Lee Street School papers
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Lee Street School papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Lee Street School (Atlanta, Ga.).
Creator: Wesley, Rusha
Title: Lee Street School papers
Dates: 1884-1946, undated
Quantity: 3.75 linear ft. (nine document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS537

Biographical/Historical Note

The parent institution of Lee Street School was West End Academy, founded in 1884. The City of West End dissolved on January 1, 1894, when it was incorporated into the City of Atlanta. The schools to occupy the site of the former academy include the West End School on Lee Street (1894-1903), and the Lee Street School (1903-1969). The school served the primary grades. Beginning in 1914, the Atlanta Normal Training School was offered at the site and included a two year course for the preparation of teaching as a profession. This training continued until 1924. The Lee Street School pioneered, in Atlanta, the open-air concept of education as an anti-tubercular measure. The practice waned in popularity and was discontinued in the 1920s. When Lee Street School closed in 1969, the students of the area continued study at the Dean Rusk School.

Additional historical information about Lee Street School has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

The collection includes thirty bound volumes compiled by Rusha Wesley that contain test papers, programs, invitations, Parent Teacher Association minutes, and the school newspaper, The Lee Messenger. Also included are newspaper clippings, photographs, student lists, and materials pertaining to the Lee Street School Annual Doll Show. Of particular interest are bound volumes containing newspaper clippings, letters, telegrams, and other materials from former students serving in the military as well as materials that document the school's activities during World War II.


Index Terms

Dean Rusk School (Atlanta, Ga.).
Education--Georgia--Atlanta
World War, 1939-1945--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lee Street School papers, MSS 537, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1984


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

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1Bound volume titled "Lee Street School", 1884-1939
 
Bound volume titled "Promotions and Invitations", 1927-1946
 
Bound volume titled "Lee Street School in the News", 1926-1946
 

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2Bound volume titled "Parent Teacher Association Lee Street School Atlanta", 1912-1928
 
Bound volume titled "Parent Teacher Association Lee Street School Atlanta", 1928-1931
 
Bound volume titled "Parent Teacher Association Lee Street School Atlanta", 1931-1936
 
Bound volume titled "Parent Teacher Association Lee Street School Atlanta", 1936-1940
 

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3Bound volume titled "Parent Teacher Association Lee Street School Atlanta", 1940-1941
 
Bound volume titled "Parent Teacher Association Lee Street School Atlanta", 1941-1942
 
Bound volume titled "Parent Teacher Association Lee Street School Atlanta", 1942-1943
 
Bound volume titled "Parent Teacher Association Lee Street School Atlanta", 1943-1944
 

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4Bound volume titled "Parent Teacher Association Lee Street School Atlanta", 1944-1945
 
Bound volume titled "Introduction Kindergarten and First Grades Reading High Three and Low Six Lee Street School" Volume 1, June 1941
 
Bound volume titled "Standard Test Papers of all the Children of Lee Street School," English Volume 3, June 1941
 

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5Bound volume titled "Standard Test Papers of all the Children of Lee Street School," Arithmetic Volume 2, June 1941
 
Bound volume titled "Standard Test Papers of all the Children of Lee Street School," Spelling, Volume 4, June 1941
 
Bound volume titled "Standard Test Papers of Fourth Grades of Lee Street School," Reading, Volume 6, June 1941
 

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6Bound volume titled "Standard Test Papers of Second and Low Third Grades of Lee Street School," Reading, Volume 5, June 1941
 
Bound volume titled "Standard Test Papers of Fifth Grade of Lee Street School," Reading, Volume 7, June 1941
 
Bound volume titled "Standard Test Papers of High Six of Lee Street School," Reading, Volume 8, June 1941
 

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7Bound volume titled "Lee Street School in World War II Registration Our Boys in the News" Volume 1, undated
 
Bound volume titled "Lee Street School in World War II 1941-1946 Rationing," Volume 2, 1941-1946
 
Bound volume titled "Lee Street School in World War II 1941-1946 Salvage Metal Scrap Paper Tins Fats Bonds &," Volume 3, 1941-1946
 

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8Bound volume titled "Lee Street School in World War II 1941-1946 Civilian Defense," Volume 4, 1941-1946
 
Bound volume titled "Lee Street School in World War II 1941-1946 Schools and the War," Volume 5, 1941-1946
 

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9Bound volume titled "Pageant and Masque of our State", undated
 
Bound volume titled "Lee Street School Boys and Girls in World War II", undated
 
Bound volume titled "Laura Glenn Wood", 1926
 
Bound volume titled "Doll Shows", 1929-1946
 
Bound volume titled "The Lee Messenger", 1930-1946