Cora Wilson Stewart photographs

Abstract

The Cora Wilson Stewart photographs (dated 1875-1939, undated; 2.62 cubic feet; 15 boxes) consists of 640 photographs from the papers of Cora Wilson Stewart, founder of the Moonlight Schools and pioneer in the national movement to eradicate adult illiteracy.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cora Wilson Stewart photographs
Date
1875-1939, undated (inclusive)
Extent
2.62 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Literacy -- United States.
Moonlight Schools
Indians of North America -- Education
Photographs
Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection
Arrangement
The collection is organized by subject into 7 series: Cora Wilson Stewart; Portraits; Moonlight Schools; Appalachian subjects; Landscape; Native Americans; and Assorted.
Finding Aid Author
Ali Reynolds
Preferred Citation
pa58m25 : [identification of item], Cora Wilson Stewart photographs, 1875-1939, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Born in Rowan County, Ky. on January 17, 1875, Cora Wilson Stewart was educated at Morehead Normal School, the National Normal University and the University of Kentucky. In 1911, while serving as superintendent of Rowan County Schools, she established an adult education program aimed at eliminating illiteracy known as the "Moonlight Schools." Her efforts on behalf of illiteracy gained her a national reputation as an education reformist. In 1914 she was appointed head of the newly formed Kentucky Illiteracy Commission. She later worked for the Illiteracy Commission of the National Education Association, the National Illiteracy Crusade, the World Federation of Educational Associations, and other agencies throughout the 1920s and 1930s. During the 1930s her involvement in education waned as she became active in the Oxford Group, a religious organization. Stewart authored a series of readers for adult illiterates as well as for American soldiers during World War I.
Scope and Content
The Cora Wilson Stewart photographs (dated 1875-1939, undated; 2.62 cubic feet; 15 boxes) consists of 640 photographs from the papers of Cora Wilson Stewart, founder of the Moonlight Schools and pioneer in the national movement to eradicate adult illiteracy. The bulk of the photographs document moonlight schools in Eastern Kentucky, presenting images of classroom scenes as well as individual and group portraits of students and teachers. Schools and students in Alabama, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Vermont, California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Oklahoma are also documented. Identification and personal notes about outstanding students accompany many of the photographs. In addition to providing important visual information on illiteracy programs, the collection offers a significant source of material for the study of the Appalachian people, culture, and architecture in the early 1900s. There are many portraits of Cora Wilson, as well as of her family and friends. There is a large subseries consisting of photographs of Native Americans.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Cora Wilson Stewart, 1875-1929, undated

Portraits, 1875, undated

Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart as a baby, 1875

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart as a baby, 1875

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart as a baby, 1875

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart as a baby in a christening gown, undated

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart as a young girl, undated

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart as a young woman, back of the photograph is stamped with "Bush-Kred Co, Artists Engravers Electrotypers Printer & Supplies, Louisville, KY", undated

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart with a biographical paragraph under the photograph, undated

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart. The back of the photograph reads: "Beginning of Career: Cora Wilson daughter of Dr. Wilson--Morehead, Kentucky. Elected County Superintendent of Rowan County Schools, served 8 years (2 terms). 56 schools (all moutains), 75 teachers, took several weeks to get around either on horseback or buckboard", undated

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, taken at Butler's photograph studio in Lexington Kentucky. Back of the photograph reads: "Mrs. Stewart as young girl", undated

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Full-length formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, wearing a white dress and gloves, sitting in a leather chair, undated

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Full-length, formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, bottom of the photograph reads: "Institute Instructor and Lecturer", undated

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Full-length, formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart wearing a white dress and gloves, sitting in a leather chair, undated

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart as a young woman. Back of the photograph reads: "Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, President, Kentucky Educational Association and Superintendent, Rowan County Schools", undated

  • Box 3, item 13
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A postcard with a portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart as a young woman. The back of the postcard has a note written to her neice Miss Noi Hattie Nilson of Clarkson, Kentucky. The note reads: "How are you Noi? Are you coming to see Aunt Cora in March. Love to you all. Aunt Cora", undated

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Portrait proof of Cora Wilson Stewart, bust-length, undated

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Portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart above a biographical paragraph and reviews of her books, undated

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Portrait proof of Cora Wilson Stewart, full-length, undated

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Portrait proof of Cora Wilson Stewart, standing at a chair and facing left, undated

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Portrait proof of Cora Wilson Stewart facing right, standing at a chair, undated

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Portrait proof of Cora Wilson Stewart sitting in a chair, undated

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, undated

  • Box 8, item 21
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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, photographedat Harris & Ewing studios in Washington D.C., undated

  • Box 3, item 22
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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart; taken in Lexington, Kentucky, undated

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, undated

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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, hand-written above the photograph: " $3.77- special price", undated

  • Box 12, item 25
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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, undated

  • Box 8, item 26
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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, facing left, similar portrait to item #28, undated

  • Box 3, item 27
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Forma portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, facing right, similar portrait to item #27, undated

  • Box 3, item 28
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Cora Wilson Stewart, full length photograph, in a decorative paper frame, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart riding a horse, undated

  • Box 1, item 30
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Cora Wilson Stewart standing outside, wearing a white dress and holding a black umbrella, undated

  • Box 1, item 31
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Passport photograph of Cora Wilson Stewart when she was an older woman, facing the camera, undated

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Passport photograph of Cora Wilson Stewart as an older woman, facing right, undated

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Passport photograph of Cora Wilson Stewart as an older woman, facing left, undated

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Portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart as an older woman, wearing a boutineer. Portrait was taken at Harris & Ewing studio in Washington D.C., undated

  • Box 13, item 35
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Portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, taken at Harris & Ewing in Washington D.C. Bottom of the photograph reads: "To Sally Lucas Jean with the love and admiration of Cora Wilson Stewart", undated

  • Box 13, item 36
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Formal portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart, facing left in profile. Back of the photograph reads: "harper Standard Engraving Co. Artists and Engravers-- Dallas, Tex.", undated

  • Box 6, item 37
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Portrait of Cora Wilson Stewart wearing a black cape, undated

  • Box 8, item 38
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Cora Wilson Stewart as an older woman, back of the photograph reads: "Please return to- American School of the Air 485 Madison Ave. New York City. Social Service", undated

  • Box 3, item 39
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Cora Wilson Stewart as an elderly woman, sitting on the front steps of a house, undated

  • Box 12, item 40
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Group photographs, 1916-1929, undated

Fourteen young women in three rows, Cora Wilson Stewart is on the second row. The back of the photograph faintly lists, in pencil, all of the names of the women pictured, undated

  • Box 3, item 42
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A large group of young adults standing outside, Cora Wilson Stewart is standing third from the right. The back of the photograph lists all others present in the photograph, undated

  • Box 3, item 43
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Cora Wilson Stewart and Marion Ross, back of the photograph reads: "Picture of Marion Ross, Assistant in Department of Public Roads of Kentucky, and Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, Superintendent Rowan County Schools, on the model road in front of Alfrey School", undated

  • Box 1, item 44
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A large unidentified group posing for the photograph infront of a stone building, Cora Wilson Stewart on the left hand side, by the arched window. Date of the bottom of the photograph: 6/27/18, 1918 June 27

  • Box 6, item 45
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Cora Wilson Stewart and an unidentified male posing outside, undated

  • Box 1, item 46
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Cora Wilson Stewart and an unidentified female standing outside, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and an unidentified female standing under a palm tree, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and two unidentified woman sitting on large ocean rocks, undated

  • Box 1, item 49
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Cora Wilson Stewart and four unidentified females standing in front of a stone building, same building in item #52, same clothes in item #51 and #52, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and two unidentified females standing outside, all wearing long necklaces- the same outfits in item #50 and #52, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and three unidentified females standing in front of the same building in item #50, wearing the same clothes in item #50 and #51, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and four unidentified women posing on the steps of a large passenger ship, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and an unidentified woman sitting on the deck of a large passenger ship, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and four unidentified women posing for a picture in a portrait stage set-up of a boat, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart posing for a photograph with an unidentified couple, standing in front of a white house, undated

  • Box 1, item 56
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Cora Wilson Stewart posing with the same couple from item #56, Cora and the other female sitting in chairs outside, the male standing, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and an unidentified group of men and women, posing in front of a bus. The hand-written note at the bottom of the photograph reads: "Our trip to Niagara Falls", undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and unidentified group of men and women, similar photograph to item #58. The handwritten note at the bottom of the photograph reads: "On the trip to Niagara Falls", undated

  • Box 1, item 59
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Cora Wilson Stewart posing with unidentified men, women, and children in front of a horse drawn carriage, taken the same day as item #217 and #256, undated

