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RHS Coll. Rockbridge Historical Society Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: RHS Coll
Since 1939, the mission of the Rockbridge Historical Society has been to preserve and to promote these local histories through public programs and educational outreach; through its stewardship of artifacts and archives; and through decades of publications and partnerships in historic preservation. For more information please visit - https://rockbridgehistory.org/

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Lexington Junior Women's Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0014
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the club's records including meeting agendas and minutes, invitations to events, programs for events, various reports, and budget information. It also includes some information about other local Junior Women's club chapters. It also contains the Leadership Manual for the Junior and Senior Clubwomen of the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, which was revised 1958.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Elizabeth McDannald autograph album

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0015
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Elizabeth McDannald's autograph album from the mid-19th century. Includes poems written by various individuals, some identified only by initials, including one poem on Natural Bridge. At least one poem was written by a student, M. E. Hamilton at Ann Smith Academy.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Ebenezer Women's Society History Brochure

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0016
Scope and Contents

Brochure covering the history of the Ebenezer Women's Society from 1882-1972.

Dates: 1972

Franklin Society and Library Company Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0017
Scope and Contents

This collection contains various papers of the Franklin Society and Library Company, including written histories of the society and an annual address by Henry Ruffner.

Dates: Inclusive 1838-1971

Friends of Temperance Records

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0018
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the following printed materials: constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, ceremonial cards, odes, and a book of rituals.

Dates: Inclusive 1866-1878

Lee-Jackson Memorial Inc. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0019
Scope and Contents

Lee-Jackson Quarterly Review of Lee-Jackson Memorial Inc. Vol. 5, no. 3, Winter 1976

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Program, Lions Club of Lexington minstrel show

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0020
Scope and Contents

Program for the third annual Roarin' Minstrel presented by the Lions Club of Lexington, which occurred Oct 24-25, 1946.

Dates: 1946

Mountain City Lodge, No. 67, Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0021
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a contract between Lexington, Va.'s Mountain City Masonic Lodge and Washington and Lee University's Kappa Alpha fraternity to rent the lodge's banquet hall in the Tutwiler Building for a period of nine months. The contract is signed by W. Z. Johnstone and J. T. Wilson.The colleciton also contains an undated booklet titled "Bylaws of Mountain City Lodge, No. 67."

Dates: 1889, undated

Rockbridge Building Fund Association Booklet

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0023
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a printed pamphlet of the organization's bylaws.

Dates: 1868

Rockbridge County Bicentennial Commission Records

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0024
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of financial records of the organization.

Dates: 1977 - 1978

Rockbridge SPCA Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0025
Scope and Contents

This collection contains official records of the organization, such as annual reports, as well as various papers, including event invitations, mailed pamphlets, the organization's newsletter, and photocopies of newspaper articles. It also contains two envelopes of animal photographs, some of which are used in the mailed pamphlets. Also included is the July 27, 2022, News-Gazette obituary for Jane Cornett, who was the Executive Director of the SPCA for many years.



Dates: Inclusive 1964-1993 Approximate

Stonewall Jackson Hospital Auxiliary Inc. Volunteer Handbook

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0026
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the organization's volunteer handbook dated 1987.

Dates: 1987

Ulster-Irish Society yearbook

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0027
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the society's yearbook from 1938.

Dates: 1938

Brady Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0501
Dates: Majority of material found within unknown

Land grant document to William Galloway by the Commonwealth of Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-1001
Scope and Contents

Land grant for William Galloway near the confluence of the James River and Cowpasture River in what was Botetourt County, Virginia. This land became part of Alleghany County , Virginia upon the formation of that county in 1822. The document is signed by Virginia governor Thomas Jefferson.

Dates: 1781-04-10

Bank of Rockbridge Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0028
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an Account Book dated 1862-1864 and a 1913 Everyday Almanac and Home Helps published by the Bank of Rockbridge. The almanac has a photograph of Natural Bridge on the back cover. It also includes a map of Fishersville and Chancellorsville.

Dates: Inclusive 1862-1913

First National Bank of Lexington, Virginia Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0029
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two pamphlets entitled Report on Condition from 1897 and 1909, which contain statistics about the bank's current financial situation. The 1909 pamphlet has an etching of the bank on its front cover and etchings of VMI and W&L on the back cover.

Dates: Inclusive 1897-1909

Peoples National Bank of Lexington, Virginia Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0030
Scope and Contents This collection contains : a printed pamphlet entitled "The Peoples National Bank of Lexington, Virginia: Statement of Condition, July 1, 1911"; a 1937 photograph of two African-american men, one with a jack hammer, demolishing a section of the Peoples National Bank which was originally located in Lexington's "Tutwiler Building"; and a ten dollar national currency note printed by the United States Federal Reserve for the Peoples Bank of Lexington and with its name included on the bill. The...
Dates: 1904 - 1944

East Lexington (Va.) Covered Bridge Research Materials

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0031
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials about the covered bridge, which previously crossed over the Maury River at Lexington, Va, including correspondence and newspaper clippings.

Dates: Inclusive 1934-1977; Majority of material found within Bulk 1934-1950

Thomas Bateson Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0032
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an accounting booklet of rents paid by Samuel and Thomas Rankin and others to a Thomas Bateson of Londonberry, Irelandand others. Clues in the booklet suggest that a flour mill was being rented. At some point the account book was sent to the Wilson family of Rockbridge County, Virginia. The collection includes contemporary notes on the booklet as well as acquisition information.

Dates: Inclusive 1760-1796

Rockbridge Historical Society Biographical Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0033
Scope and Contents

This collection contains biographical and historical information on various people and places.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined