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Alvin and Ellen Perlman Collection

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

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

785 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 11/97. Last revised 11/20.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this 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: 0.46 linear feet.

DATE: 1928-1997

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Alvin and Ellen Perlman Collection contains memorabilia from Handley High and Handley Junior High (as they were known in the1940s and early 1950s) and a scrapbook containing Largent Family genealogy. There is also a paper delivered by Alvin Perlman at a Conference on the Federal Constitution in the Shenandoah Valley 1780-1800 at Shenandoah College, Winchester, VA, 1988.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Alvin and Ellen Perlman are the donors of this collection.
Ellen Largent Perlman is a native of Winchester, Virginia. Alvin Perlman was a freelance writer for the Winchester Public Schools, including John Handley High School in the 1980s and 1990s.                                 

CITE AS: Alvin and Ellen Perlman Collection, 785 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.




"The Reaction to the Constitution in Frederick County and the Lower Shenandoah Valley," by Alvin Perlman, 1988, paper delivered at a conference on the Federal Constitution in the Shenandoah Valley, 1780-1800, Shenandoah University, Winchester VA, 13 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Baby Book – Ellen Largent, September 13, 1928, 9 pages, printed

Lock of Ellen Largent’s hair, 1943

"Maroon and White Quill," Handley Junior High School publication, 5 items, printed
1941 - October, November
1942 - March, April, June

News Clippings, 1948-1949 – unnumbered leaves, printed

Newsletters – Focus on Education, Winchester City Schools, November 1987-May/June 1991,  22 items, 6 pages (each), printed:  
Vol. VIII No.1-4     
Vol. IX No. 1-6      
Vol. X No1-6      
Vol XI No.1-6                                    

Program – “Flowers For My Lady,” by Girl Scout Troop 8 for War Relief, April 2, 1943 (Ellen Largent was in the cast), 1 leaf (in envelope), printed

“The Rainbow Rat and the Colorful Cat at the Hermitage,”  short story by Ellen Largent Perlman, 12 pages, printed

Report Cards – Ellen Largent, 8 items, printed and manuscript (folder contains the following):
1934-5, Grade I, 2 pages
1935-6, Grade II, 2 pages
1937-8, 5th Grade, 2 pages (contains Charlotte Dehart autograph)
1939-40, 6th Grade, 2 pages
1943-4, 10th Grade, 8 cards in envelope
1944-5, 11th Grade, 8 cards in envelope
1945-6, 12th Grade, 7 cards in envelope

War Ration Book, World War II – Ellen Largent, n.d., 1 leaf (folded), printed and manuscript


Scrapbook, 1942-1946, belonging to Ellen Largent Perlman, 22 pages


Scrapbook - Largent Family genealogy, contains photographs, articles, letters, 1 item, 90 pages, in looseleaf binder

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through