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"The Development of Black Education in Ashe County 1870-1964" by Delmas Parker

Identifier: AC-568

Scope and Contents

This collection represents some of the research by Delmas Parker on black education in Ashe County, North Carolina. It includes his final paper "The Development of Black Education in Ashe County 1870-1964", a color photo of the last black school in Jefferson, Ashe County, and some articles used in his research.


  • 1962-1975



Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical Note

Delmas is a retired educator and civic leader in North Carolina. As of July 2007 he has served as Second Vice Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. He has served at every level of politics in the Party, from the precinct level to the leadership of the State Party. Delmas has served as Ashe County Chair, as Vice Chair of the 5th and 10th Congressional Districts, as Chair of the 5th Congressional District, as a candidate for Congress in the 5th Congressional District, as a member of the State Executive Committee. Delmas lives in Clemmons and is married to Sue Lewis Parker. He has one son and three grandchildren.


0.02 Linear Feet (1 folder, 1 folder in cold storage)


This is a collection by Delmas Parker of his papers and research on black education in Ashe County (North Carolina) 1870-1964. It includes his final paper for Dr. Carl Ross of Appalachian State University, one color photo in Cold Storage, and photocopies of magazine articles.


The items are in chronological order.

Acquisitions Information

The donor and origin of this collection are unknown. Accession number is AC.2002.014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed 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.
AC.568: "The Development of Black Education in Ashe County 1870-1964" by Delmas Parker, 1962-1975
Processed by Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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