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Laura Hill Coit Letters

Identifier: MSS 0038

Scope and Contents

This collection includes six original letters and one carbon copy of a letter. The four early letters (1914-1915, 1922) reflect routine matters dealing with the student loan fund. The three letters dated 1933 and 1936 show President Foust's concern for the Mary Foust Loan Fund and the problems involved with the construction of the Alumnae House.


  • 1914 - 1936


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

Laura Hill Coit (1875-1944), graduated from the North Carolina Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) in 1896, and immediately joined the faculty to teach English, physical education and mathematics. From 1901 until her retirement in 1937, she was assistant and secretary to Presidents McIver, Foust and Jackson. She also served as secretary-treasurer and president of the Alumnae Association.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Laura Hill Coit (1875-1944) was an active alumnae, teacher, and assistant to several presidents of the North Carolina Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG). This collection includes correspondence detailing university matters, including loan funds and the construction of the Alumnae House.

Method of Acquisition

The items dated 1933 and 1936 were given by Miss Coit to Katherine Pettit Hawkins, who gave them to Majorie Hood, who gave them to the University Archives in 1973.  There is no acquisition record for the other 4 items.

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Repository Details

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

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US