Wahl-Coates School Collection

Manuscript Collection #6
Wahl-Coates School
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 6 items
Preferred Citation
Wahl-Coates School Collection (#6), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1922-1948), including PTA minutes, bulletins, charter and building specifications.

Biographical/historical information

Wahl-Coates School, an elementary school for training teachers, was located on the campus of East Carolina University until 1972 when Wahl-Coates Public School was built on Fifth Street in cooperation between the university and the city of Greenville. Originally established as the Model School in 1922, the institution was renamed the Training School when it moved into a new building in 1928 (now the Messick Theatre Arts Center). In 1959 the school received its present name, Wahl-Coates, created in honor of Miss Dora Coates and Miss Frances Wahl, two former teachers and supervisors of the school during its formative years.

Scope and arrangement

Material in the collection consists of the training school's original specifications for the building contract at East Carolina Teachers College (1927), Model School P.T.A. minutes for 1922-1927, a charter to E.C.T.C. Parent-Teachers Association by the North Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers (1948), and an original draft and two published copies of East Carolina Teachers College Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 4, The Training School (December, 1939).

Administrative information
Custodial History

April, 1966, 6 items; Papers relating to Wahl-Coates School and East Carolina Teachers College, including P.T.A. minutes, bulletins, a charter, and building specifications. Given by Wahl-Coates School, Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Wahl-Coates School

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Corporate Names
East Carolina Teachers College--History
East Carolina University
North Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers
Wahl-Coates School
Public schools--North Carolina--Greenville
Teachers colleges--North Carolina--Greenville--History