Shenandoah County Library Archives

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Oral history interview featuring Gwendolyn "Gwen" Tolliver Nickens conducted on February 5, 2016 for the Shenandoah County Library's Black History Month Program.

In 1964 Delois became the first African American student to attend what was then…

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Photograph showing the Hotel Holtzman located in Woodstock Virginia.

The hotel's staff, several of which are African American, and numerous other individuals are also pictured.

This structure stood at the current site of the Shenandoah County…

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Unidentified African American woman wearing a sailor-themed ensemble and standing beside a bench.

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Portrait of an unidentified African American woman looking just to the side of the camera.

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Portrait of Lewis McAfee wearing a suit and tie.

Lewis McAfee was born in Shenandoah County to Arthur and Minnie McAfee. He grew up on Spring Street in Woodstock. His father was a barber and, in 1910, had his own shop. By 1920, however, his father…

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Portrait of Lewis McAfee (left) and William "Wee" Timbers (right) seated together.

Both men were from Woodstock.

Lewis McAfee was the son of Arthur and Minnie McAfee. He grew up on Spring Street in Woodstock. He married Elsie F. Pye (1909-1994)…

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Portrait of William "Wee" Timbers wearing a mustache and round glasses.

His parents were William B. (1848-1905) and Sarah Evelyn (Bibbs) (1875-1938) Timbers.

William "Wee" Butler never married and spent his career working as a hotel waiter.…

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Unidentified African American girl with a bow in her hair is standing beside a bench.

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Unidentified African American woman standing in a floor-length gown with one hand on her hip.

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Unidentified African American man seated on a bench and wearing a sweater under his suit jacket.

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Unidentified African American man wearing a suit and a cap is standing beside a bench.

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Two unidentified African American boys in matching clothes are playing together outside.

An early automobile is visible in the background.

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Teacher Genevieve McClain, seated, flanked by three of her students in graduation gowns.

The students are: (l to r) Alfonso Smith, Unknown, Daniel Smith.

These students are most likely ones Genevieve McClain taught while teaching at Creekside…

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Portrait of three unidentified African American children posed in studio. The youngest is sitting on a chair with the other two standing on either side. Resemblance indicates they are related. Plate damage partially obscures the image.

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Portrait of an unidentified African American woman standing in studio.

The name "Avery" is written on the glass plate. The subject may be Martha Avery.

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Portrait of Fannie (Timbers) Butler as a young woman sitting on a bench in studio. She is smiling down at her daughter, Fannie (Butler) Washington, who is sitting in her lap.

Fannie (Timbers) Butler was the daughter of William B. and Sarah…

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Portrait of Philip E. McAfee as a young man wearing an overcoat over what appears to be a uniform.

Philip was the son of Roy Wayland, Sr. (1891-1966) and Julia Margaret (Spinner) (1890-1963) McAfee, from Woodstock. He had ten siblings. He grew up…

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Portrait of Douglas C. McAfee as a young man wearing a suit, tie, and hat.

Douglas was from a large family. He was the youngest son of Roy Wayland, Sr. (1891-1966) and Julia Margaret (Spinner) (1890-1963) McAfee, from Woodstock.

He grew up on…

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Unidentified African American woman seated on a bench in the studio.

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Portrait of an unidentified African American woman wearing a plaid coat.

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Portrait of an unidentified African American woman with shoulder length hair and wearing a hat ant plaid coat.

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Photograph of an unidentified African American woman standing in the studio and wearing a hat, long strand of faux pearls, and holding her pocketbook.

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Portrait of an unidentified African American woman wearing a short-sleeved blouse and short hair.

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Portrait of an unidentified African American man wearing glasses and a suit and tie.

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Portrait of an unidentified African American woman with her hair styled up and wearing earrings and a necklace.
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