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Curry School Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0220

Scope and Contents

The collection contains records and artifacts from the Curry School. The majority of the records pertain to the extracurricular, recreational, and social activities in which students of the Curry School participated. They include awards, event programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, and reunion materials. The realia includes class rings, floor tiles from the gym floor, patches, pins, and trophies.

Dates

  • 1928 - 2004

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 Curry School was started in 1898 as a demonstration and practice school in which students of the State and Normal Industrial School who were studying to become teachers could gain experience. By the time of the records in this collection, the Curry School had been relocated to a new building where grades 1 through 11 were taught. The class of 1946 was the first to graduate under a 12-year system. Beginning in 1968, the 7th through 12th grades were phased out. The school was closed permanently in 1970.

Students of the Curry School could participate in a number of sports and extracurricular activities, including the debate team, drama, and music. Students of all grades contributed to the school newspaper and other publications. In 1948, an industrial arts program was added.

Extent

12.50 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Curry School was started in 1898 as a demonstration and practice school in which students of the State and Normal Industrial School who were studying to become teachers could gain experience.

The collection contains records and artifacts from the Curry School, including awards, event programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, class rings, patches, pins, and trophies.

Arrangement Note

The materials in the collection are arranged by type of material and then chronologically within each type. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by various Curry School students.

Offensive Language Statement

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries collects, preserves, and makes accessible unique and historical materials for learning and research. The nature of historical materials is such that some material may represent positions, norms, and values that are offensive and objectionable. These materials represent the opinions and actions of their creators. By providing access to these records in our reading room and through our digital collections, we recognize that archives and rare books can play a vital role in holding those creators accountable and in helping us learn from the past.

Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at scua@uncg.edu if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Driscoll.

Creator

Title
Curry School Collection
Author
Rebecca Driscoll
Date
05/15/2013
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

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Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
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