John Handley High School Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org (e-mail)
www.handleyregional.org 

John Handley High School Records
145 WFCHS/THL
 

Finding aid created by Archives Staff 06/82. Last Revised 10/17. 

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers. 

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplications, or publication of items in the collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. 

EXTENT: 1.87 linear feet 

DATES: 1917-2017. 

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection contains memorabilia from classes, student newspapers, and correspondence on construction, blueprints, and history of the school by former student, Kenneth W. Rose and a history of Handley Football (1919-2012) by Sam McCall. Sam McCall also prepared a history of Handley Basketball (1923 – 2013). The collection also contains numerous items about other school, and alumni activities.   

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: John Handley High School was built with money from the estate of Judge John Handley (1835-1895). The cornerstone was laid June 13, 1923, and the school was opened in September 1923. Handley High was a primary example of the use of private endowment funds to supplement tax money in support of public education. 

RELATED MATERIAL: John Handley Collection 522 WFCHS/THL; Frederick County Virginia School System Collection 199 THL; Winchester City School Records 581 THL; Media Collection 1306 THL. Additional information regarding Handley High School is in the James A. Miller Collection, 1421 WFCHS, Box 4.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Quarles, Garland R., Winchester, Virginia, Street-Churches-Schools, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Winchester, VA, 1996

CITE AS: John Handley High School Records, 145 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA. 

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION: 

BOX 1 Construction   

Architect’s contract, July 1919, 1 item, 4 leaves, typescript 

Bell, Stewart, Sr. – involvement, 1 leaf, typescript  

Bills, correspondence, and receipts, 1922-1923, 5 items, 5 leaves, typescript 

Construction contracts, 1921, 5 items, unnumbered pages, typescript (copy) 

Cornerstone laying - correspondence, 1923, 2 leaves, typescript; 2 leaves, typescript (copy) 

“The Handley School, Winchester, VA”, by William R. McCornack, Architect, The Southern Architect and Building News, Vol. 53 (Nov., 1927), No. 11, pgs. 47-71

Kellison, Dennis – Research Notes for doctoral dissertation, “The Renovation and Restoration of John Handley High School, Winchester, Virginia”, Shenandoah University, 2012, five folders listed below are correspondence between the Handley Board of Trustee and General Education Board of New York, NY:

                      Correspondence – February, 1917-December, 1917, 60 letters, 65 leaves,
                                                    typescript (photocopy)
                      Correspondence – January, 1918-August, 1918, 81 letters, 102 leaves,
                                                    typescript (photocopy)
                      Correspondence – September, 1918-January 1, 1919, 45 letters, 59 leaves,
                                                    typescript (photocopy)
                      Correspondence – January, 1919-November, 1919, 101 letters, 117 leaves,
                                                    typescript (photocopy)
                      Correspondence – February, 1920-February, 1924, 33 letters, 54 leaves,
                                                   typescript (photocopy) 

DO NOT COPY OR PUBLISH THE ABOVE CORRESPONDENCE IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE ROCKEFELLER ARCHIVES CENTER, SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY 

Sale of Smithfield farm to Colonial Brick Company - contract, 1921, 2 items, 6 leaves, typescript, copy 

Workmen's compensation, 1922, 6 items, 6 leaves, typescript 

BOX 2 Activities 

Alumni Directory—2012, 1 item, 210 pages, printed 

Alumni – News Articles 

Alumni Reunions – New Articles 

Archives, Handley High School 

Art and Literature Magazine – folders contains the following:

Mimesis, 1987, 48 pages, printed

Mimesis, 1988

Miscellanea, 2008-2009

Miscellanea, 2012

Cracks in the Stairs,2013-2014, 18 pages, printed

An Ocean of Lost Expressions—You Dive, 2016, 46 pages, printed

Miscellanea, 2017—1 book, 36 pages, printed 

Printed, 2 booklets, unnumbered pages 

Baccalaureate service programs, 1920, 1924 and 1936, 1969, 2 items, 2 pages, printed 

Class Day Exercises—1930, 1 leaf, printed 

Competitive drill between Handley High School and Massanutten Military Academy, 1928, 1 item, 6 pages, printed 

Concert programs, 1947 and 1950, 2 items, 5 pages, printed 

"Establishing the Handley School: R. Gray Williams, the General Education Board, and the Problematic Legacy of Judge John Handley," by Kenneth W. Rose, 1994, 1 item, 49 leaves, typescript (photocopy) 

Faculty—unnumbered items, printed 

Graduation Program; unknown school/program, no date, printed 

Graduation programs, 12 items (folder contains the following):

1921
1922 (2 copies)
1924
1926
1929 (2 copies)
1933 (2 copies)
1938
1939
1944
1969 

Handley Calendar, account of activities of school year 1926-1927, 1 item, 34 pages, printed, 2 copies 

Handley High School –class of 1927, reunion book, address list, 7 items, typescript/mimeograph 

Handley High School - class of 1940 Prophecy, 4 leaves, typescript (copy) Will, 2 leaves, typescript (copy) 

Handley High School Class of 1954 (folder contains the following):

“History of the Class of 1954” by Pat Cahill; 2 leaves, typescript

“The Last Will and Testament of the Senior Class of 1954” by Robert Lewis; 4 leaves, typescript

