Guide to the Charlestown, West Virginia, Male Academy and Graded School Papers, 1890-1894, undated

Summary Information

Title: Charlestown, West Virginia, Male Academy and Graded School Papers, 1890-1894, undated
Collection: AC.518
Extent: 0.02 linear feet (1 folder, 1 oversize folder)

This is a collection of certificates from Charlestown, West Virginia, Graded School and Male Academy. The graded school certificate is blank. The two Certificates of Distinction from the Male Academy are to George W. Rouse, dated 1890-91. The Certificate of Proficiency is to Frank Rouss, dated 1893-94.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

The private Charlestown Male Academy in Charlestown, West Virginia was opened in 1795. In the school year 1886-87, it boasted of two instructors and forty-three pupils, studying English, mathematics, ancient and modern languages, mental and physical science, and bookkeeping. At the time of two of the certificates, the principal was Edmund R. Taylor. In 1894, the principal was R.K. Meade.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one blank Grade Certificate from the Charlestown Graded School, two Certificates of Distinction to George W. Rouse from the Charlestown Male Academy in 1891, and one Certificate of Proficiency to Frank Rouss from the Charlestown Male Academy in 1894.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

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

The origin of the graded school certificate is unknown. The Charlestown Male Academy certificates were purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish in 2013. Accession numbers AC.2001.005 and AC.2001.009

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed 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.518: Charlestown, West Virginia, Male Academy and Graded School Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Charlestown Graded School Grade Certificate, undated ACSC_Box 15.16
Charlestown Male Academy Certificates of Distinction and Proficiency, 1890-1894 ACSC_Oversize Box 1