  • Box 1, item 60
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Postcard of unidentified men and women, and Cora Wilson Stewart, from the Democrator National Convention. One man is sitting on a fake donkey. The back of the card reads: "Compliments of Cora Wilson Stewart", undated

  • Box 3, item 61
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Cora Wilson Stewart and two unidentified females, standing outside and all wearing white dresses and hats, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and an unidentified woman standing in front of a house, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart and three unidentified females, all standing in front of a house and wearing long coats and hats, undated

  • Box 3, item 64
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Large group photograph with Cora Wilson Stewart sitting in the center of the first row, the back of the photograph reads: "First Institute in McCreary Co. Court House", undated

  • Box 8, item 65
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Group photograph of adult men and women, standing in front of a brick building, Cora Wilson Stewart standing on the right hand side, undated

  • Box 8, item 66
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A group photograph with Cora Wilson Stewart, third from the left on the front row, many of the individuals are wearing medals. A larger group photograph is in item #68, undated

  • Box 6, item 67
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A large group photograph with Cora Wilson Stewart, at the same location and most likely from the same day as item #67, undated

  • Box 6, item 68
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Large group photograph of adult men and women, with Cora Wilson Stewart standing on the second row, just right of center, wearing a black dress, undated

  • Box 8, item 69
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Large group photograph of men and women with Cora Wilson Stewart, just right of center on the first row, undated

  • Box 8, item 70
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A large group of adults, a typed label on the back of the photograph reads: "Teachers -Center Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart- to the right Mr. C.F. Campbell -to the left Mr. Forrest Stone. Illiteracy Clinic Blackfeet Indian Reservation", undated

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A large group photograph, Cora Wilson Stewart standing center. The bottom of the photograph reads: "At Standing Rock, State Superintendents of Schools, Convention Fort Yates, North Dakota, July 24th-28th, 1922", 1922 July 24-28

  • Box 6, item 72
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Cora Wilson Steart and the attendees at the "Illiteracy Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas. April 10, 1923", 1923 April 10

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Cora Wilson Stewart and the members of "Group F, Universal Education" at the "World Conference of Education June 28th - July 6th, 1923", 1923 June 28-July 6

  • Box 15, item 74
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Cora Wilson Stewart at the "Department of School Administration Luncheon to Dr. David Johnson. Waldorf-Astoria, New York. July 5th, 1916", 1916 July 5

  • Box 15, item 75
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Cora Wilson Stewart and the attendees of the July 3rd Plenary Session, World Conference on Education in San Francisco, California on June 28th to July 6th, 1923, 1923 June 28-July 6

  • Folder 1, item 76
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Cora Wilson Stewart and the attendees of the National Illiteracy Conference on January 11-14, 1924 in Washington D.C., posing in fron of the Interior Department, undated

  • Box 15, item 77
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Full group photograph of Cora Wilson Stewart and attendees of the Annual Meeting and Conference, World Association of Daily Vacation Bible School in Washington D.C., January 6, 1925 (in 4 pieces), 1925 January 6

  • Box 15, item 78
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Cropped photograph of Cora Wilson Stewart and attendees of the Annual meeting and Conference of the World Assocation of Daily Vacation Bible School, Washington D.C. January 6th 1925, 1925 January 6

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Cora Wilson Stewart at the Annual meeting and Conference of the World Assocation of Daily Vacation Bible School, Washington D.C. January 6th 1925, 1925 January 6

  • Box 13, item 80
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Cora Wilson Stewart as an older woman, seated at a table with 3 unidentified men, 2 more men standing behind them. The bottom of the photograph reads: "Underwood & Underwood, Washington", undated

  • Box 8, item 81
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Cora Wilson Stewart, seated and posing with a woman and two men. The back of the photograph reads: "Visit to Lafayette of Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, 'The Lady of the Moonlight Schools' encouraging the education of adult illiterates. Left to right: Dr. M. S. Robertson, State Department of Education; Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Stephens, Parish Superintendent J.W. Faulk. -Compliments of President Stephens, For Mrs. Stewart May 1929", 1929 May

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Cora Wilson Stewart as an elderly woman with another woman and two men, undated

  • Box 13, item 83
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Torn photograph of Cora Wilson Stewart and 2 unidentified figures riding in a horse-drawn carriage through a creek, taken the same day as item #60 and item #256, undated

  • Box 1, item 217
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Cora Wilson Stewart posing with unidentified men, women, and children in front of a horse drawn carriage, similar photograph to item #60, taken the same day as item #217, undated

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Cora Wilson Stewart sitting with a Native American male at the base of a tree, while he writes in a notepad and she looks on, undated

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Portraits, 1911-1939, undated

"Mr. James Abbot who made a special trip to Co. Supt's office (distance of 12 miles) to ask for an adult in his community (Glenn)", undated

  • Box 1, item 84
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Two portraits of Senor Matilde Albiza, attached to a piece of paper that reads at the top: "Oklahoma Illiteracy Commission". Under the photographs is a biographical paragraph of Albiza. The back of the photograph includes two "first letter" written by Moonlight School students, 1924

  • Box 12, item 85
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"Couples who attended the adult school at Mountain in Clay County: 1. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Waldrop; 2. Mr. & Mrs. Monroe Jones; 3. Mr. & Mrs. Willie Alford; 4. Mr. & Mrs. Craton Waldrop; 5. Mr. & Mrs. Brenton Fuller; 6. Mr. & Mrs. Jasper Mulkey; 7. Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Colley. These couples attended the adult school regularly. They all want a school next year", 1926

  • Box 1, item 86
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"Gov. Henry J. Allen of Kansas", undated

  • Box 8, item 87
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photograph with newspaper clipping of "Kentucky's Poetic Novelist, James Lane Allen", undated

  • Box 6, item 88
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Two photographs, one a portrait of Senor Manuel Arios and the other of Senor Nicholos Sisneros. The header of the page reads: "State of Oklahoma Department of Public Instruction". The paragraph above the photographs read: "Senors Nicholos Sisneros and Manuel Arios. These young men are citizens of Mexico and had never before attended English-speaking school. They are fine fellows, and you can see by their expressions that they are not bolshevists in any sense of the word. They have pride, self-respect, and are industrious. Also very anxious to improve themselves. I rejoice that their school continues for several months. Nicholos is in advanced class. Manual can not yet speak English very well", undated

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"Nebraska State Normal, Kearney, now a normal college. Mrs. Axmaker, graduate in class of 1911. Taken with her two grandchildren", 1911

  • Box 1, item 90
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"Prof. Elliot Bammell- The pioneer moonlight school teacher in Carter County. Now teaching moonlight school at Bebee, Oklahoma ", undated

  • Box 1, item 91
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"Mary Dawson Belmont.The winner of Senator J. R. Zimmerman's prize for the best moonlight school in Bullitt Co.", undated

  • Box 1, item 92
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"Miss Maude Bishop, McCreary Counter, winner second prize for best Moonlight School story", undated

  • Box 8, item 93
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Mrs. Boatner, "Pleansat Ridge- Tuscaloosa County 1923, Mrs. Boatner plays dodge ball and does all her work with the baby in her arms. Drives 2 1/2 miles behind two wild mules. Takes all her neighbors with her and drives with baby in arms", 1923

  • Box 1, item 94
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Aunt Lucy Ann Bolen, "Here is Aunty Lucy. Drop in and have a chat with her. A shut-in, learned to read and write. The community was so inspired by her efforts that they built her this cottage with a porch and moved her in", undated

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"Mrs. Rachel Bolin, oldest member of Smyrna Adult School. About 80 years of age", undated

  • Box 8, item 96
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"J.D. Bowling, teaching in the home department", undated

  • Box 1, item 97
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"Mrs. Elizabeth Bozeman-Yarbo, Alabama. Age 60. Unable to come to school, she was taught at home. Learned to read and write", 1919

  • Box 1, item 98
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Mrs. Sarah Buice with 5 family members, back of the photograph reads:"Mrs. Sarah Buice, afflicted with rheumatism who has attended two sessions of Moonlight School and now writes all her letters. Her son who is in the six year school says she writes better than he. Mrs. Bruce during her first session of school walked one mile despite her physical conidtion. Her hands were so swollen that she would scarcely hold a pencil", undated

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"Mrs. Synthia Elizabeth Burns, 89 years old who has been present every day and walks three quarters of a mile. Burns Adult School, Calhoun County", undated

  • Box 1, item 100
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"District Attorney Floyd Byrd who braved death and defied the assassins in his attempt to push down the vendetta", undated

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"Elgan Cary, Pioneer Moonlight School teacher in Muhlenburg County", 1914 October 22

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"Dudley Caudill, Powell County Winner, Congressman Caudill's prize for best Moonlight School in Seventh District", undated

  • Box 1, item 103
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"Boys in Caudill Family", undated

