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Finding Aids and Indexes

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Finding Aids and Indexes

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Items in this collection include finding aids, indexes, inventories and guides to items not found in the online catalog. Please note that this collection includes information on Virginia Room collections, not the material itself.

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Roanoke Public Libraries

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Roanoke Public Libraries

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Items in the Finding Aids and Indexes Collection

Surname Files Index
The Surname File Index alphabetically lists all of the roughly 3,000 surnames for which there is a file in the Virginia Room.

Vertical Files Index
The Vertical File Index is an alphabetical list of over 3300 topical files. Vertical files may include pamphlets, news clippings and other materials that do not merit a call number, but are arranged for ready reference on a given topic.

A Guide to the 1952 All-America City Award Records
A finding aid for the 1952 All-America City Award Records, which were created and/or collected and compiled by M. Carl Andrews, Editor of the Roanoke Times & World News. Items include correspondence to and from Andrews in reference to the award and…

A Guide to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Records
A guide to the records of the presidents of the First Virginia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), earlier known as the National Society of Fundraising Executives (NSFRE). The collection extends from the founding of the…

A Guide to the Papers of M. Carl Andrews
A guide to the Papers of M. Carl Andrews, which consists of seventeen file folders including typescripts, clippings and photocopies of newspaper articles and columns, letters, invitations, event programs, committee reports, and both personal and…

A Guide to the Bonnie S. Ball Collection
A guide to the Bonnie S. Ball Collection, which highlights the extensive genealogical research done by Mrs. Bonnie S. Ball, who worked primarily in Southwestern Virginia historical records. Contained in the collection are notes for merely a handful…

A Guide to the Raymond Barnes Manuscripts
The Raymond Barnes Manuscript Collection consists of Barnes’ research notes and drafts used to compile "A History of Roanoke". Also included are several personal items, including a journal kept by Barnes in 1966, a journal kept by Barnes’…

A Guide to the Papers of Steve Brody
This item is a guide to the Papers of Steve Brody. The Brody Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, and artifacts that relate to community work done by Steve Brody in Roanoke from 1935-1978. Documents include a biographical timeline of…

A Guide to the Papers of Bruce J. Anderson
This is a guide to the papers of Bruce J. Anderson. This collection contains genealogical research compiled by Bruce J. Anderson on his own family, in particular the Poindexter family. The papers and personal documents of a number of relatives are…

A Guide to the Ruth Davis Manuscript Register
This is a guide to the Ruth Davis Manuscript Register. This manuscript is a collection of materials related to Ruth Davis’ enrollment in the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing from which she graduated in 1926. The collection includes five folders…

A Guide to the Ellison Family Papers
This is a guide to the Ellison Family Papers. This collection contains the correspondence of members of the Ellison family, as well as other documents, records, manuscripts, publications and printed materials related to and belonging to family…

A Guide to the Records of the Elmwood Park Century Project
This is a guide to the records of the Elmwood Park Century Project. In 1978, the City of Roanoke and downtown business community commissioned a $100,000 study to evaluate the development potential of Roanoke’s downtown core area and to prepare a…

A Guide to the Papers of Gayle Fisher
This is a guide to the papers of Gayle Fisher. This is a genealogical collection of 49 family names that have been arranged by Mrs. Gayle Fisher. The collection includes computer printouts of Bible records, research by others, obituaries,…

A Guide to the Contents of the Huff Lane Time Capsule
This is a guide to the contents of the Huff Lane time capsule. The collection is comprised of items that were set in a cornerstone of Huff Lane Intermediate School in the City of Roanoke in 1950. The creator of the collection chose items that…

A Guide to the Records of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lignite Lodge No. 185
This is a guide to record books for the Lignite Lodge #185, based out of Oriskany, VA, and one folder with the original deed for the Lignite Lodge Property in Oriskany, Botetourt County, Virginia.

