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Collection Number: 00680

Collection Title: Southern Education Board Records, 1898-1925

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This collection was processed under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1991.

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Size 21.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6,000 items)
Abstract The Southern Education Board was established in 1901 as the executive branch of the Conference for Education in the South, which was founded after a series of meetings, 1898-1900, held at Capon Springs, W. Va. The Board worked primarily to promote education, especially rural education, in the South. It disbanded in 1914. Prominent Board members included Robert C. Ogden (1836-1913), pres.; Charles D. McIver (1860- 1908), sec.; George Foster Peabody (1852-1938), treas.; Edwin A. Alderman (1861-1931); William H. Baldwin (1863-1905); Wallace Buttrick (1853-1926); J.L.M. Curry (1825-1903); Charles W. Dabney (1855-1945); George Sherwood Dickerman (1843-1937); Hollis B. Frissell (1851-1917); H.H. Hanna; Walter Hines Page (1855-1918); and Albert Shaw (1857-1947). This collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, scrapbooks, and other papers of the Southern Education Board and related organizations concerning the promotion of public education and also of agriculture and rural community in the South in the early twentieth century. The early papers concern the annual meetings of the Conference for Education in the South and the work of the Southern Education Board in supporting the development of rural schools and communities. After 1914, the records also include material on the reorganization of the Conference and Southern Education Board and the activities of related organizations, including the Southern Conference for Education and Industry, the Southern Educational Association, and the Southern Education Society. There are reports on a wide variety of subjects, including rural conditions, education, African Americans, women, community, and other subjects. Also included are the papers of George Sherwood Dickerman, which relate particularly to African American education, 1900-1910.
Creator Southern Education Board.
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 Southern Education Board Records #680, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
  • Reel 1: Folders 1-16
  • Reel 2: Folders 17-32
  • Reel 3: Folders 33-46
  • Reel 4: Folders 47-62
  • Reel 5: Folders 63-76
  • Reel 6: Folders 77-91
  • Reel 7: Folders 92-115
  • Reel 8: Folders 116-127
  • Reel 9: Folders 128-142
  • Reel 10: Folders 143-168
  • Reel 11: Folders 169-182
  • Reel 12: Folders 183-200
  • Reel 13: Folders 201-228
  • Reel 14: Folders 229-254
  • Reel 15: Folders 268-284
  • Reel 16: Folders 285-297
  • Reel 17: Folders 298-304B
  • Reel 18: Folders 305-323
  • Reel 19: Folders 324-343
  • Reel 20: Folders 344-365
  • Reel 21: Folders 366-367
  • Reel 22: Folders 368-371
  • Reel 23: Folders 372-375
  • Reel 24: Folders 270 (SV-680/2), 271 (SV-680/11), 273 (SV-680/18), 274 (SV-680/19), 276 (SV-680/20), 277 (SV-680/20 enclosures), 278 (SV-680/21), 280 (SV-680/41)
  • Reel 25: Folders 281 (SV-680/25), 283 (SV-680/42), 284 (SV-680/24), 285 (SV-680/3), 266 (SV-680/4), 287 (SV-680/5), 288 (SV-680/6), 290 (SV-680/9)
  • Reel 26: Folders 6B (SV-680/27), 229 (SV-680/38), 232 (SV-680/40, 106 (OP-680/1), 116 (OP-680/2), 144 (OP-680/3), 192 (OP-680/4), 201 (OP-680/5), 202 (OP-680/6), 212 (OP-680/7), 215 (OP-680/81)
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Charles W. Dabney, James Y. Joyner, Mrs. A. P. Bourland, and J. P. McCornell, before 1940.
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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The Southern Education Board was founded at Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1901 as the executive board of the Conference for Education in the South, which was formalized earlier that year. The background for both of these organizations was a series of Conferences on Christian Education in the South. At these gatherings, representatives from various professions and organizations with a common interest in education met to talk about problems particular to the South. In 1900, the group chose an agent, G. S. Dickerman, to collect information and report on educational conditions in the region. At the meeting that year, Robert C. Ogden, a wealthy New York City businessman, suggested that they create a permanent organization to work for popular education in the South. The Conference was founded the following January.

The Conference for Education in the South was a popular or mass organization to which anyone could belong, and whose major function was to sponsor annual open meetings. The Southern Education Board, its executive arm, did the work of the Conference between meetings. Specifically, the Board was charged with conducting a publicity campaign for education in the South, and with acting as a Bureau of Information and Advice for individuals and school systems interested in improving education. The first Board consisted of Robert C. Ogden (1836-1913), president; educator Charles D. McIver (1860-1906), secretary; philanthropist George Foster Peabody (1852-1938), treasurer; statesman, author, and educator J. L. M. Curry (1825-1903); chemist, agriculturist, and college president Charles W. Dabney (1855-1945); educator and orator Edwin A. Alderman (1861-1931); Presbyterian clergyman and principal of Hampton Institute Hollis B. Frissell (1851-1917); Baptist clergyman and educator Wallace Buttrick (1853-1926); William H. Baldwin (1863-1905); Albert Shaw (1857-1947); Walter Hines Page (1855-1918); and H. H. Hanna.

The Board continued in its original purpose and organization until 1914. With Dabney as director, the Bureau of Investigation and Information sent agents into the South to study the conditions of state schools. In 1906, they began focusing in particular on rural schools, and, in 1909, the Board cooperated with the Peabody Fund to pay state supervisors of rural schools. The Peabody Fund had been established in 1866 to promote the growth of schools in the war-ravaged South. For the next few years, this was the most important function of the Board, along with organizing annual conferences. Also in 1909, the Board became interested in organizing farmers and improving agriculture. In its final years of activity it worked also on community development.

A number of other organizations were related to or associated with the Conference for Education in the South and the Southern Education Board. The most important was the General Education Board, which was established in 1902 by John D. Rockefeller to facilitate the promotion of education in the United States. The General Education Board made appropriations to state universities to develop high schools. Also related to the Conference were the Slater Fund, established in 1882 by industrialist John F. Slater for the support of African American schools; the farm demonstration movement; and boys' and girls' clubs. The Southern Education Board generated state-level organizations including Improvement Associations and Cooperative Associations.

After the death of Robert C. Ogden in 1913 and the dissolution of the Peabody Fund in 1914, the Southern Education Board encountered financial and political difficulties that led to a number of reorganizations, including a merger with the Southern Educational Association, a professional organization. In 1915, the two groups formed the Southern Conference for Education and Industry. The Southern Education Board continued as the executive committee of the Southern Conference for Education and Industry until its first conference. During that time, Albert Pike Bourland (1861-1927) acted as executive secretary and treasurer, and the Southern Education Board relinquished the job of supervising rural schools to the General Education Board, keeping only the responsibility for planning conferences. After the 1915 meeting, the Southern Education Board disbanded, and Bourland became the executive secretary of the Southern Conference for Education and Industry.

