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Collection Number: 05096-z

Collection Title: Oliver R. Pope Letters, 1933-1934

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Abstract Oliver R. Pope of Rocky Mount, N.C., was president, 1932-1934, of the North Carolina Negro Teachers Association and a member of a commission appointed by the governor to study problems of African American schools in North Carolina in 1934. The collection includes letters, 1933-1934, of Oliver R. Pope, relating to the creation of a commission to study African American education in North Carolina. Correspondents are Kemp D. Battle, attorney of Rocky Mount, N.C.; John C. B. Ehringhaus, governor of North Carolina; and N. C. Newbold, director of the State Division of Negro Education.
Creator Pope, Oliver R.
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 Oliver R. Pope Letters #5096-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Muriel Morisey of Philadelphia, Pa., in September 2000 (Acc. 99264).
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Oliver R. Pope of Rocky Mount, N.C., was educated at Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C.; at Columbia and Northwestern universities; and at the University of Chicago. Pope worked in the public schools of Rocky Mount, 1912-1949, and was for many years principal of Booker T. Washington High School in Rocky Mount. He was president, 1932-1934, of the North Carolina Negro Teachers Association and a member of a commission appointed by the governor to study problems of African American schools in North Carolina in 1934.

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The collection includes letters, 1933-1934, of African American educator  Oliver R. Pope relating to the creation of a commission to study African American education in North Carolina. Correspondents are Kemp D. Battle, attorney of Rocky Mount, N.C.; John C. B. Ehringhaus, governor of North Carolina; and N. C. Newbold, director of the State Division of Negro Education.

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10 items.

Letters, 1933-1934, of Oliver R. Pope relating to the creation of a commission to study African American education in North Carolina. A letter, December 1933, from Pope to "fellow teachers" lists the "chief problems which confront Negro education in North Carolina." This list appears later as the list of topics for study by a commission created by the governor the following summer. Other letters concern Pope's appointment to the commission and arrangements for meetings. Correspondents are Kemp D. Battle, attorney of Rocky Mount, N.C.; John C. B. Ehringhaus, governor of North Carolina; and N. C. Newbold, director of the State Division of Negro Education.

Folder 1

Letters, 1933-1934 #05096-z, Series: "Letters, 1933-1934." Folder 1

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