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19230716Mr. G. W. Hayden - Letter with Photo.jpg
Letter stating why he wasn't present on July 9th but that he will be more than happy to visit Louisa after his vacation.

Civil Rights in Virginia.pdf
The PDF file to the right is based upon a powerpoint presentation funded by Dominion Virginia Power. The presentation uses photos, many from the Louisa County Historical Society archives, to tell the story of Civil Rights from the end of the Civil…

This photograph, taken by Mrs. Virgie Bell, on February 7th 1910, is of the Parrott School in Greene County, its faculty and its students. The school was located on the north side of Amicus Road, opposite what is now the western entrance of the…


Captain Francis Marion McMullen and his wife Virginia Ann ran a school in Stanardsville after the Civil War. In August 1868 he bought the 10 acre Stanardsville property on which Forest Hill Academy stands, and built this school house. It is not known…


In rural parts of Central Virginia in the early 1800s children were home-schooled when there were few alternatives. These pages are from a home made mathematics textbook; the leather cover was home tanned, and the writing was done with a quill pen,…


This is a photograph of Carrie Milhado and Mildred Jennings at the Mineral School

McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers were written by William Holmes McGuffey and his brother Alexander in the 1830s and 1840s, and were used for decades throughout the US for primary-level students. The Readers emphasized spelling, vocabulary, and formal…


Dick and Jane were the main characters in a series of basic readers written by William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp and published by Scott Foresman, that were used to teach children to read from the 1930s through to the 1970s in the US. This page is from…


(Pictured is the A. G. Richardson school for African-American students in Louisa County, Virginia.)

The 1954 the Supreme Court decision known as Brown v. Board of Education overturned the previous “separate but equal” ruling on which a decades of…

19220401 Letter Front.jpg
Front and back of a letter discussing funds

19220804 Do not believe in Rosenwald Fund.jpg
Letter to Mr. Hayden stating that the current board does not believe in the Rosenwald Fund

19220905 Letter Amount Pay for Certificate.jpg
Letter stating how much the board will pay

19220907 Board Meeting Notice Post Card Back.jpg
letter stating the date of the next school board meeting

19230426 Letter Suggest Meeting w Supervisor.jpg
Letter stating that the supervisor will be unable to meet the second monday in may.

19230502 Reply Letter Suggest Meeting w Supervisor.jpg
Reply letter stating that he can meet anytime in June
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