Mattie Archbell Anderson Papers, 1904-2010 (bulk 1904-1909), undated

Manuscript Collection #1115

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Mattie Archbell Anderson Papers
    Creator: Anderson, Mattie Archbell
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1904-1909) of grade reports, tuition bills, and academic progress letters relating to the education of Mattie Archbell Anderson at Dortch Academy, Rocky Mount, NC; Littleton Female College, Littleton, NC; Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC; and Louisburg Female College, Louisburg, NC. Also included are items (2008-2010, undated) related to Mrs. Anderson's daughter Mattie Archbell Anderson Bishop of Enfield, NC.
    Extent: 0.016 Cubic feet, grade reports, tuition bills, academic progress letters, clippings, photograph, correspondence, printed material
  • Description

    The collection contains four series, maintaining the received original order. Each series contains papers from a different institution attended by Anderson (then, Mattie Archbell), in chronological order of attendance. The first series consists of grade reports (1904-1905) Anderson received at Dortch Academy. Series two consists of grade reports (1906-1907) from Littleton Female College. Series three consists of letters (1908-1909) sent by “Mrs. Allen” on behalf of Louisburg College. These letters are addressed to Anderson’s mother in Gold Rock, North Carolina, and serve as receipts of tuition paid and also include short notes by Allen on Anderson’s academic progress. Allen also writes a few comments regarding Anderson’s poor health that later improves. Series three contains grade reports (1909) documenting Anderson’s progress at Louisburg College. Series four contains tuitions bills (1909) for Anderson’s attendance at Louisburg Female College, also associated with Louisburg College.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Mattie Archbell Anderson was born February 2, 1889 to parents Martha Frances (nee Bowen) and Brinkley John Archbell (born August 2, 1839). Anderson attended Dortch Academy in Rocky Mount, North Carolina from 1904 through 1905. She then attended Littleton Female College in Littleton, North Carolina from 1906 through 1907. Between the years 1908 and 1909, Anderson attended Louisburg College located in Louisburg, North Carolina. During the years of 1904 through 1909, Anderson’s mother resided in Gold Rock, North Carolina. Anderson later settled in Enfield, North Carolina. She was married to Walter Williamson Anderson and had several children. She died in Enfield on December 20, 1963.


  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    October 5, 2007 14 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Papers (1904-1909) relating to the education of Mattie Archbell Anderson at Dortch Academy, Rocky Mount, NC; Littleton Female College, Littleton, NC; Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC; and Louisburg Female College, Louisburg, NC, including grade reports, tuition bills, and academic progress letters. Donor: Mattie Anderson Bishop

    August 21,2012 (unprocessed addition 1), 0.015 cubic feet; Papers (2008, 2010, undated) include a letter (2008) and an undated Christmas card from Mattie A. Anderson Bishop and tributes, program, bulletin, correspondence and emails related to the death and funeral of Mattie Bishop in August 2010 and to Mattie Bishop Day (October 17, 2010) at Enfield United Methodist Church. A photograph of Mattie Bishop is also included. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mattie Anderson Bishop
    Gift of Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives

    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

    Mattie Archbell Anderson Papers (#1115), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Mark Custer, December 31, 2007

    Processed by Shelby Sapp April 2010

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