Guide to the Allen High School Records, 1899 - 2008, undated

Summary Information

Title: Allen High School Records, 1899 - 2008, undated
Collection: AC.278
Extent: 12.0 linear feet (19 boxes)
Abstract:

The Allen High School, originally named the Allen Industrial Training School, was a girls' private boarding school located in Asheville, North Carolina, which served the African-American population from 1887 to 1974. The collection includes photographs, annuals, brochures, letters, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials relating to the Allen School and Winifred Wrisley's relationship to the school as Music Teacher and to the United Methodist Church.

Creator: Wrisley, Winifred M.

Biographical/Historical Note

Upon retirement to southwestern North Carolina, Dr. and Mrs. L.M. Pease of New York established Asheville Home and Industrial School for underprivileged mountain girls in 1875. Unable to continue their plans, in 1887 the couple gave some of their property to the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church to establish an elementary school for African-Americans. The school maintained its connection to the Methodist Church and in 1941, was under the supervision of the Women's Division of Christian Service of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Teachers were employees of the Women's Division, and many were hired as US2s, which were U.S. missionaries with a two-year contract. Later it fell under the direction of the Women's Division of the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church.

The first superintendent was Alsie B. Dole, who reopened the school educating both boys and girls in a grammar school, with an industrial department for girls and women. Children attended during the day and adults attended at night. Dole helped found Berry Temple Church, which met in the school's chapel until its own building was built.

In 1888 a high school curriculum was added. When a new graded public school opened in Asheville in 1892, the school was revisioned to act as a boarding school for girls. In 1924 it became a four-year North Carolina accredited high school, and in 1940 it became a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It was one of two high schools for black students in the 17 counties of western North Carolina to be accredited by the SACSC. Boys continued to attend until 1941 when the name was officially changed to Allen High School. By 1947, the enrollment was 135 boarding and day students. The campus consisted of three buildings with 16 college-educated staff members.

Because of its high academic standard, Allen High School sent over 50% of its graduates to colleges such as Wellesley, Vassar, and other fine institutions. Its curriculum included religion classes, foreign languages, business courses, and music. Allen High's choir had a very good reputation and traveled to several states throughout the East Coast. The choir director was Miss Winifred Wrisley, who began teaching choir and piano at Allen High in 1953.

Several Allen High graduates attained state and national recognition. In Fall 1955, Judith Genier, a white girl from Moriah Center, attended Allen High School to experience segrated education. Her presence led to a cross burning on the school grounds. In the 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson presented a Presidential Scholar medallion to Andrea Williams, an Allen High School graduate. Nina Simone, the famous jazz singer, and Yvonne Mims Evans, 26th District Court judge, were both graduates of Allen High School.

About one third of Allen's students originated from the Asheville area, while another third came from communities in western North Carolina. The remaining third traveled from other states and foreign countries to attend Allen.

In 1974, Allen High School closed its doors due to a decreased enrollment resulting from desegration and from the lack of funds. In all, it had graduated 1,177 students. The site became the Allen Center in the 1970s, and by 1978 the Allen (Home) High School Alumni Association was established. The association meets regularly and produces new printed materials such as programs and alumnae lists.

Chronology of Allen High School Administrators:

Superintendents: 1887-1920: Alsie B. Dole 1920-1921: Edith Mitchell 1921-1937: Louisa A. Bell 1937-1938: Clara Sykes 1938-1941: Carmen Lowry 1941-1945: Julia Titus 1945-1957: Claire Lennon 1957-1974: Ruth Walther

Principals: 1887-1920: Alsie B. Dole 1920-1921: Edith Mitchell 1921-1924: Louisa A. Bell 1924-1930: Veda Stryker 1930-1938: Carmen Lowry 1938-1967: Julia Titus 1967-1974: Ruth Walther

Scope and Contents

The Allen High School Records covers the social and education experiences of Allen High School and its alumni since the 1920s. Its emphasis is the Civil Rights Era of the 1950s and 1960s because the oral history interviewees and donors primarily had school ties during these decades. It provides the perspective of the principal, teachers, former students, and parents.

Materials derive from multiple sources. School-generated materials include brochures, yearbooks, music programs, and school newspapers, primarily dated in the 1950s and 1960s although a few come from 1930-1931. Newspaper and magazine articles dating from the 1930s to 2005 provide primary sources and historical overviews about Allen High.