“Prophecy—1954” by Carle Germelman; 3 leaves, typescript 

Handley High School Class of 1954 Reunion Print (folder contains the following):

Print—August 7, 1999; 1 leaf, printed

Print and Class Directory—25th Anniversary (August 11, 1999); 7 leaves, printed (photocopy) 

Handley High School - class of 1955, 20th annual reunion book, 1975, 1 item, 32 pages, printed (photocopy) 

Handley High School – class of 1959, 50th Reunion Yearbook, 1999, 1 item, 26 pages, printed 

"John Handley and the Value of Commemorations," speech delivered by Kenneth W. Rose, 1995, 8 leaves, typescript (photocopy) 

"John Handley Public Schools" -pamphlet, no date, 6 items, 4 pages, printed 

National Register of Historic Places registration form, April 15, 1998, 1 item, printed

Report Cards, 1933-1934, 1 item, printed 

Report Cards—John C. Blackburn (1968-1969); 6 cards with manuscript on printed form, 1 envelope with manuscript on printed form 

School Newspaper – The Gaval, October, 1989, 5 pages, printed 

School Within a School 1999 calendar, 1 item, printed 

Senior class play - playbill, 1951, "A Date with Judy," 1 item, 1 page, printed 

Seventy-fifth Anniversary Celebration, invitation May 16, 1998, 1 page; Program, May 16, 1998, 4 pages printed; Booklet, 75 Years of Excellence, 16 pages, printed; 2 copies; news articles

Student handbook, 1987-1988, 1 item, 69 pages, printed 

Students – 1923, John Cammer, 3 leaves, printed 

World War II – Art stored at Handley High School, 12 leaves, typescript (photocopy), 2 news articles (photocopy) 

World War II – Students and Staff who served in World War II, 8 leaves, printed (photocopy), 2 copies 

BOX 2A 

News articles, unnumbered, printed (photocopy) 

BOX 3 Sports 

Edwin K. Barksdale Wing – Hunter Maddex Hall of Fame, John Handley High School, 2010, news article, Winchester Star, 7 pages, printed and 3 pages, typescript  

Football Records 1921-2004, 12 leaves typescript [compiled by Justus Stryker, Aug. 2005] 

Handley High School Football Records, 1919-2010, compiled by Sam McCall, 15 leaves, typescript 

Handley Pride – A History of John Handley Football, 1919-2012 by Sam McCall, 2011, 1 booklet, 71 pages, printed 

Handley Pride 2: The History of the Handley Basketball Team, 1923 – 2013, by Sam McCall, 2012, 1 booklet, 49 leaves, printed, 2 copies 

Hunter Maddex Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremony, including Edwin Barksdale Wing (Douglas School), Induction Ceremony Program,, October 15, 2010, 7 pages, 3 leaves (2 copies), printed and typescript 

Hunter Maddex Hall of Fame and Edwin Barksdale Wing (Douglas School) Induction Ceremony, October, 2010, 154 photographs on CD, 1 CD 

Hunter Maddex Hall of Fame including Edwin K. Barksdale Wing (Douglas School), John Handley High School -- Game Program, October 16, 2010, 30 pages, printed 

Hunter Maddex Hall of Fame including Edwin K. Barksdale Wing (Douglas School), John Handley High School, Induction Ceremony Program, November 4, 2011, 7 pages, printed 

Hunter Maddex Hall of Fame including Edwin K. Barksdale Wing, John Handley High School, November 5, 2011, 30 pages, printed 

Judges Athletic Association - awards banquet program, 1970, 1 item, 1 page, printed

Stadium - opening program, 1973, 1 leaf, typescript; 1 leaf, typescript (copy); 1 leaf, printed (5 copies) 

Tennis—Boys’ AA State Tennis Tournament, 1 item, printed 

DVD 

The DVD “Handley High School 75th Anniversary Video”, no date is located in the Media Collection #1306. 

MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 13 (Oversized)

Handley High School reservoir - drawing and explanation,  May 19, 1922, 1 leaf, manuscript 

Trail Blazer (school newspaper), 40 items, printed

1920 - April (2 copies), May, June
1921 - March 1 (2 copies), April 1, May 1 (2 copies), June 1, December 1 (2 copies)

1922 - January 1 (2 copies), February 1 (2 copies),
March 1 (2 copies), April 1 (2 copies),
May 1 (2 copies), June (3 copies),
October 10 (2 copies), November 10 (2 copies),
December (2 copies)
1923 - January (2 copies), February, April, May, June
1926 - March 17 (2 copies)
1932 – March 

Edwin K. Barksdale Wing – Hunter Maddex Hall of Fame, John Handley High School, 2010, Recipients Photographs, 1 leaf, printed 

Hunter Maddex Hall of Fame, John Handley High School, 2011 Recipients Photographs, 1 leaf, printed 

Edwin K. Barksdale Wing – Hunter Maddex Hall of Fame, John Handley High School, 2011, Recipients Photographs, 1 leaf, printed 

OVERSIZED – FILED WITH OVERSIZED – SCRAPBOOKS

Key Club Scrapbook, 1972-73, 24 pages, contains photographs, quotes, and memorabilia, housed in custom made wooden frame