  • Box 8, item 104
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Caudill Family, back of the photograph reads: "The Mountain Child- His Environment. A mountain family over seventeen in number and the roll has to be called everyday", undated

  • Box 13, item 105
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"Moonlight School teachers, taken at Manchester, September 1915. Thos. Keith, S. M. Wolfe, John G. White, Miss Jenette McWhorter, Chas. Smith, Miss Polly Craft, P. C. Chandler, Miss Nancy York, Lottie L. Richards", 1915 September

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"Mary O. Chapman, South Union, Kentucky. 1914", 1914

  • Box 3, item 107
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"Gertrude Collins, Mays Lich, Mason County, teaching their laundress", undated

  • Box 8, item 108
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"President Collidge at Plymouth, Vermont", undated

  • Box 1, item 109
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Noel Cornell, undated

  • Box 6, item 110
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"Dr. John Grant Crabbe", undated

  • Box 3, item 111
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"Elmer Cundiff", undated

  • Box 1, item 112
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"Martin Dehart who won first prize", undated

  • Box 8, item 113
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"Mrs. Betty Gurganus, Age 74. Sam Dunn, Age 19. Reynolds School, Walker County, Alabama. Mrs. Gurganus learned to read and write during the summer of 1928. She attended school during the summer of 1929 and continued her work. She walked four miles each day. Sam Dunn came two weeks of the 1928 session and came during the 1929 session. He learned to read and write and completed the second course. He lived 12 miles from school, but worked and earned enough during the winter of 1928 to be able to pay his board and stay near enough to attend school during the summer of 1929", approximately 1929

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Roscoe C. Edlund. A hand-written note below the photograph reads: "To Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, with appreciation of your fine leadership in the world for illiterates and with best wishes to you personally. Roscoe C. Edlund, 5/27/29", 1929 May 27

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Senator George Ferris and Governor James B. McCreary, "Kentucky's Governor travelling in a folk wagon to the county seats of a remote county. Governor McCreary and Senator Ferris in McCreary County, Kentucky for McCreary County School Rally", approximately 1911-1915

  • Box 3, item 116
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Clyde Franklin of Grayson County. The back of the portrait reads: "I thought I would just send a proof of one of my pictures. The light coat spoils the picture; aside from this I am looking too high", undated

  • Box 3, item 117
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Clyde Franklin, back of the photograph reads: "1913, Leitchfield, Kentucky", 1913

  • Box 12, item 118
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"Robert H. Garrison, Moonlight School teacher. Rockfield, Warren County, Kentucky", undated

  • Box 1, item 119
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"Nannie Gipson", undated

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Two photographs: Miss Gladys Graham, winner of 1st prive and Mr. E. G. Roberts, winner of 3rd prize, undated

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"Thos Hagfi, Teacher and Supervisor, Rowan County", undated

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Mrs. Ida Harn "Cherokee County, August 1928. Enow Boone School, Yancy's Bend. Mrs. Harn and son Oscar. Mrs. H, 55, came to learn to read the Bible. She is reading Book One. She has Oscar to cut the weeds and fill the mudholes because of what she read in Book One", 1928 August

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"J. Van Harris, teacher & supervisor, Rowan County", undated

  • Box 12, item 124
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"John Hatfield, aged 94, Little Cliffy District, Grayson County, Moonlight School pupil", undated

  • Box 6, item 125
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John Hatfield, back of the photograph reads: "Grandfather, aged 94, in Moonlight School, learns to read and write. Granddaughter in day school, learns to read and write. Grayson County, Kentucky ", undated

  • Box 8, item 126
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"Kinsaul School- Geneva County, 1920. J.M. Holloway, a cripple, who drove his goat team to the adult school every day, and learned rapidly", 1920

  • Box 1, item 127
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Erwin A. Holt. The back of the photograph reads: "To Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, one of my great inspirations and cherished friends whom I have been knowing for almost 25 years. Erwin A. Holt, July 10, 1939, Burlington N.C.", 1939 July 10

  • Box 3, item 128
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Erwin A. Holt. The back of the photograph reads: "To my esteemed friend, Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, who has done so much to wipe out illiteracy. The pioneer crusader against Adult Illiteracy, a comforter and great inspiration to so many. Erwin A. Holt, January 25th, 1929", 1929 January 25

  • Box 12, item 129
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Erwin W. Holt. Back of the photograph reads: "To my esteemed friend, Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, who has done so much to wipe out illiteracy. The Pioneer Crusader against Adult Illiteracy, who has here a comfort and a great inspiration to so many", 1929 January 25

  • Box 6, item 130
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Erwin W. Holt, 1929

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"Cornelia Holst", undated

  • Box 1, item 132
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"A Happy Christmas and New Year to my dear Cora Wilson Stewart. -Cornelia Holst"

  • Box 1, item 133
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Mrs. Berbert Hoover with Mrs. Mary McSkimmon, Dr. A. E. Winship, and Mrs. Isabel Eckles, undated

  • Box 6, item 134
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"Mrs. Sallie Hunley, a faithful and capable student", undated

  • Box 1, item 135
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"R.E. Jaggers, Hart County, who won the trip to Washington, D.C.. for best Moonlight School in State of Kentucky", similar portrait to item #137, undated

  • Box 3, item 136
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"R.E. Jaggers, winner of Kentucky Congressman's prize for largest number of illiterates taught (trip to Washington)" similar portrait to item #136, undated

  • Box 3, item 137
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R. E. Jaggers from the Roseburg Moonlight School, undated

  • Box 6, item 138
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Sally Lucas Jean, the back of the photograph reads: "Your admiring and devoted friend- Sall Jean Lucas", undated

  • Box 12, item 139
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"Mrs. Anna Johnson, Democratic Candidate for Superintendent County Schools, Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky", undated

  • Box 12, item 140
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"Uncle Tandy Johnson", undated

  • Box 8, item 141
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"W. P. Johnson, Trustee, Barnen Fork, McCreary County", undated

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"Virgil W. Jones, Olympia, Kentucky. Bath County winner, Congressman Field's #25 prize in Ninth Congressional District", undated

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"J. C. Kennedy, Graham, Kentucky. Winner of Hon. R. Y. Thomas $50 prize for best moonlight School in Third Congressional District", undated

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"Ollie G. Leathers, Sinai, Kentucky, R. #2, Age 22", undated

  • Box 1, item 145
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John Lynch, McCreary County Pupil, undated

  • Box 6, item 146
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"Dr. Orison Swett Marden, the world's greatest inspirational writer. Founder and Editor of Success magazine. Author of some 40 books republished in over 20 languages. Died (age 75) March 10th. 1924", 1919

  • Box 3, item 147
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"Conie Mauk, Rebie Farrell, Rowan County teachers out after illiterates", undated

  • Box 3, item 148
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"Ezra Maulk, Ezra Parker", undated

  • Box 3, item 149
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Flora Mauk. Back of the photograph reads: "Illustration No. 12 Third Chapter- The teacher who 'was going to be like Bruce and the spider,' and who tried seven times", undated

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"James B. McCreary, August 8th, 1914", 1914 August 8

  • Box 12, item 151
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Mollie Jean McGlothin, undated

  • Box 12, item 152
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"Mollie Jean McGlothin", undated

  • Box 8, item 153
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"Two families attending the Eagle Creek School, Galeapoosa, County. The McKelveys and the Taylors (right)", undated

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"Aubrey Miller, Grayson County, winner of Federation prize $100, awarded at Maysville 1916 where he spoke", 1916

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"Mr. George Moggards school and rock house where 8 pupils learned to read and white", undated

  • Box 1, item 156
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"Aunt Dulcine Morefield weaving linen dress for me", undated

  • Box 1, item 157
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"G. M. Morgan, teacher, this was his trustee and wife, both learned to write", undated

  • Box 1, item 158
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Hence Morgan and Bob Robert. Roberts was a veteran of the Spanish-American war and Morgan was a veteran of the Civil War. Both learned to read and write, undated

  • Box 1, item 159
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"Windsor Murphy, Spring Hill, Alabama, Route 1. May 1920. Baker School for Adults. A very ambitious young man. He says that the night schools are essential to the country-raised boy", 1920 May

  • Box 1, item 160
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the Newton and Sornes family, undated

  • Box 1, item 161
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James Niles. Back of the photograph reads: "Greetings to Cora Wilson Stewart in memory of Kentucky when his name was a shrine, for his service to rural education", 1931 October 3

  • Box 13, item 162
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Group photograph with Reverend and Mrs. Noe, taken in front of Holly Hill Inn, Davenport, Florida. photograph sent to Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, 1926 November 19

  • Box 3, item 163
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Ruth Byron Owen. Back of the photograph reads: "To Cora Wilson Stewart with warm regard", undated

  • Box 8, item 164
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Ruth Byron Owen. Back of the photograph reads: "To Cora Wilson Stewart, with my love, Ruth Byron Owen", undated