Oral histories conducted in 2004-2006 by the Center for Appalachian Studies staff showcase the memories of Allen High School educators, parents, and alumnae, discussing their education and career at Allen High. Informants discuss the 1956 KKK cross-burning on Allen High School property after a white student began attending, school rules, dating practices, students, favorite teachers, the choir's activities, coursework, segregation and desegregation. Some also discuss their family and community histories at length. Most of the oral histories have accompanying typed transcripts. A few histories are restricted at the request of the interviewees.

Former teachers and students have also donated their personal photographs of Allen High School.

Arrangement

The Allen High School Records consist of seven series: Series 1: Financial Records of Allen High School; Series II: Memorabilia, Photographs and Slides; Series III: School Activities; Series IV: Student Records and Alumni News; Series V: Winifred Wrisley Papers; Series VI: Restricted Items; and Series VII: Audiovisual Materials. Materials within folders are arranged chronologically as much as possible. Color photographs and slides are housed separately in Cold Storage.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Some materials are restricted from public use due to confidential materials and/or at the request of the author, such as the audiovisual oral history of Winifred Wrisley of May 11, 2004, which is restricted until 2054. The remainder of materials are 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. The color photographs and slides in Cold Storage will require a 24-hour prior notification for items to acclimate to room temperature.

Acquisitions Information

Winifred M. Wrisley donated this collection to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection on June 19, 2004. The accession number is 2004.017. The collection was opened to the public on 2006.

Processing Information

Originally processed by Kathryn Staley; Revised processing by Anita Elliott, September 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.278: Allen High School Records, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Series I: Financial Records of Allen High School, 1927-1977, undated 

Series Description

Series I: Financial Records of Allen High School includes a limited number of account records and some accountant statements of the school. The majority of the school's surviving institutional records, such as administrative files, academic records for each graduate, and other files are housed in Brooks-Howell Home, a Methodist retirement home for retired missionaries and deaconesses in Asheville, North Carolina, where many former teachers live.

Subseries A: General, 1927-1977 

  Box Folder

Account Book, School Expenses, Salaries, Receipts, 1941-1942 

1 1

Account Book, Textbook Fund and Receipts, 1935-1938 

1 2

Accountant Statements, of Cash Receipts and Disbursements for Allen High School, June 1, 1955-May 31, 1961 

1 3

Accountant Statements, of Cash Receipts and Disbursements for Allen High School, June 1, 1962-May 31, 1969 

1 4

Loose Papers, from Account Book of 1941-1942, 1941-1942, 1977 

1 5

Teacher Contract, Miss Ruth Johnson at Allen High School, October 16, 1927 

1 6

Subseries B: Extension Courses, 

  Box Folder

Correspondence to Directors of Extension Work, 1930-1942, undated 

1 7

Financial Reports/Correspondence of Extension Work, 1929-1939 

1 8

Preliminary Reports/Correspondence on Extension Work, 1931-1942 

1 9

Proposed Extension Class Programs/Correspondence, 1936-1942, undated 

1 10

Recommendations for Extension Courses, 1927-1944 

1 11

Subseries C: Teacher Training Courses, 

  Box Folder

Blank Forms, Completion of Teacher-Training Course at Allen High School, undated 

1 12

Certificates, Official, Elementary Teacher, from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 1933-1934 

1 13

Description, Teacher Training Courses at Allen High School, undated 

1 14

Teacher Training Graduates/Credits, 1937-1941, undated 

1 15

Teacher Training Monthly Reports in Private (Negro) Schools, 1928-1932 

1 16
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Series II: Memorabilia, Photographs and Slides, 1920-1981, undated 

Series Description

Series II: Memorabilia, Photographs, and Slides includes color slides of the school and its students, some taken by Mary Lou Brown Masser, a former Allen High teacher. These slides reside in Cold Storage. There are many black and white photographs dating from the 1920s to early 2000s, many of the school's choir members of which Miss Winifred Wrisley was director. Other scenes and photos of people, some identified on the photos' backs, give a glimpse into the school days of these Allen High students. Yearbooks dating 1953-1974 are also included in this collection.

  Box Folder

Bookmarks, (Two), "Allen High School, Asheville, North Carolina 1887-1974", undated 

2 1
  Cold_Storage Folder

Color Slides, Allen High School Students and Scenes, most identified, undated 

Box 3 1

Color Slides, by Mary Lou Brown Masser, Teacher at Allen High School, circa 1952-1954 

Scope and Contents note

The Mary Lou Brown slides consist of thirty-two color labeled slides dating to 1952-1953. Ms. Brown taught music at Allen High School from 1952-1954. Slides illustrate school activities such as students going to church, hanging laundry, trips, parties, and picnicking.