The financial troubles of the Southern Conference for Education and Industry continued, however. In 1916, it organized a Chautauqua of the South, a summer program of education and entertainment, with the hope that the program's profits would be sufficient for funding the work of the Conference. Bourland devoted much time and energy to the project, but the Chautauqua was never more than a minor success. By 1919, it was only a music program, and it was discontinued in 1920. At the same time, the Conference was undergoing changes. In 1916, it became the Southern Education Association, but the name was quickly changed to the Southern Education Council and then to the Southern Education Society. While the name changed, the organization remained the same: it was a group of select men, with membership by election and requiring dues, gathered to work on improving southern education. By 1920, Bourland was fighting to keep some kind of organization alive, but, in 1921, even he gave up and left the organization for a job at the Department of Extension at Winthrop College.

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This collection is divided into nine series.

Series 1, Correspondence, contains the correspondence of the Southern Education Board and related organizations. The principal correspondents include H. B. Frissell, principal of Hampton Institute; Wickliffe Rose (1862-1931), who served as executive secretary , 1909-1913; and Albert P. Bourland, who succeeded Rose. The series is further subdivided as follows:

Subseries 1.1, Correspondence, 1898-1908, deals with the formation of the Conference for Education in the South and the Southern Education Board. Most letters are either to or from H. B. Frissell in Virginia. There is also scattered correspondence of Robert Ogden, the founder of the Conference, and of Charles Dabney, who was in charge of the Board's Bureau of Investigation.

Subseries 1.2, Correspondence, 1909-1913, concerns the supervision of rural schools and includes reports (in letter form) from the states. During this time, the Peabody Fund, the major source of funding for the Southern Education Board, was dissolved, and correspondence reflects attempts by members to find alternative sources of funding. There is also a great deal of material on the organization of yearly conferences.

Subseries 1.3, Correspondence, 1914-1916, consists of material on two basic themes: community organization and keeping the Southern Education Board on sound financial footing. The Board became involved with efforts to bolster the country community as a way of supporting the schools, and this movement is reflected in the annual meetings. In addition, there is material reflecting the financial troubles of the Board, its merger with the Southern Education Association, and the founding of the Chautauqua of the South.

Subseries 1.4, Correspondence, 1917-1925, contains material related to Bourland's efforts to keep the work for education in the South going in some form. Correspondence details the failure of the Chautauqua and the formation of the Southern Education Society out of the core of the old Conference. Most of the correspondence concerns Bourland's efforts to recruit new members into the organization, and his eventual decision to give up and liquidate the organization's holdings of publications. The series substantially ends with Bourland's accepting a job with Winthrop College. Undated materials are also included in this series.

Series 2, Reports and Related Materials, contains reports and other materials relating primarily to individual schools and school systems in the South, but also to related subjects. This series is divided into five subseries as follows:

Subseries 2.1, Schools, consists of reports on individual schools, reports of state supervisors, and files on specific types of schools and related educational issues.

Subseries 2.2, Community Development, includes a wide variety of materials related to the idea of the country community and the efforts of the Southern Education Board to bolster it.

Subseries 2.3, Organizations, consists of information about various organizations related to the Conference for Education in the South and Southern Education Board, including notes on meetings and reports on work.

Subseries 2.4, Other Materials, consists of reports, information, articles, statistics, and other materials about miscellaneous topics in which the Southern Education Board was interested, including agriculture, women, and African Americans.

Subseries 2.5, Volumes, consists of material on education and agriculture in the South.

Series 3, Minutes, contains minutes of various organizations, including the Southern Education Board, the Conference for Education in the South, the Southern Education Society, the Chautauqua of the South, and others.

Series 4, Financial Materials, contains financial records of the various organizations, for the most part in the form of lists of expenses, travel accounts, treasurers' statements, and lists of appropriations. There are few bills and receipts until the later years, when there are a large number of receipts for membership dues.

Series 5, Clippings, is a collection of newspaper articles relating to agriculture, education, African Americans, and other topics of interest to the Southern Education Board.

Series 6, Scrapbooks, is a collection of scrapbooks on various topics of interest to the Southern Education Board. This series is divided into three subseries as follows:

Subseries 6.1, Conferences, contains material related to the annual meetings of the Conference for Education in the South and Southern Education Board. The volumes contain clippings, programs, invitations, agendas, and other materials.

Subseries 6.2, African Americans, contains material on education and related subjects, probably collected by George Sherwood Dickerman.

Subseries 6.3, Miscellaneous, contains material on miscellaneous social issues including farm life, tenancy, economics, and other topics.

Series 7, Photographic Materials, contains a photograph album with pictures of schools in Louisiana and postcards from Germany, and approximately 350 loose photographs of various schools and school scenes.

Series 8, Other Papers of the Southern Education Board, includes bylaws and constitutions, membership lists, and a bibliography.

Series 9, George Sherwood Dickerman Papers, consists of correspondence and field agents' reports. Dickerman was field agent for the Conference for Education in the South from 1900 until 1906 and a member of the Southern Education Board until 1914. Topics include the education of African Americans, as reflected in reports on specific schools throughout the South; rural education in general; and Dickerman's work for the Southern Education Board.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1898-1925.

About 2,800 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence of the Southern Education Board, the Conference for Education in the South, and other related organizations. The principal correspondents are H. B. Frissell, Wickliffe Rose, and A. P. Bourland. The papers reflect the changing concerns of the organization, from the education of African Americans to rural education in general and community development. Also reflected are the changing fortunes of the organizations themselves.

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About 400 items.

In this period most of the correspondence deals with the formation of the Conference for Education in the South and the Southern Education Board, the planning of the annual meetings, and field research to determine priorities for improving southern schools. Much of the correspondence is either to or from H. B. Frissell, principal of Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va. He organized conferences, engaged speakers, and was very much involved in educational matters in his home state. Also present is the lettercopy book, 1902-1904, of Edgar Gardner Murphy (1869-1913), an Episcopal clergyman, who was at the time executive secretary of the Board. There is also scattered correspondence of Robert Ogden of New York City, the founder of the Ogden Movement and the Conference for Education in the South, concerning meetings and his annual trips accompanied by northern men and women of influence to view southern educational institutions. These were referred to as "Ogden Party Excursions".

