New Market Area Library - Grace Brubaker Reference Room

  • Items are available for research which are not catalogued on the book shelves.
  • These items must not be removed from the Library.
  • Request the Librarian to obtain any of these items for you to research, and sign for them.
  • CD’s and DVD’s may be viewed on the public computers after you have signed up for one.
  • Items must be returned to the Librarian before the library closes, and signed off by them.
  • Should any of the digitally recorded materials have any problems during playing, please report these to the Librarian.
  • The Library is always welcoming originals or good copies of any documentation, photographs or digital reproductions relating to the history of New Market which you are able to donate to this Reference Room to help other researchers.
  • If necessary, the Library can arrange for these items to be scanned or photographed so you may retain the originals.

some of the available materials

Yesteryears in the Shenandoah Valley

A series of documentary films made by local film maker Philip Crown depicting memories of those people which have lived in the Valley for either all their lives, or have spent the majority of their lives in the Valley.

DVD's availble for viewing

DVD - Remembering The Olinger Farm (36 mins.) featuring Jeannette Olinger Richman, who was born 1909 on the 192 acre farm situated on the west side of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. The film shows how hard life was in those days, and how the local small community existed living in the countryside.
DVD - Harry Long Remembers (38 mins.) Born in 1925, Harry Long remembers the beginnings of the Poultry Industry in New Market when the two elder sons started the New Market Poultry operation which grew to a large scale operation.
DVD - A Heart of the Community – a banking history of New Market by Allen Johnson - 26 minutes Allen Johnson, who joined the Citizens National Bank of New Market in 1954, relates the history of the banks in New Market from 1872 until the present day (2010).
DVD - Melrose Caverns - 26 mins - A local caverns open from 1931 to 1969. During the civil war, Union soldiers including the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantrymen hid in this cave from Confederate soldiers. While there they left numerous carvings and signatures.
DVD - Manor Mill- 26 mins - Manor Mill was a large 4 story floor flour mill situated on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, west of New Market. The story of how the mill came to be, and it’s tragic end destroyed by fire in 1926.

Family Histories
located on the shelves

The following family histories can be found on the shelves in the Grace Brubaker Room.

Note: These cannot be checked out of the library


Allen Quakers of Shenandoah ValleyCrabill Family
Henckel Family Records Rev Paul Henkel
Henkel-Renalds ConnectionsDavid Holsinger
Hupps from the Shenandoah ValleyThe Kagey Family
John Kagi and John BrownKoiner - History & Genealogy
The Lincolns in VirginiaThe Rice Family
Lloyd & Kipps Mauck-Brubaker
Neff Family and their Descendants The Renalds Famity
Sevier Family History Joseph Shomo, Ancestors & Descendants of
Urner Family, Genealogy of The Wigfield and Nelson Families
The Wine Family of America, Volume 3Zirkle Family in America
Charles lsaac Zirkle and Annie Morio Zirkle
Eliza Catherine Clinedinst Crim, Mother of the VMI Cadets

New Market High School

The Yearbooks for the former New Market High School can be found in the Grace Brubaker Reference Room. Except for the year 1950, you will find yearbooks covering the years 1937-38 to 1959.

9398 S. Congress Street

The Yearbooks for the former New Market High School can be found in the Grace Brubaker Reference Room. Except for the year 1950, you will find yearbooks covering the years 1937-38 to 1959.