Box 3 2
  Box Folder

Commemorative Coin, "Watervliet, New York Arsenal Sesquicentennial 1813-1963", undated 

2 2
  Box

Commemorative Plate, Allen High School and Berry Methodist Church, Asheville, North Carolina, circa 1953 

Scope and Contents note

The Berry Methodist Church and Allen High School Commemorative Plate is a 10" white plate with brown print images of Berry Methodist Church and Allen High School's Muriel Day Residence Hall. The reverse side contains an overview of the intertwined history of the church and school. It has gold-plated edge and was produced by World Wide Art Studios of Covington, Tennessee, circa 1953.

4
  Box Folder

Photographs, Black and White, Allen High School Choir and Music Students, 1958-1966, undated 

2 3

Photographs, Black and White, Allen High School People and Events, circa 1954-1955, 1981 

2 4

Photographs, Black and White, Allen High School, Miss Wrisley, Church Scenes, some identified on backs, 1953-1957, undated 

2 5

Photographs, Black and White, Frieda Morris Collection, most identified on backs, 1940-1970's 

Scope and Contents note

The Frieda Morris photographs consist of thirty-five loose photographs of Allen High School students circa early 1940s. Frieda Morris taught math and social studies at Allen from 1942-1944. These black and white photographs are mostly identified by date and subject, such as "faculty" or "6th grade." Student are dressed in street cloths and appear to be taken on school grounds. There are also shots of the kitchen, the library, Berry Temple Methodist Church, the debate club and the basketball team. A few appear to be of plays.

2 6

Photographs, Black and White, from Ruth Johnson's Second Photo Album, few identified, circa 1920-1930's 

Scope and Contents note

Most of Ruth Johnson's black and white photographs are circa 1930s photographs of unidentified students, plays, landscapes, and Berry Temple Methodist Church.

2 7

Photographs, Black and White, Various Scenes and People, 1958-1992, undated 

2 8

Photographs, Black and White, Various Shots of People on Campus, circa 1958, undated 

2 9
  Cold_Storage Folder

Photographs, Color, Various Scenes of People, circa 1963-1997, undated 

Box 3 3
  Box Folder

Photographs and Commencement Program (1928) from Ruth Johnson's Photo Album, circa 1928 

2 10

Souvenir, Spanish Menu, undated 

Box
2
Folder
11
  Box

Yearbook, The Allenite, 1953 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite (2 copies), 1954 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, with extra Article Copies, 1955 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, with removed Notes, 1958 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, 1960 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, 1961 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite (3 copies), 1962 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, with Notes, 1963 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, 1964 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, 1965 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, 1966 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, 1967 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite (2 copies), 1968 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, 1970 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, 1971 

5

Yearbook, The Allenite, 1974 

5
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Series III: School Activities, 1930-2007, undated 

Series Description

Series III: School Actitivies contains a variety of information about Allen High School: its history, bylaws, handbooks, newspaper clippings, and some meetings of the Advisory Board. Two folders include programs and recitals, which were presented by the Music Choir and Students from 1956 to 1967. Another folder contains programs of commencement and baccalaureate programs of the school from 1930-1974.

  Box Folder

Bylaws and Revisions, of Allen High School, undated 

6 1

Catalogs and Handbooks, Allen High School, 1930-1972 

6 2

Choir Tour, Tour of Northern Methodist Churches-Church Programs and Itinerary, November 1963 

6 3

Choir Tour, Tour of Northern Methodist Churches-Correspondence and Articles, 1963-1964, undated 

6 4

History of Allen High School, 1947-2005, undated 

6 5

Newspaper, "Al Hi Flight" and "Allen Herald", 1930-1956 

6 6

Newspaper Clippings, re: Allen High School, 1970-2007, undated 

6 7

Point System, Allen High School, circa 1958 

General Note

Found loose within 1957-1958 Register of Students, Grades and Attendance

6 8

Programs and Music, Allen High School Choir and Music Recitals, 1956-1963 

6 9

Programs and Music, Allen High School Choir and Music Recitals, 1964-1967, undated 

6 10

Programs/Papers, Baccalaureate and Commencement, Allen High School, 1930-1974, undated 

6 11

Records and Meetings, Allen High School Advisory Board, 1973-1974 

6 12
,

Series IV: Student Records, Alumni News, and Other Topics, 1929 

Series Description

Series IV: Student Records and Alumni News includes several articles and photographs from and about alumni during and after their school days at Allen High. It also includes two records books of graduates and/or attendees of alumni reunions and meetings. One student register with personal and family information has been donated, along with three original diplomas.

