Guide to the Burke County Schools (Morganton, North Carolina) Yearbooks, 1958-1961

Summary Information

Title: Burke County Schools (Morganton, North Carolina) Yearbooks, 1958-1961
Collection: AC.706
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (small flat box)

The Burke County Schools (Morganton, North Carolina) Yearbooks collection consists of three yearbooks, actually teacher handbooks, from the Burke County school systems for the Fiscal Years of 1958-1959, 1959-1960, and 1960-1961, along with some miscellaneous loose papers.

Creator: Rufty, Annie Dougherty, 1903-2001

Biographical/Historical Note

According to the information in these yearbooks, the 1958-1959 schools in Burke County, North Carolina numbered 18. The Chairman of the Burke County Board of Education was L.H. McNeely. The number was 15 in 1959-1960 and L.H. McNeely was still the Chairman of the Board of Education. The number remained at 15 in 1960-1961 with McNeely leading as Chairman of the Board.

Scope and Contents

While these three items are labelled yearbooks, they are, in fact, teacher handbooks for the Burke County, North Carolina school system for the years 1958-1959, 1959-1960 and 1960-1961. They are believed to be from a teacher from George Hildebran School, Mrs. Annie D. Rufty. Found tucked inside two of the books are papers from Mrs. Rufty relating to school regulations and attendance charts. Also, there are a few papers that were restricted in use because of students' names and grades.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

For the most part, this collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. Those pages which are restricted are in a separate envelope within the main folder.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Row by Row Bookstore in 2007 Accession number AC.2010.025

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, December 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.706: Burke County Schools, Morganton, North Carolina, Yearbooks, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Yearbooks, 1958-1961 Box 1