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The Woman's Association for the Betterment of Public School Houses Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0146

Scope and Contents

The Woman's Association for the Betterment of Public School Houses Records date from 1902 to 1916 and 1944, and include correspondence, organizational and government reports, speeches, notes, bulletins, clippings, and photographs.

Many records in this group were created while Mrs. McIver was Field Secretary for the Association. She corresponded with leaders in public education throughout North Carolina regarding efforts to improve school buildings. Many of the letters deal with her appearance before particular groups. Also, some records have been added over the years as they would appear in various places on the UNCG campus, and several of the items are copies from originals in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dates

  • 1902-1916, 1944

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Woman's Association for the Betterment of Public School Houses was organized in Greensboro in 1902 by Charles McIver, President of the State Normal and Industrial College. Its purpose was to organize local groups of interested parents and teachers in an effort to improve the public schools in the state, concentrating on improving the buildings and grounds. In 1919, the Association merged with the North Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers.

The Association is described in an article entitled "Alumnae for School Betterment" in the Spring 1972 Alumni News.

Extent

1.60 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Woman's Association for the Betterment of Public School Houses was organized in Greensboro in 1902 by Charles McIver, President of the State Normal and Industrial College. This collection dates from 1902 to 1916 and 1944, and includes correspondence, organizational and government reports, speeches, notes, bulletins, clippings, and photographs.

Method of Acquisition

The provenance of this group of papers is not clear. It is possible that most of the papers were in the possession of Mrs. Charles McIver at one time.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
Title
The Woman's Association for the Betterment of Public School Houses Records
Author
Archives staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246