  Box Folder

Alumni Papers, Addresses and Correspondence, circa 1968-1998, undated 

7 1

Articles and Correspondence, Madison and Claire Lennon, Asheville, North Carolina, circa 1973-1993 

7 2

Articles and Correspondence, Judy Dothard Simmons, 1998-2007 

7 3

Articles and Photographs, Mary Lou Musser, 1952-1954, undated 

7 4

Articles from Attendance Records Book, 1926-1952 

7 5

Attendance Records Book, Names and Addresses of Attendees of Reunions/Dedications/Meetings, 1926-1952, undated 

7 6

Church History, Berry Temple Church, by Jacqueline Moore Hadden, 1996 and 1998 

7 7

Comic Book, "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story," and Article about, 1958 

7 8

Conference Papers, Multi-Cultural Women's Development Conference, April 2005 

7 9
  Box Item

Diploma, Elouise Genevive Fowler, from Allen High School, Asheville, North Carolina, May 28, 1940 

8 1

Diploma, Beulah Peterson, from Allen High School, Asheville, North Carolina, May 27, 1938 

8 2

Diploma, Louise Senella Turner, from Allen High School, Asheville, North Carolina, May 28, 1940 

8 3
  Box Folder

Essays, by Miss Wrisley's Students, circa 1930-1964, undated 

Scope and Contents note

Essays by Arnolia Thompson "Delightful Experience"; by Bertha Miller, "A Visit"; by Helen Cooper, "Rebirth-From Sound to Music"; by Jacqueline Gravely, "What Music Appreciation Has Meant to Me"; by Ruth Doggett, "A Meal Which I Enjoyed"; by Juanita Logan, "Three Cheers for Our Thanksgiving Cake".

7 10
  Box Item

Honor Award, Blank, undated 

8 4
  Box Folder

Honors Papers, Honor Rolls and Perfect Attendance, 1959-1960 

General note

Found loose inside 1959-1960 Register of Students, Grades and Attendance

7 11

Memorabilia, Berry Temple United Methodist Church, 1973-2001, undated 

7 12

New Name for Allen High School - Allen Center, 1975-1977 

7 13

Newspaper Clippings, related to Desegragation Issues, 1947-2004, undated 

7 14

Papers, Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy, Camden, South Carolina, 1966 

7 15

Papers and Publications, Alumni Association of Allen High School, 1977-1995 

7 16

Papers and Publications, Alumni Association of Allen High School, 1996-2003, undated 

7 17

Record Book of Allen High School Graduates, 1899-1934 

7 18

Reunion Work, Allen High School, 1978-2008, undated 

9 1

Student List, Loose and Removed from Student Register Book 1928-1938, 1937-1938 

9 2

Student Register, with Personal and Family Information, 1928-1938 

9 3
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Series V: Winifred Wrisley Papers

Series Description

Series V: Winifred Wrisley Papers consists of some of Miss Wrisley's personal correspondence, photographs, and papers. Miss Wrisley was the music teacher and choir director at Allen High School for many years. She has included a very fragile scrapbook entitled "Winifred Mary and James Gilmore Wrisley." The condition of the scrapbook warranted it being restricted from use, but a copy was made of the entire scrapbook for viewing. Miss Wrisley also included her parents' original marriage certificate. Her parents were Harry F. Wrisley and Gladys Gilmore, married August 4, 1917.

  Box Folder

Catalog, Schools and Colleges, Department of Work in Home Fields, Woman's Division of Christian Service, undated 

9 4

College Career, Winifred Wrisley, University of Vermont, 1944 

9 5

Correspondence, Green Mountain Maple Producers Association, 1934 

9 6

Marriage Certificate, Original, Winifred Wrisley's Parents, Harry F. Wrisley and Gladys Gilmore, August 4, 1917 