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"Birchie Patton, thirteen-year-old girl of Rowan County who won the state second in Tomato Club work for canning 150 gallons from tenth of acre. Champion Tomato Grower", undated

  • Box 8, item 166
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C. R. Payne, County Illiteracy Agent, Cumberland County, undated

  • Box 6, item 167
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Mrs. Pendleton, back of the photograph reads: "Picking the first orange I saw on my grove, Nov. 19-1926. The trees were planeted 3 years ago, January 1924", 1926

  • Box 3, item 168
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Mrs. Pendleton and others, in front of Holly Hill Inn, Davenport, Florida. November 19, 1926, 1926 November 19

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"Cowhorn, Hayes Perkins, teacher, school-1912", 1912

  • Box 8, item 170
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"Mrs. Phiel, of Crisp County, Georgia, aged 60, learned to read and write in the winter of 1930 and by April was reading her third reader as shown in the picture", 1930

  • Box 3, item 171
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"J.M. Porter, Warren County, Illiteracy Agent", undated

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"Uncle Hiram Purvis", similar to item #174, undated

  • Box 3, item 173
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"Uncle Hiram Puvis", similar to item #173, undated

  • Box 3, item 174
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"Fred Reese, a returned soldier, student of the Mill Village Adult School. The little girl is Irene Davis, his niece and his idol of the home", undated

  • Box 1, item 175
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"Donnie Reeves, now of Aldine, Texas. The first teacher to open a Moonlight School in the world. He was in the first Rowan County Moonlight School teacher", similar photograph to item #177, undated

  • Box 3, item 176
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"Donnie Reeves, now of Aldine, Texas. The first teacher to open a Moonlight School in the world. He was the first Rowan County Moonlight School teacher", similar photograph to item #176, undated

  • Box 3, item 177
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"Elizabeth Renfrow", undated

  • Box 1, item 178
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"Lottie Richards, a teacher who taught 56 illiterates to read and write", undated

  • Box 3, item 179
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Lottie Richards, undated

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"Miss Lottie Lee Richards", undated

  • Box 13, item 181
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Lottie Richards, undated

  • Box 13, item 182
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"Mrs. Bettie Roberts who has learned remarkably well now writing as well as any child who has gone to school for years", undated

  • Box 1, item 183
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Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt standing at a microphone, giving a speech to an unidentified group of people, undated

  • Box 1, item 185
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"Mrs. W.S. Russell, Adair County, winner of Senator Allie M. James prize $50 for first Moonlight School in state", undated

  • Box 12, item 186
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Ruth Byron Owen, undated

  • Box 8, item 187
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"W.H. Sears, To Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewaert, March 7, 1914. 'Ah, love, could you and I with fate conspire to grasp this sorry scheme of things until. Would not we shatter it to bits. And then remould it, nearer to the hearts.' Old Omar", undated

  • Box 12, item 188
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W. H. Sears, undated

  • Box 6, item 189
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"Lucretia Skimmer, Buena Vista, Kentucky", undated

  • Box 3, item 190
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"Mr. Max Smith, 76 years, Confederate soldier, two daughters, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Easterwood, all taught to read and write their names for 1st time. Evergreen Adult School, Calhoun County", 1922

  • Box 1, item 191
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"Miss Zelma Smith, Vine Grove, Joint winner with Mr. E. G. Roberts of 3rd prize for best moonlight school in Hardin County", undated

  • Box 1, item 192
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"Miss Laura Smythe, Adair County, winner of Kentucky Illiteracy Commission prize for best Moonlight School story", undated

  • Box 1, item 193
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"Miss Seattle Stratton", undated

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"Thos. C. Stratton", undated

  • Box 1, item 195
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"Mrs. Will Strunk", undated

  • Box 1, item 196
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"Gladys Thompson, originator of Home Department", undated

  • Box 1, item 197
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Eric B. Tinsley, undated

  • Box 13, item 198
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" Hon. T. R. Tippett", undated

  • Box 3, item 199
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"Miss Truman teaching beginners to can", undated

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"Miss Truman our county agent teaching beginners to select seed corn", undated

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"Rev. J.A. Tryrear, Cecilin, Kentucky, Hardin County. Has been a trustee for 28 years", undated

  • Box 1, item 202
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"Mr. Tom Weaver and Adult School pupil from Polk School House. Crenshaw County, and his teacher, Miss Nancy Croxton. Aug. 1920. Mr. weaver took his noon hour from the mill to learn to read, write, and work arithmetic", 1920 August

  • Box 1, item 203
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Major Welch with Chief Red Tomahawk, presenting Marshal Foch with Pipe of Peace, undated

  • Box 6, item 204
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"Mrs. Mary Wells, Age 69. Nauvoo Rural School, Walker County, Alabama. Mrs. Wells lived six miles from school, but her son payed her board so she might stay near enough to attend the school. She learned to read and write and received the first certificate. She will attend the school during the summer of 1930", 1930

  • Box 3, item 205
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A. White, portrait for Cora Wilson Stewart, 1926 March

  • Box 6, item 206
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E. Williams, a young man, undated

  • Box 3, item 207
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James William, Jewell County Illiteracy Agent, Clay County, undated

  • Box 6, item 208
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"Bunyan S. Wilson"

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"Bunyan S. Wilson", undated

  • Box 8, item 210
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"Dr. A. E. Winship visits Mrs. Tony Varisco in her grocery store and congratulates her on having learned to write and keep her store accounts", undated

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"Dr. A.E. Winship", undated

  • Box 8, item 212
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Couple, unidentified. Tin-type photography, undated

  • Box 1, item 213
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Family, unidentified, standing in front of a wooden house, undated

  • Box 8, item 214
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Females, unidentified. "Hortin River, Hortin County, Kentucky", undated

  • Box 1, item 215
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Group, unidentified. "Buckhorn Creek, Kentucky", undated

  • Box 1, item 216
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Female, unidentified, riding a horse. Similar image as item 219, undated

  • Box 1, item 218
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Female, unidentified, riding a horse. Similar image as item 218, undated

  • Box 1, item 219
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Female, unidentified, sitting at a loom, undated

  • Box 1, item 220
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Female, unidentified. "This is the most faithful friend I had in my work", undated

  • Box 1, item 221
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Females, unidentified, sitting on edge of the river at "Big Sandy", undated

  • Box 1, item 222
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Females, unidentified, "floating down Big Sandy", undated

  • Box 1, item 223
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Females, unidentified, riding horses, undated

  • Box 1, item 224
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Female, unidentified, undated

  • Box 1, item 225
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Female, unidentified, undated

  • Box 1, item 226
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Female, unidentified, undated

  • Box 1, item 227
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Female, unidentified. Formal portrait taken at The Bell Studio in Newton, IA or Grinnell, IA, undated

  • Box 3, item 228
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Female, unidentified, standing outside in front of a window, undated

  • Box 8, item 229
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Female, unidentified, sitting in a chair and reading a book. Back of the photograph reads: "N.C. sent by S.L. Davis", undated

  • Box 8, item 230
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Female, unidentified. Sitting in a chair, holding a book in one hand and smoking a pipe with the other, same woman from item #231, undated

  • Box 6, item 231
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Female, unidentified. Same woman from item #231, this time being taught to read by another woman, undated

  • Box 8, item 232
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Group, unidentified. Tin-type photograph, undated

  • Box 1, item 233
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Group, unidentified. Printed in Montgomery, Alabama, undated

  • Box 1, item 234
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Group, unidentified, standing around a large table, undated

  • Box 1, item 235
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Group, undentified, crowded together outside, undated

  • Box 3, item 236
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Group, unidentified, sitting in a carriage drawn by two horses, decorated with flowers, undated

  • Box 3, item 237
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Group, unidentified. 3 children sitting on a bench, 6 women, and 2 men, undated

  • Box 3, item 238
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Group, unidentified. Large group of men and women posing on the portico of a Spanish style building, undated

  • Box 3, item 239
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Unidentified group of men and women, man cutting a cake, undated

  • Box 6, item 240
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Large unidentified group, mainly children, standing outfront of a building, undated

  • Box 6, item 241
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Large, unidentified group, standing in front of a building, undated

  • Box 6, item 242
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Male, unidentified, formal portrait, undated

  • Box 1, item 243
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Males, young, unidentified. Tin-type photography, undated

  • Box 1, item 244
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Male, unidentified. The back of the photograph reads: "July 11, 1914. To the Queen of the Mountains from a loyal subject. N.B.S.", 1914 July 11

  • Box 3, item 245
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Male, unidentified, formal portrait, undated

  • Box 3, item 246
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Male, unidentified, undated

  • Box 1, item 247
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Males, unidentified, standing in front of a brick building. Two women looking of from the side

