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Fouse family photographs, 1860-1951

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Sara Abdmishani

Title

Fouse family photographs

Date

1860-1951

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two folders: 1. Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse photographs 2. Miscellaneous photographs.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

PA53M58 : [identification of item], Fouse family photographs, 1860-1951, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.07 Cubic feet

1 box, 16 items

Abstract

Photographs related to the Fouse family, an African American family whom lived in Lexington, Kentucky.

Biography/History

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 Content

The Fouse family photographs consist of 16 images including cartes de visite, gelatin silver prints and a tintype. Most of the images are of Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse (1875-1952). One image depicts the dedication of the "William Henry Fouse Athletic Field" at Dunbar High School (1940) and features William Henry Fouse (1868-1944). One image depicts a chapter of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the U.S. (1924) and includes Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse. The tintype is of an unidentified African-American male.

Subjects

  • Dunbar High School. (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Photographs
  • Fouse, Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke, 1875-1952
  • Fouse, William Henry, 1868-1944
  • African Americans.

Related Material

The manuscript portion of this collection resides in University of Kentucky Special Collections, 53M58.

Collection Inventory

Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse, 1931 May 23
[Box: 1, Item: 1] browse
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Gelatin silver print, Evans Studio, Louisville, Kentucky

Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse, 1931 May 23
[Box: 1, Item: 2] browse
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Halftone print, Gregson Engraving, Lexington, Kentucky

Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 3] browse
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Gelatin silver print, Butler, Lexington, Kentucky

Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse; written on back "Sept - 1944 // Mrs W.H. Fouse holding the appointment from Gov Simeon Willis as member of Commission for the study of Negro Affairs // 1st on record of its kind,", 1944 September
[Box: 1, Item: 4] browse
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Gelatin silver print, Maurice Strider, Pittsburgh Courier and Louisville Defender

William Henry Fouse and Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse at the dedication of William Henry Fouse Athletic Field at Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky, 1940 October 4
[Box: 1, Item: 5] browse
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Gelatin silver print, Charles H. Brown photographer

Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse; written on the back "1st row Mrs M E Walker [illegible] \\ Rev Harrison Nutter [illegible] \\ Rev E. H Allen \\ 2nd row Mrs L.B. Fouse \\ Mrs K.M [illegible] \\ Mrs M.E. Smalley,", undated
[Box: 1, Item: 6] browse
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Gelatin silver print

Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse; in a group photo in front of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union Administration Offices in Evanston, Illinois, 1924 November
[Box: 1, Item: 7] browse
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Gelatin silver print, Evanston Photographic Service, Evanston, Illionois

Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse; posed with seven unidentified women, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 8] browse
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Gelatin silver print

Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse; written on the back "Mrs. Dougal \\ [illegible] Fitzbutler Waring \\ Harry Bell Terra Haute \\ L B Fouse Lex. Ky \\ E G Clark Springfield Kentucky \\ Pres. of Ky. Died suddenly \\ at Regional meeting \\ July 42,", 1942 July
[Box: 1, Item: 9] browse
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Gelatin silver print

Unidentified African-American male, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 10] browse
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Tintype

Two unidentified African-American males, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 11] browse
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Albumen carte de visite

Pauline Markham; written on back "Pauline Markham to Bulger Miller,", undated
[Box: 1, Item: 12] browse
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Albumen carte de visite

Main Street and third courthouse downtown Lexington, Kentucky; written under photograph "The last slaves sold at public auction in the court house yard, Lexington, KY. Enlarged from a photograph taken by Mr. Wilson the Cheapside druggist,", undated
[Box: 1, Item: 13] browse
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Gelatin silver print

Unidentified African-American woman, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 14] browse
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Gelatin silver print

Unidentified infant, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 15] browse
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Gelatin silver print

Richard Berry Harrison (1864-1935); written on photograph "Mr. and Mrs. Fouse \\ Richard B. Harrison \\ De Lawd in The Green Pastures,", undated
[Box: 1, Item: 16] browse
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Gelatin silver print