The first official meeting of the Southern Education Board was held in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1901. In 1902, the Southern Education Board formed a Bureau of Investigation, headed by Charles W. Dabney, then president of the University of Tennessee and later of the University of Cincinnati. The Bureau published a few issues of Southern Education (none are present in the papers) to document the problems of southern education. Also mentioned in 1902 is the founding of Peabody Teachers' College. Beginning in 1903, there are occasional letters about the importance of rural schools. There is more comment on racial issues in this section than in any other part of the correspondence, except George S. Dickerman's correspondence (see Series 9). Other significant events during this period include the arrival of Wickliffe Rose in 1905, after the resignation of H. B. Frissell, and George S. Dickerman's joining the Board in 1907 with the main responsibility for the organizing of the annual meetings. Other correspondents represented in the papers include George Foster Peabody and Edgar Gardner Murphy. Other subjects represented include the issue of women's education. State reports appearing in the form of letters include: Georgia (1905); Kentucky (1905); Tennessee (1906); and Texas (1908).

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1898-1899 #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 1

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1900 #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 2

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1901 #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 3

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1902 #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 4

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1903 #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 5

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1904 #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 6a

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Edgar Gardner Murphy, Lettercopy book: 29 January 1902-4 October 1904 (volume SV-680/27) #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 6b

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1905 #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 7

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1906 #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 8

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1907 #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 9-10

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1908 #00680, Subseries: "1.1. 1898-1908." Folder 11

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About 800 items.

The volume of material jumps substantially beginning in 1910. The major part of the correspondence during this time deals with rural school development. Letters and reports from individual schools also begin to appear at this time. These include reports from women involved with School Improvement Associations, including Mrs. L. R. Dashiell and Virginia Moore, and from state supervisors of rural schools. (See also: Series 2.1. Schools, for reports from the supervisors; and Series 2.4. Other reports, for additional information on the School Improvement Associations.) Many of the letters were addressed to Wickliffe Rose, who was first an agent for the Peabody Educational Fund, 1907-1914, and then the executive secretary of the Southern Education Board, 1907-1913. The correspondence primarily discusses educational efforts and progress in the states.

During this time, rumors developed that the Peabody Education Fund would be dissolved, threatening a major loss of funding for the Southern Education Board. There are many letters concerning the Board's search for a new funding source, especially to pay women employees. The Fund's eventual dissolution was the first in a series of financial blows to the organization. The officers responded with a number of letters and reports detailing the success of the organization thus far.

Another topic that received much attention was the preparation for the yearly conferences. In particular, in 1913, there is much material regarding the coordination of the Richmond Conference, which was a mass meeting of farmers, businessmen, educators, clergymen, and others to discuss rural development and schools. Wickliffe Rose quit the organization in 1913, and A. P. Bourland took over most of the correspondence for the organization.

Toward the end of this period, discussions about the "country community" begin. The phrase "country community" was used to refer to the whole complex of community organizations in the rural South: church, school, family, and farm. Members of the Board and others feared the country community was deteriorating as people moved out of rural areas, and sought ways to bolster it. (See also: Series 2.2. Reports on Community Development.) Another topic of discussion was the possible merger of the Conference for Education in the South and the Southern Education Association. These topics dominate the correspondence over the next few years.

Other topics of significance reflected in the papers are: the first conference to include a session on the education of southern women, 1910; the beginning of an ongoing correspondence concerning the state of public education in Australia, 1911; the work of James Yadkin Joyner in North Carolina, 1911; and the movement to establish school libraries, 1912. State reports appear for: Alabama (1910); Arkansas (1912); Florida (1912); Georgia (1912); Kentucky (1912); Louisiana (1910, 1912); North Carolina (1910, 1912); Virginia (1912); and West Virginia (1909, 1912).

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1909 #00680, Subseries: "1.2. 1909-1913." Folder 12

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1910 #00680, Subseries: "1.2. 1909-1913." Folder 13-16

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1911 #00680, Subseries: "1.2. 1909-1913." Folder 17-24

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1912 #00680, Subseries: "1.2. 1909-1913." Folder 25-32

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1913 #00680, Subseries: "1.2. 1909-1913." Folder 33-45

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Undated before 1914 #00680, Subseries: "1.2. 1909-1913." Folder 46

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About 1,200 items.

Robert Ogden, the leading force behind the Southern Education Board, died in the early fall of 1913. January 1914 saw the demise of the Peabody Fund. As a result of these and other crises, the Southern Education Board was formally dissolved in May 29, 1914. The remnants of its membership joined the General Education Board. During these years, the focus of the papers continues to be organizing the country community in the belief that education could not improve without community support. The correspondence indicates that the work of the Conference for Education in the South continued, with A. P. Bourland coordinating many committees to study various aspects of country life.

The Conference's annual meetings grew both in the number of attendees and in the scope of discussion. Meeting sites discussed during this period included: Louisville, Ky. (1914); Chattanooga, Tenn. (1915); and New Orleans, La. (1916). The focus of the Louisville meeting was on women's education. There is also material on the proposed merger between the Conference for Education in the South and the Southern Education Association, and on the idea of the Conference holding joint meetings with the Southern Sociological Congress. The correspondence indicates that the merger took place in 1915, with the two organizations forming the Southern Conference for Education and Industry. The new organization expended considerable effort trying to get back the $9,000.00 that the Southern Education Board had given to the General Education Board to pay for the supervision of rural schools.

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1914 #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1914-1916." Folder 47-62

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1915 #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1914-1916." Folder 63-67

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1916 #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1914-1916." Folder 68-76

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400 items.

After World War I, the correspondence chiefly concerns A. P. Bourland's struggle to keep the Conference and its work alive. Because of the distraction of the war and other factors, donations to the Conference dropped, and the organization continued to be in financial trouble. The members came up with the idea of associating with the Chautauqua in New York, an organization that sponsored educational and musical programs in the summer. The Chautauqua of the South, like the one in New York, combined educational programs and summer sessions with musical entertainment. Much correspondence concerns hiring of performers, selling tickets, and publicizing the program. After a few years, the New York group decided the program was not worth the expense and pulled out. Bourland fought to keep the Chautauqua of the South going as a music festival. The papers include exchanges between Bourland and others in which he sought to justify the Chautauqua's continuance.

By this point, many people in the Southern Conference for Education and Industry decided that mass meetings were no longer effective and wanted to trim the Conference down to a select group of men. Correspondence documents the formation of the Southern Educational Council and its transformation into the Southern Educational Society. Shortly thereafter, the Southern Educational Society affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Much of the correspondence for these years shows Bourland trying to recruit people to be members of the these combined groups and soliciting dues payments, organizing fund-raising projects, such as liquidating the Southern Education Board's stock of old publications, and pushing for the Southern Conference for Education and Industry to start a periodical. Throughout the period, Bourland tried to see the bright side of things, and considered every setback an opportunity for rebirth. Even Bourland gave up in 1921, however, and started looking for a new job. Included in the correspondence are letters of recommendation for him. Substantive correspondence ends in 1922, when Bourland got a job in the Extension Department at Winthrop College; 1924 and 1925 materials consist of two letters to Bourland thanking him for material on his work in South Carolina.

