Stewart Bell Jr.
Archives Room, located in Handley Library
Note: Archives hours are
different from library hours. See
Where do I start?
Follow the links below for researching tips at the Stewart Bell
Jr. Archives in the Handley Regional Library.
How to contact us:
What we have in Archives:
Online photographs Check frequently; more being added weekly.
Extensive collection of materials on
the people, places and events of the Lower Shenandoah Valley from 1732 to the
present. The focus of the collection is Winchester and Frederick County.
Over 4000 published books: abstracts of county court
records, county histories, genealogies, regimental histories, and studies of
battles from the French and Indian War to the Civil War.
Newspapers from 1787 to the present,
(incomplete). Some titles have been microfilmed; however none are indexed.
Census collection with all available United States
Census records for the Lower Shenandoah Valley from 1790 to 1930.
Over 600 linear feet of manuscripts and ephemera, maps,
photographs, and oral history tapes.
Manuscript collections and published books appear in the
library’s online catalog.
The Archives Room is jointly operated by the Handley Regional Library and
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.
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Burials of Grace Lutheran and German Reformed Churches within Mount Hebron
Cemetery of Winchester, Virginia
County Historical Society
Winchester Frederick County Historical
Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society
Treasures in the Library of Congress
Gazette (early Virginia newspaper) through Colonial Williamsburg
Heritage Guide to Manuscript & Archival Collections in Virginia
county records in the Library of Virginia
Photos from the Archives' 30th Anniversary Party, Nov. 2009 (on library's
Visit Winchester, VA
Preservation of Historic Winchester
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