Guide to the Public School Records for Avery and Watauga Counties, North Carolina, 1889-1932

Summary Information

Title: Public School Records for Avery and Watauga Counties, North Carolina, 1889-1932
Collection: AC.166
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.

Creator: Avery and Watauga Counties, North Carolina

Biographical/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.

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.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by school district.

Administrative Information

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.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.166: Public School Records for Avery and Watauga Counties, North Carolina, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Beaver Dam District #1, with Principal's Monthly Reports, 1927 Box 1.1
Beech Mountain, District #1, 1920 Box 1.2
Beech Mountain, District #2, with Letter, 1905-1906 Box 1.3
Beech Mountain, District #2, with Teachers' Contracts, 1905-1906 Box 1.4
Beech Mountain, District #4, 1925-1926 Box 1.5
Laurel Creek Township, Kellerville School, 1932 Box 1.6
Laurel Creek Township, Kellerville School, 1908-1909 Box 1.7
Laurel Creek Township, District #7, 1909-1910 Box 1.8
Laurel Creek Township, District #1, with Six Teachers' Monthly Reports and other various papers, 1922-1923 Box 1.9
Laurel Creek Township, District #1, 1923 Box 1.10
Laurel Creek Township, District #5, with One Teacher's Monthly Report and 1924-25 School Census Summary, 1924-1925 Box 1.11
Laurel Creek and Beech Mountain Townships, District #5, 1925 Box 1.12
Laurel Creek and Beech Mountain Townships, District #5, with various papers, 1925-1926 Box 1.13
Laurel Creek Township Debating Club Register, 1921 Box 1.14
Mt. Gillad School (Avery County), Grades 4-8, 1928 Box 1.15
Mt. Gillad School (Avery County), Grades 1-3, 1929 Box 1.16
Mt. Gillad School (Avery County), Grades 4-8, 1930 Box 1.17
Watauga County District #26 Public School Register of Alfred Erastus Moretz, with Twelve Blank Legal Forms, 1889-1896 Box 1.18
Watauga County District #4, #7, and unnamed Public School Register, 1897-1900 Box 1.19
Watauga County District #7 Public School Register, 1907-1919 Box 1.20