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1917 #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1917-1925 and undated." Folder 77-78

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1918 #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1917-1925 and undated." Folder 79-80

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1919 #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1917-1925 and undated." Folder 81

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1920 #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1917-1925 and undated." Folder 82-84

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1921 #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1917-1925 and undated." Folder 85-87

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1922 #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1917-1925 and undated." Folder 88

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1924-1925 #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1917-1925 and undated." Folder 89

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Undated #00680, Subseries: "1.3. 1917-1925 and undated." Folder 90-91

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About 2,200 items.

Arrangement: by category, then alphabetically or chronologically as appropriate.

This series includes a wide variety of material, as the term "reports" has been taken loosely. Much of the material was sent by outside or unidentifiable sources to the Southern Education Board rather than produced by the Board. The material includes notes, lists, essays and articles, statistics, and information in other forms. This series is broken into five subseries as follows: 1. Schools; 2. Community development; 3. Organizations; 4. Other reports; and 5. Volumes about agriculture and education in the South.

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About 1,225 items.

The material on schools is organized into three categories: information by state, reports of state supervisors, and files on specific types of schools or related educational issues. Included in the state files are completed report forms from state supervisors, essays about particular schools or state initiatives, statistics, and occasional maps. It should be noted that this material is in the form of reports to the Southern Education Board, General Education Board, and A. P. Bourland from state representatives. Of special note is a file on the Rock Hill School in South Carolina, an experimental farm school that the Southern Education Board considered a model in rural educational development. The states included are those considered to be part of the South. There are also materials on other areas, and a folder on unidentifiable locations.

The reports of state supervisors for rural schools are typed, formal statements to the Southern Education Board. Each state is covered in a few pages, the supervisor describing his activities and the progress in his state for that quarter. These reports are followed by some miscellaneous material related to the supervision of rural schools. See also Series 1.2-1.3 for reports written in the form of letters to Bourland or the Board.

In the third category in this series are materials on specific types of schools or education-related issues. In addition to some slight material on elementary and vocational schools, the collection includes information on high schools and higher education. There is also material on how the schools were financed, mostly information on taxes and levies in various states. This section is followed by miscellaneous materials.

Folder 92

Alabama #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 92

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Arkansas #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 93

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Florida #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 94

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Georgia #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 95-96

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Kentucky #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 97-98

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Louisiana #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 99

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Maryland #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 100

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Mississippi #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 101-102

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Missouri #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 103

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North Carolina #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 104-105

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South Carolina #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 106-109

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Tennessee #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 110

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Virginia #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 111-113

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West Virginia #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 114-115

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Southern region #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 116

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Non-southern #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 117

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Unidentifiable location #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 118

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Folder 121

Folder 122

Reports of state supervisors for rural school (elementary) #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 119-122

Folder 123-126

Folder 123

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Reports of state supervisors for rural schools #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 123-126

Folder 127

Conference of state supervisors for rural schools, 1911-1912 #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 127

Folder 128-131

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

Miscellaneous papers on rural schools #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 128-131

Folder 132

Elementary schools #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 132

Folder 133-137

Folder 133

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

High Schools #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 133-137

Folder 138

Higher education, Florida and Georgia #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 138

Folder 139

Higher education, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 139

Folder 140

Higher education, Southern region #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 140

Folder 141-142

Folder 141

Folder 142

Higher education, Non-southern #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 141-142

Folder 143

Vocational education #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 143

Folder 144

Financing schools #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 144

Folder 145-148

Folder 145

Folder 146

Folder 147

Folder 148

Other #00680, Subseries: "2.1. Schools." Folder 145-148

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Community Development.

About 200 items.

This subseries includes a wide variety of materials with the theme of "community development." They have been organized as "reports," although this is a loose designation. The material includes programs for conferences; outlines of plans for organizing country communities; essays about various aspects of country life, including the church, recreation, women's roles; questionnaires, both blank forms and completed; and descriptions of community organization efforts in various places. (See also: Series 1.3. for notes on the "Oemulgee" communities and related topics.)

Folder 149

Conferences #00680, Subseries: "2.2. Community Development." Folder 149

Folder 150

Health #00680, Subseries: "2.2. Community Development." Folder 150

Folder 151

Places #00680, Subseries: "2.2. Community Development." Folder 151

Folder 152

Plans #00680, Subseries: "2.2. Community Development." Folder 152

Folder 153

Recreation #00680, Subseries: "2.2. Community Development." Folder 153

Folder 154

Unit program #00680, Subseries: "2.2. Community Development." Folder 154

Folder 155-158

Folder 155

Folder 156

Folder 157

Folder 158

Other #00680, Subseries: "2.2. Community Development." Folder 155-158

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Organizations.

About 320 items.

This subseries consists chiefly of information about the organizations themselves, and occasionally about specific projects. Included are descriptions of meetings, announcements and programs of conferences, outlines of projects, and statements of purpose. The reports of the Southern Education Board are summaries of their own work, most often prepared for presentation to the Russell Sage Foundation and other organizations.

Folder 159

American Association for the Advancement of Science #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 159

Folder 160

Association of Southern State Rural School Supervisors #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 160

Folder 161-163

Folder 161

Folder 162

Folder 163

Chautauqua of the South #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 161-163

Folder 164-166

Folder 164

Folder 165

Folder 166

Conference for Education in the South #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 164-166

Folder 167

General Education Board #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 167

Folder 168

Peabody Education Fund #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 168

Folder 169-174

Folder 169

Folder 170

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

Folder 174

School Improvement Association #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 169-174

Folder 175

School League #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 175

Folder 176

School Union of the South #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 176

Folder 177

Slater Fund #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 177

Folder 178

Southern Agricultural Association #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 178

Folder 179-181

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Southern Conference for Education and Industry #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 179-181

Folder 182

Southern Education Association #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 182

Folder 183-185

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Southern Education Board #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 183-185

Folder 186

Southern Education Council #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 186

Folder 187-188

Folder 187

Folder 188

Southern Education Society #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 187-188

Folder 189

Virginia Cooperative Education Association #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 189

Folder 190

Other #00680, Subseries: "2.3. Organizations." Folder 190

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Other Materials.

About 450 items.

