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                 Lincoln School records, 1944-1971
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                 Lincoln School records 
                 Finding aid prepared by Processed by Janice Childers under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Janice Childers 
             
             
                 
                     
                 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
                     Special Collections 
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                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
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                 Added contents of box 4 (Lincoln Institute brochures, correspondence, reports, 1944-1964) 
             
         
     
     
         
             Lincoln School records 
             0000ua133 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 1.95 Cubic feet 
                 4 boxes 
             
             1944-1971 
             The Lincoln School records (dated 1944-1971; 1.95 cubic feet, 4 boxes) comprise materials related to the operation of the both the Lincoln School and the Lincoln Institute, including the original prospectus, reports, materials documenting the planning stages of the school, growth projections, budgets, reports, correspondence, publicity, newsletters, brochures and handbooks, personnel files, calendars of school events, notes on curriculum, programs from convocations and the final audit of the Lincoln School. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             0000ua133: [identification of item], Lincoln School records, 1944-1971, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Historical Note 
             The Lincoln School in Simpsonville, Kentucky had its roots in the Lincoln Institute, a secondary school for African-American students that was formed with support from Berea College after the 1904 Kentucky Day Law was passed, which prohibited integrated education. The Lincoln Foundation deeded the Institute to the state in 1948 and when the Day Law was amended in 1954 to allow integration, the decision was made to phase out the Lincoln Institute. It continued to operate until 1966 while plans for a new type of school were discussed. 
             A prospectus presented to the Kentucky Department of Education by the Board of Regents from Kentucky State College set out plans for a boarding school designed for academically gifted, 
                 deprived  students of all races. This plan was approved in 1966 and a governing board was created, made up of representatives chosen by Kentucky State College and the University of Kentucky. The Board was instructed to contract with the UK College of Education for the operation of the school and the first class began in September 1967. 
             The objective of the Lincoln School was to 
                 accelerate and enrich  the educational experience of its students in order that they be prepared for entrance into college upon completion. The school was to serve as a sort of research experiment in alternative education, guided and studied by the UK College of Education. The school's residential nature allowed for schedules and teaching methods that differed from the norm at that time, and it also allowed for greater attention to individual students. 
             While results of the experiment were good--test scores, attitudes and interest of most students studied improved significantly--disagreements concerning the overall importance of the program, implementation of policies, and, most of all, a lack of public support for funding led to the closing of the school at the end of the 1970 school year (which included an accelerated summer program that allowed seniors to graduate, thanks to support from Governor Louie B. Nunn). Efforts were made to ensure the acceptance of any interested graduating seniors into college. 
             The site is now home to the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center, but alumni and former faculty of the Lincoln School continue to keep in touch through a newsletter that began on the school's closing, and is now available in an online version (see 
                 Related Materials  below) along with photographs and other documentation on the school. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Lincoln School records (dated 1944-1971; 1.95 cubic feet, 4 boxes) comprise materials related to the operation of the both the Lincoln School and the Lincoln Institute, including the original prospectus, reports, materials documenting the planning stages of the school, growth projections, budgets, reports, correspondence, publicity, newsletters, brochures and handbooks, personnel files, calendars of school events, notes on curriculum, programs from convocations and the final audit of the Lincoln School. When the Lincoln School was dissolved, records of educational or psychological interest were given to the UK College of Education, medical records of students were sent to the UK Medical Center, academic records and transcripts were sent to the Kentucky State Department of Education, and remaining records were given to the UK Archives. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Arranged chronologically by subject. 
         
         
             Related Archival Materials note 
             The Lincoln School. http://www.thelincolnschool.com (accessed December 19, 2007). 
             Kentucky Historical Society. 
                 Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Oral History Project: 20 B 75, Samuel Robinson  http://205.204.134.47/civil_rights_mvt/util.aspx?p=1&pid=15173 (accessed December 19, 2007). 
         
         
             Immediate Source of Acquisition note 
             Gift, 1971. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. 
         