9 7

Papers and Photos, Board of Missions of the Methodist Church Work, 1956 

9 8

Papers and Photos, Black and White, Personal Papers of Winifred Wrisley, undated 

9 9

Personal Correspondence and Papers, Winifred Wrisley, 1939-2004, undated 

9 10

Photographs, Black and White, Winifred Wrisley's Personal, undated 

9 11

Scrapbook Copy, Winifred Mary Wrisley and James Gilmore Wrisley, circa 1940s-1990s 

9 12

Scrapbook Loose Pages, Winifred and James Gilmore Wrisley, circa 1940's-1990's 

9 13

RESTRICTED: Scrapbook Original, Winifred Mary and James Gilmore Wrisley, circa 1940's-1990's 

9 14
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Series VI: RESTRICTED Items, 1920 

Series Description

Series VI: Restricted Items includes two subseries: A: Student Records, and B: School Financial Papers/Records. These are restricted due to confidential information, such as social security numbers, school grades, or very personal information.

Subseries A: Student Records

  Oversize Item

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Grades 5 and 6, Teacher-Jennie Hann, 1931-1934 

Box 10 9

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Grade 7, Teacher-Jennie Hann, 1933-1934 

Box 10 10

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Grades 5, 6, 7, Teacher-Jennie Hann, 1934-1935 

Box 10 11

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Grades 5, 6, 7, Teacher-Jennie Hann, 1935-1936 

Box 10 12

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Grades 5, 6, 7, Teacher-Jennie Hann, 1936-1937 

Box 10 13

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, Teacher-Jennie Hann, 1937-1938 

Box 10 14

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Grades 5, 6, 7, Teacher-Jennie Hann, 1938-1939 

Box 10 15

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Grades 6, 7, 8, Teacher-Jennie Hann, 1939-1940 

Box 10 16

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Grades 3 and 4, Teacher-A.B. Tomlin, 1935-1936 

Box 10 17

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Grades 3 and 4, Teacher-A.B. Tomlin, 1936-1937 

Box 10 18

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Junior High Grades, Teacher-Eve Wilhite, 1940-1941 

Box 10 19

RESTRICTED: Class Record Book, Blank, undated 

Box 10 20
  Box Folder

RESTRICTED: Copies of and Requests for Student Transcripts, 1970-1979, undated 

14 1

RESTRICTED: Extension Credit Slips, 1930-1931 

14 2

RESTRICTED: Extension Credit Slips, 1931-1932 

14 3

RESTRICTED: Extension Credit Slips, 1932-1933 

14 4

RESTRICTED: Extension Credit Slips, 1933-1934 

14 5

RESTRICTED: Extension Credit Slips, 1934-1935 

14 6

RESTRICTED: Extension Credit Slips, 1936-1937 

14 7

RESTRICTED: Extension Credit Slips, 1938-1939 

14 8

RESTRICTED: Extension Credit Slips, 1939-1940 

14 9
  Oversize Item

RESTRICTED: Grade Book, Names of Students per Grade Level with Final Grades and Notes, 1920-1941 

Box 10 8
  Oversize Folder

RESTRICTED: Grade Book Page, Grade 11, Allen High School, 1923-1924 

Box 10 1

RESTRICTED: High School Register, Grades 9-12, Allen High School, 1924-1925 

Box 10 2

RESTRICTED: High School Register, Grades 9-12, Allen High School, 1933-1935 

Box 10 3

RESTRICTED: High School Register, Grades 9-12, Allen High School, 1935-1936 

Box 10 4

RESTRICTED: High School Register, Grades 9-12, Allen High School, 1937-1938 

Box 10 5

RESTRICTED: High School Register, Grades 7-12, Allen High School, 1928-1930 

Box 10 6

RESTRICTED: High School Register, Various Grade Levels per Year, 1925-1928 

Box 10 7

RESTRICTED: Lists, Attendance Recogition, Honor Rolls, and Class Rankings, 1973-1974 

General note

Found loose in 1973-1974 Register of Students, Grades and Attendance.

Box 13 26

RESTRICTED: Lists, Attendance and Honor Roll, circa 1972-1973 

General note

Found loose in 1972-1973 Register of Students, Grades and Attendance for Grades 11-12.

