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Collection Number: 04677

Collection Title: Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 130 items)
Abstract Beginning around 1900, the Lowe's Grove School, Durham County, N.C., served the small Lowe's Grove farming community as a one-room schoolhouse, a high school, a farm-life school, and an elementary school. The school was closed in 1989 because the land on which it stood had become valuable commercial property. Clippings, parent-teacher association scrapbooks, school publications, pictures, and other items relating to Lowe's Grove School. PTA scrapbooks contain clippings and other materials relating to the organization's activities, 1933-1949. Publications include course catalogs, school histories, and commencement programs that document the evolution of the school from one-room schoolhouse to high school to farm- school in the 1910s and 1920s to elementary in the 1970s and 1980s. Pictures are formal photographs of the boys' 1928 basketball and wrestling teams and of a 1971-1972 elementary school class.
Creator Lowe's Grove School (Durham, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Lowe's Grove School papers #4677, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Marie Rigsbee Godwin of Durham, N.C., in October 1993 (Acc. 93133).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Beginning around 1900, the Lowe's Grove School, Durham County, N.C., served the small Lowe's Grove farming community as a one-room schoolhouse, a high school, a farm-life school, and an elementary school. The school was closed in 1989 because the land on which it stood had become valuable commercial property.

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Clippings, parent-teacher association scrapbooks, school publications, pictures, and other items relating to Lowe's Grove School. PTA scrapbooks contain clippings and other materials relating to the organization's activities, 1933-1949. Publications include course catalogs, school histories, and commencement programs that document the evolution of the school from one-room schoolhouse to high school to farm- school in the 1910s and 1920s to elementary in the 1970s and 1980s. Pictures are formal photographs of the boys' 1928 basketball and wrestling teams and of a 1971-1972 elementary school class.

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Contents list

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Folder 1-2

Folder 1

Folder 2

Clippings, 1975-1989, most from Durham County newspapers, chiefly relating to activities at Lowe's Grove School and to the School's history. There are also a few clippings relating to graduates of Lowe's Grove School or to Durham public schools in general. circa 100 items. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 1-2

Folder 3

Lowe's Grove Parent-Teacher Association. Volume 1. Scrapbook, 1933-1934. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 3

Folder 4

Lowe's Grove Parent-Teacher Association. Volume 2. Scrapbook, 1934-1935. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 4

Folder 5

Lowe's Grove Parent-Teacher Association. Volume 3. Scrapbook, 1935-1936. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 5

Folder 6

Lowe's Grove Parent-Teacher Association. Volume 4. Scrapbook, 1937-1938. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 6

Folder 7

Lowe's Grove Parent-Teacher Association. Volume 5. Scrapbook, 1938-1939. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 7

Folder 8

Lowe's Grove Parent-Teacher Association. Volume 6. Scrapbook, 1939-1940. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 8

Folder 9

Lowe's Grove Parent-Teacher Association. Volume 7. Scrapbook, 1941-1942. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 9

Folder 10

Lowe's Grove Parent-Teacher Association. Volume 8. Yearbook, 1948-1949. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 10

Oversize Image Folder OP-P-4677/1

Pictures, 1928 and 1971 Boys' basketball team: "Durham County Champs. Lowes Grove. 1928." #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." OP-P-4677/1

Oversize Image Folder OP-P-4677/2

Pictures, 1928 and 1971 Boys' wrestling team: "State High School Wrestling Champs. Lowes Grove. 1928." #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." OP-P-4677/2

Oversize Image Folder OP-P-4677/3

Pictures, 1928 and 1971 Class photograph: "Lowes Grove Elementary School. Durham, North Carolina. 1971-1972." #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." OP-P-4677/3

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Publications, 1912-1981. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Commencement program, 1912 (photocopy). #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Calender and faculty list with school history and discussion of the beginning of the Farm-Life School project, 1913 (photocopy). #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Calender, faculty and students lists, and review of the school year for Lowe's Grove High School and Farm Life School, 1915-1916 (photocopy). #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Calender and description of courses of study, 1916-1917 (photocopy). #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

"Lowe's Grove Reflector," newsletter of the Lowe's Grove Farm Life School, February 1923 (photocopy). #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

"Catalogue of Lowe's Grove Farm Life School," 1925-1926. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

"Logrovette," yearbook of Lowe's Grove School, 1940-1941. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Commencement program, 1948. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

"Logrovette," 1950. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Commencement program, 1981. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 11-12

Folder 13

Miscellaneous, 1974-1989, including a 1983 letter of appreciation to the school from a parent and a few compilations of students' work on careers and school history. 7 items. #04677, Series: "Lowe's Grove School Papers, 1912-1989." Folder 13

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