Edward Jacob Forney Papers
Scope and Contents
The Edward Jacob Forney Papers date from 1911 to 1957 and contain correspondence, financial documents, clippings, photographs, scrapbook material and biographical information. Many of the items were removed from a series of scrapbooks compiled by Forney, probably after he retired. Many of the letters were written to Forney or to the Alumnae Association and pay tribute to Forney's contributions to education, especially in the Commercial Department. As a charter member of the faculty, Forney's reminiscences document some of the very early days of the school. Most of the reminiscences have been printed in newspapers or the UNCG Alumnae News.
Among the miscellaneous items are Forney's account of typing Governor Fowles speech in 1891; an article about riding the Silver Meteor in 1939; and material regarding the accounting methods, developed by Forney, used to establish the state's budget and accounting system.
- 1902-1957 and undated
- Majority of material found within 1924 - 1948
- Forney, Edward Jacob (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
Edward Jacob Forney (1860-1948) was a leader in public education in North Carolina. He was born near the Catawba-Lincoln county line and educated in the public schools of Newton and at Catawba College. He became State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Raleigh in 1890 and came to the State Normal and Industrial School (now the University of North Carolina Greensboro) with Charles McIver in 1892. Although initially hired as McIver's secretary, Forney became treasurer of the school and chairman of the Commercial Department. Forney retired from the college in 1940.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
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Edward Jacob Forney (1860-1948) was a leader in public education in North Carolina.
The Edward Jacob Forney Papers date from 1902 to 1957 and contain correspondence, financial documents, clippings, photographs, scrapbook material and biographical information.
The items comprising this collection are divided by genre form.
Method of Acquisition
Some items were removed from the vertical file in University Archives; no other acquisition record exists.
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