A Guide to the Papers of Dr. John Kern
This is a guide to the Papers of Dr. John Kern. The Kern Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, and newspaper articles that are a product of the research done by Kern during his time as Roanoke Regional Director for the Virginia Department…

A Guide to the LaRue Mason Collection
This is a guide to the LaRue Mason Collection. This collection consists of genealogical information relating to the Mason and Bowman families. Most of the information is regional, although correspondence regarding the search for genealogical…

A Guide to the Memoirs of Ora Belle Mayberry McColman
This is a guide to the memoirs of Ora Belle Mayberry McColman. The Ora Belle Mayberry McColman Memoir Manuscripts are comprised of twelve yellow ruled notepads of the thirteen piece collection. The first notepad in the collection was missing at time…

A Guide to the Papers of the McKendrie-Day Family
This is a guide to the papers of the McKendrie-Day Family. The documents in the McKendrie-Day Family Papers include family history documents and materials relating to Charles and Sarah McKendrie’s four daughters, Grace, Mabel, Jessie “Boots”…

A Guide to the Moulse-Huff Genealogy Collection
This is a guide to the Moulse-Huff Genealogy Collection. The Moulse-Huff Genealogy Collection was created and collected in the course of Helen Huff Moulse’s family history research in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. It contains completed genealogy forms,…

A Guide to the Original Letters Collection
This is a guide to the Original Letters Collection. The collection contains various correspondences from numerous authors at different dates. The letters that pertain to Roanoke are those of John Randolph, who resided here in the 1800s, the majority…

A Guide to the Nathaniel Parrish Manuscript Register
This is a guide to the Nathaniel Parrish Manuscript Register. This manuscript contains a collection of the professional and personal communications of Nathaniel R. Parrish. The documents date from 1916 to 1929. The collection is contained in one box…

A Guide to the Pennsylvania Archives Maps
This is a guide to the Virginia Room holdings of the Pennsylvania Archives Maps. The Pennsylvania Archives Maps are comprised of twenty one folded paper maps of the twenty five piece collection and a photocopy of the index entitled, “An index to…

A Guide the Congressman Richard H. Poff Collection
This is a guide to the Congressman Richard H. Poff Collection. This collection contains Virginia’s 6th District US Congressman Richard H. Poff’s “Report from Washington” from 1954 through 1971. These are newsletters sent by the Congressman…

A Guide to the Ernest F. Reynolds Collection
This is a guide to the Ernest F. Reynolds Collection. The collection is comprised of various materials related to coal mining in West Virginia and Virginia and other miscellaneous historical topics of interest to the creator. Originally housed in…

A Guide to the Dairies of Mary Louise Riley Harmon and Celia Riley
This is a guide to the dairies of Mary Louise Riley Harmon and Celia Riley. This collection of diaries relates the daily thoughts and actions of Celia Riley and Mary Riley Harmon. Those kept by Celia span the years 1928 through 1933 and 1946 and…

A Guide to the Roanoke Drug Company Collection
This is a guide to the Roanoke Drug Company Collection. The Roanoke Drug Company collection contains various articles related to Roanoke Drug Company and the various companies related to it, both before and after the company was known as Roanoke…

A Guide to the Roanoke Area Scouting History Collection
This is a guide to the Roanoke Area Scouting History Collection. This collection contains the papers and personal documents of several notable leaders in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from the Roanoke, Virginia area. The bulk of the collection…

A Guide to the Roanoke Railway & Electric Company Records
This is a guide to the records of the Roanoke Railway & Electric Company. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, general histories and newspaper articles.

A Guide to the Enrollment Records of St. Andrews Catholic School
This is a guide to the enrollment records of St. Andrews Catholic School. St. Andrew’s School Enrollment Records document the names of students who attended the school circa 1897-1941, 1944-1953. Lists of high school graduates are documented from…

A Guide to the Streetcar Manuscripts of David H. Steinberg
This is a guide to the streetcar manuscripts of David H. Steinberg. This collection was created and donated by David H. Steinberg. The collection consists of a 318 page manuscript entitled “Traction in the Magic City: The Development of Local…

A Guide to the Papers of Marguerite Tise
This is a guide to the papers of Marguerite Tise. The collection consists of historical and genealogical materials related to Floyd County, Virginia, and limited research of other localities. The majority of the collection is composed of…

A Guide to the Stephen Warren Collection
This is a guide to the Stephen Warren Collection. The Stephen Warren Collection is a collection of photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous items of the Bryant, Mullins, Caldwell, and McManaway families.

