53M58Fouse family papersFouse family papers, 1854-1952 53M58Amanda M. ReeveUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2011 March 22Special Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-09-10 14:54:08 -0400.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Fouse family papers
1.35 Cubic Feet
3 boxes, 1 folder
The Fouse family papers contains material related to the family and their involvement with black education in Kentucky and surrounding areas.
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Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Collection is arranged by subject.
53M58 : [Identification of Item], Fouse Family Papers, 1854-1952, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
In 1893, Mr. Fouse was the first African American graduate of Otterbein College, in Westerville, Ohio. He began his academic career by founding the Corydon (Indiana) High School, where he remained until 1904 when he began his tenure as principal of Lincoln School in Gallipolis, Ohio. In 1908 Mr. Fouse became principal of the William Grant High School in Covington, Kentucky.Moving to Lexington, Kentucky in 1913, Mr. Fouse supervised the Russell School until 1923 when the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School was constructed and he served as its principal until his retirement in 1938.Elizabeth Fouse was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a teacher who was active in numerous educational, religious, social and temperance organizations. She founded Lexington's Phyllis Wheatley Young Women's Christian Association (currently, in 1996, the Wheatley YWCA spells its name as Ms. Wheatley did: Phillis), was president of the Kentucky Chapter of the National Association of Colored Women in addition to serving as the scholarship division chair of the N.A.C.W. Mrs. Fouse was a member of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the Kentucky Negro Education Association.The Dunbar High School portion of the collection includes information about athletic activities, and the cafeteria. A radio script prepared by Professor Fouse for a broadcast (30 April 1939) over station WLAP focused on the history of education of the black community in Lexington.
Scope and Contents
The papers of William Henry Fouse and his wife, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beatrice Fouse reflect their commitment to the education of African Americans in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and, in particular, Lexington, Kentucky. The collection includes account books, correspondence, notebooks related to educational activities, pamphlets, broadsides and various financial records.
PA53M58, Fouse family photographs, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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High school principals -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
African Americans -- Education.
First Baptist Church (Lexington, Ky.)
Dunbar High School (Lexington, Ky.)
Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Kentucky Association of Colored Women.
Fouse, William Henry, 1868-1944
Fouse, Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke, 1875-1952
Account book1897-190911Account book1910-191812Account books1927 May 25-1938 May 1313-4The American Baptist Louisville, Kentucky1947 August 2-1951 August 2415Baptist church material1924 December 3-1952 May 1816Bluegrass Oratorical Association1928 March 29-1937 April 621Business letters1908 May 26-1948 December 1522London Ferrell's Prayer1854 October 223Scope and ContentsThis is a typed copy. The last name is generally spelled Ferrill.General correspondence1917 July 13-1937 August 3124General correspondence1937 September-1950 August25General correspondence1930 December 11-1952 October 2326General Kentucky material1914 January-1951 October27General non-Kentucky material1907-1951OS-11128Robert H. Hughes Educational Fund1928 March 29-1939 June 729Inter-State County News Lexington, Kentucky1948 March 27-1948 May 15210Kentucky Association of Colored Women, and related organizations1921 May 31-1948 May 10211Kentucky Masonic Herald Frankfort, Kentucky1917 June212Kentucky Negro Education Association1932 June 29-1943 May 8213Library School Club notebookundated214National Association of Colored Women, Inc.1904 July 22-1950 November 2531National Women's Christian Temperance Union1945 August 31-1951 April 2032Postcards1910-195133Scrapbook1910 January 30-1916 July 2334Items taken from Scrapbook1913-191539School visits1916 September 20-1917 June 1035Young Men's Christian Association1930 November 1-1941 November 1736Young Women's Christian Association1921-195137Zeta Phi Beta Sorority1931 March 16-1949 January 838
Fouse family papers