Guide to the Mountain State Schools School Building Bonds, 1956 - 1966

Summary Information

Title: Mountain State Schools School Building Bonds, 1956 - 1966
Collection: AC.403
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

Mountain State Schools School Building Bonds consist of four 1956 school bonds for Greenbrier County, West Virginia and two checks. These bonds illustrate the desire of Alderson, West Virginia residents to support the improvement of the county's school buildings.

Creator: Greenbrier County (W. Va.)

Biographical/Historical Note

Greenbrier County, West Virginia, consisting of just over 1,000 square miles, was chartered as a county of Virginia in 1782. The Greenbrier River runs through the county, which borders the West Virginia-Virginia line. Public and private lands, such as the Monongahela National Forest and MeadWestvaco, occupy much of the county's northern and western sections.

Prior to European and African settlers, the county was uninhabited due to a Shawnee legend preventing residency. The county seat is Lewisburg. Other towns include White Sulphur Springs, Ronceverte, Rainelle, and Alderson. Several Civil War battles, such as Lewisburg in May 1862 and White Sulphur Springs in August 1863, were fought in Greenbrier County. Both battles resulted in Union victories. Greenbrier is the home of Oakhurst Links, the oldest organized American golf club, formed in White Sulphur Springs in 1884.

The county school administration developed in West Virginia in 1933. In 1951, Greenbrier was selected as one of three counties to participate as pilot centers for West Virginia Cooperative Programs in Educational Administration (WVCPE)'s proposed study of county-unit school administrations. It is unknown at this time if Mountain State School, Inc.'s bonds was a result of the WVCPE project.

Scope and Contents

Mountain State Schools School Building Bonds consist of four 1956 school bonds for Greenbrier County, West Virginia and two checks.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Bookworm and Silverfish in March 2008. Its brief record title is "Mountain State Schools: School Building Bond." Its accession number is AC.2008.010. It was opened to the public in March 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, March 2008; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, March 2008

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.403: Mountain State Schools School Building Bonds, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

 Bonds, 1956-1966. Folder 1