  • Box 3, item 248
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Males, unidentified, formal portrait with one sitting and one standing, undated

  • Box 6, item 249
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Male, unidentified, formal portrait taken at the Grettet Studio in Frankfort, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 6, item 250
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Male, unidentified, formal portrait taken at the Watton Studio in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, undated

  • Box 6, item 251
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Male, unidentified, formal portrait taken at the Watton Studio in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, undated

  • Box 6, item 252
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Male, unidentified, sitting in a suit at a desk. Back of the photograph reads: "To Mr. and Mrs. E.D. McGuire, the picture on the reverse is the picture of the vandidate you helped to elect together with the chair to which he was elected. He sends you this picture merely to manifest in a small way his great love for you both not because of this but because you are just Boone and Stella. Your Brother, Bun", undated

  • Box 8, item 253
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Male, unidentified, formal portrait in a suit, undated

  • Box 12, item 254
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Male, unifentified. formal portrait made at a portrait studio in Morehead, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 13, item 255
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Moonlight School, 1912-1932, undated

Students (organized by state), 1912-1932, undated

Adult class in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1930. Back of the photograph lists the students pictured: "Left: Mrs. M.S. Robertson, teacher. Front: Joe Melido, Mrs. Mary Garina, Mrs. Josephine Attuso, Mrs. Annie Datz. Rear: Joe Corsentine, Oscar Maggio, Seymour Maggio, Joe Romeo", 1930

  • Box 3, item 184
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "Kinsaul School, Geneva County, 1920", 1920

  • Box 1, item 257
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "Brooks Bridge School, Chambers County", undated

  • Box 1, item 258
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "A Moonlight School at Mt. Hebron, Alabama", undated

  • Box 1, item 259
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Alabama students, undated

  • Box 1, item 260
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "Beginners in Eagle Creek School. Tuscaloosa County, 1922", 1922

  • Box 1, item 261
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "Oldest pupil in Cleburne County 1922", 1922

  • Box 1, item 262
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "An adult illiterate in an Alabama Moonlight School. The teacher, 'Will you be at school tonight?' Pupil, 'I ain't missed nary a time.'", undated

  • Box 1, item 263
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "Shelby County, Alabama", undated

  • Box 1, item 264
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "All day meeting and dinner on the grounds. Reaves School, Calhoun County, 1923. School enrollment 50", 1923

  • Box 2, item 265
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "Eola School, Dale County, Alabama. The whole family in school. The children from 7 am until 3 pm. The parents from 3 pm to 5 pm", undated

  • Box 2, item 266
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "Alabama Moonlight School"

  • Box 2, item 267
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads:"Beginner in Bullock County 1922, Native African", 1922

  • Box 2, item 268
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "A class of adult Beginners, Alabama", undated

  • Box 8, item 269
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads: "A spelling match", undated

  • Box 6, item 270
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Alabama students. Back of the photograph reads:"Contestants in spelling, Clay County. A group of Moonlight School pupils", undated

  • Box 8, item 271
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Arizona students. Hispanic students sitting around a table in a classroom, undated

  • Box 12, item 272
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Arizona students. Female hispanic students sitting in a kitchen, undated

  • Box 12, item 273
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Arizona students. Large group of unidentified Hispanic students sitting in a classroom, facing the camera, undated

  • Box 12, item 274
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Arizona students. Unidentified group of Hispanic students, sitting in a classroom and looking at a map of the United States, undated

  • Box 12, item 275
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Arizona students. A large group of Hispanic students standing in front of building that reads "Day and Night School", undated

  • Box 12, item 276
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Arizona students. Bottom fo the photograph reads: "Mexican Mothers and Fathers Class. Mesa, Arizona", undated

  • Box 12, item 277
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Arizona students. Bottom of the photograph reads: "Mexican Mothers and Daughters in Class Together -Arizona", undated

  • Box 12, item 278
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California students. Back of the photograph reads: "A class of Mexican mothers in California. On April 25, 1929- These Mexican mothers were hostesses to 200 Farm Home Department women on annual better homes tour. Their husbands are railway laborers. These women prepared the tables and served the coffee which they also prepared", 1929 April 25

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Georgia students. Back of the photograph reads: "Beginners Class, Columbus Georgia", undated

  • Box 3, item 280
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Georgia students. Back of the photograph reads: "Some of the 118,000 illiterates taught by Georgia 1929-1930", 1929-1930

  • Box 6, item 281
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Georgia students, beginners class, undated

  • Box 3, item 282
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Georgia students. "Georgia adult students in cotton-mill district", undated

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Georgia students. Back of the photograph reads: "These Georgia colored students made a fine record and wrote letters to friends in Washington D.C."

  • Box 8, item 284
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Kentucky students, "School children, Cogswell", undated

  • Box 2, item 285
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "'Wittles is up'. Community rally at Grant Adult School, Marshall County", undated

  • Box 2, item 286
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Three generations who attended school at Pin Hook taught by Luther Morgan", undated

  • Box 2, item 287
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Age 54, came 1/4 mile on crutch, Franklin 1924", 1924

  • Box 2, item 288
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Franklin 1924, age 67, a beginner", undated

  • Box 2, item 289
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "This lady walked 3/4 miles and carried her three months old baby and three other children to attend Fredega Adult School. She was there every day but one. Calhoun County", undated

  • Box 2, item 290
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Randolph 1925, Children of parents attending Opportunity School at Swagg", 1925

  • Box 2, item 291
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Rowan County parade, Moonlight School pupils", undated

  • Box 2, item 292
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Going to Moonlight school, Adams School, Rowan County, Kentucky. 1913", 1913

  • Box 2, item 293
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Children of Marshall County who will be better served of life because their parents even late in life are going to school", undated

  • Box 2, item 294
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Corinth", undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "A night school class", similar photograph to item #297, undated

  • Box 3, item 296
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Elliottsville Night School", similar photograph to item #296, undated

  • Box 3, item 297
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "A night school group", undated

  • Box 3, item 298
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "An interesting night school class. Night School Class at New Hope", undated

  • Box 3, item 299
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Kentucky students. Hand written notes on the photograph reads: "How much more life will mean to these children. Ladies (illiterate) learning to read and write in the Geneva's Adult School. Six or seven are ladies who are members of the intermediate grade", undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Frankfort, Kentucky. Dear Mrs. Stewart: I am learning to read and write so when away from home I can write my dear ones. I am glad to learn to read and write. Yours, Riley Wilson", undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Lay School. So they look as if they would make true citizens for the future Kentucky", undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Moonlight School in Adair County, Azro hadley, teacher", undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Day School, Adair County, Azro Hadley, teacher", undated

  • Box 8, item 304
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Night School at Open Fork, Rowan County, 70 enrolled, oldest pupil 73 years old. Young people whose chance had come", undated

  • Box 8, item 305
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Night School at New House, Rowan County, and they brought the babies along", undated

  • Box 8, item 306
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Gladys Thompson's Moonlight School", undated

  • Box 8, item 307
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Kentucky studnets. Back of the photograph reads: "Picture No. 2- Wording: Moonlight School, Christy, Rowan County, Miss Anna Carter, teacher, 32 enrolled", undated

  • Box 8, item 308
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Wording: Moonlight school, Christy, Rowan County, Miss Anna Carter, teacher, 32 enrolled", undated

  • Box 8, item 309
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Kentucky students, Rowan County. Back of the photograph reads: "Arithmetic was a popular study", undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Domestic Serivce Class, Dry Creek School, Rowan County, class for embroidery", undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "He sat in the seat with his own 12-year-old-son", undated

  • Box 9, item 312
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "The mothers came to school bringing their babes in arms", undated

  • Box 9, item 313
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Kentucky students. Classroom photograph, posed in front of a building, undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "First building built by Morehead Normal", undated

  • Box 9, item 315
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Kentucky students, Rowan County, undated

  • Box 9, item 316
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Moonlight School", undated

  • Box 9, item 317
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Kentucky students. Back of the picture reads: "Illiteracy has been abolished from Clear Fork District, Miss Allie Kiser, teacher, enrollment- 60 pupils, Moonlight School at Munson", undated

  • Box 13, item 318
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Kentucky Students. Back of the photograph reads: "Open Fork Day School at Moonlight School", undated

  • Box 13, item 319
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Ollie Kiser's School, Munsun, seven pupils at blackboard, others seated", undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "38 enrolled in day school, 46 in night school, oldest pupil 82 years. 1 preacher 75 years of age enrolled. 5 taught to read and write, Claude Turner teacher", undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "Claude Costhewaites School; The progress of the aged students was not as marked as that of the men and women of middle life who may yet live there in four more years in half a century and help write Kentucky history in brighter pages. 68 pupils enrolled in this school. Property of Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart", undated

