Tue - Fri  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

   Sat  11 a.m. - 2 p.m.   


Physical Location: 32 East Main Street, Berryville, VA 22611

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 306, Berryville, VA 22611




Research Policy

We have a wide range of sources for researchers to use including a research library and historical archives. We can also answer questions via e-mail at archives@clarkehistory.org or by telephone at 540-955-2600.


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.

For research requests on historic house histories, there is a flat fee of $50.00

Use of personal camera in the reading room is free.


  • Photocopying: $1.00 per page
  • Scanning/photographing: $10.00 per digital image  
  • Duplicate scan/photograph (digital image already on file) $5.00
  • Duplication of existing CD/DVD: $5.00
  • Flat rate manuscript/large file: $30.00
  • Delivery charge (for email, USPS, or other) $5.00 or rate of shipping

CCHA has no resources available to have photographic reproductions made of 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


Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
1340 South Pleasant Valley Road
Winchester, VA 22601