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Teacher's Register

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3021

This collection houses a Teacher's Register used in School 1, District 3 of the Tennessee public school system. The ledger is divided into columns documenting the names, ages, attendance, and academic performance of approximately 19 students between September of 1875 and January of 1876. The subjects taught include Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Grammar, Geography, U. S. History, and Elementary Geology of Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1875-1876

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a Teacher's Register used in School 1, District 3 of the Tennessee public school system. The ledger is divided into columns documenting the names, ages, attendance, and academic performance of approximately 19 students between September of 1875 and January of 1876. The subjects taught include Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Grammar, Geography, U. S. History, and Elementary Geology of Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Public education in Tennessee began in 1806 when the Cession Act required Tennessee to provide land for two public colleges and to set aside additional land in order to establish an academy in each county. Progress toward a statewide public school system began in earnest in 1836, when the State Legislature created the position of State Superintendent of Schools whose incumbent would be responsible for managing all of the state's schools. In spite of this effort, the public school system remained underused in the Antebellum period.

The Civil War severely disrupted education in Tennessee and the school system was not recreated until 1867, this time with separate schools for black and white children. Both systems were woefully underfunded, a condition that would persist until the early 1920s. The Great Depression reversed this temporary gain, and schools continued to suffer throughout the decade. The state's schools were integrated after the United States Supreme Court outlawed segregation in the 1950s. Since the 1960s, the system has continued to struggle to educate Tennessee's children.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480