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Rockbridge Historical Society


Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

African-American Heritage Exhibit materials

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0001
Scope and Contents

This collection contains research materials gathered during 2001 for an African American heritage exhibit put on by Rockbridge Historical Society. It also contains a booklet from 125th anniversary of the First Baptist Church in Lexington, Va.

Dates: Inclusive 1992-2001 approximate

African Americans

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Folder includes four items: "A Community's Stories" article from The News Gazzette concerning an exhibit by the Rockbridge Historical Society; a list of 'Old Lexington Colored People,' from the early 1900's from Leslie Lyle Campbell's notes; information on a group of slaves from Caroline County (a page copied from Colonial Caroline: a History of Caroline County, Virginia); and a letter to Special Collections concerning information on the holdings of records concerning black history in...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1609 - 2016

Brady Survey, 1947-11-18

 File — RHS Collection #0078, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

This file consists of materials related to surveying done in the town of Lexington by Douglas E. Brady.

Dates: Other: 1947-11-18

Campbell House, 1994-07-04

 File — Box 1, Folder: 25
Scope and Contents

This file consists of two copies of terms of agreement and contract for repair on the Campbell house located at 101 E. Washington Street, as well as a letter from Allie Waddell Hedges to the Rockbridge Historical Society concerning the same house.

Dates: 1994-07-04

Correspondence 1940-1949

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000006043], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Correspondence related primarily to the publication of Hart's doctoral dissertation, 'The Valley of Virginia in the American Revolution,' his gift of the work to friends, which are often personal letters, and reviews of this book. There is also correspondence concerning his speaking engagements, his review of a book by Foner,bibliographic information provided for Who's Who in America, a teaching position, a chapter Hart wrote for a book about several Presbetyrian chuches in the Valley of...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1910 - 1965

Edwin L. Dooley, Jr. Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0409
Scope and Contents This collection contains thirty-four digital files given to Washington and Lee University by Edwin L. Dooley, Jr. Thirty-two contain 2-D renderings of Lexington's Main Street in 1867, which he created for the 2013 Rockbridge Historical Society exhibit. Some of these files contain the renderings themselves while others are photographs of the exhibit panels, which are composed of a rendering accompanied by a historic or modern photograph of the same geographic location and some informational...
Dates: 2013; Other: Years of the subjects of the digital files; Lexington Main Street in 1867 and the 1860 and 1870 census for the Town of Lexington.

Fire, 1914

 File — RHS Collection #0078, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

This file includes materials related to the fire that damaged Lexington in the early 20th century. Includes photographs, a newspaper article, and handwritten notes from Rockbridge Historical Society.

Dates: 1914

McCown Family , 1908, 1909, 1919, 2002, 1989, 1982, 1937, 1918

 File — Box 7, Folder: 24
Scope and Contents File includes a wide range of materials. Various photocopies contain documentation of Charles A. McCown and Alertie C. Anderson's wedding in 1907. In addition, a list ascertains the burial of Charles A. McCown, Alertie McCown, and their infant at Fawn Creek Cemetary. A map of Montgomeny Co. KS. Cemeteries highlights cemetery 16 (Fawn Creek). Another map highlights the location of McCowan Springs in Bath County. Additionally, there are three articles by The Coffeyville...
Dates: 1908; 1909; 1919; 2002; 1989; 1982; 1937; 1918

Newspaper Clipping of Gifts to the Rockbridge Historical Society by Mrs. Burton Deaver, 1974-02-06

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000005317], Folder: 30
Scope and Contents

This file contains an article entitled "Old Trough, Foundation To Be Displayed Here," which documents the gift of a 19th century stone watering trough and a Victorian-style cast iron fountain from Mrs. Burton Deaver to the Rockbridge Historical Society.

Dates: 1974-02-06

"Old Lexingtonian's Recollections Heard" Clipping

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000005317], Folder: 31
Scope and Contents

This file consists of an article about stories of Washington and Lee's boat races.

Dates: Inclusive 1910-1975; Majority of material found within Bulk 1910-1940

Rockbridge Historical Society Collection

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0009
Scope and Contents This collection consists of various records, such as meeting minutes, papers, and other printed materials, such as newspaper clippings. It contains several copies of a pamphlet of bicentennial historic dates that occured within Rockbridge County and the city of Lexington as compiled by Rockbridge Historical Society president Charles W. Turner. It also contains a typescript from 1956, entitled The River Crossing at Jordan's Point by Martha Ann Spencer, that was submitted to the society's...
Dates: Inclusive 1939-1978 Approximate

Additional filters:

Archival Object 8
Collection 3
Virginia -- Lexington 7
African Americans 2
Newspapers 2
Building -- Details -- Drawings 1
Census 1