Guide to the Massanutten Academy Speech, 1923

Summary Information

Title: Massanutten Academy Speech, 1923
Collection: AC.437
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The Massanutten Academy Speech consists of a typed speech presenting the class colors from Massanutten Academy's 1923 graduating senior class to the junior class. This one paged speech provides brief insight into the graduating class' activities and number of Massanutten Academy, a private male military boarding school located in Woodstock, Virginia.

Creator: Massanutten Academy

Biographical/Historical Note

Massanutten Academy is a private co-educational boarding school chartered by the Virginia Commonwealth in 1899 in Woodstock, Virginia, the county seat of Shenandoah County. The name means "Great Mountains" and orginated from the Indian name for the mountains east of the Shenandoah Valley. It was created as a non-denominational Christian school primarily for boys but with some female day students. It adopted a military program in 1917. At the time of the speech, a small number of students lived in Woodstock while many were from out of state and a few from Cuba. The JROTC program was introduced in 1930. In 1965, the open racial policy was adopted. Girls were admitted as boarders in 1972. It currently educates grades 7 through 12 and is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Virginia Council for Private Education.

Scope and Contents

The Massanutten Academy Speech consists of a typed speech presenting the class colors from Massanutten Academy's 1923 graduating senior class to the junior class.

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

Provenance is unknown. Its accession number is AC.2008.048. Its original title is "Pupil's recital. Massanutten Academy." It was opened to the public in August 2008.

Processing Information

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.437: Massanutten Academy Speech, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Speech, 1923  Folder 1