         
             Denemark, George, 1921-1985 
             Forgy, Lawrence E., Jr., 1939- 
             Kentucky State College. 
             Lincoln School (Simpsonville, Ky.) 
             Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004 
             Robinson, Samuel, 1935- 
             Tisdall, William, 1929-1970. 
             University of Kentucky. 
             Boarding schools--Kentucky--Simpsonville. 
             Children with social disabilities--Education--Kentucky. 
             Educational indicators--Kentucky. 
             Gifted children--Education--Kentucky. 
             Government aid to education--Kentucky 
             Poor children--Education--Kentucky. 
             School integration--Kentucky--Simpsonville. 
             Students--Kentucky--Simpsonville. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Reports for Lincoln Institute 
                     4 
                     6 
                     1944-1945 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Reports continued 
                     4 
                     7 
                     1945-1947 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Reports continued 
                     4 
                     8 
                     1947-1948 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Reports continued 
                     4 
                     9 
                     1950-1951 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Reports continued 
                     4 
                     10 
                     1952 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Reports continued 
                     4 
                     11 
                     1953-1954 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Reports continued 
                     4 
                     12 
                     1955-1957 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Reports continued 
                     4 
                     13 
                     1957-1964 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Policy and planning: prospectus for school from Kentucky State College 
                     1 
                     1 
                     1965 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Policy and planning: final report of Lincoln Institute; deed agreement; legislation 
                     1 
                     2 
                     1965-1969 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Policy and planning: curriculum development 
                     1 
                     3 
                     undated, 1966, 1968 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Policy and planning: plans for new campus buildings 
                     1 
                     4 
                     circa 1969 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Policy and planning: mission statement; research; student eligibility requirements; physical plant renovations 
                     1 
                     5 
                     circa 1969-1970 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence: letters to Board of Trustees member Juliet Poyntes 
                     4 
                     5 
                     1944-1947 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence: primarily by or to George Denemark, Samuel Robinson, William Tisdall and other school administrators 
                     1 
                     6 
                     1967-1968 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence continued 
                     1 
                     7 
                     1969-1970 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Financial documents: budgets; projections; cost estimates; fundraising efforts. 
                     1 
                     8 
                     circa 1967-February 1969 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Financial documents continued 
                     1 
                     9 
                     March 1969-January 1970 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Minutes and reports: Board meeting minutes; reports on status of programs and school objectives. 
                     2 
                     1 
                     circa 1967-February 1969 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Minutes and reports continued 
                     2 
                     2 
                     March-September 1969 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Minutes and reports continued 
                     2 
                     3 
                     October 1969-February 1979 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Personnel: Notices of hire; disciplinary actions and terminations; applications; salary changes; payroll issues 
                     2 
                     4 
                     1967-1968 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Personnel continued 
                     2 
                     5 
                     1969 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Personnel continued: Also includes summary reports of activities by staff and faculty; evaluations; advertisements placed for hiring staff 
                     2 
                     6 
                     1969-January 1970 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Personnel continued: Retirement fund information 
                     3 
                     1 
                     1968-1970 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Publicity, newspaper clippings (including photocopies) 
                     4 
                     2-3 
                     1946?-1955, undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Publicity 
                     3 
                     2 
                     circa 1967-1970 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Newsletters, brochures, student handbook: Includes 
                         The Flame News  (May 1964) and 
                         The Tower Gazette  (November 1955) 
                     4 
                     1 
                     1949-1964, undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Newsletters 
                     3 
                     3 
                     1969-1970 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Events: Commencement programs 
                     4 
                     4 
                     1944-1961 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Events: Programs and invitations to convocation; schedules of campus events 
                     3 
                     4 
                     1967-1970 
                 
             
             
                 
                     School closing: Correspondence; publicity; financial information including paying off final expenses; Board meeting minutes; legislation relating to dissolution of school 
                     3 
                     5 
                     1970 
                 
             
             
                 
                     School closing: Grant application to the Brown Foundation; budget request for summer program; audit report; correspondence with Lawrence (Larry) Forgy and Governor Louie B. Nunn 
                     3 
                     6 
                     1970-1971