Helen R. Morecock Papers, 1888-1899

Manuscript Collection #398

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Title: Helen R. Morecock Papers
Creator: Morecock, Helen R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1888-1899) including North Carolina school register for a Halifax County School, 1888-1899.
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 1 volume , being a North Carolina public school register for a Halifax County school, 1888-1899.

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Accessions Information

December 12, 1979, 1 item; Halifax County, N.C., public school register, 1888-1889. Gift of Mr. William E. Elmore, Greenville, 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

Helen R. Morecock Papers (#398), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. William E. Elmore

Processing Information

  • Processed by I. Berent, September 1980

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

Helen R. Morecock was a teacher in school districts 5, 6, and 16 of Halifax County, North Carolina.

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

The school register records data mostly for two- to three-month, mid-year terms from 1888-1899.

The major information contained in this official North Carolina Public School Register consists of lists of the names of the pupils, along with their age and sex, their parents' or guardians' names, their attendance records, and their grades on general subjects. Family names listed most often include Anderson, Brickwell, Butts, Carter, Cullom, Dickens, Faucette, Green, Hamill, Hearlow, Johnson, Johnston, Keeter, Morecock, Morris, Neville, Powers, Rhea, Rogers, Snipes, Weeks, and Williams. The race of all of the pupils was given as "white."

The register also records for each term the teacher's salary, the names of the persons on the school committee, and the titles of textbooks used.

For other collections pertaining to schools in Halifax County, see #154 and #335.

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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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