Library and Archives

Research Policy

The Clarke County Historical Association museum and archives are open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 11-4, and Saturday from 11-2.  We have a wide range of sources for researchers to use including a research library and historical archives.  We can also answer any questions via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 540-955-2600. 

Service Fees
Staff conducted reference and research services fees are waived for the first hour.  For research requiring more than an hour, there is an hourly fee of $20.00

Special Service Fees
-Photocopying $1.00 per page
-Scanning/photographing cost per digital image created $10.00
-Duplicate scan/photograph (digital image already on file) $5.00
-Duplication of existing CD/DVD $5.00
-Flat rate manuscript/large file fee $30.00
-Delivery charge (for email, USPS, or other) $5.00 or rate of shipping
-Use of personal camera in the reading room is free

CCHA has no resources available to have photographic reproductions made our our hardcopy photos. Digital imaging is the only reproduction medium available.

Payment must be made before delivery.  We do not recommend sending any credit card information by e-mail. 

Requests are accepted via email, phone, or USPS. Please list the object ID numbers of items requested.

We are a small organization and not equipped to undertake research outside of our own archives. Winchester, Virginia, in neighboring Frederick County, has an historical society and an extensive repository of local history material in the archives of the Handley Regional Library. Prior to 1836, Clarke County was a part of Frederick County, so the answer to many of your questions may be found there. A list of fee-based researchers is available from the Handley Library Archives.

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library

100 W. Piccadilly Street

PO Box 58

Winchester, VA 22604

540-662-9041 ext. 17

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Handley Regional Library

Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

1340 South Pleasant Valley Road

Winchester, VA 22601

540-662-6550

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Winchester History website