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

Manuscript Collection #1115

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Mattie Archbell Anderson Papers
Creator: Anderson, Mattie Archbell
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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

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.

Acquisition Information

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

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, December 31, 2007

  • Processed by Shelby Sapp April 2010


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

Source: http://demo.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I08812&tree=Partridge&PHPSESSID

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#1115.1
    • Folder a#1115.1.a
      Dortch Academy [Rocky Mount, NC] Grade reports for Mattie Archbell (1904-1905). Printed forms. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder b#1115.1.b
      Littleton Female College, Littleton, NC. Grade report (1906-1907) for Mattie Archbell. Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Fragile. Torn. Needs encapsulation.
    • Folder c#1115.1.c
      Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC. Letters (1908-1909) to Mrs. M. F. Archbell, Gold Rock, NC regarding her daughter, Miss Mattie Archbell's tuition and academic progress. 5 items. 5 p. Note: Signed "Mrs. J. Allen."
    • Folder d#1115.1.d
      Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC. Grade reports for Mattie Archbell (1908-1909). Printed forms. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder e#1115.1.e
      Louisburg Female College, Louisburg, NC. Tuition bills, etc. (1909) for [Miss Mattie Archbell] Printed forms. 2 items. 2 p.

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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