A Guide to the Papers of Julian Wise
This is a guide to the papers of Julian Stanley Wise. This collection contains material directly related to Julian Wise or the Rescue Squad movement in the United States and/or Virginia. Personal correspondence, articles and awards comprise the…

A Guide to the Women's Guild Scrapbook
This is a guide to the Women's Guild Scrapbook. This scrapbook contains ephemera, photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, and correspondence related to the guild. Contents of the scrapbook are arranged chronologically.

A Guide to the World War II Letters Collection
This is a guide to the World War II letters written by James S. Thomerson to his family in Roanoke while he was deployed during World War II. They chronicle his time abroad and illustrate the hardships that many others faced far from home.

A Guide to the Louise Wright Bailey Genealogical Collection
This is a guide to the Louise Wright Bailey Genealogical Collection. The Louise Bailey Collection consists of 12 record storage boxes which include family group sheets, records, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, handwritten research…

A Guide to the Papers of Ruth G. Hale
This is a genealogical collection focusing on the Hale/Ahl/All families and connecting families. Many other families of Craig County, Virginia and surrounding areas are also included. Materials in the collection include notes, correspondence, news…

A Guide to the Records of the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke
This is a guide to the Records of the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke. The records are divided into four sections, some of which are subdivided by record type. There are some gaps in the record, but overall the records are fairly complete.
The first…

A Guide to the Business Ledger of H.A. Webber
This is a guide to the business ledger of H.A. Webber. The H.A. Webber Ledger is a handwritten business ledger recording the transactions of H. A. Webber from 1873 to 1891, especially 1879-1880. H.A. Webber was a shoemaker and also ran the Roanoke…

A Guide to the Typescripts of the Roanoke District of the Virginia Writer's Project.
This guide of the Works Progress Administration Records consists primarily of typed manuscripts about historical topics of local interest written from 1936 to 1942. While the primary focus is on the city and county of Roanoke, several documents…

A Guide to the Records of Youth Haven
This is a guide to The Youth Haven Collection, which is comprised of materials relating to the early stages of the organization from 1969 through 1972. The Collection includes 15 folders containing the organization’s founding, financial beginnings,…

Index to the Roanoker Magazine
This document is an index to the Roanoker Magazine arranged alphabetically by subject. from 1974-present.

A Guide to the Records of the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League
This items is a guide to the records of the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League. The Greater Raleigh Court Civic League Records (now Raleigh Court Neighborhood Association) document the neighborhood organization formed in 1978 to protect and further…

Roanoke Times Index - April 1923-June 1924
Partial scan of the Virginia Room's Roanoke Times Index composed by library staff over many years.

Roanoke Times Index - July 1924-December 1925
Partial scan of the Virginia Room's Roanoke Times Index composed by library staff over many years.

Roanoke Times Obituary Index: 1951-1954
An index of obituaries from the Roanoke Times for the years 1951-1954. Please note that the following months and years are not included: February-December 1951; February-June 1952.

A Guide to the Brickey Bible Papers
A guide to the Brickey Bible Papers, which consists of an 1815 leather-bound Bible, Brickey Family genealogical materials compiled by members of the family, photographs and other materials related to the Brickey Family.

