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Beaufort County Schools Inspection and Survey Report, 1934

Manuscript Collection #650

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Title: Beaufort County Schools Inspection and Survey Report
Creator: Beaufort County Schools
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Survey (1934) including photographs of schools, option to buy property, information on property location, weather, type of roof, etc.
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 1 item , with eighty-one photographs of schools and an option to buy property.

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Accessions Information

April 29, 1993, 1 volume; Report (1934) of school property in Beaufort County, N.C., consisting of insurance inspection reports and photographs of educational facilities. Gift of Mr. Paul F. Stephens, New Bern, N.C.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

Beaufort County Schools Inspection and Survey Report (#650), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Paul F. Stephens

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Boccaccio, June 1996

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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C. Morgan Williams & Bro., agents in Washington, N.C., for the Insurance Company of North America, prepared an inspection and survey report for Beaufort County, N.C., schools in 1934. The introduction in the inspection report notes that all the schools with the exception of Belhaven, a white school, are beyond access to public [fire] protection. The report recommends the use of chemical fire extinguishers, not storing combustible supplies in closets under stairs, regular fire drills, placing metal mats under the legs of wood stoves to prevent flooring from catching on fire, and closing windows and locking schools when not in use to prevent trespassing. The introduction closes with a discussion of insurance rates.

The body of the report includes photographs and descriptions of eighty-one properties owned by the Beaufort County Board of Education. The description for each property includes information on the location, whether the building is vacant, type of construction, type of roof, type of interior finish and whether partitioned into rooms, type of heating in use, general condition of the building and when it was built if known, and the value of the property and contents. The first fifty-two photographs are of white schools and the remaining twenty-nine are of colored schools. Photographs of the colored schools occasionally include either teachers or school children in the picture.

A separate item included in the collection is an incomplete option for sale of property in the Chocowinity township known as Clarksville to the Beaufort County, N.C., Board of Education.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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