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Public School Records for Avery and Watauga Counties, North Carolina

 Collection
Identifier: AC-166

Scope and Contents

Public School Records for Avery and Watauga Counties contains twenty-one public school ledger books for the Beech Mountain and Laurel Creek communities of Watauga and Avery Counties, North Carolina, organized alphabetically by school district. Beech Mountain borders Watauga and Avery Counties. Ledgers provide varying information depending on the individual ledger. Most give the students' ages, names of parents, grades, and attendance. Some also list the children by family and give the children's birthplace and parents' occupation.

Dates

  • 1889-1932

Language

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No Interlibrary loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Historical Note

The Public School Records for Avery and Watauga Counties contain public school records for selected districts of Watauga and Avery counties, primarily the Beech Mountain and Laurel Creek areas. Records cover various years from 1889 to 1932.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The Public School Records for Avery and Watauga Counties contain public school records for selected districts of Watauga and Avery counties, primarily the Beech Mountain and Laurel Creek areas. Records cover various years from 1889 to 1932. The records provide students' ages, guardians' names, attendance and the teachers' comments. Some undated sheets included.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by school district.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown. The accession number is RPS. This collection was opened to the public on 22 September 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bell, circa 1994; Kathryn Staley, 22 September 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, June 2005; Revised Processing, Anita Elliott, June 2013. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Missing Title

  1. Beech Mountain (N.C.) -- Genealogy
  2. Education -- North Carolina -- Avery County
  3. Education -- North Carolina -- Beech Mountain
  4. Education -- North Carolina -- Laurel Creek
  5. Education -- North Carolina -- Watauga County
  6. Laurel Creek (N.C.) -- Genealogy
Title
AC.166: Public School Records for Avery and Watauga Counties, North Carolina, 1890 - 1929
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Deborah Bell, Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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