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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "The first night school institute that the world held at Mroehead, the first week in September 1912, conducted by superintendent and teachers of Rowan County- the names of the 53 students are listed", 1912 September

  • Box 13, item 323
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Kentucky students, posing for a photograph, printed in Morehead, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 13, item 324
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Kentucky students. Back of the photograph reads: "43 enrolled in day school, 64 in night school. One preacger, 1 doctor, 5 former teachers, 2 carpenters enrolled. Eight beginners learned to read and write. Mrs. Gladys Thompson, teacher", undated

  • Box 13, item 325
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Kentucky students, phosing for a photograph in their classroom, undated

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Louisiana students. Back of the photograph reads: "Adult Class in Lafayette, LA, Northside Primary School, June 2, 1929", 1929 June 2

  • Box 4, item 327
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Louisiana students. Back of the photograph reads: "Class of adult beginners in Alexandria, Louisiana. Miss Caroline Stephens, teacher. Mrs. Tony Varisco in center. June 2, 1929", 1929 June 2

  • Box 4, item 328
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New Mexico students. Back of the photograph reads: "A New Mexico moonlight and day school met together to boost moonlight schools", undated

  • Box 7, item 329
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New York students. Back of the photograph reads: "Italian and Jewish mothers, literate and illiterate, Federation Settlement", undated

  • Box 7, item 330
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New York students. Back of the photograph reads: "PS182 Brooklyn, Mrs. C. Flinker, Polish, Slovak, Romania, Hungarian, German, Russian, Jewish", undated

  • Box 7, item 331
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New York students. Back of the photograph reads: "Home. Class of Lithuanian women, 309 Livingston Avenuye, Albany, New York. Miss Emma Scott, teacher", undated

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North Carolina students. Back of the photograph reads: "Their two pastors and two of their ex-soldiers are studying side-by-side with them -- all striving for more learning in order that they may have more strength to serve God and their country, and their fellow man", undated

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North Carolina students. Back of the photograph reads: "Two ex-soldiers were enrolled in Pershing School. Randolph County, 1925. They couldn't write back to their people while in France because they had not had an opportunity to learn to read and write, but if they are ever away from home again they can write back; because they have learned to read and write in their little school 'Pershing'", undated

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New York students. Back of the photograph reads: "Class at Little Italy Neighborhood House, 146 Union Street, S. Brooklyn, New York. Miss Jannicelli-teacher", undated

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New York students. Back of the photograph reads: "The University of the State of New York Albany", undated

  • Box 9, item 336
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North Carolina students. Back of the photograph lists 32 names and reads: "Charlotte, N.C., Miss Daisy Cuthbertson's Class, Spring 1932", 1932

  • Box 9, item 337
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North Carolina students. Back of the photograph reads: "A group of North Carolina students who have just passed out of the illiterate class and are receiving their certificates for completing first course", undated

  • Box 9, item 338
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North Carolina students. Label on the back of the photograph reads: "'Uncle Ob', of the North Carolina Hills, learned to read and write after his eightieth birthday. He and his favorite schoolmate- his good wife- spend many happy hours reading their 'big print testament'. Through their influence more than fifty of their descendents have attended night school", undated

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North Carolina Students. Back of the photograph reads: "W.H. Cannady, Duna N.C. 'N.C. open air spelling match'", undated

  • Box 14, item 340
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Oklahoma students. Back of the photograph reads: "An Indian Moonlight School in Oklahoma", undated

  • Box 2, item 341
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Oklahoma students. Back of the photograph reads: "This Oklahoma mother, born in Tennessee, learned to spell 78 words in 7 lessons. She has six children-all married", undated

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Oklahoma students. Back of the photograph reads: "Oklahoma Moonlight School, Satimer County, Oklahoma, 1916- C.E. Fair, County Superintendent", 1916

  • Box 8, item 343
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Oklahoma students. Two photographs attached to paper with a header that reads: "State of Oklagoma Department of Public Instruction". Above the first photograph is typed: "This is the picture of the dear teacher and a part of the dear pupils; taken on Sunday afternoon". Above the second photograph is typed: "These seven did so well in night school that when the mine superintendent visited class he gave them permission to enter an advanced class of mine foremanship etc. which they formerly could not enter because they were considered too lacking in education: The mine owner said that if they entered this class and surpassed the fellows who belonged there but who seemed not so amitious that he would promote them first", undated

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Pennsylvania students. Back of the photograph reads: "Philadelphia Night School, Class of Beginners. 1930. A group of negro students making a start to live in a big city- Philadelphia", undated

  • Box 9, item 345
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South Carolina students. Back of the photograph reads: "Night Class of South Carolina students, all of whom were illiterate three years before picture was made. The woman in the foreground is the teacher", undated

  • Box 7, item 346
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South Carolina students. The header of the page reads: "York County Literacy Committee. Rock Hill, S.C." Above the photograph is written: "Ten in one family enrolled in a pupil school at Smyrna." Below the photograph is written: "No member of this group had even been to day school. Three went to day school one summer several years ago. One member of family was visiting in Gaffery and missed having his picture made", undated

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South Carolina students. The header on the paper reads: "York County Literacy Committee. Rock Hill S.C." Typed below the photograph reads: "This is a picture of the pupils from Clover Mill village who came to the High School building on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week at 1:30 P.M. Back row, left to right-- Sam Thompson, John H. Millwood, Grady Johnson, James F. Robinson, Dewitt Thompson, James Gregory. Front row, left to right-- William E. Correll, Mrs. W.E. Correll, Mrs. Rona Lindsay, Mrs. Ollie Ayers, Mr. John Correll. Absent members were Mrs. etta Ford, Clarence Tucker, and Jesse Johns. Lila Jackson, teacher", undated

  • Box 12, item 348
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South Carolina students. Back of the photograph reads: "A type continuation class for Negroes; 13 others with an enrollment of 274; at Friendship College for Negroes. This class- each person shown here has attended night school at least five years- some six years. The teacher, Mencie Reeden, has taught the class for six years. These learned to read and write at night school", undated

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Tennessee students. A label formerly attached to the photograph reads: "President Hoover receiving Tennessee Mountain Students at the White House. In addition to their letters written to the President, they bore gifts from the Hills-- A basket of sweet potatoes and some of their handcraft", undated

  • Box 12, item 350
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Director of the Castleton, Vermont Normal School Caroline Woodruff (far right) with three other women, undated

  • Box 4, item 351
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Unidentified students, undated

Two lines of children standing in front of a school house, back of the photograph reads: "Walk built by children", similar image as item 353, undated

  • Box 2, item 352
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Two lines of children standing outside, similar image as item 352, undated

  • Box 2, item 353
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Woman holding a baby outside, back of the photograph reads: "Learning for baby's sake", undated

  • Box 2, item 354
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An elderly man and woman, back of the photograph reads: "School mates in the moonlight schools, Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Bell lived neighbors on adjoining farms in Virginia. At the ages of 68 and 64 they joined a class that was learning to read and write and were very congenial school mates", undated

  • Box 2, item 355
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"No. 5- A man who will never have to make his mark any more", same man in item 356, undated

  • Box 2, item 356
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"No. 6- The man who will never have to make his mark any more", same man in item 356, undated

  • Box 2, item 357
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An elderly man standing outside holding books and pencils, back of the photograph reads: "A happy school boy; went about teaching", undated

  • Box 2, item 358
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Young boys sitting on benches, reading books in a school house, undated

  • Box 2, item 359
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Students standing out front of a school house- 1 male, 2 females, and 1 young boy, undated

  • Box 2, item 360
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A group of students, all ages, standing in front of a school house, undated

  • Box 2, item 361
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A group of students, all ages, standing in front of a school house, undated

  • Box 2, item 362
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"Mother will be able to read stories to the children now", undated

  • Box 2, item 363
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Two men sitting at a table in front of a chalk board, similar photograph to item 365, undated

  • Box 2, item 364
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Two men sitting at a table in front of a chalk board, similar photograph to item 364, undated

  • Box 2, item 365
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"Group of school people, class which progressed most rapidly", three women and four men, undated

  • Box 2, item 366
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"Lady, the mother of 6 children, being taught in the home department by J.J. Ashler. She said that she wanted to learn so she could read the Bible", undated

  • Box 2, item 367
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"Six in one family, taught to read and write", undated

  • Box 2, item 368
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"No. 4- the largest school having a celebration on Saturday", undated

  • Box 2, item 369
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"The class which made remarkable progress- all learned to write their own letters in two weeks times", undated

  • Box 2, item 370
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"Mothers after school", undated

  • Box 2, item 371
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"No. 4- Six adults in one family who learned to read and write in night school", undated

  • Box 2, item 372
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"This is a group of beginners. There were fifty in this group but I could not get them all in the pictures", undated

