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Reverend John Jay Dickey papers, 1883

Part of Reverend John Jay Dickey papers

1997ms510 Reverend John Jay Dickey papers, 1883-1920 1997ms510 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2013 February 5 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-11-25T13:20-0500 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Reverend John Jay Dickey papers 1997ms510 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.45 Cubic feet 1 box 1883-1920 The Reverend John Jay Dickey papers documents Dickey's career as a minister and educator in Eastern Kentucky. John Jay Dickey (1842-1934) helped found Jackson Academy, an elementary and high school, in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky, in 1883 and the Sue Bennett Memorial School in London, Laurel County, Kentucky, in 1895. The collection includes diaries, teaching materials, and historical recollections about Breathitt County. Dickey, John Jay, 1842-1934 Related Archival Materials note Microfilm M-5, John Jay Dickey diary, 1882-1933, University of Kentucky Special Collections Biographical note John Jay Dickey (1842-1934), methodist minister and educator, was born in Fleming County, Kentucky. As an educator, Dickey wanted to establish schools in every county in Eastern Kentucky. In 1883, he helped found Jackson Academy, an elementary and high school, in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky, and served as its principal until 1891. At that time he became the editor of the Jackson Hustler and provided a newspaper column for the academy. Additionally, in 1891 the academy was taken over by Central University of Richmond, Kentucky. In 1888 Dickey was elected president of the Breathitt County Teachers Association. Dickey stayed in Jackson until 1895 when he left to help establish the Sue Bennett Memorial School in London, Laurel County, Kentucky. Scope and Contents note The Reverend John Jay Dickey papers consists of diaries, teaching materials, a songbook, and a notebook, which document Dickey's career as a minister and educator in Eastern Kentucky. Dickey's diaries (November 5, 1887 - April 25, 1888, and 1894-1895) describe life in Appalachia at the end of the 19th century. The subjects handled in the journals include religion, education, politics, Jackson Academy, the Sue Bennett Memorial School, and the construction of the Breathitt County Court House in Jackson. In addition, the collection contains Dickey's manuscript Historical Recollections of Breathitt County and a notebook detailing Dickey's trip to Houston for a meeting of the board of the Women's Home Missionary society. The collection contains numerous items relating to Jackson Academy including a list of subscribers, a speech entitled The New Era, teacher's registers, rolls of classes from 1883 to 1890, a song book and program, and the constitution and by-laws of the Jackson Academy Richard Menifee Litterary Society. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Preferred Citation note 1997ms510: [identification of item], Reverend John Jay Dickey papers, 1883-1920, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Immediate Source of Acquisition note Gift, November 15, 1988. Jackson Academy (Jackson, Ky.). Sue Bennett College. Appalachian Region. Breathitt County (Ky.) Education--Appalachian Region Education--Kentucky. Jackson (Ky.) Kentucky--History. Laurel County (Ky.) London (Ky.) Diary 1 1 1887-1888 Diary 1 2 1894-1895 Jackson Academy subscription list 1 3 1883 The New Era, speech concerning the opening of Jackson Academy 1 4 1883 Jackson Academy Richard Menifee Literary Society constitution and by-laws 1 5 undated Jackson Academy rolls of classes 1 6 1883-1891 Jackson Academy teaching registers 1 7 1885-1886, 1889-1890 Mission Board notebook 1 11 1907 Blank teaching registers 1 8 undated Songbook and program 1 9 1885 Historical Recollections of Breathitt County 1 10 circa 1920 Reverend John Jay Dickey papers