Box 13 25
  Oversize Item

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Blank, Allen High School, undated 

Box 11 29

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 8-9, Allen High School, 1938-1939 

Box 11 1

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-11, Allen High School, 1938-1939 

Box 11 2

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-10, Allen High School, 1939-1940 

Box 11 3

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11-12, Allen High School, 1939-1940 

Box 11 4

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-10, Allen High School, 1940-1941 

Box 11 5

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11-12, Allen High School, 1940-1941 

Box 11 6

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 6-8, Allen High School, 1941-1942 

Box 11 7

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-12, Allen High School, 1941-1942 

Box 11 8

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 6-8, Allen High School, 1942-1943 

Box 11 9

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1942-1943 

Box 11 10

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 6-9, Allen High School, 1943-1944 

Box 11 11

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1943-1944 

Box 11 12

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 8-10 (partial), Allen High School, 1944-1945 

Box 11 13

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10 (partial)-12, Allen High School, 1944-1945 

Box 11 14

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-9, Allen High School, 1945-1946 

Box 11 15

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1945-1946 

Box 11 16

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-9, Allen High School, 1946-1947 

Box 11 17

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1946-1947 

Box 11 18

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-10, Allen High School, 1947-1948 

Box 11 19

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1947-1948 

Box 11 20

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-9 (partial), Allen High School, 1948-1949 

Box 11 21

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9 (partial)-12, Allen High School, 1948-1949 

Box 11 22

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-8, Allen High School, 1949-1950 

Box 11 23

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-12, Allen High School, 1949-1950 

Box 11 24

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-8, Allen High School, 1950-1951 

Box 11 25

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-12, Allen High School, 1950-1951 

Box 11 26

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades Preparatory Sections A & B and 9, Allen High School, 1951-1952 

Box 11 27

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1951-1952 

Box 11 28

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9 and Preparatory Class A & B, Allen High School, 1952-1953 

Box 12 1

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1952-1953 

Box 12 2

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-9, Allen High School, 1953-1954 

Box 12 3

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1953-1954 

Box 12 4

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-10, Allen High School, 1954-1955 

Box 12 5

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11-12, Allen High School, 1954-1955 

Box 12 6

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-9, Allen High School, 1955-1956 

Box 12 7

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1955-1956 

Box 12 8

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-9, Allen High School, 1956-1957 

Box 12 9

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1956-1957 

Box 12 10

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-10 (partial), Allen High School, 1957-1958 

Box 12 11

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10 (partial)-12, Allen High School, 1957-1958 

Box 12 12

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-10, Allen High School, 1958-1959 

Box 12 13

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1958-1959 

Box 12 14

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-8, Allen High School, 1959-1960 

Box 12 15

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-10, Allen High School, 1959-1960 

Box 12 16

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11-12, Allen High School, 1959-1960 

Box 12 17

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 7-8, Allen High School, 1960-1961 

Box 12 18

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-11 (partial), Allen High School, 1960-1961 

Box 12 19

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11 (partial)-12, Allen High School, 1960-1961 

Box 12 20

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 8-9 (partial), Allen High School, 1961-1962 

Box 12 21

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9 (partial)-11, Allen High School, 1961-1962 

Box 12 22

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 12 and Special Students, Allen High School, 1961-1962 

Box 12 23

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 8-9 (partial), Allen High School, 1962-1963 

Box 12 24

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9 (partial)-10, Allen High School, 1962-1963 

Box 12 25

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11-12, Allen High School, 1962-1963 

Box 12 26

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-10, Allen High School, 1963-1964 

Box 13 1

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grade 11, Allen High School, 1963-1964 

Box 13 2

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grade 12, Allen High School, 1963-1964 

Box 13 3

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-10, Allen High School, 1964-1965 

Box 13 4

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grade 11, Allen High School, 1964-1965 

Box 13 5

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grade 12, Allen High School, 1964-1965 

Box 13 6

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-10, Allen High School, 1965-1966 

Box 13 7

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11, Allen High School, 1965-1966 

Box 13 8

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 12, Allen High School, 1965-1966 

Box 13 9

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-10, Allen High School, 1966-1967 

Box 13 10

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11, Allen High School, 1966-1967 

Box 13 11

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 12, Allen High School, 1966-1967 

Box 13 12

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-10, Allen High School, 1967-1968 

Box 13 13

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11-12, Allen High School, 1967-1968 

Box 13 14

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-10, Allen High School, 1968-1969 

Box 13 15

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11-12, Allen High School, 1968-1969 

Box 13 16

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9, Allen High School, 1969-1970 

Box 13 17

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1969-1970 

Box 13 18

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-12, Allen High School, 1970-1971 

Box 13 19

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9, Allen High School, 1971-1972 

Box 13 20

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 10-12, Allen High School, 1971-1972 

Box 13 21

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-10, Allen High School, 1972-1973 

