Prenith L. (Bob) Bartley Collection

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

775 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains items relating to the life and work of  Prenith L. (Bob) Bartley, and consists primarily of records of his community service with Optimist International and as a 32nd degree Mason in Winchester, VA. He is a member of Winchester Hiram Lodge #21 A.M. & F.M. and served as Master. There are also photographs, which are included in the Photograph Collection in the Archives. 
(1 box) Last updated 11/14.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Prenith L. “Bob’ Bartley was born in Kentucky on October 18, 1931, and moved with his family to Winchester, VA in 1937. He owned and operated Bartley Orthopedic and Shoe Repair Shops in Winchester and the tri-state area for sixty years. Bartley owned and operated Hess Shoe Store and Shoe Service in Berryville as well as the Triangle Diner, Grim’s Shoe Repair, and Bartley Real Estate.
He was also involved in community service during most of his adult life as a member of Optimist International, and Winchester Hiram Lodge #21 A.M. & F.M. He is also a Shriner and served as President of the Winchester Shrine Club twice and the Blue Ridge Shrine Club once, and a member of the Knights of the York Cross of Honor.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection.

CITE AS:: Prenith L. (Bob) Bartley Collection 775 THL Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



“1981-1986, P. L. “Bob” Bartley Serves Two Terms as Chairman of the Downtown Development Board”, 1 leaf, typescript

Bartley Family Genealogy, 3 items/typescript

Winchester Hiram Lodge No. 21 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, 13 items printed/typescript

Winchester Hiram Lodge No. 21 Installation of Officers Dec 1986, 3 items, printed

Winchester Shrine Club Kena Temple, 1 item/printed

Knights Templar City of Winchester, 1 item/printed

Virginia Royal Arch Masons, 2 items/printed

Virginia Chapter Order of Knights Preceptor, 1 item/printed

Achievement Awards Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, 3 items/printed

Hiram Lodge No. 21 Newspaper Articles, 6 items/printed

Music -- List of Songs that have been copyrighted by P. L. (Bob) Bartley, January 6, 2014, 9 leaves, printed

Music -- Recording Contracts – 6 Songs contracted to Majestic Records Corporation by P. L. (Bob) Bartley, 6 leaves, printed
“It Hurts to See You Cry,” December 14, 2013
“I’m Coming Home,”, December 24, 2013
“After the Lovin’s Over,” December 24, 2013
“If You Hear a Heart Break,” January 14, 2014
“After This Life,” January 17, 2014
“Christmas Has Come Again My Dear,” February 7, 2014

Optimist International Dated Material 2008-1980, 28 items/printed/typescript

Optimist International Dated Material 1979-1958, 34 items/printed/typescript

Optimist Club of Winchester – History, 1 item/typescript

Optimist Newspaper Articles, 13 items/printed

Optimist Magazine Source Book Issue 1978, 1 item/printed

Optimist International Undated Material, 12 items/postcard/typescript/handwritten

Optimist Ribbons, Tags, and Pins, 6 items/ribbons/tags/pins

Patents – 3 Patents received by P. L. (Bob) Bartley, 14 leaves, printed
Pocket Door Stop, February 3, 2014, 3 leaves
Personal Urine Funnel and transfer tube, September 26, 2013, 8 leaves
Razor Handle Modification, February 3, 2014, 3 leaves

Two Scrapbooks on Bookshelf

Scrapbook -- Photographs, Correspondence, Activities of Winchester Optimist Club, 1965-1966, president, William “Bill” Locke

Scrapbook – Photographs, Correspondence, club activities of Optimist Club, 1973-1974
                     Local Democratic Party Notices, photos of Virginia Lt. Gov. Raleigh
                     Emery, Photos and Newspaper clips of Bob Bartley’s term as club president,
                     May 2, 1974 Program for Apple Blossom Festival Luncheon, Death notice,
                     Betty J. Campbell, Born Feb. 10, 1929, died Dec. 12, 1973  
                     Three letter dated 1979, 1980, 1981 regarding Bob Bartley’s term as
                      governor of Capital – Virginia District, Optimist Club