Guide to the Grassy Creek Literary Society Ledger, 1903 - 1905

Summary Information

Title: Grassy Creek Literary Society Ledger, 1903 - 1905
Collection: AC.372
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

Grassy Creek Literary Society Ledger consists of thirty-two completed ledger pages of society minutes. Grassy Creek Literary Society Ledger consists of thirty-two completed ledger pages of society minutes.  The Grassy Creek Literary Society ledger illustrates the intellectual life of a rural Appalachian community. The founding president was G.M. Reeves, whose family was the original owner of the Jefferson Post.

Creator: Grassy Creek Literary Society

Biographical/Historical Note

The Grassy Creek Literary Society was a literary society in Grassy Creek of Ashe County, North Carolina in March 1903. It consisted of Grassy Creek Academy's teacher and his male students. G.M. Reeves was the founding president, and J.H. Kirk was the secretary. Other members include James Pugh, Charles Pugh, Thomas Spencer, Roscoe Sexton, Grover Green, GM Miller, and W.L. Robbins. Meetings were sporatic. The organization debated topics such as "does the average young man of today have a better chance to make life a success financially than our forefathers," and the ledger includes the members' votes.

Scope and Contents

Grassy Creek Literary Society Ledger consists of thirty-two completed ledger pages of society minutes. Grassy Creek Literary Society Ledger consists of thirty-two completed ledger pages of society minutes.  This ledger contains a description of the society's origins as well as the Constitution, By-laws, Amendments, and Minutes.  The Grassy Creek Literary Society ledger illustrates the intellectual life of a rural Appalachian community. The founding president was G.M. Reeves, whose family was the original owner of the Jefferson Post.  

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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

Acquisitions Information

This collection was orginally found in the Jefferson Post Records. It did not have an accession number. It was opened to the public on 30 March 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, March, 2007; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, March, 2007

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.372: Grassy Creek Literary Society Ledger, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

 

Ledger, 1903-1905. Folder 1