Winchester City 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
www.handleyregional.org

581 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 03/87. Last revised 08/17.

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:  12.49 linear feet

CREATOR: Winchester Public Schools.

DATES: 1871-2010

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection includes materials related to the Winchester, Virginia (USA) school system and individual schools within the city limits, covering 1871 to the present. The collection includes minutes of school board and committee meetings, reports, publicity and newsletters, and describe the history and growth of Winchester City Schools. The appendix to the collection inventory provides a list of schools and colleges, both public and private, which were established in Winchester over the course of the City’s history.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Winchester City school division began in 1919 when Winchester became a separate district from Frederick County, Virginia. The City hired Frederick E. Clerk as the first superintendent. As of 2017 the Winchester Public School system includes four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school.

RELATED MATERIAL: See also Winchester High School Records (670 WFCHS), John Handley High School Records (145 WFCHS/THL), and Garland R. Quarles Elementary School Records (630 THL).

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Garland R. Quarles, The Schools of Winchester, Virginia (Winchester, Virginia: Farmers and Merchants National Bank, 1964).

CITE AS: Winchester City School Records #581, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION:  Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1 - Schools

School Board/School System – News Articles

Daniel Morgan Middle School – School dedication cafeteria/classroom. October, 1995, 6 items, printed

Daniel Morgan Middle School – First Harvest, 1988, Daniel Morgan Literary Magazine, 16 pages, typescript

Douglas Community Center

Douglas School

Dowell J. Howard Vocational –Technical Center – class bulletin, 1993-1994, 1 item, printed

Dowell J. Howard Vocational School Dedication and Open House (April 1972) – 2 items, 9 pages, printed

Faculty

Frederick Douglass Elementary School

John Handley High School

John Kerr Elementary School, closed 2016

John Kerr School, opened 2016

John Kerr School

Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School – School dedication October, 1995, 8 items, printed

Virginia Avenue Elementary School Yearbook 1993, includes history 1930-1993, 16 pages, printed

Winchester High School

Winchester Intermediate School

Winchester Public School – Mid-Winter, 1911

BOX 1A

Contract – Frederick E. Clerk, Superintendent of Schools, May 19, 1919, 1 leaf, typescript

Contract with teacher Mary Elise Morris, January 25, 1921

Excerpts from the School Board minutes relating to Frederick Douglas School (education of black children), unnumbered leaves, manuscript/typescript/printed

Finley, Floyd—Dedication of Tree, Douglas Community Center 2003; 12 leaves, printed and printed photographs

“Focus on Education” – newsletter, 1980-1988, 13 issues, printed

“Focus on Education” – 1993-1995, 10 issues, printed

Handbook – Rules and Regulations, c. 1900, 8 pages, printed (photocopy)

A Handbook of the Winchester Schools, n. d., 1 item, 16 pages, printed

Handbook of the Winchester Schools, 1993, 1 item, 24 pages, printed

Handley, John – Biographical Sketch, no author, no date, 2 items, 4 pages,  printed

Paycheck – Beulah Cline, 1898, 1 item, framed, manuscript on printed form

Programs, 2 leaves, printed

“Psychological and Educational tests in the Public Schools of Winchester, Virginia” January, 1922, University of Virginia Record, Volume 6, No. 6, 2 items, 54 pages, printed

Technical Preparation curriculum, 9-12, August, 1994, 14 items, typescript

Winchester Community Television, 4 items, 4 pages, 3 pages, printed; 1 item, typescript

Winchester Public Schools Credo, n. d., 1 item, printed

BOX 2 Winchester City School Board

Winchester City School Board – minutes

1871-1889, 1 item, manuscript

1889-1910, 1 item, manuscript

BOX 3           

Winchester City School Board – minutes, 1910-1919, 1 item, manuscript/typescript/printed

BOX 4

Winchester City School Board – minutes, 1919-1928, 1 item, manuscript/typescript/printed

BOX 5         

Winchester City School Board – minutes, 1929-1938, 1 item, typescript

BOX 6

Winchester City School Board – minutes, 1938-1951, 1 item, typescript

BOX 7

Winchester City School Broad – minutes, 1 item, 1952-1963, 1 item. typescript

BOX 8

Winchester City School Board – minutes, 1 item, Jan. 20, 1964-June 27, 1974

BOX 9

Winchester City School Board – minutes, July, 1974-July, 1985

BOX 10

Winchester City School Board – minutes, July 29, 1985-June 28, 1991, 1 item, typescript

BOX 11

Winchester City School Board – minutes, June 17, 1989-June 28, 1991, 1 item, typescript

BOX 12

Winchester City School Board – minutes, July 1, 1991-December 21, 1992

BOX 13

Winchester City School Board – minutes, January 25, 1993-September 20, 1993

BOX 14

Winchester City School Board – minutes, October 18, 1993-June 20, 1994

BOX 15

Winchester City School Board – minutes, July 7, 1994-April 19, 1995

BOX 16

Winchester City School Board – minutes, May 15, 1995-June 16, 1997

BOX 17

Winchester City School Board – minutes, July 2, 1997-February 27, 1998, unnumbered leaves, typescript

BOX 17A

Winchester City School Board – minutes, March 16, 1998-February 22, 2000, unnumbered leaves, typescript

BOX 18

Proposed opening budget, 2000-2002

Amended operating budget, 2001-2002, 2 item, typescript

BOX 19

Winchester City School Board – minutes, March 2000-April, 2001

BOX 19A

Winchester City School Board – minutes, May, 7, 2001 – October, 2001

BOX 20

Winchester City School Board – minutes, November, 2002 – May, 2002

BOX 21

Winchester City School Board – minutes, June, 2002-December, 2002, typescript

BOX 21a

Winchester Public Schools School Board – minutes, July 1, 2002-December 15, 2003, 1 item, bound, typescript

BOX 22

Winchester City School Board – minutes, January, 2003-May, 2003, 1 item, typescript

BOX 23

Winchester City School Board – minutes, June, 2003-December, 2003, 11 items, typescript

BOX 24

Winchester City School Board – minutes, January, 2004-July 1, 2004

BOX 24a

Winchester Public Schools Board – minutes, January 5, 2004-December 19, 2005, 1 item, bound, typescript

BOX 25

Winchester City School Board – minutes, July 12, 2004-March 3, 2005

BOX 26

Winchester City School Board – minutes, March 21, 2005-October 3, 2005

BOX 27

Winchester City School Board – minutes, October 17, 2005-August 21, 2006

BOX 28

Winchester City School Board – minutes, September 18, 2006-June 18, 2007

BOX 29

Winchester City School Board – minutes, June 4, 2007-April 21, 2008

BOX 30

Winchester City School Board –minutes, May 19, 2008-May 4, 2009

BOX 31

Winchester City School Board – minutes, June 1, 2009-December 7, 2009

BOX 32

Winchester Public School Board – minutes, January 11, 2010-December 13, 2010, 16 items, bound, typescript.