Inventory of the EUA057 Graham School Collection, 1845 - 1981 EUA057

Inventory of the EUA057 Graham School Collection, 1845 - 1981
EUA057


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Contact Information:

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina
27244
336-278-6599
Email: belkarchives@elon.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Elon University
Title: EUA057 Graham School Collection, 1845 - 1981
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection contains materials related to the schools in Graham, North Carolina dating from 1845-1981. The majority of the dates included are the 1850s and 1870s-1880s. The schools represented in the collection are Graham College, Graham High School, Graham Institute, Graham Female Seminary, and Graham Normal College. The types of materials in this collection include (but are not limited to) newspaper clippings, correspondences, reports, meeting minutes, and charter information. The collection is arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by the name of the institution located in Graham, North Carolina, and then alphabetically by type of material.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 1 archival box

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], EUA057 Graham School Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.


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Gift or Purchase Note

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.


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Accession Information

Not applicable


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Processing Information

Processed by Rachel Stas, January, 2012

Encoded by Katie Nash, February, 2012


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Historical Note

Currently, there is no comprehensive history written about the different schools and institutions located in Graham, North Carolina. However, the information in the timeline below was compiled from the book Elon College: Its History and Traditions by Durward T. Stokes, 1982.



1851. The Incorporation of Graham Institute announced. At the time, it was an all male school.
1859. North Carolina legislature chartered Graham College, dropping the "Institute" name. At the time, it was co-educational.
1863. Graham College was suspended due to the Civil War.
1865. William Samuel Long opened Graham Female Seminary, which took the place of the former Rebecca B. Kerr's Female Seminary in Graham, North Carolina.
1871. William Samuel Long purchased the Graham College property. After buildings were repaired and refurbished, he opened Graham High School.
1872. Graham High School opened.
1874. Daniel A. Long (brother of William Samuel Long) purchased the property from his brother, W.S. Long, and incorporated the school as Graham High School.
1881. The Long brothers obtained an amendment to the school's charter and changed the name to Graham Normal College.
1888. It was decided that Mill Point would be the area in North Carolina where a four year liberal arts school would be built.
March 11, 1889. Elon College chartered.
1892. Graham Normal College was destroyed by fire.


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Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by the name of the institution located in Graham, North Carolina, and then alphabetically by type of material.


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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Education -- North Carolina -- Graham -- History -- Documentation.
Public schools -- North Carolina -- Graham -- History -- Documentation.
Universities and colleges -- North Carolina -- Graham -- History -- Documentation.
Theological seminaries -- North Carolina -- Graham -- History -- Documentation.
Education -- North Carolina -- Graham -- History -- 19th century.
Education -- North Carolina -- Graham -- History -- 20th century.
Elon University -- History.
Elon University -- Archival resources.

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Related Material

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1.
45 Folders.
Undated. Graham College. Bibliography.
Undated. Graham College. Report.
Undated. Graham High School. Correspondence.
Undated. Graham Institute. Essay.
Undated. Graham Institute. Historical Sketch.
Undated. Research Notes.
1845. Graham Institute. Meeting Minutes.
1849. Graham Institute. Meeting Minutes.
1850. Graham High School. Charter Information.
1850. Graham Institute. Charter Information.
1850. Graham Institute. Meeting Minutes.
1850. Graham Institute. Report.
1851. Graham Institute. Historical Sketch.
1852. Graham Female Seminary. Newspaper Clipping.
1852. Graham Institute. Newspaper Clipping.
1853. Graham Female Seminary. Newspaper Clipping.
1853. Graham Institute. Meeting Minutes.
1853. Graham Institute. Newspaper Clipping.
1857. Graham Institute. Report.
1858. Graham Institute. Charter Information.
1859. Graham College. Report.
1859. Graham Normal College. Report.
1863. Graham College. Legal Document.
1870. Graham College. Meeting Minutes.
1870. Graham College. Report.
1873. Graham High School. Announcement.
1873. Graham High School. Academic Catalog.
1874. Graham College. Report.
1874. Graham High School. Charter Information.
1881. Graham High School. Newspaper Clipping.
1882. Graham College. Report.
1882. Graham Normal College. Program.
1883. Graham College. Report.
1883. Graham Normal College. Report.
1887. Graham College. Newspaper Clipping.
1888. Graham College. Constitution and By-Laws.
1889. Graham College. Constitution and By-Laws.
1889. Graham College. Report.
1890. Graham College. Newspaper Clipping.
1892. Graham Normal College. Newspaper Clipping.
1925. Graham Institute. Essay.
1964. Graham Normal College. Newspaper Clipping.
1966. Graham College. Newspaper Clipping.
1981. Graham College. Newspaper Clipping.
1981. Graham College. Speech.