Box 13 22

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 11-12 and Summer Session 1973, Allen High School, 1972-1973 

Box 13 23

RESTRICTED: Register of Students, Grades and Attendance, Grades 9-12, Allen High School, 1973-1974 

Box 13 24
  Box Folder

RESTRICTED: Reports on Extension Courses, 1924-1951 

14 10

RESTRICTED: Scores, Reading Comprehension and Speed Tests, Grades 9-12, Allen High School, September 1973 

14 11

RESTRICTED: Teacher Training Student's Yearly Reports, 1930-1931 

14 12

RESTRICTED: Teacher Training Student's Yearly Reports, 1932-1933 

14 13

RESTRICTED: Teacher Training Student's Yearly Reports, 1933-1934 

14 14
  Oversize Folder

RESTRICTED: Teachers' Yearly Class Reports, Allen High School, 1973-1974 

General note

Found loose in 1973-1974 Register of Students, Grades and Attendance.

Box 13 27

Subseries B: School Financial Papers/Records, 

  Box Folder

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Other Insurance Companies, 1969-1970 

14 15

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Other Insurance Companies, 1971 

14 16

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Other Insurance Companies, 1972 

14 17

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Other Insurance Companies, 1973 

14 18

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Other Insurance Companies, 1974, undated 

15 1

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Travelers' Insurance Company, 1964-1967 

15 2

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Travelers' Insurance Company, 1968 

15 3

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Travelers' Insurance Company, 1969-1971 

15 4

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Travelers' Insurance Company, 1972 

15 5

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Travelers' Insurance Company, 1973-1975, undated 

15 6

RESTRICTED: Claims and Correspondence, Workmen's Compensation and Insurance Company Issues, 1961-1974 

15 7
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Series VII: Audiovisual Materials, 2004-2008 

Series Description

Series VII: Audiovisual Materials is divided into three subseries: A: Oral Histories (cassettes & CD copies) about Allen High School; B: Oral History Transcripts, Allen High School; and C: Other Materials. Series A contains the typed transcripts of most of the oral histories and consent forms for use of them. Subseries B contains original cassettes and Archival and User CD copies of oral histories about Allen High School collected by the Center for Appalachian Studies in 2004-2006, from former teachers and students of Allen High. Two interviewees requested that their histories be restricted due to sensative materials until 2054: Anne Woodford and Winnie Wrisley's tapes of May 10 & 11, 2004. Subseries C contains 2 CDs of Winifred Wrisley's Slides and Documents, and a CD of the 2005 Multicultural Women's Development Conference Presentation.

Subseries A: Oral History Transcripts, Allen High School, 2004-2006 

  Box Folder

Consent Forms and Interview Questions, Allen High School Oral History Project, 2004-2006 

16 1

Transcript, Oral History-Barbara Avery-Young, August 20, 2006 

16 2

Transcript, Oral History-Dolores Carnegie, June 19, 2004 

16 3

Transcript, Oral History-Sandra Hayslette, July 20, 2005 

Note

Sandra Hayslette - As a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral student, Sandra Hayslette studied Appalachian schools and home missions. Her dissertation was "Not at the Top, but Climbing: Teaching and Learning about Appalachia and Identity at Berea College, 1920-1940."

16 4

Transcript, Oral History-Virginia Hicks-Daniels, May 10, 2004 

16 5

Transcript, Oral History-Janice Inabinett, April 8, 2005 

Note

Janice Inabinett, a professional storyteller who was raised in Bryson City, North Carolina, attended Allen High School in 12th grade and graduated in 1958. This interview was not recorded at her request.

16 6

Transcript, Oral History-Janice Inabinett and Stacy Coleman, August 16, 2005 

Note

Stacey Coleman, a Bryson City, North Carolina native, attended Spelman Seminary of Atlanta, Georgia, now named Spelman College.She is the spouse of Inabinett'a maternal uncle. Several of her daughters attended Allen High School. She was 101 years old at the time of the interview. This interview was not recorded at the request of the interviewees.

16 7

Transcript, Oral History-Jacqueline King, June 19, 2004 

16 8

Transcript, Oral History-Regina Muckelevene Knight, June 19, 2004 

16 9

Transcript, Oral History-Purel Miller, November 5, 2004 

16 10

Transcript, Oral History-Frieda Morris, May 10, 2004 

16 11

Transcript, Oral History-Mildred Morris, June 19, 2004 

Note

Mildred Morris's daughter Dorothy attended Allen High School and graduated circa 1958. Dorothy died in her 40a. They were from Hayesville, North Carolina. Morris herself attended Stephens-Lee High School of Asheville, North Carolina.