  • Box 2, item 373
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Adult students in front of a school house, written under the picture:"Moonlight School Group", undated

  • Box 2, item 374
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"This mother wishes to learn to write to her daughter in St. Louis", undated

  • Box 2, item 375
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"No. 5- Farmer and wife who were influenced and led to school by their little daughter. Both learned to read and write", same family in item 377, undated

  • Box 2, item 376
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Same family from item 376, "No. 5- Farmer and wife who were influenced and led to school by their little daughter. Both learned to read and write", undated

  • Box 2, item 377
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"Reading 'Mother's First Book'- Mother will read to her boy by and by", undated

  • Box 2, item 378
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Group of adult male students, written below the picture:"Indian Moonlight School", undated

  • Box 2, item 379
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Toddlers sitting on steps outside, written on the back of the photograph: "Mother's Annex, Mary St. School", undated

  • Box 2, item 380
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"Mother studies during her spare time and sets an example for the children", undated

  • Box 2, item 381
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"Mother will learn and daughter will have a better chance", undated

  • Box 2, item 382
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"Mother of little tots reading her first book. She says she surely will educate her children", undated

  • Box 4, item 283
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"Mother of six who learned to write ninety words in five lessons", undated

  • Box 4, item 384
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"An illiterate mother who after she had learned to read and write said: 'Now I can write to all my children and since I have twelve and they all live in different states, it keeps me mighty busy", undated

  • Box 4, item 385
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"Four families in one school, the children during the day, and the parents in Moonlight school", undated

  • Box 7, item 386
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Young students posing for picture in front of school building, undated

  • Box 7, item 387
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Students standing in front of school house, undated

  • Box 7, item 388
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"An African American woman bending over, drawing a chalk design on the concrete", undated

  • Box 7, item 389
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Students standing in front of school house, undated

  • Box 7, item 390
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Male students makes wooden picture frames, undated

  • Box 7, item 391
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Male students, unidentified. Back of the photograph reads: "Twins who took prize for daily attendance", undated

  • Box 9, item 392
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Female students, unidentified. Wearing the same medals as the young boys in item #392, undated

  • Box 9, item 393
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Unidentified students. Back of the photograph reads: "5 in one family who learned to read and write in two weeks at Moonlight School", undated

  • Box 9, item 394
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Unidentified students, holding books and standing in front of the school house, undated

  • Box 9, item 395
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Unidentified male students, sawing wood and nailing panels on the school house, undated

  • Box 9, item 396
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Unidentified male students. Back of the photograph reads: "Making School Furniture, Dry Creek School", undated

  • Box 9, item 397
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Unidentified adult students, sitting at desks, undated

  • Box 12, item 398
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Unidentified adult students, sitting in a classroom reading books, undated

  • Box 12, item 399
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Unidentified male students, building picture frames outdoors, undated

  • Box 13, item 400
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Unidentified young students posing outside of the school house, undated

  • Box 13, item 401
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Unidentified adult students posing outside, undated

  • Box 13, item 402
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Unidentified adult students posing for the photograph outside, undated

  • Box 13, item 403
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Moonlight School teachers with students, 1915-1924, undated

"Harry Bradley's School, Holly", undated

  • Box 4, item 404
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"Domestic Science Class Farmers School, Mrs. C. T. Flannery teacher", undated

  • Box 4, item 405
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Mrs. C.T. Flannery, teacher. 9 girls sitting and knitting, 2 girls holding a knitted blanket, teacher standing and looking on, undated

  • Box 9, item 406
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Edgard Garrison, teahcer. Blue Springs School, 1926, Franklin County, 1926

  • Box 13, item 407
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"Mrs C.C. Curthwaits, teacher. Stella Jennings class, Domestic Science Class in Alfrey School", undated

  • Box 2, item 408
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Mrs. Morefield, teacher. Back of the photograph reads: "Process of weaving at Mrs. Morefield's", undated

  • Box 9, item 409
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G.M. Morgan, teacher. "Number taught: 105. This was one of the largest schools in the county", 1915

  • Box 2, item 410
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Jas. Morgan, teacher. "Moonlight School at Schart Creek, number taught- 32", undated

  • Box 2, item 411
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McKenly Roark, teacher. "School house was buildt by the teacher and pupils; this teacher taught 12", undated

  • Box 2, item 412
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Mr. Sizemore, teacher. "This is Mr. Sizemore's moonlight school, he had 32. I could not get them all in the picture. The man with the cross is one of the beginners. He owned & operated the Moonshine still", undated

  • Box 2, item 413
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Mrs. James Williams, teacher, Moonlight School, undated

  • Box 2, item 414
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Miss Clark Williamson, teacher"Vandiver- August 22, 1924", 1924 August 22

  • Box 2, item 415
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Moonlight School teachers, 2 men and 2 women. The back of the photograph reads: "out searching for pupils", undated

  • Box 2, item 416
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Grayson County teacher with two young women. Back of the photograph reads: "Mrs. Stewart. Compliments from Grayson County teacher", undated

  • Box 4, item 417
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School houses, undated

School house, location unidentified. Unidentified children standing outside, undated

  • Box 2, item 418
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School house, location unidentified. Written on the back of the photograph: "New School House", undated

  • Box 2, item 419
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"Gate School house", location unidentified, undated

  • Box 2, item 420
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"Old School House, Alfrey, Crosthwaite School", undated

  • Box 2, item 421
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"New School House, Alfrey, Crosthwaite School", undated

  • Box 2, item 422
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"The No. 2 is a School House at the Head of Stillwater Creek", Kentucky, undated

  • Box 4, item 423
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"School House at Dell, Arkansas. Sent by Ms. Perry", undated

  • Box 2, item 424
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"The Old Kentucky Home where a Moonlight School is being taught", undated

  • Box 4, item 425
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Clearfield Schoolhouse, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 9, item 426
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Farmers Schoolhouse, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 9, item 427
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A Rowan County Schoolhouse, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 9, item 428
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School projects, undated

An unidentified group of people in an unidentified location, looking at crafts made from different schools, undated

  • Box 4, item 429
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Displays from the "Cañada De Los Alamas School, District No. 3" and "Cerro Gordo School, District No. 3", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 430
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Display from the "Baros School, District No. 37", location unknown, undated

  • Box 4, item 431
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Display from the "Agua Fria Schools, District No. 5" in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 432
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Display from the "Agua Fria School, District No. 30" in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 433
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Displays from the "Los Cuarteles School, District No. 28" and "Cañoncito School, District No. 13", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 434
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Display from the "Cañoncita School, District No. 13", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 435
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Display from the "Cerrillos Schools, District No. 7", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 436
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Display from the "Los Cuarteles School, District No. 28", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 437
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Display from the "Lamy School, District No. 12", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 438
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Display from the "La Cueva School District No. 39", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 439
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Display from the "La Cienega Schools, District No. 6", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 440
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Display from the "Kennedy School, District No. 24", location unknown, undated

  • Box 4, item 441
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Display from the "Jacona School, District No. 16", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 442
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Displays from the "Hyer School, District No. 21" and "Cieneguitas School, District No. 25", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 443
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Display from the "Golden School, District No. 11", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 444
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Display from the "Galisteo Schools, District No. 8", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 445
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Display from the "Fairview School, District No. 31", location unknown, undated

  • Box 4, item 446
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Display from the "Fairview School, District No. 31", location unknown, undated

  • Box 4, item 447
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Display from the "Cuyamungue School, District No.33", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 448
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Displays from the "La Joya School, District No. 38" and "Cundiyo School, District No. 36" in Texas, undated

  • Box 4, item 449
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Display from the "Cow Springs School, District No. 19", from Arizona, undated

  • Box 4, item 450
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Display from the "Chimayo School, District No. 20", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 451
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Display from the "Cerrillos Schools, District No. 7", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 452
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Display from the "Cerrillos Schools, District No. 7", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 453
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Display from the "Cerrillos Schools, District No. 7", undated

  • Box 4, item 454
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Displays from the "Cerrillos Schools, District No. 7"; other signs in displays read: "Work of County Institute" and "Banner 1913 County N.M.E.A", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 455
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Display from the "Cerrillos Schools, District No. 7", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 456
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Display from the "Cerrillos Schools, District No. 7", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 5, item 457
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Display from the "Cerrillos Schools, District No. 7", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 458
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Display from the "Venus Schools, District No. 34", in Texas, undated

  • Box 4, item 459
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Display from the "Tesuque School, District No. 2", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 460
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Display from the "Stanley School, District No. 10", location unknown, undated

  • Box 4, item 461
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Display from the "Santa Cruz Schools, District No. 18", location unknown, undated

  • Box 4, item 462
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Display from the "San Ildefonzo Schools, District No. 29", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 463
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Display from the "San Ildefonzo Schools, District No. 9", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 464
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Display from the "San Ildefonzo Schools, District No. 9", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 465
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Display from the "San Antonio School, District No. 4", location unknown, undated