A Guide to the William Hubard Papers
This is a guide to the William Hubard Papers, which consist of genealogical research compiled by William Stebbins Hubbard. Included are official records, family files consisting of a variety of items, such as descendancy charts, photocopies from…

A Guide to the Mae Moore Papers
The Mae Moore Papers is a collection of genealogical research materials collected by Mae Dillon Moore over the course of more than 30 years. The bulk of the material relates to the Akers, Altick, Blankenship, Dillon, Ferguson, Greer, Perdue and…

Davis Portrait Inventory
This is an alphabetical inventory of portraits included in the Davis Photographic Collection. Group portraits of companies and organizations are included, but individuals in group portraits are not identified. Dates were provided where known. …

A Guide to the SAR Fincastle Resolutions Chapter Records
This is a guide to the records of the Sons of the American Revolution, Fincastle Resolutions Chapter Records. This collection consists of records of the Sons of the American Revolution Fincastle Resolutions Chapter beginning in 1967 through 2009,…

Roanoke Times Obituary Index: 1960-1965
Obituary Index for the Roanoke Times from January 1960-December 1965.

Roanoke Times Obituary Index: 1923-1950
Partial obituary index for the Roanoke Times from 1923-1950. Also includes limited listings from the Roanoke Daily News beginning in 1890.

A Guide to the Anita M. Cranford Collection
The Anita M. Cranford Collection consists of Ms. Cranford's genealogical research on the Myers, (von) Rieppel and Morsack families. In addition to family charts, there are a number of original photographs of various family members.

A Guide to the Clifton A. Woodrum Collection
The is a guide to the the Clifton A. Woodrum Collection. This collection consists of one record storage box of material, presumably collected by Woodrum over the course of his life. It is known that at least some of the material was collected by…

A Guide to the Howell Family Genealogical Collection
This is a guide to the Howell Family Genealogical Collection. The Howell Family Genealogical Collection consists of research materials documenting the John and Mary Howell Family of Aberystwyth, Wales who settled in Virginia and their descendants.…

A Guide to the Science Fiction Fantasy Fanzine Collection
This collection consists of 1 document storage case of materials related to Roanoke Valley sci-fi fantasy fanzines. Included are issues of the Jinnia Clan Journal, Jinnia Clan Journal Junior, Wyrd, Overflow, and Marturian. Programs from early…

A Guide to the Harry E. Silcox Genealogical Collection
This is a guide to the Harry E. Silcox Genealogical Collection. The collection consists of one document storage case containing 11 folders. Some of the material included in the collection is correspondence, family group records, handwritten notes,…

Index to the Journal of the Historical Society of Western Virginia
This document is a subject index to the Journal of the Historical Society of Western Virginia. Originally called the Journal of the Roanoke Historical Society, on February 15, 1972, the Historical Society changed its name to the Roanoke Valley…

A Guide to the Hazel Harvey Genealogical Collection
This is a guide to the Hazel Harvey Genealogical Collection. The Hazel Harvey Genealogical Collection contains research about the Bradford, Graham, Vaden, and related families of Montgomery and Roanoke Counties and the surrounding area. The notes,…

Floyd Press Obituary Index: 1944-1990
This document is an alphabetical listing of nearly 10,000 obituaries printed in the Floyd Press from 1944-1990. The Floyd Press is available on microfilm in the Virginia Room for these years.

A Guide to the George E. Wade Collection
This is a guide to the George E. Wade Collection. The collection conists ofpersonal notes, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, business receipts, photographs, postcards, programs, and historical artifacts which are largely from the Roanoke area.…

A Guide to the Raleigh Court Elementary School Scrapbook Collection
This is a guide to the Raleigh Court Elementary School Scrapbook Collection. The Raleigh Court Elementary School scrapbook collection consists of scrapbooks from each school year or range of years from 1960-1996, with some years missing. Scrapbooks…

A Guide to the Papers of the Spade and Trowel Garden Club
This is a guide to the Papers of the Spade and Trowel Garden Club, which consists of organizational records throughout the club’s existence. Records in this collection include meeting minutes, treasurer’s reports, club yearbooks, news clippings,…

A Guide to the Papers of D. Saylor Good
This is a guide to the Papers of D. Saylor Good which primarily contains correspondence. Good wrote letters to members of his extended family throughout the country in an effort to trace the following ancestors: William Good (Guth, Goode), Jacob…

