Pitt County School Registers, 1893-1920

Manuscript Collection #708

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Pitt County School Registers
    Creator: Pitt County School
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Registers (1893-1920) including correspondence, registers, one photograph, text book used, general statistics, occupation of parents and their names, etc.
    Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 23 items, 6 volumes , consisting of public school registers, correspondence, one photograph, and miscellany.
  • Description

    The collection's small amount of correspondence are personal letters of Pitt County teacher Ella May. Also included are May's biographical information that concerns her teaching positions (1896-1920) and her second-grade teaching certificate (1899). The major portion of the collection consists of bound public school registers for white children in various school districts in Pitt County, including Greenville, Beaver Dam, and Contentnea Townships. Registers (1898-1899, 1899-1902, 1896-1904, 1906-1907, 1911-1912, 1915-1916) include teacher names, salaries, textbooks used, attendance records of students, general statistics on students, guardian names and occupations, district numbers, and the names of school committee members.

    One register (1906-1907) contains a short history of work done to beautify school grounds and classrooms; a strategy to obtain books; details of school closure due to a chicken pox epidemic; literacy rates among student guardians; a standard book list by grade; and reasons for non-attendance. Another register (1915-1916) has references to "basket" and "shadow" parties; the local "Round Table Club"; installation of a coal heater and "sanitary privies"; "moon light school" program; school room names; building repairs; school rules and regulations; and a public library.

    Other items include school census records and reports, class schedules, a health inspection certificate with genealogical information concerning James H. Meeks, and miscellaneous items. There is also a photograph of a summer school class from Greene and Pitt counties (nd).

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    June 14, 1995, 23 items, 6 volumes; Pitt County, NC, public school registers (1896-1916) for schools in Contentnea and Greenville townships, along with monthly reports, correspondence, and miscellany. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. William E. Elmore, Greenville, NC.

    June 15, 1995Photograph of summer school group of Pitt and Greene counties, North Carolina teachers (undated). Gift of Dr. Samuel P. Cash, Greenville, NC.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. & Mrs. William E. Elmore
    Gift of Dr. Samuel P. Cash

    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

    Pitt County School Registers (#708), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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