New Market Poll Books, 1873-1879

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Descriptive Summary


Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: New Market Poll Books, 1873-1879

Collection No.: SC 0109
Creator: New Market. Lee Township. Shenandoah County

Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: Shenandoah County poll books dating to the 1870s.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], [box #, folder #], New Market Poll Books, 1873-1879, SC 0109, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: Purchased by Friends of Carrier Library at Green Valley Auction Barn near Mt. Crawford, Virginia on July 23, 1994.
Processing Information: In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2089.

Bio/Historical Note:

Poll books were used as a record of citizens who voted in elections.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains one folder of ten poll books for elections held in New Market, Lee Township/Magisterial District, Shenandoah County, Virginia, in May and November 1873, November 1874, May and November 1875 and 1877, November 1878, and May and November 1879. Each book is paperbound and contains the oaths of judges and clerks of the election and signatures of electors.


The poll books are arranged chronologically in one folder.


Folder Title
Box : Folder
New Market Poll Books, 1873-1879

Compiled by: Chris Bolgiano, October 1994; Kayla Payne, June 2012