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Mary F. Boxley Papers

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

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1727 WFCHS

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains many miscellaneous news articles pertaining to the Apple Blossom Festival (1957-1959) and Dr. Garland Quarles. Also included within the collection is information regarding Mary F. Boxley and her work and influence in Winchester, VA. The collection also contains a handbook of Winchester Public Schools, a photo album containing multiple photos of the Apple Blossom Festival and news articles, as well as a scrapbook including personal town/school programs/events and local news articles. 

(1 box and last updated 11/15)

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Mary F. Boxley lived from 1905 until 1999 and was a prominent member of the Winchester Community. She was employed as an elementary teacher and head of the home economics department by the Handley School Board of Winchester, VA. Boxley was also chairman of costumes for the Apple Blossom Festival for 30 years, designing, constructing and handling some 1500 costumes each year.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection.

CITE AS: Mary F. Boxley Papers, 1727 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr., Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Apple Blossom Festival-Miscellaneous news articles mainly from 1957-1959, 9 pages, printed

Dr. Garland Quarles items: 14 leaves, printed

Miscellaneous news articles

Season’s greetings letter

Testimonial dinner program for Dr. Quarles (5-25-1965)

Handbook of Winchester Public Schools, 1 item, printed

World War II Ration Books:

            Books issued to Mary Boxley, 3 items, printed

            A.B.C. control coupons, 1 item, printed

Worthy Women Information Form, includes biography notes on Mary Boxley for her inclusion book, 4 leaves, printed

Photo album “Apple Blossom Festival” photos and news articles, 1 item, photographs

Scrapbook includes:

            Personal-town/school programs/events

            Local news articles-radiogram from Richard Byrd University of Michigan summer programs-1939 hospital stay and billing