16 12

Transcript, Oral History-Bettie Sue Smith, May 10, 2004 

16 13

Transcript, Oral History-Ruth Walther, May 10, 2004 

16 14

Transcript, Oral History-Ann Miller Woodford, November 5, 2004 

16 15

Transcript, Oral History-Winifred Wrisley, May 10, 2004 

16 16

RESTRICTED: Transcript, Oral History-Winifred Wrisley, May 11, 2004 

16 17

Transcript, Oral History-Winifred Wrisley, June 19, 2004 

16 18

Subseries B: Oral Histories about Allen High School, 2004-2008 

1. Barbara Avery-Young, August 30, 2006 

Note

Barbara Avery-Young, who was raised in Burnsville, North Carolina, commuted daily to Allen High School in 1954 at age 13. She subsequently attended Stephens-Lee High School, Asheville's African-American high school.

2. Pat Beaver Lecture, November 13, 2008 

3.1 & 3.2 Marylou Brown (2 tapes), December 20, 2005 

4. Virginia Hicks-Daniels, May 11, 2004 

Note

Virginia Hicks-Daniels' daughter Carolyn Elaine Burchett, who died at age 22, attended Allen High School. Daniels herself was a native of Asheville, North Carolina and attended Berry Temple Methodist Church. For college, she attended Bennett College and Winston-Salem Teacher's College.

5. Frieda Morris, May 10, 2004 

Note

Frieda Morris grew up in western New York and taught math at Allen High School from 1942 to 1944. She continued to work as a Methodist missionary after leaving Allen. She retired to the Brooks-Howell Home.

6.1 Dolores Carnegie and Mildred Morris, June 19, 2004 

6.2 Dolores Carnegie (Tape 2), June 19, 2004 

Note

Dolores Carnegie attended Allen High School and Berry Temple United Methodist Church. Her mother and maternal aunts also attended Allen.

7.1 & 7.2 Jacqueline King (2 tapes), June 19, 2004 

Note

Jacqueline King taught at Allen High School from 1959-1963.

8. Regina Knight, June 19, 2004 

Note

Regina Muckelevene Knight attended Allen High School as a day student and graduated in 1956. Afterwards, she attended Freedmen's Hospital, now called Howard University.

9.1 & 9.2 Purel Miller (2 tapes), November 5, 2004 

Note

Purel Miller of Andrews, North Carolina is the father of three Allen HIgh School graduates: Nina, Mary Alice, and Ann Miller Woodford. No release form was obtained.

10. Bettie Sue Smith, May 10, 2004 

Note

Bettie Sue Smith was sent to Allen High School as a Methodist missionary in 1957 and taught English and social studies for fourteen years.

11. Ruth Walther, May 10, 2004 

Note

Ruth Walther was raised in Wisconsin and began teaching math at Allen High School in 1948. She served as Allen's superintendent from 1957 to 1974 and principal from 1967-1974. She retired to the Brooks-Howell Home.

12.1 & 12.2 Ann Woodford (2 tapes), November 5, 2004 

Note

Ann Miller Woodford who was raised in Andrews, North Carolina, attended Allen HIgh School from 1961-1965.

RESTRICTED: 13.1-13.2 Winnie Wrisley (2 tapes), May 10-11, 2004 

Note

Winifred Wrisley was from Vermont and began teaching choir and piano at Allen HIgh School in 1953. She left Allen shortly before it closed in 1974, retiring to the Brooks-Howell Home. She requested her May 10 & 11, 2004 tapes be restricted until 2054.

13.3-13.4 Winnie Wrisley (2 Tapes), June 19, 2004 

14. QRM Project, Multicultural Women's Development Conference Presentation, April 8, 2005 

Archival and User CD Copies of all Cassettes, 2004-2008 

Subseries C: Other Materials, 2005, undated 

CD, Allen High School-Winnie, All Slides and Documents, undated 

CD, Allen High School Lecture, Pat Beaver, November 2008 

CD, Marylou Brown, Documents and Pictures, October 2005 

Archival and User CD Copies of Allen High School, Winnie Wrisley-Slides and Documents; Pat Beaver Lecture; and Marylou Brown Documents and Pictures, 2005-2008, undated