Guide to the Bellevue High School Records, 1875-1955 and undated

Collection Overview

The collection contains school records including account books; stationery books; correspondence of the Abbott, Minor, and Henderson families; diaries and daybooks of John B. Minor, Jr.; a woman's journal; various notebooks; clippings, including a series of Civil War clippings; photographs; and other ephemera, including a school pennant. One oversize class photograph is housed in an oversize cabinet.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
Bellevue High School records
1875-1955 and undated
Bellevue High School (Va.)
19.5 Linear Feet, 3276 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Some record books are very fragile, and can be used only with the assistance of a staff member.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in the Bellevue High School Records have not been transferred to Duke University. For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Abbott, Minor, and Henderson Families Correspondence.
Box 1
Henderson Family Correspondence; Miscellaneous Correspondence; and Bellevue High School Pennant.
Box 2
Diaries of John B. Minor, Jr., 1870-1928; three Stationery Books, 1899-1905 and undated
Box 3
Record Books: 1875-1876, 1878-1879, 1882-1888.
Box 4
Record Books: 1890-1893, 1907-1908.
Box 5
Record Books: 1893-1894, 1895-1896, 1897-1900.
Box 6
Record Books: 1900-1901, 1902-1903, 1904-1907 and undated
Box 7
Report Books; Account Books.
Box 8
Bellevue High School Catalogs; "The Nondescript" Bellevue High School Newsletter; Anonymous Woman's Diary and Garden Journal; Manuscript Poetry Notebook; Autograph Book; Lecture Notebook; Recipe Scrapbook; Clippings; Photographs; Civil War News Clippings; Postcards; Memoirs of the Abbots of Old Bellevue (printed 1955).
Box 9
Composite Photograph of Students from 1868-1869 (fragile)
Oversize-folder Folder 1

Historical Note

Bellevue High School is a classical academy for boys in Bedford Co., Va., founded in 1866 by James P. Holcombe.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bellevue High School Records, 1875-1955 and undated, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Bellevue High School Records, 1940-1992 and undated, were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Paula Jeannet

Completed November 27, 1995

Encoded by Lisa Stark