Roanoke Times/World News Scrapbook Index
This index was compiled from a number of scrapbooks of Roanoke Times and Roanoke World News articles maintained by library staff over many years. Articles are arranged roughly under various subject headings and include the date and edition of the…

A Guide to the Valley Beautiful Foundation Records Collection
This is a guide to the Valley Beautiful Foundation Records Collection. The Valley Beautiful Foundation was organized in 1981 in order to promote the beautification of the Roanoke Valley. It set about its goal by planting trees in the city,…

A Guide to the Valley Baptist Association Women’s Auxiliary Collection
This is a guide to the Valley Baptist Association Women's Auxiliary Collection. The Valley Baptist Association Women’s Auxiliary Collection consists of materials related to the organization’s history, mission work, and programs. Included are…

A Guide to the Charles T. Burton Collection
This Charles T. Burton Collectionconsists of 16 record storage boxes and 1 legal-sized document storage case. The collection is divided into three series:
• Series I consists of surname files arranged alphabetically. The majority contain…

Index to Raymond Barnes News Articles
This is an index of articles written by Raymond Barnes for the Roanoke World News. Barnes' feature articles, entitled "Echoes of Roanoke", ran from 1958-1969 and covered an array of historical topics related to the Roanoke Valley.

A Guide to the Urban Renewal Collection of Mary Bishop
This collection is housed in three record storage boxes. Content consists of all of Mary Bishop’s research for “Street by Street, Block by Block: How Urban Renewal Uprooted Black Roanoke”. The collection is arranged into four…

A Guide to the County of Roanoke Circuit Court Annexation Records Collection
This is a guide to the County of Roanoke Circuit Court Annexation Records Collection, This record collection consists of 2 record storage boxes containing transcripts of court proceedings for the 1974 Roanoke Valley consolidated annexation case. …

E. Marvin Raney Collection Index
This index includes surnames found in the E. Marvin Raney Collection. The majority of Raney's research focuses on the families of Bedford and Franklin Counties, though surnames from other counties are represented. Raney worked extensively with Mae…

Roanoke Times Obituary Index: 1955-1959
An index of obituaries from the Roanoke Times for the years 1955-1959.

Roanoke Times Obituary Index: 1960-1965
An index of Roanoke Times obituaries for the years 1960-1965.

A Guide to the William Trippeer Genealogical Collection
The William Trippeer Genealogical Collection is housed in 2 record storage boxes. The main families included in this collection are Nelms, Dameron, Dickenson, Berger, Trippeer, Mowbray, Edwards, Gaeb, and Fenimore. Materials which comprise the…

A Guide to the Mary Burks Dean Collection
This collection consists of 6 record storage boxes of genealogical information compiled by Mary Burks Dean over the course of many years. Included is research on her ancestral lines as well as those of others. The information herein is arranged as…

A Guide to the Giles County Poll Books Collection, 1809-1923
This is a guide to the poll books of Giles County, which cover the years 1809-1923. Poll books contain election returns for local, state, and national government; votes on state issues include infrastructure improvements to bridges, roads, the…

A Guide to the Giles County Tithe Books Collection
This a guide to the Tithe books for Giles County, which cover the time period of 1820-1845. The tithe books were entitled “Tithe Book” or “List of Taxable Property” or “List of Revenue.” Tithes were small taxes or assessments that were…

A Guide to the City of Roanoke Fire Call Ledger Collection
This is a guide to the City of Roanoke Fire Call Ledger Collection. The City of Roanoke Fire Call Ledger Collection consists of eleven ledger books documenting fire calls to the City of Roanoke Fire Department. Each ledger is arranged…

A Guide to the Dudley Family Genealogical Collection
Materials included in the Dudley Family Genealogical Collection were compiled by Naoma Dudley Slone in two three-ring binders with photographs compiled in a separate album. The primary focus of Mrs. Slone’s research relates to the Dudley and…