This subseries includes reports, information, articles, statistics, and other items about various topics in which the Southern Education Board was interested. The material on agriculture includes the status of agricultural production in the various states, articles on how to produce various crops, and information on the rural credit movement. There is also material on African Americans, including reports on the state of African American education. Another subject of interest was a cooperative enterprise in Minnesota that the Board considered to be a good model. The focus on cooperatives coincides with the interest, reflected in the correspondence in Series 1, in strengthening the country community. Lastly, there is material containing compilations of various educational and agricultural statistics for the South. See also Series 6. Scrapbooks, for clippings about race issues; and Series 9. George S. Dickerman Papers, which deals at length with education for African Americans.

Folder 191-192

Folder 191

Folder 192

African Americans #00680, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 191-192

Folder 193

Agriculture #00680, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 193

Folder 194-195

Folder 194

Folder 195

Clubs, 1912-1915 #00680, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 194-195

Folder 196

Consolidation #00680, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 196

Folder 197-198

Folder 197

Folder 198

Cooperatives #00680, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 197-198

Folder 199

Legislation #00680, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 199

Folder 200

Libraries #00680, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 200

Folder 201-203

Folder 201

Folder 202

Folder 203

Statistics: Regional lists #00680, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 201-203

Folder 204

Women #00680, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 204

Folder 205

Other #00680, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 205

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Minutes, 1903-1919.

About 104 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The loose papers in this series are minutes of various organizations, filed chronologically. Included are official resolutions or statements, especially memorials to deceased members and friends. The material for 1907 contains much discussion about taxes and finances for education. Papers for many years include a list of elected officers. The material in 1914 continues the debate over whether or not the Southern Education Board should continue, and, if so, in what form. There is a little material on the Southern Conference for Education and Industry after 1916 or on the Chautauqua of the South after 1918. The volumes are much more substantial, and include much more detailed and inclusive records.

Folder 211

Southern Education Board, 1903 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 211

Folder 212

Southern Education Board, 1906 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 212

Folder 213

Southern Education Board, 1907 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 213

Folder 214

Southern Education Board, 1910 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 214

Folder 215

Southern Education Board, 1911 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 215

Folder 216

Southern Education Board, 1912 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 216

Folder 217

Southern Education Board, 1913 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 217

Folder 218

Southern Education Association, 1914 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 218

Folder 219

Southern Education Board, 1914 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 219

Folder 220

Southern Conference for Education and Industry, 1915 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 220

Folder 221

Chautauqua of the South, 1916 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 221

Folder 222

Southern Conference for Education and Industry, 1916 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 222

Folder 223

Southern Education Association, 1917 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 223

Folder 224

Southern Education Council, 1917 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 224

Folder 225

Chautauqua of the South, 1918 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 225

Folder 226

Chautauqua of the South, 1919 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 226

Folder 227

Southern Education Society, 1919 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 227

Folder 228

Minutes of the 2nd through 11th Conference for Education in the South, 1899-1908 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 228

Folder 229

Minutes of the Southern Education Board, 4 November 1901-17 April 1909 (SV-680/38) #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 229

Folder 230-231

Folder 230

Folder 231

Minutes of the Southern Education Board, 2 February 1910-29 May 1914 #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 230-231

Folder 232

Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Southern Education Association, with memoranda, 1910-1915 (SV-680/40) #00680, Series: "3. Minutes, 1903-1919." Folder 232

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922.

About 110 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

For the years before 1916, the loose papers in this series are mainly travel and other expense accounts, treasurer's statements, budgets, and lists of appropriations, with only scattered bills and receipts. Most of the material is typed as though it were to be included in a report. There are also lists of expenses for the Conference for Education in the South. In 1916, the number of bills and receipts increases. Of special interest are receipts for membership fees that show members' names. Also in 1916, there are receipts for the sale of Southern Education Board publications, as A. P. Bourland attempted the liquidate the stock. Materials for the later years include bills, receipts, and lists of expenditures for the Chautauqua, Southern Education Society, and Southern Conference for Education and Industry. The volumes are contain receipts and expenditure lists.

Folder 233

1910-1911 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 233

Folder 234

1912-1913 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 234

Folder 235

1914-1915 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 235

Folder 236

1916 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 236

Folder 237

1917-1919 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 237

Folder 238

1920-1921 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 238

Folder 239

Southern Education Board expense book, 1903 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 239

Folder 240-241

Folder 240

Folder 241

Southern Education Board cash book, 1903-1904 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 240-241

Folder 242

A. P. Bourland accounts, 1907; 1920 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 242

Folder 243-244

Folder 243

Folder 244

Southern Education Board account with Union Trust Co., 1910-1914 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 243-244

Folder 245

Expenses for the Conference for Education in the South, 1911 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 245

Folder 246

Receipts and expenditures of A. P. Bourland for the Southern Education Society, 1916-1920 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 246

Folder 247-248

Folder 247

Folder 248

Receipts and expenditures of the Conference for Education in the South, 1912-1922 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 247-248

Folder 249

Expenditures of A. P. Bourland, 1919-1920 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 249

Folder 250

A. P. Bourland account with Bibbs National Bank, 1917 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 250

Folder 251

Chautauqua of the South account with Bibbs National Bank, 1916; 1917 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 251

Folder 252

Conference for Education in the South account with Bibbs National Bank, 1914; 1915 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 252

Folder 253

Southern Conference for Education and Industry in account with Bibbs National Bank, 1916; 1917 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 253

Folder 254

Southern Education Society in account with Bibbs National Bank, 1918-1920 #00680, Series: "4. Financial Papers, 1903-1922." Folder 254

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Clippings, 1904-1933 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Scrapbooks, 1898-1919.

29 volumes.

Arrangement: by subject, then chronological.

This series consists of volumes containing clippings, programs, invitations, and related material. The volumes fall into three categories: conferences, African Americans, and miscellaneous. Within the categories the volumes are arranged chronologically.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919.

12 volumes.

Volumes contain clippings, programs, articles, and other material related to the annual meetings of the Conference for Education in the South, including the first meeting at Capon Springs and later mass meetings of farmers, women, businessmen, and others. There is also material about Robert Ogden's trips to the South.

