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Shady Grove Rosenwald School Documents

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Shady Grove Rosenwald School Documents


Letters and documents pertaining to the building of the Shady Grove School.


Correspondence between G. W. Hayden, organizer for the Shady Grove Community, and the State Education Board and Rosenwald Fund. These letters cover the early 1920s during which support was sought to replace the original log school with a modern school build according to a Rosenwald plan. Learn more about the school here.


Letters in the possession of Dr. James Bowles, Sr.


The Shady Grove Rosenwald School Board of Directors




Dr. James Bowles



Scans of originals

Collection Items

Shady Grove School Correspondence letter 1
Securing funds for a new school in 1923

1920 letter
Front and back of a letter discussing funds

 Letter Request for a Meeting with the  School Board to Select Rosenwald funds
Letter to Mr. Hayden, from Mr. Pendleton (supervisor)

Do not believe in the Rosenwald Fund
Letter to Mr. Hayden stating that the current board does not believe in the Rosenwald Fund

Letter with pay amounts for certificates
Letter stating how much the board will pay

Board Meeting Notice Post Card Back
letter stating the date of the next school board meeting

 Letter Suggest Meeting w Supervisor
Letter stating that the supervisor will be unable to meet the second monday in may.

Reply letter suggest Meeting w Supervisor
Reply letter stating that he can meet anytime in June

Letter stating that the supervisor can visit the school on June 8th

Letter Thanks for Kindness during Visit
Letter from the supervisor giving thanks for kindness during his visit

 Letter 2 Carbon Copy Condition of Log School Need
Letter detailing the conditions of the current school building, asking for help securing funds for the building

Mr. G. W. Hayden - Letter with Photo
Letter stating why he wasn't present on July 9th but that he will be more than happy to visit Louisa after his vacation.
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