A Guide to the Virginia. Dept. of Education. Division of School Buildings. Photographs of public schools, 1900-1963 Virginia. Dept. of Education. Division of School Buildings. Photographs of public schools, 1900-1963 31032

A Guide to the Virginia. Dept. of Education. Division of School Buildings. Photographs of public schools, 1900-1963

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 31032


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
31032
Title
Virginia. Dept. of Education. Division of School Buildings. Photographs of public schools, 1900-1963
Extent
3.85 cu. ft. (11 boxes)
Creator
Virginia. Dept. of Education. Division of School Buildings.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Virginia. Dept. of Education. Division of School Buildings. Photographs of public schools, 1900-1963. Accession 31032. State government records, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23219.

Acquisition Information

Transferred 17 March 1981 from the Department of Education.


Biographical Information

Originally commissioned to ensure that recently established requirements for light, air, sanitation, and fire safety in the newly consolidated and reformed schools were met, the Division of School Buildings assumed the responsibility of designing or accepting plans for the schools. Though slight modifications to the plans could be made to conform to each region's aesthetic preference, the basic plan, designed to positively affect the educational experience of the students, came from the Division of School Buildings.

Scope and Content

The Photographs of Public Schools, 1900-1963, is a visual record of hundreds of elementary and secondary school buildings across Virginia. This photographic survey was commissioned by the Department of Education beginning in the 1920s as part of the movement to consolidate and reform school systems and includes work as late as the 1960s. Included are both black and white photographs and negatives which are arranged alphabetically by locality. The images are complemented by a collection of architectural drawings of schools that is also in the archives of the Library of Virginia. These were the designs that often replaced the rural buildings recorded in these photographs [see LVA Accession 28487].

This survey of 3,100 school photographs varies widely in quality, format, and description. The anonymous photographers apparently were sent into rural Virginia without formal guidelines to use in their recordation of schools. The result is uneven coverage that varies from one locality to another. As an example, more than 300 individual structures are documented in Pittsylvania County next hit. In contrast, there are no photographs from the City of Richmond in this collection.

One of the most valuable aspects of the photograph collection is the documentation of hundreds of small, one and two-room schoolhouses. Often, these were abandoned after school consolidation and have vanished with the passage of time. In many cases these public school photographs remain the only record of structures that once were an important feature of rural Virginia communities.

The collection has been scanned and is available online at LVA Virginia Memory, School Buildings Service Photographs. Search - School Buildings Service Photographs - in Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory site.


Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1
Accomack previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 2
Accomack previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 1
Folder 3
Albemarle previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 4
Albemarle previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 1
Folder 5
Alleghany previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 6
Amelia previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 7
Amelia previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 8
Amherst previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 9
Amherst previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 1
Folder 10
Appomattox previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 11
Appomattox previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 1
Folder 12
Arlington previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 13
Arlington previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 1
Folder 14
Augusta previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 15
Augusta previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 1
Folder 16
Bath previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 17
Bath previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 1
Folder 18
Bedford previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 1
Folder 19
Bedford previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 2
Folder 1
Bland previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 2
Folder 2
Bland previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 2
Folder 3
Botetourt previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 2
Folder 4
Botetourt previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 2
Folder 5
Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 2
Folder 6
Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 2
Folder 7
Buchanan previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 2
Folder 8
Buchanan previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 2
Folder 9
Buckingham previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 2
Folder 10
Buckingham previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 2
Folder 11
Campbell previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 2
Folder 12
Campbell previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 2
Folder 13
Caroline previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 2
Folder 14
Caroline previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 2
Folder 15
Carroll previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 2
Folder 16
Carroll previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 2
Folder 17
Charles City previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 2
Folder 18
Charles City previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 2
Folder 19
Charlotte previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 1
Charlotte previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 3
Folder 2
Chesterfield previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 3
Chesterfield previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 3
Folder 4
Clarke previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 5
Clarke previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 3
Folder 6
Craig previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 7
Craig previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 3
Folder 8
Culpeper previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 9
Culpeper previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 3
Folder 10
Cumberland previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 11
Cumberland previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 3
Folder 12
Dickenson previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 13
Dickenson previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 3
Folder 14
Dinwiddie previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 15
Dinwiddie previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 3
Folder 16
Elizabeth City previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 17
Elizabeth City previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 3
Folder 18
Essex previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 19
Essex previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 3
Folder 20
Fairfax previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 3
Folder 21
Fairfax previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 1
Fauquier previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 4
Folder 2
Fauquier previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 3
Floyd previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 4
Folder 4
Floyd previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 5
Fluvanna previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 4
Folder 6
Fluvanna previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 7
Franklin previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 4
Folder 8
Franklin previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 9
Frederick previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 4
Folder 10
Frederick previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 11
Giles previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 12
Gloucester previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 4
Folder 13
Gloucester previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 14
Goochland previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 4
Folder 15
Goochland previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 16
Grayson previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 4
Folder 17
Grayson previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 18
Greensville previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 4
Folder 19
Greensville previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 4
Folder 20
Halifax previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 4
Folder 21
Halifax previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 1
Hanover previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 2
Hanover previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 3
Henrico previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 4
Henrico previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 5
Henry previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 6
Henry previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 7
Highland previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 8
Highland previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 9
Isle of Wight previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 10
Isle of Wight previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 11
James City previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 12
James City previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 13
King & Queen previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 14
King & Queen previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 15
King George previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 16
King George previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 17
King William previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 18
King William previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 19
Lancaster previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 20
Lancaster previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 5
Folder 21
Lee previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 5
Folder 22
Lee previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 1
Loudoun previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 2
Loudoun previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 3
Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 4
Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 5
Lunenburg previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 6
Lunenburg previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 7
Madison previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 8
Madison previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 9
Mathews previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 10
Mathews previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 11
Mecklenburg previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 12
Mecklenburg previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 13
Middlesex previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 14
Middlesex previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 15
Montgomery previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 16
Montgomery previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 17
Nansemond previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 18
Nansemond previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 19
Nelson previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 20
Nelson previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 21
New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 22
New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 23
Northampton previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 24
Northampton previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 6
Folder 25
Northumberland previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 6
Folder 26
Northumberland previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 7
Folder 1
Nottoway previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 7
Folder 2
Nottoway previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 7
Folder 3
Orange previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 7
Folder 4
Orange previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 7
Folder 5
Page previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 7
Folder 6
Page previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 7
Folder 7
Patrick previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 7
Folder 8
Patrick previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 7
Folder 9-13
Pittsylvania previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 8
Folder 1-2
Pittsylvania previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 8
Folder 3
previous hitPowhatan next hit previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 8
Folder 4
previous hitPowhatan next hit previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 8
Folder 5
Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 8
Folder 6
Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 8
Folder 7
Prince George previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 8
Folder 8
Prince George previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 8
Folder 9
Prince William previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 8
Folder 10
Prince William previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 8
Folder 11
Princess Anne previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 8
Folder 12
Princess Anne previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 8
Folder 13
Pulaski previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 8
Folder 14
Pulaski previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 8
Folder 15
Rappahannock previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 8
Folder 16
Rappahannock previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 9
Folder 1
Richmond previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 9
Folder 2
Richmond previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 9
Folder 3
Roanoke previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 9
Folder 4
Roanoke previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 9
Folder 5
Rockbridge previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 9
Folder 6
Rockbridge previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 9
Folder 7
Rockingham previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 9
Folder 8
Rockingham previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 9
Folder 9
Russell previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 9
Folder 10
Scott previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 9
Folder 11
Scott previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 9
Folder 12
Shenandoah previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 9
Folder 13
Shenandoah previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 9
Folder 14
Smyth previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 9
Folder 15
Southampton previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 9
Folder 16
Southampton previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 1
Spotsylvania previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 2
Spotsylvania previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 3
Stafford previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 4
Stafford previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 5
Surry previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 6
Surry previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 7
Sussex previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 8
Sussex previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 9
Tazewell previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 10
Tazewell previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 11
Warren previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 12
Warren previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 13
Warwick previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 14
Warwick previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 15
Washington previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 16
Washington previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 17
Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 18
Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 19
Wise previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 20
Wise previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 21
Wythe previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 22
Wythe previous hitCounty next hit, Negatives
Box 10
Folder 23
York previous hitCounty next hit, Photographs
Box 10
Folder 24
York previous hitCounty, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 1
Alexandria, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 2
Alexandria, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 3
Bristol, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 4
Bristol, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 5
Buena Vista, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 6
Buena Vista, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 7
Charlottesville, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 8
Charlottesville, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 9
Danville, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 10
Danville, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 11
Hampton, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 12
Harrisonburg, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 13
Harrisonburg, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 14
Lynchburg, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 15
Martinsville, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 16
Martinsville, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 17
Norfolk, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 18
Norfolk, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 19
Petersburg, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 20
Petersburg, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 21
Portsmouth, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 22
Radford, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 23
Radford, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 24
Williamsburg, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 25
Williamsburg, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 26
Winchester, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 27
Winchester, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 28
Virginia, Others
Box 11
Folder 29
Other states, Maryland and North Carolina, Photographs
Box 11
Folder 30
Other states, Maryland and North Carolina, Negatives
Box 11
Folder 31
Other states, Tennessee
Box 11
Folder 32
Unidentified, Negatives