Education in North Carolina: A Pathfinder
This pathfinder is designed to assist research on public education in North Carolina while using the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For information specifically on the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, please see the study guide and the University of North Carolina at
Chapel page created by the North Carolina Collection at :
http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ref/study/unchistory.html (study guide)
The majority of the information listed below relates to K-12 resources. The call numbers for their location in the North Carolina Collection follow each entry.
Documenting the American South has digitized several of the historic documents relating to education in North Carolina. Links are provided for those sites.
The holdings of the North Carolina Collection are vast and diverse. Researchers working in the Collection may identify other sources of information in addition to those described here. Reference assistance from the staff North Carolina Collection is available in the department's Reading Room on the second floor of Wilson Library.
This is a small sampling of the subject headings that can be found in the online catalog. Please note that many items are still only listed in the card catalog available in the Reading Room.
EDUCATION – NORTH CAROLINA
Coon, Charles L. North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840: A Documentary History. Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton printing company, state printers. 1915. 846 pp. http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/coon/coon.html
Coon, Charles L. The Beginnings of Public Education in North Carolina: A Documentary History, 1790-1840. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co. 1908. 2 vols. http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/coon977/menu.html
Drake, William E. Higher Education in North Carolina before 1860. New York, Carlton Press . CR370.9 D76h
Gobbel, Luther L. Church-state Relationships in Education in North Carolina Since 1776. Durham, N. C., Duke University Press, 1938. CR370.9 G57c
History of the North Carolina State Board of Education. [Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina State Board of Education, 19--?]. Cp370.9 N87e3
Hoffschwelle, Mary S. The Rosenwald Schools of the American South. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. C370.9 H711r
Jones, H. G. North Carolina History: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995. CR016.97 J77n
Knight, Edgar W. Public School Education in North Carolina. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916. 384 pp. CR370.9 K69p
Leloudis, James L. Schooling the New South: Pedagogy, Self, and Society in North Carolina, 1880-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. C379 L543s
Noble, M.C.S. A History of the Public Schools of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1930. 463 pp. CR370.9 N75h
Powell, William S. Higher Education in North Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.: State Department of Archives and History, 1970. C378.9 P88h1
Powell, William S. North Carolina Through Four Centuries. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989. C970 P88n2
Smith, Charles Lee. The History of Education in North Carolina. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1888. 180 pp. http://docsouth.unc.edu/true/smith/smith.html
Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina State Board of Higher Education, 1967- . C378.9 N87h2; issues after 2001/2 available online at http://www.ga.unc.edu/publications/
Weeks, Stephen Beauregard. The Beginnings of the Common School System in the South; or, Calvin Henderson Wiley and the Organization of the Common Schools of North Carolina. Washington, Govt. Print. Off. 1898? C370.9 W39b
Allen, Madeline May. An Historical Study of Moravian Education in North Carolina: The Evolution and Practice of the Moravian Concept of Education as it is Applied to Women. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Florida State University, 1971. C375.97 A427h
Becker, James M. Education and the Southern Aristocracy: the Southern Education Movement, 1881-1913. Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1972. C378 UO2 1972 BECKER, J.M.
Chujo, Ken. The Black Struggle for Education in North Carolina, 1877-1900. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Duke University, 1988. C370.9 C559b
Cook, John Harrison. A Study of the Mill Schools of North Carolina. New York, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1925. C370.9 C769s
Earp, Carolyn Bond. North Carolina Governors and Public Education, 1933-1961. Thesis (Ed. D.)--Duke University, 1979. C370.9 E19n
Edwards, Daniel Thomas. The Development of the Public School System of North Carolina Since the War. Thesis (Ph.D.)--New York University School of Pedagogy, 1899. C379 E26d
Long, Hollis Moody. Public Secondary Education for Negroes in North Carolina. New York, Bureau of Publications, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1932. C379.17 L84p1
Malczewski, Joan. Northern Philanthropists, The State, and Rural Blacks: the Implementation of Education Reform in North Carolina During the Progressive Era. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Columbia University, 2002. C370.9 M243n
Moses, M. Iya-Ilu. Universal Education for African-Americans in North Carolina: A Historical Survey of the Beginning Years Through 1927. Thesis (Ph. D.)--North Carolina State University, 1989. C370.9 M911u
Prince, David Hyde. A History of the State Department of Public Instruction in North Carolina, 1852-1956. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Carolina, 1959. C378 UO2 1959 PRINCE
Slinkard, Thomas Raikes. Public education in North Carolina During the Depression, 1929-1933. Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1948. C378 UO2 1948 SLINKARD, T.R.
Thuesen, Sarah Caroline. Classes of Citizenship: The Culture and Politics of Black Public Education in North Carolina, 1919-1960. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003. C378 UO2 2003 THUESEN, S.C.
Turbyfill, Thomas Sidney. An Analysis of Some Aspects of the North Carolina Public School System Under Twenty-four Years of State Control and Support, 1931-1955. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1957. C378 UO2 1957 TURBYFILL
Veto, Robert Elliott. Looms and Weavers, Schools and Teachers: Schooling in North Carolina Mill Towns, 1910-1940. Thesis (D.A.)--Carnegie Mellon University, 1989. C370.9 V588L
Washington, Carrie Smith Johnson. A Study of Former Negro High School Students, Teachers and Administrators in the Piedmont Area of North Carolina. Thesis (Ed.D.)--East Tennessee State University, 2002. C370.9 W317s
Westin, Richard Barry. The State and Segregated Schools: Negro Public Education in North Carolina, 1863-1923 ... 1966. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Duke University, 1966. C379 W52s
North Carolina Collection Clipping File
The North Carolina Collection's subject clipping file is a collection of articles, primarily from newspapers, on North Carolina-related subjects. There are over 200 pages of clippings relating to Education in North Carolina in the bound volumes.
The clippings are in two sets. The first of these contains articles through 1975, and the second has articles from 1976-1989. Current clippings can be requested at the North Carolina Collection Reference Counter. CR917 N87, CR917 N87 1976-89
Web Based Resources
Education Resources at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Academic Affairs Libraries
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
State Board of Education
State Government Documents
North Carolina. Superintendent of Common Schools. First Annual Report of the General Superintendent of Common Schools. Raleigh: W. W. Holden, 1854. C379 N87p 1853-1855 http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/schools1854/menu.html
North Carolina. Dept. of Public Instruction. Biennial Report of the
Superintendent of Public Instruction of North Carolina, for the Scholastic
Year 1869. Raleigh: Office State Supt. Public Instruction, 1869.
C379 N87p 1896-1902
North Carolina. Dept. of Public Instruction. Biennial report of the
Superintendent of Public Instruction of North Carolina, for the scholastic
years 1898-1900. Raleigh: Dept. of Public Instruction, 1898-1902.
C379 N87p 1898-1892
North Carolina. Dept. of Public Instruction. Biennial Report of the
Superintendent of Public Instruction of North Carolina to Governor ...,
for the Scholastic Years ... Raleigh: Dept. of Public Instruction,
1907-1971. C379 N87p 1904-1970
North Carolina. Dept. of Public Instruction. School Laws of North Carolina .... [Various publishers] 1869-2007. C379.14 (year)
North Carolina Education Directory 1905-2009. Raleigh: State Department of Public Instruction, 1905-2004 Cp379 D59 (year)
North Carolina. Division of Archives and History. Archives and Records Section. Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: State Agency Records. Raleigh: The Section, 1995. CR016.35 N87a1