Folder 268-269

Folder 268

Folder 269

Conference on Christian Education in the South, 29 June-3 July 1898; programs and clippings, 1901-1902; clippings on Southern Education conferences #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 268-269

Folder 270

Second Capon Springs Conference, 24 June-2 October 1899 #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 270

Folder 271

Clippings on activities of the General Education Board, and related organizations, 30 April 1902-9 January 1903 #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 271

Folder 272

Notebook containing messages to Robert Ogden expressing appreciation for his southern excursion, April-July 1904 #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 272

Folder 273

Conference for Education of women on farms, clippings, announcements, and programs, 1913 (SV-680/18) #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 273

Folder 274-275

Folder 274

Folder 275

Programs and other material related to conferences for farmers, school workers, and businessmen, 16-18 April 1913 (SV-680/19) #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 274-275

Folder 276-277

Folder 276

Folder 277

Programs and other material related to conferences, primarily of businessmen, 16-18 April 1913 (SV-680/20) #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 276-277

Folder 278-279

Folder 278

Folder 279

Programs and other materials related to conferences, primarily of farmers, 16-18 April 1913 (SV-680/21) #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 278-279

Folder 280

Memoranda, programs, and other materials related to the Southern Education Association, 1913 and 1914 (SV-680/41) #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 280

Folder 281-282

Folder 281

Folder 282

Programs and general information about the Southern Conference for Education and Industry in Chattanooga, 27-30 April 1915 (SV-680/25) #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 281-282

Folder 283

Programs, outlines, memorandums from Bourland, and other materials related to the executive board, 1915-1916 (SV-680/42) #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 283

Folder 284

Leaflets announcing conferences on miscellaneous Southern problems, 1913-1918; "Conference Service" by Bourland (SV-680/24) #00680, Subseries: "6.1. Conferences, 1898-1919." Folder 284

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907.

12 volumes.

Scrapbooks of clippings about African American education and related issues, including a paper by Booker T. Washington. See also: Series 2.4. Reports, Other, for additional information on African Americans, and Series 9, G. S. Dickerman's Papers, for correspondence regarding African American education.

Folder 285

Clippings on African American education and related issues, 3 October 1899-8 April 1900 (SV-680/3) #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 285

Folder 286

Clippings on African American education and related issues, March 1900-26 June 1900 (SV-680/4) #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 286

Folder 287

Clippings on African American education and related issues, 28 June 1900-6 October 1900 (SV-680/5) #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 287

Folder 288-289

Folder 288

Folder 289

Clippings on African American education and related issues, 5 October 1900-25 March 1901; chapters of Booker T. Washington's Up from Slavery (SV-680/6) #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 288-289

Folder 290

Clippings on the Ogden party and African American education and related subjects, 23 March-12 June 1901 (SV-680/9) #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 290

Folder 291

Clippings on African American education and related issues 16 December 1900; March 1901-1 August 1901 #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 291

Folder 292

Clippings on African American education, 9 May 1901-20 May 1902 (SV-680/10) #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 292

Folder 293

Clippings on African Americans, 20 May-19 October 1902 #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 293

Folder 294

Clippings on African Americans in business, African American education, and related subjects, 14 August-30 December 1905 #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 294

Folder 295

Clippings on African Americans, 3 January-6 April 1906 #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 295

Folder 296

Clippings on African Americans, 6 April-6 August 1906 #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 296

Folder 297

Clippings on African Americans, 9 August 1906-1 May 1907 #00680, Subseries: "6.2. African Americans, 1899-1907." Folder 297

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.3. Miscellaneous, 1900-1915.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914.

1 volume and 356 loose photographs.

Arrangement: roughly alphabetical by state and county, where known.

Photograph album entitled "Rural Schools in Louisiana" containing photographs by C. J. Brown for the Southern Education Board (7 pages). The rest of the album contains post cards of scenes in Germany. Also included are about 350 loose photographs depicting school buildings, school scenes, etc., as well as farm demonstration activities.

Folder 304

Photograph album (PA-680/1) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." Folder 304

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Friendship School, Bibb County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/1

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Woodstock Rural School, Bibb County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/2

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Expensive implements rusting in the wintry weather, Blount County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/3

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Deserted School in Blount County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/4

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A teacher's home in Dale County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/5

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Escambia County Teachers' Association, Wardville, Ala., 9 December 1911 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/6

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P-680/7

P-680/8

Vernon, Lamar County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/7-8

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Dilapidated school building, Lawrence County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/9

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New school building in Lawrence County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/10

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Rustic two-room school building, Lawrence County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/11

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Rustic school building, Lawrence County, Ala., circa 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/12

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Pike County rural school teacher holding up Alabama flag #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/13

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P-680/14

Spring Hill School, Pike County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/14-15b

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Public school at Ladonia, Russell County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/16

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A type of home often found in rural Alabama #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/17

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Display of ears of corn, Macon County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/18-19

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Members of the Boys Corn Club, Macon County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/20-21

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Demonstration cotton patch, Macon County, Ala. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/22

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P-680/29

The Berry School, Mount Berry, Ga. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/23-29

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Bass School, Baldwin County, Ga. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/30

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Black Creek School, Baldwin County, Ga. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/31-33

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Cooperville School, Baldwin County, Ga. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/34-37

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Midway School, Baldwin County, Ga. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/38

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P-680/40

P-680/41

Salem School, Baldwin County, Ga. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/39-41

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Montrose, Laurens County, Ga. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/42

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P-680/44

Poplar Springs, Ga. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/43-44

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P-680/60

Cedron Consolidated School, Louisiana, 1911 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/45-60

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Early morning lecture on hygiene, Kinder, Allen Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/61

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View of one corner of Oakdale High School, Allen Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/62

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Restaurant in Oakdale, Allen Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/63

Caption reads: "League organized to have it become incorporated, helped to buy equipment for school house, Oakdale, La."

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Transfer shed and vehicles of Oberlin Pass, Allen Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/64

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Listening to Dr. Wickliffe Rose, Lutcher, Ascension Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/65

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Health Procession, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/66

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Labadieville, Assumption Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/67

Caption reads: "Have a new school building in process of erection, French Community."

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Dilapidated school building, Baldwin Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/68

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Central consolidated school, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/69-70

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Dry Creek Consolidated School, Beauregard Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/71

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Singer Consolidated School, Beauregard Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/72

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Domestic Science Class, Bienville, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/73

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New building at Arcadia School, Bienville Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/74

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New building at Concordia Parish, La., 1908 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/75

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Shiloh Consolidated School, DeSoto Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/76

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Wisner, Franklin Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/77

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Seventh Ward School, New Orleans, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/78

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Four country schools, Saint James Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/79

Caption reads: "League here helped to fix yard and equip building. The Burton School, at the right, has a fine League of Children and Urchins."

