Elizabeth City County (Va.) Schools correspondence 

Elizabeth City County (Va.) Schools correspondence 

Creator Elizabeth City County (Va.) Public Schools
Description Elizabeth City County (Va.) Schools Correspondence, 1918-1952, contains the general correspondence of Division Superintendents Robert M. Newton, Herbert M. Spain, and C. Aton Lindsay. It documents the administration of the Elizabeth City County, Hampton (City), and Phoebus (Town) school systems. The records also contain minutes of the Elizabeth City County Board of School Trustees, 1918-1921. The correspondence files include a petition from the Elizabeth City County Teachers?ó?.¼?.ó Association for equalization of teacher pay, 1940 Dec. 6; a letter, 1941 May 14, from attorney Oliver Hill regarding the petition, and a copy, with a few notes, of the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Circuit), banning discriminatory pay scales for teachers. Elizabeth City County (Va.) Schools Division Superintendent Correspondence, 1924-1952, contains general correspondence with teachers, principals, parents, students, teacher organizations, parent-teacher organizations, school board members, state education officials, attorneys, and vendors. The letters pertain to renovation and construction of schools and strategies for increasing taxes to pay for school construction; recruitment of teachers and student-teachers, parents and teachers lobbying to increase pay for teachers and coaches, inquiries about charging tuition for the children of military personnel at Fort Eustis and Fort Langley, and legal requirements for educating the children of immigrants. The correspondence files also contain annual reports, budgets, teacher contracts, lists of teachers and their salaries, and scattered ephemera, such as programs from high school commencements, plays, and concerts. Elizabeth City County (Va.) Board of School Trustees minutes, 1918-1921, document efforts to expand school construction in the district to accommodate a rapidly growing population. The minutes include correspondence with architects, proposed budgets, annual reports, memos and reports on the estimated costs of construction of four new schools, and information on teacher salaries in Newport News and Elizabeth City County.
Call number Barcode numbers 1048911-1048913, 1048915-1048916
Date from 1918
Date to 1952
Geographic school Elizabeth City County, VA; Hampton, VA; Phoebus, VA; Newport News, VA
Size 5 boxes
Access restrictions yes/no no
Access restrictions
Part Of larger collection yes/no no
Larger collection title
URL http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=lva/vi04308.xml
Repository Library of Virginia
Repository address 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219-8000
Repository contact name
Repository contact title Archives Reference Services
Repository contact email archdesk@lva.virginia.gov
Repository contact phone (804) 692-3888
DoveRegion region5
Subjects o    African Americans–Civil rights

o    Public schools

o    Hill, Oliver W., 1907-2007

Types o    Annual reports

o    Correspondence

o    Financial records

o    Government papers

o    Minutes

o    Organizational Records

o    Petitions

o    Reports

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