Alvan Drew School Collection

Manuscript Collection #118
Alvan Drew School
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 1 archival folder, consisting of a bulletin, a program, and histories.
Preferred Citation
Alvan Drew School Collection (#118), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1910-1987) consisting of photocopies of bulletin, program, histories, biographical sketches, and issue of Pine Ridge Booster relating to Alvan Drew School in Pine Ridge, Kentucky.

Biographical/historical information

Alvan Drew School was a Methodist Protestant school which operated at Pine Ridge, Kentucky, between 1911 and 1947. The school was sponsored by the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Protestant Church in an effort to provide an educational opportunity to mountain children. Mrs. M. O. Everett, a church missionary from Washington, D.C., founded the school and operated it until Reverend and Mrs. Thomas Reeves Woodford replaced her in 1919. The Woodfords remained for fifteen years during which time the enrollment grew to 240 students.

Scope and arrangement

Included in the collection are biographical sketches of Dr. and Mrs. Woodford; a copy of the Pine Ridge Booster (1945), which is dedicated to Thomas Reeves Woodford; a class reunion program (1965); an alumni notice (1969); clippings; a letter; and a history of the school compiled by R. B. Stone of Lexington, Kentucky.

Administrative information
Custodial History

March 11, 1970, 6 items (copies); Bulletin, program, and histories of Methodist Protestant school at Pine Ridge, Kentucky (1934-1969). Loaned for copying by Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives, Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, August 1975

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
Alvan Drew School
Methodist Church--Education--Kentucky--Pine Ridge
Private schools--Kentucky--Pine Ridge