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Old school building at Palmetto, Saint Landry Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/80

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Natalbany School Building, Tangipahoa Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/81

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Isabel Consolidated School, Washington Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/82

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Consolidated School at Sibley, Webster Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/83

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Old Brusly School, West Baton Rouge Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/84

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Brusly High School, West Baton Rouge Parish, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/85

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Corner in Corbin School, Louisiana #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/86

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New school building at Corbin, La. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/87

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Early morning gathering for a "clean up" day in the school garden, Louisiana, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/88

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New school house, Louisiana, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/89

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May Day festival, Louisiana, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/90-96

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Baseball team, Louisiana, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/97

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Sparks, Md. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/98-99

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Greetings from Svea, Minn. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/100-124

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Professor T. L. Haecker, Saint Anthony Park, Minn. (2 copies) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/125-126

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Schoolhouse, Ashtabula, Ohio #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/127-128

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Schoolhouse, Williamsfield, Ohio #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/129

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Bellevue School, Abbeville County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/130

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Sharon School, Abbeville County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/131

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Warrington School, Abbeville County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/132

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African American church under construction, Little Rock Buffalo, Abbeville County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/133

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African American Church, Shady Grove, Abbeville County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/134

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Antioch School, Darlington County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/135

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Country school, Georgetown County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/136

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First building, Union School, Rome, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/137

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Second building at Rome, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/138

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Dairy barns and milk house, Rome, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/139

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Good Hope School, Georgetown County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/140

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Pleasant Hill School, Georgetown County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/141

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Buck Level School, Greenwood County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/142

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Greenwood Mill School, Greenwood County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/143

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Grendel Mill #1 School, Greenwood County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/144

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School Building, Hodges, Greenwood County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/145

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Pine Grove School, Greenwood County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/146

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Quarry School, Greenwood County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/147

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Wellford School, York County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/148

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Neely's Creek School, York County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/149

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New consolidated school at Leslie, York County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/150

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Old Leslie School, York County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/151

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Catawba Township, York County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/152-155

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Winthrop College, Rock Hill, York County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/156

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York County, S.C., field day, 1912, held at Winthrop College #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/157-162

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Windsor School, Aiken County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/163

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Farmer's Union meeting, Jackson, Aiken County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/164

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Three and Twenty School, Anderson County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/165

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Picnic dinner served by W.O.W. at Three and Twenty School, Anderson County, S.C., 31 August 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/166

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Field Day, Saint Matthews, Calhoun County, S.C., 21 April 1911 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/167-169

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School of Pregnalls, Dorchester County, S.C. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/170

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Dam and Power House, Apalachee Mill, Greer, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/171

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Dam, Lake, Power House and Mill, Appalache Mill near Greer, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/172

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New Tabernacle School, Lancaster County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/173

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School Building at Chapin, Lexington County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/174

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Newburg School, Lexington County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/175

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Excelsior School, Newberry County, S.C., April 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/176

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Pomaria School, Newberry County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/177

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Saint Paul's School, Newberry County, S.C., 1912 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/178

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Crowd in Court House for Field Day exercises, Sumter, Sumter County, S.C., 15 April 1911 (2 copies) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/179a-179b

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A typical, unattractive lonely old one-room school building near Johnson City, Tenn. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/180

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Model of a remodeled one-room school building near Johnson City, Tenn. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/181-183

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Scenes around Monteagle, Tenn., undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/184-188

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Architect's sketch of proposed Haylong Public School building and campus, Mount Pleasant, Tenn. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/189

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Clean-up day, Oak Ridge, Tenn. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/190-194

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Students at Covington Summer Normal, Alleghany County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/195-197

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Settle addressing students at Covington Summer Normal, Alleghany County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/198

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Settle addressing students at Galax Summer Normal, Carroll County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/199

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Galax High School, Carroll County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/200

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Settle campaigning in Fluvanna County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/201

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Settle with his stereoptican lantern outfit touring the teachers' summer normals, Virginia #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/202

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Binford touring the teachers summer normals, Virginia #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/203

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Waterford School, Jefferson District, Loudoun County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/204

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Woodgrove School, Jefferson District, Loudoun County, Va. Building is 110 years old. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/205-206

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Paxson School, Mount Gilead District, Loudoun County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/207

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Class in agriculture at Luray Summer Normal, Page County, Va., July 1911 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/208

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New Broadway School, Plains District, Rockingham County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/209-210

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Simville School, Simville District, Rockingham County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/211

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Pulse School, Simville District, Rockingham County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/212

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Swimmers Hollow School, Simville District, Rockingham County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/213

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Footbridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River on road from Broadway to Davesville, Rockingham County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/214

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Superintendent Hulvey and Settle campaigning for school consolidation, Rockingham County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/215

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New Market transfers and school, Shenandoah County, Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/216a-216b

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Agricultural fair or school field day exhibition near Snow Hill, Va., undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/217-241

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Inspecting the fields, Virginia, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/242

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Family in the field, Virginia, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/243

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House, Virginia, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/244

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House, Virginia, undated (2 copies) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/245-246

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House, Virginia, undated (2 copies) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/247-248

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House, Virginia, undated (2 copies) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/249-250

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House and African American family, Virginia, undated (4 copies) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/251-254

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Group portrait, Virginia, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/255

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Unnamed couple outside school building, Virginia, undated (2 copies) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/256-257

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School building, Virginia, undated (2 copies) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/258-259

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African American school, Virginia, undated (negative on file) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/260

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Visit of County Superintendent Edmonson, Governor Mann, and State Superintendent Eggleston, Virginia, circa 1910-1914 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/261-272

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Jefferson District Agricultural and School Fair, Saint Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va., 1914 #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/273

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Sherrard, W.Va. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/274-275b

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School garden, McDonald Consolidated School, Guelph, Ontario #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/276

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The Party at Guelph, Ontario #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/277

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Rittenhouse School, Ontario #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/278-282

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School at Vineland, Ontario #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/283-286

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Miscellaneous school buildings, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/287-316

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Setting out fruit trees at teacherage #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/317-318

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Building garage, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/319

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Cooking class, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/320

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Sewing class, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/321

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Men walking in field, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/322

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Reid's Improved Yellow Dent corn, Valley Station, Ky., undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/323

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Agricultural fair or school field day, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/324-341

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Visit of demonstration agents McKeown and Blair discussing with trustees and teacher the establishment of demonstration plots at school, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/342-344

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Cotton still on site to be used for school garden. #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/345-346

Planting turnips and spinach between the rows on first day of school, 13 September 1915

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Arlington House (home of Robert E. Lee) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/347

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Woman at the edge of a mountain stream, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/348

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View over mountain lake, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/349

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Mountain vista, undated (2 copies) #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/350-351

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Waterfall, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/352

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View of industrial plant and rail yard, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/353

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Architect R. D. Hunt's sketch of school house and grounds, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/354

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College campus, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/355

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Quiet neighborhood street, undated #00680, Series: "7. Photographic Materials, 1901-1914." P-680/356

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Other Papers.

About 300 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

This series includes miscellaneous papers of the Southern Education Board, including membership lists; lists of members of committees, coordinated by A. P. Bourland, that were charged with studying components of country life; and lists of interested people. There are also the bylaws and constitutions of various organizations and incorporation papers for the model creamery in Minnesota.

