General Education Board Records, 1901-1967 A&M.3193

General Education Board Records, 1901-1967 A&M.3193


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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.3193
Title
General Education Board Records1901-1967
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/829
Quantity
0 Linear Feet Summary: 3 reels of microfilm
Creator
General Education Board
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
<language langcode="eng" encodinganalog="041">English</language>
Abstract
Correspondence, reports, statistics, maps, photographs and pamphlets related to the efforts in West Virginia of the early southern program of the General Education Board (GEB). The GEB, founded by John D. Rockefeller, is one of the most significant philanthropic efforts in the history of U.S. education particularly noted for its aid to African-American schools, teachers and students. In West Virginia it aided the African-American colleges of West Virginia State, a public institution and Storer, a privately supported school. For both colleges it was asked to fund building construction, equipment purchases and teachers salaries especially for vocational education and home economics. Mention is also made of conditions at Storer College and at other Negro colleges around the country. Other West Virginia schools aided were Bethany, Salem, Morris Harvey, West Virginia University, Davis & Elkins, and West Virginia Wesleyan. Aid was requested at these other West Virginia schools for endowments, salaries, building construction and purchases of equipment and books. There are also for these colleges selected balance sheets, resolutions, statistics, prospectuses and case studies. There is much material on vocational education, adult and extension courses, and surveys and statistics of libraries, schools and teachers on the secondary level in West Virginia supplied mainly by the West Virginia Department of Education. Other topics mentioned are expansion of secondary education in mining areas, establishment and maintenance of the West Virginia Division of Information and Statistics, the formation of the West Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges, the employment stabilization of life planning institutes and war activities of schools in both World War I and World War II. Names mentioned are D. B. Purinton, Frank B. Trotter, W. E. Hodges, J. N. Deahl, Wallace B. Fleming, George Rice Hovey, Cloyd Goodnight, Stephen B. Elkins, Henry D. Hatfield, Nat T. Frame, L. L. Friend and M. P. Shawkey.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 3193, General Education Board Records, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • African-Americans. SEE ALSO Coal miners - African Americans.
  • Bethany College (Bethany, W. Va.)
  • Davis and Elkins College
  • Deahl, J. N.
  • Education
  • Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911
  • Fleming, Wallace Bruce, 1872-1952
  • Frame, Nat T. (Nat Terry), 1877-
  • Friend, L. L.
  • Goodnight, Cloyd
  • Hatfield, Henry Drury, 1875-1962
  • Hodges, W. E.
  • Hovey, George Rice.
  • Morris Harvey College
  • Purinton, Daniel B.
  • Salem College (Salem, W. Va.)
  • Schools
  • Shawkey, M. P.
  • Storer College
  • West Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges
  • West Virginia State College (Institute, W. Va.)
  • West Virginia University
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • West Virginia. Division of Information & Statistics
  • West Virginia. State Department of Education
  • World War II.
  • World War, 1914-1918

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Deahl, J. N.
  • Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911
  • Fleming, Wallace Bruce, 1872-1952
  • Frame, Nat T. (Nat Terry), 1877-
  • Friend, L. L.
  • Goodnight, Cloyd
  • Hatfield, Henry Drury, 1875-1962
  • Hodges, W. E.
  • Hovey, George Rice.
  • Purinton, Daniel B.
  • Shawkey, M. P.