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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 70 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

Martha Spencer research collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0095

Moses Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0505
Content Description

Norvelle O'Neal Moses operated the Lee Highway Filling Station and served as a general manager of the Robert E. Lee Hotel in Lexington, Va. The collection consists of his business and personal papers.

Dates: 1921 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1921 - 1938

 Mountain City Lodge No. 67 archives

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0507
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the archives of Lexington, Virginia's freemasonry organization, the Mountain City Lodge, No. 67 founded in 1857. The archive inludes early petitions for membership from the fraternal organization's founding era, management and financial records, membership records, a nearly complete run of the annually published bound volumes titled, "Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Virginia" between the late 1850s thhrough the early 1900s.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1857 - 1990

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

Native Americans

 Collection — RHS Collections #0060 - #0076
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0062
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of files containing newspaper articles, history essays and writing, and photographs concerning Native American land, battles with colonial settlers, prominent figures, and forts in Rockbridge County. Many materials describe the Shawnee Tribe and their presence and relationship with settlers in Kerrs Creek, Abbs' Valley, Balcony Falls, and Hayes Creek Mound. Some materials concern the death of Chief Cornstalk, also known as Hokoleskwa, and the Kerrs Creek Massacre.

Dates: 1872 - 1988

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: Inclusive 1904-1937

Preliminary research oriented to archaeological excavation at W&L, 1. Liberty Hall

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0006
Scope and Contents

This is a Washington and Lee University Honors Thesis by graduating senior David W. Piner with co-authors Charles N. Watson and David T. Moore. Includes bibliographical references. These students were advised by John M. McDaniel.

Dates: 1974

Printed volume, "Sportsmen's Association of Cheat Mountain"

 Item — RHS Collections #0060 - #0076
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0060
Scope and Contents A guide and the by - laws of the "Sportsmen's Association of Cheat Mountain", which was a privately owned hunting and fishing preserve in Randolph County, West Virginia founded in 1887. This small volume was published in 1889. It is inscribed by William S. Edwards of Charleston, West Virginia, who was a member of the board of directors of the association. The volume includes printed maps of the vicitiniy of the preserve. Found in the volume is a segment of a photograph of a hunting party and...
Dates: 1889

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

Quisenberry Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0500
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of the Quisenberry family from 1922-1963 including ephemera collected during their travels, photographs, school papers, items about their religious faith, as well as Lexington, Rockbridge County, Rockingham, and Shenandoah County, VA.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950

R. M. Montgomery advertisement

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0002
Scope and Contents

Index-size card advertisement for R. M. Mongomery, who was a dealer in furniture, sewing machines, organs, and pianos and a manufacturer or Mongomery's family medicines. Mongomery's business was located in Raphine, VA.

Dates: circa 1900

Receipt, Samuel Mosby to David Anderson, Jr. for the purchase of an enslaved girl named Charlotte

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0003
Scope and Contents

A receipt for the purchase of an enslaved African American girl named Charlotte who was sold by Samuel Mosby to David Anderson Jr. for $258 on June 16, 1828 in Hanover, Virginia. Joseph Mosby also signed the document as a witness.

Dates: 1828-06-16

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 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

Rockbridge Historical Society Civil War Research Collection

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-32
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0041
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a compilation of both primary and secondary resources on the American Civil War collected by the Rockbridge Historical Society. Tha majority of the collection is comprised of Rockbridge County and regional Virginia subjects. Included are research papers, clippings from newspapers and various publications, original imprints, war dated printed matter and manuscripts. Key subjects include General David Hunter's raid of the Shenandoah Valley and the Battle of New...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1860 - 1970

Rockbridge Historical Society Collection

 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

Rockbridge Historical Society collection about Arnold's Valley, Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0007
Scope and Contents This collection includes an edited typescript titled "Notes on Arnold's Valley" by Washington and Lee University faculty member Miles Poindexter. Poindexter read this paper to the Rockbridge Historical Society (RHS) at their quarterly meeting on October 27, 1941. This is noted in Volume Two of the "Proceedings of the Rockbridge Historical Society." Also included in this collection are two drafts of a paper written for Lexington, Virginia's Ignorance Club on the history of the Arnold Family...
Dates: 1940-07-22

Rockbridge Historical Society collection of deeds

 Collection
Identifier: WLU -Coll-0043
Scope and Contents

A collection of original land deeds and indentures from the vicinity of Rockbridge County, Virginia collected by the Rockbridge Historical Society.

Dates: 1748 - 1920

Rockbridge Historical Society files on cemeteries

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-15
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0039
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of research files on local and regional cemeteries, especially those found in Rockbridge and Augusta counties in Virginia. The files are arranged alphabetically by name of cemetery and are comprised of both primary and secondary resources.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 2000

Rockbridge Historical Society files on churches

 Collection — Box 1-3, Folder: 1-49
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0040
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of research files on local and regional churches, especially those found in Rockbridge and Augusta counties in Virginia. The files are arranged alphabetically by name of church and are comprised of both primary and secondary resources.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 2000

Rockbridge Historical Society files on farms

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0046
Scope and Contents This collection contains: a letter advertising a medication, on the other side of which is a note about the sale of the Galbraith Farm and a note about a trial; a letter from the Rockbridge Historical Society concerning a landmark next to the Stonewall Jackson Farm; a copy of an address delivered before the Rockbridge Historical Society by Colonel William Couper about the Virginia Military Institute; a memorande concerning a farm owned and operated by Major T.J. "Stonewall"...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1860 - 1988

Rockbridge Historical Society files on floods and Hurricane Camille

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0049
Scope and Contents

This collection contains: newspaper clippings about Hurricane Camille; a record of a song recorded by J. Mark Jones about the night of the hurricane; three copies of a report titled "Reaction of Flood Victims in Rockbridge County, Virginia" by a Washington and Lee class in Research Methods and Politics and Sociology; and a poster advertising the 50th anniversary commemoration of Hurricane Camille.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1950-09 - 2019-08