Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0157
Abstract

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

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

Liskey Collection of Heavner Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0184
Abstract The Liskey Collection of Heavner Family Papers, 1788-1967, consists of one box (.4 cubic feet) of personal correspondence, business and personal financial records, and various other items pertaining to the William Heavner family, documented through the maternal side: William Heavner, Evaline Heavner Aubrey, Dorcas Aubrey Breneman (also spelled Brenneman), and Mae Breneman Liskey. Other names represented are Hughes, Brake, Dove, Hess, and Trumbo, among others. The collection is arranged...
Dates: 1788-1967

Patricia Turner Ritchie Collection on Brocks Gap

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0145
Abstract

The Patricia Turner Ritchie Collection on Brocks Gap, 1750s-1990s, is comprised exclusively of photocopies of deeds, wills, surveys, patents, road agreements, accounts, letters and a wide variety of other documents relevant to the Brocks Gap area of northwestern Rockingham County, Virginia.

Dates: 1750s-1990s

Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0136
Abstract

The Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873, consists of one box chiefly comprised of legal documents from Rockingham County and Harrisonburg.

Dates: 1767-1873

Sam Bowman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0147
Abstract

The Sam Bowman Papers, 1848-1967, consist of miscellaneous materials and seven business ledgers that document operations of the Bowman family dairy farm in Rockingham County, Virginia.

Dates: 1848-1967

Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0230
Abstract

The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition Records, 1977-2018, document the activities of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), formerly named the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Club. Materials include newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, promotional material, route maps for the Annual Shenandoah Valley Century Ride and other rides, and digital photographs.

Dates: 1977-2018

Shenandoah Valley Miscellaneous Ledgers, Minute Books, and Registers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0079
Abstract

The Shenandoah Valley Miscellaneous Ledgers, Minute Books, and Registers, 1804-1933, are comprised of an assortment of bound record books from various organizations and individuals, documenting a variety of agricultural, social, commercial, and educational endeavors in Harrisonburg and surrounding counties in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Dates: 1804-1933

Stephens and Yount Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0251
Abstract

The Stephens and Yount Family Papers, 1812-1991 (bulk 1812-1938), primarily document the Richard Stephens family of Rockingham County, Virginia and his descendants. Materials include correspondence, receipts, financial documents, indentures, deeds, and ephemera.

Dates: 1812-1991; Majority of material found within 1812-1938

Stokesville and North River Gap Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 35
Abstract

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

William H. Bowman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0087
Abstract

The William H. Bowman Papers, 1856-1897, consist of the papers of William H. Bowman, including bills, receipts, and legal documents along with personal letters.

Dates: 1856-1897

William Hoyle Garber photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0318
Abstract

The William Hoyle Garber Photographs, 1930-1960, comprise approximately 1625 negatives and 70 prints that were taken and developed by William Garber of Garber’s Photo Shop in Mount Jackson, Virginia. The photographs document the people, places, industries, automobiles, sports, events, disasters, etc., of the central and northern Shenandoah Valley (primarily between the cities of Harrisonburg and Woodstock).

Dates: 1930 - 1960