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Bolivar Female Academy Songsheet

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Identifier: MS-1985
Abstract This songsheet, printed by Kinsloe & Rice of Knoxville, Tennessee, displays the lyrics of a closing school song to be sung at the 1856 graduation of the Bolivar Female Academy.

Carthage Female Academy Treasurer's Book

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Identifier: MS-1212
Abstract This book contains a list of the Carthage Female Academy's original stockholders and records of monetary transactions documenting the Academy's finances from 1843 to 1845.

Chancellor Beverly J. Davenport Collection

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Identifier: AR-0792
Abstract The Chancellor Beverly J. Davenport Collection includes official invitations and acknowledgment letters from her investiture, correspondence, events that she attended/was invited to, her vision board, holiday cards, and a scrapbook of well wishes from various individuals and institutions sent to Chancellor Davenport in acknowledgment of her investiture as the 18th Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Chancellor Davenport's investiture ceremony took place on October 13, 2017.

Columbia Athenaeum Progress Report Regarding Lizzie Williams

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Identifier: MS-1783
Abstract The Columbia Athenaeum created this progress report for the information of Lizzie Williams' parent or guardian in November of 1873. Williams had been studying history, elocution, dictation, composition, arithmetic, algebra, natural philosophy, geology and mineralogy, piano, penmanship, and art. The report's reverse bears an advertisement for the school.

East Tennessee Female Institute Journal of Trustees

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Identifier: MS-0088
Abstract This journal outlines the proceedings of the trustees of the Knoxville Female Academy (later the East Tennessee Female Institute) from 1827 to 1907.

Eunice Susan (E. S.) Merrill Letters

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Identifier: MS-2752
Abstract This collection contains two letters from Eunice Susan (E. S.) Merrill to her brother Theodore Merrill, both written while she was attending the East Tennessee Female Institute in Knoxville, Tenn., around 1848. They each describe her days at school and transportation of the day.

Isabella M. White Diploma

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Identifier: MS-0098
Abstract This diploma certifies that the East Tennessee Female Institute conferred the degree of Mistress of Polite Literature on Isabella M. White on July 25, 1850.

Isabella Reed Boyd Diploma

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Identifier: MS-0096
Abstract This diploma certifies that the East Tennessee Female Institute conferred the degree of Mistress of Polite Literature on Isabella Reed Boyd on July 29, 1847.

Julia Ann McNeill Journal

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Identifier: MS-2115
Abstract The journal contains a series of handwritten essays signed by three different writers. The last pages are full of songs, bits of songs and poetry from the contemporary period.

Julia Isabel Ramsay Diplomas

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Identifier: MS-0256
Abstract This collection consists of three diplomas that belonged to Julia Isabel Ramsay during her years at the University of Tennessee, Greeneville and Tusculum College, and Washington and Tusculum College within the years 1905-1913.

Kittie Ebert Certificate

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Identifier: AR-0787
Abstract The State Normal Institute of Tennessee issued this second grade teaching certificate to Kittie Ebert during the first session of 1881. It is signed by W. S. Doak, state superintendent, and E. Alexander, secretary.

Melinda W. White Testimonial

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Identifier: MS-0099
Abstract The Knoxville Female Academy granted this testimonial, or diploma, to Melinda W. White. It is signed by Joseph Estabrook (who served as the institution's principal from 1831 to 1834) and by trustees Mat. McClung, L. D. Jacobs, William S. Howell, and William C. Mynatt. Although it is not dated, Melinda W. White is listed as a student during the 1831 summer session.

Naomi J. White Diploma

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Identifier: MS-0100
Abstract This diploma certifies that the East Tennessee Female Institute conferred the degree of Mistress of Polite Literature on Naomi J. White on February 27, 1851.

Opening New Doors for Young Women: The History of Knoxville Female Academy

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Identifier: MS-3354
Abstract Maureen Carlomagno authored this research paper, entitled "Opening New Doors for Young Women: The History of Knoxville Female Academy" and dated April 14, 1997, for an English III AP class. The paper itself consists of a title page, an eight page outline, and a nine page report describing the history of women's education in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1827 to 1924. Carlomagno mentions a number of prominent Knoxvillians and educational pioneers, including Lizzie Crozier French.

Scotia Caledonia Hume Diploma

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Identifier: MS-0097
Abstract This diploma certifies that the East Tennessee Female Institute conferred the degree of Mistress of Polite Literature on Scotia Caledonia Hume on July 26, 1849.

Sophia M. White Diploma

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Identifier: MS-0101
Abstract This diploma certifies that the East Tennessee Female Institute conferred the degree of Mistress of Polite Literature on Sophia M. White on June 26, 1861.

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