Tenth Street School World War I Memorial papers
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Tenth Street School World War I Memorial 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
Title: Tenth Street School World War I Memorial papers
Dates: 1920-1922, 1969, undated
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (one document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS774

Biographical/Historical Note

The idea for the Tenth Street School World War I Memorial was conceived on Armistice Day, 1920. The students and teachers wanted to honor the 6 boys from the school who were killed in the war. The teachers took up a collection and every student signed his name to a list of contributors. The principal also sent out letters to the parents of the boys and alumni of the school asking for money. The Memorial was dedicated April 28, 1922. The list of those who contributed money, poems and sayings in memoriam and other letters were put in a metal box which was then placed in the Memorial. In 1969 (the name of the school was now Clark Howell School) the Memorial was taken down and the box was found. Unfortunately it as found that the box had leaked and the papers were considerably water and rust damaged, many of the pages had faded to invisibility. These papers were given to the Atlanta Historical Society. Additional historical information about the Tenth Street School World War I Memorial has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

The collections consists of the papers found in the box put in the Memorial.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Clark Howell School (Atlanta, Ga).
Tenth Street School (Atlanta, Ga).
War memorials--Georgia--Atlanta
World War, 1914-1918--Monuments

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tenth Street School World War I Memorial papers, MSS 774, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

 

Box

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11Letters from children contributing money, undated
 
2Letters from children contributing money, undated
 
3Poems and letters of appreciation about Memorial and boys killed in the War, 1922, undated
 
4Lists of those contribuing money, 1916-1917, 1922, undated
 
5Information about Tenth Street School, 1922, undated
 
6Newspaper clippings, 1922, undated
 
7Envelopes, 1922, undated
 
8Handwritten history of memorial; newspaper clipping, 1969, undated
 
9Ribbon (original colors red and black), undated