Folder 305

Bibliographies #00680, Series: "8. Other Papers." Folder 305

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Bylaws and constitutions #00680, Series: "8. Other Papers." Folder 306

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Committee members #00680, Series: "8. Other Papers." Folder 307-308

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Membership lists #00680, Series: "8. Other Papers." Folder 309

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Other #00680, Series: "8. Other Papers." Folder 310-311

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. George Sherwood Dickerman Papers, 1899-1931.

About 2,500 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated.

About 2,500 items.

George S. Dickerman (1843-1937) was field agent for the Southern Education Board, 1900-1906, and later for the John F. Slater Fund. His correspondence is largely concerned with routine Southern Education Board business, including planning and attending the yearly conferences, visits to various schools, and, after 1906, his duties as associate secretary. Much of the correspondence is with Robert C. Ogden, S. F. Venable, Charles D. McIver, George Foster Peabody, Edgar Gardner Murphy, and other prominent members of the Board.

Of particular interest are letters, beginning in 1901, from John R. Rogers, superintendent of schools for Washington County, Ga., discussing local conditions and his efforts to improve the lot of his African American teachers; letters concerning Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of Rock Hill, S.C., an experimental girls' school that taught dairying, horticulture, and floriculture; a letter, 21 March 1904, from S. W. Bennett of Charleston, S.C., describing the extent of property ownership among African American citizens; an extensive ongoing correspondence with A. W. Nicholson of Bettis Academy, Warwick, S.C., an independent African American school; a letter, 25 April 1907, from J. W. Beeson of Meridian Female College, Meridian, Miss., with a detailed description of the institution's educational philosophy and especially of its use of military drill for both sexes; and, in 1909, the beginning of a correspondence with James J. H. Gregory of Marblehead, Mass., which resulted in the formation of the Marblehead Libraries, a series of traveling libraries that were loaned to African American institutions. Throughout 1909 and 1910, there is correspondence with librarians and educators concerning books appropriate for inclusion in these traveling collections. Another of Dickerman's interests reflected in the correspondence was his encouragement of industrial and vocational educational programs.

The correspondence reveals that Dickerman resigned from his position with the John F. Slater Fund after it combined with the Jeanes Negro Rural School Fund in 1910. Afterwards, he apparently increased his writing activities, engaged in a correspondence with W. E. B. DuBois in the latter's capacity as editor of The Crisis, and became involved with a movement to distribute used library books in southern communities.

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1899-1900 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 312

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1901 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 313

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1902 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 314-318

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1903 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 319

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1904 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 320-321

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1905 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 322-323

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1906 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 324-335

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1907 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 336-343

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1908 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 344-347

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Folder 351

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Folder 353

1909 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 348-353

Folder 354-356

Folder 354

Folder 355

Folder 356

1910 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 354-356

Folder 357-359

Folder 357

Folder 358

Folder 359

1911 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 357-359

Folder 360

1912 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 360

Folder 361

1913 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 361

Folder 362

1915-1931 #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 362

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Folder 363

Folder 364

Folder 365

Undated #00680, Subseries: "9.1. George Sherwood Dickerman Correspondence, 1899-1931 and undated." Folder 363-365

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 9.2. George Sherwood Dickerman Lettercopy Books, 1900-1909.

8 volumes.

Lettercopy books of George S. Dickerman as a field agent for the Southern Education Board, beginning in 1900, and later for the John F. Slater Fund. Most of the volumes are handwritten, fragile, faded, and difficult to read. A major concern of Dickerman's was African American education, and a good deal of the correspondence deals with this and related issues. In 1904-1905 in particular, he was interested in medical education for African Americans and thereafter kept up an active exchange with various African American medical and nursing schools. Off and on there is material on the annual meetings of the Conference for Education in the South, particularly for 1901, 1906, and 1907, when Dickerman had an active role in the planning. In addition, Dickerman often wrote of publication, both of his own works and of the annual proceedings of the Conference. Scattered among the correspondence in the volumes are some of his writings, including "The Negro in Africa and America," "Industrial Progress in the South," a paper on wages and wage earners, and "Old Time Negro Education in the South". Finally, Dickerman kept in touch with schools across the South about their activities and progress. In his letters, he gave advice and encouragement, especially about fund raising. After 1907, as an agent for the Slater Fund, he corresponded with schools seeking grants. The correspondence includes vouchers for Slater funds and other material related to his job as the Fund's agent.

Folder 366

George Sherwood Dickerman lettercopy book, 15 October 1900-17 October 1901 (SV-680/28) #00680, Subseries: "9.2. George Sherwood Dickerman Lettercopy Books, 1900-1909." Folder 366

Folder 367

George Sherwood Dickerman lettercopy book, 21 October 1901-1 September 1902 (SV-680/29) #00680, Subseries: "9.2. George Sherwood Dickerman Lettercopy Books, 1900-1909." Folder 367

Folder 368

George Sherwood Dickerman lettercopy book, 3 July 1902-16 December 1903 (SV-680/30) #00680, Subseries: "9.2. George Sherwood Dickerman Lettercopy Books, 1900-1909." Folder 368

Folder 369-370

Folder 369

Folder 370

George Sherwood Dickerman lettercopy book, 16 December 1904-12 July 1905 (SV-680/31) #00680, Subseries: "9.2. George Sherwood Dickerman Lettercopy Books, 1900-1909." Folder 369-370

Folder 371

George Sherwood Dickerman lettercopy book, 12 July 1905-19 May 1906 (SV-680/32) #00680, Subseries: "9.2. George Sherwood Dickerman Lettercopy Books, 1900-1909." Folder 371

Folder 372

George Sherwood Dickerman lettercopy book, 19 May 1906-27 April 1907 (SV-680/33) #00680, Subseries: "9.2. George Sherwood Dickerman Lettercopy Books, 1900-1909." Folder 372

Folder 373-374

Folder 373

Folder 374

George Sherwood Dickerman lettercopy book, 29 April 1907-8 July 1908 (SV-680/34) #00680, Subseries: "9.2. George Sherwood Dickerman Lettercopy Books, 1900-1909." Folder 373-374

Folder 375

George Sherwood Dickerman lettercopy book, 8 July 1908-25 March 1909 (SV-680/35) #00680, Subseries: "9.2. George Sherwood Dickerman Lettercopy Books, 1900-1909." Folder 375

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Processing Information

Processed by: Tracy E. K'Meyer with Eileen Parris, June 1992

Encoded by: Eben Lehman, May 2007

This collection was processed under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1991.

Note oversize volume numbers reflect the prior arrangement of the collection.

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