  • Box 4, item 466
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Display from the "Otto School, Distreict No. 22", location unknown, undated

  • Box 4, item 467
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Display from the "Lower Nambe Schools, District No. 15", location unknown, undated

  • Box 4, item 468
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Display from the "Upper Nambe Schools, District No. 14", location unknown, undated

  • Box 4, item 469
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Display from the "Madrid Schools, District No. 27", in Iowa, undated

  • Box 4, item 470
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Display from the "Pojaque School, District No. 1", in New Mexico, undated

  • Box 4, item 471
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"Recitation seats made by Manual Training Class in Dry Creek School, Kentucky, at a cost of 98 cents each. They won second prize at School Fair", undated

  • Box 7, item 472
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"Bookcase made by Manual Training Class at Farmer's School and won first prize at School Fair, cost $1.40", Kentucky, undated

  • Box 9, item 473
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"A prize exhibit of crochet work by Domestic Science class in Farmer's School", Kentucky, undated

  • Box 9, item 474
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"Made road in front of New Hope School house", undated

  • Box 9, item 475
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Appalachian subjects, undated

Log cabin with unidentified couple standing outfront, undated

  • Box 4, item 476
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Mountain family, back of the photograph reads: "Jimmy and Sarah and the baby. Fry a little meat and make a little gravy nobody at home but Sarah and the baby", undated

  • Box 4, item 477
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Unidentified man standing in front of a log cabin, undated

  • Box 4, item 478
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Unidentified woman with two children in front of a cabin, back of the photograph reads: "Use only one of these cabins", undated

  • Box 4, item 479
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Unidentified woman, boy, and dog standing in front of a log cabin, undated

  • Box 4, item 480
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"Linvingston County, road just out of Joy", man sitting in a horse drawn buggy, undated

  • Box 2, item 481
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Two unidentified men with a horse drawn buggy on a rock/dirt road, undated

  • Box 2, item 482
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"A Knott County family", undated

  • Box 9, item 483
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A log cabin, bottom of the photograph reads: "Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky, 2 years ago", undated

  • Box 9, item 484
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"A small family in Pike County", undated

  • Box 7, item 485
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Unidentified couple, the back of the photograph reads: "A mountain couple from Rowan County", undated

  • Box 9, item 486
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"The Mountain Child- His environment", undated

  • Box 7, item 487
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Mountain home- a dilapidated frame cabin at the bottom on a hill, undated

  • Box 7, item 488
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A row of small houses at the crest of the hill, the photograph was printed in Louisa, Kentucky. Written at the bottom of the photograph: "All died with their boots on", undated

  • Box 9, item 489
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Unidentified family in front of a log cabin, back of the photograph reads: "Screen No. 2- The Mountain Child- His Environment. Picture No. 14: And having all these- he may yet be poor of the goddess Minerva, tarries too long, for not knowing the value of his possessions he will sell his birth right to foreign syndicate for a mess of pottige", undated

  • Box 4, item 490
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An unidentified man taking an iron to coal. The back of the photograph reads: "The Mountain Child- His environment", undated

  • Box 9, item 491
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Unidentified man riding a horse. The back of the photograph reads: "The Mountain Child- His environment. Slow transportation impedes progress", undated

  • Box 9, item 492
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Two unientified boys at a creek, one is standing on a log, the other sitting and holding a frog. The back of the photograph reads: "Frog hunting", undated

  • Box 9, item 493
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Two unidentified boys drinking from a well trough. The back of the photograph reads: "Boyish Pranks", undated

  • Box 9, item 494
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Unidentified young boy sitting on a log, holding his rifle and looking at a dead bird. The bottom of the photograph reads: "Remorse", undated

  • Box 9, item 495
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Unidentified males sitting on a log, on the dirt road is a horse drawn buggy and two males. The photograph was printed in Louisa, Kentucky. The bottom of the photograph reads: "Twenty-three notches in his gun", undated

  • Box 10, item 496
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Two unidentified males and a little girl, all standing in the woods. Bottom of the photograph reads: "Quit teaching to get even with his enemies", undated

  • Box 10, item 497
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Unidentified group sitting on a porch- one man, two children, and two women. The back of the photograph reads: "How Mountain Women spend their leisure hours. Mountain women spinning", undated

  • Box 10, item 498
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A large group of unidentified people standing around a river bank with a cabin nearby. The bottom of the photograph reads: "Baptizing by immersion", undated

  • Box 10, item 499
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Unidentified group at the river bank, undated

  • Box 10, item 500
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A unidentified woman posing with an ax next to a moonshine still. The back of the photograph reads: "This is a real copper still. Has been cut up by the marshals", undated

  • Box 2, item 501
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Unidentified male with a moonshine still. The back of the photograph reads: "This still is made of two wash tubs, two barrels, one gasoline tank, one lard tub. The worms are made of wood", undated

  • Box 2, item 502
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A moonshine still. The back of the photograph reads: "The men that made this still are in Mr. Sizemore's moonlight school. They have rather peculiar names. Bill Couch (First Beard), John Sizemore (Coal Foot). They made lots of moonshine with this still", undated

  • Box 2, item 503
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Unidentified male standing in front of a wooden fence. Below the photograph reads: "Moonshiner", undated

  • Box 10, item 504
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Two unidentified males standing at the bottom of a mountain at a creek. The back of the photograph reads: "A scene in the Kentucky mountains", undated

  • Box 10, item 505
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Two unidentified males looking at a coal seam. Back of the photograph reads: "Elkhorn Company Coal Pike County", undated

  • Box 10, item 506
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6 unidentified males at the opening of a mine. Back of the photograph reads: "Elkhorn County Coal, Dicken County, 8 ft. thick", undated

  • Box 10, item 507
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Three unidentified males, looking at a coal seam. Nack of the photograph reads: "Coal Seam near Elkhorn. Elkhorn County, Coal 7 ft. thick", undated

  • Box 10, item 508
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Two unidentified males, one standing and one on a horse, in front of a coal seam. Back of the photograph reads: "A seven foot vein of coal in the mountains of northeastern Kentucky", undated

  • Box 10, item 509
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Unidentified men hauling rocks for the model road in front of Alfrey School in Rowan County. Back of the photograph reads: "Hauling rock for a model road", undated

  • Box 2, item 510
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Unidentified men standing in wagons while working on the model road in front of Alfrey School. The back of the photograph reads: "Hauling gravel for the model road in front of a Rowan County School." Similar photograph to item 512, undated

  • Box 2, item 511
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Unidentified men standing in wagons while working on the model road in front of Alfrey School. Similar photograph to item 511, undated

  • Box 2, item 512
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Men on a wagon working on the model road in front of Alfrey School in Rowan County, undated

  • Box 2, item 513
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Men with horses, working on the model road in front of Alfrey School in Rowan County, undated

  • Box 2, item 514
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Unidenfitied men steering horse drawn wagons through a creek. Back of the photograph reads: "The Mountain Child- His environment. Road in the creek. May do for hauling, but pretty rough for a lad to wade through to school", undated

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6 unidentified males resting on either side of a dirty road, two carriages stopped ahead of them. Back of the photograph reads: "Mode of travel over Mountain roads before advent of railroads", undated

  • Box 10, item 516
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Unidentified men and young boys standing on a dirty road with tools, horse buggy in the back. The back of the photograph reads: "Building model road at Cranston, Marion Ross, Road Engineer, Slate Department Roads", undated

  • Box 10, item 517
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A railroad being built through a forest on a hill, two unidentified males pulling a cart on the tracks in the distance, undated

  • Box 10, item 518
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A dam across a small creek, three unidentified males at the top of the dam. The back of the photograph reads: "Water Mill", undated

  • Box 10, item 519
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A wooden dam over a creek with two unidentified figures on top. Bottom of the photograph reads: "Great Mill- Shelby County, Pike County", undated

  • Box 10, item 520
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Unidentified male standing on a push boat on a river. Bottom of the photograph reads: "Big Sandy Push Boat", undated

  • Box 10, item 521
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Unidentified males pushing logs on a creek. Bottom of the photograph reads: "Taking Poplar Logs, Big Sandy River", undated

  • Box 10, item 522
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Unidentified males pushing logs on a river. Back of the photograph reads: "Punning rafts from the Big Sandy River", undated

  • Box 10, item 523
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Seven unidentified males on a push boat, packed with supplies, pulled to shore. Back of the photograph reads: "Conveying supplies up East KY streams before railroad was built", undated

  • Box 10, item 524
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Seven unidentified males on a barge with supplies. Bottom of the photograph reads: "Big Sandy Transportation before Railroads", undated

  • Box 10, item 525
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A dirt road, back of the photograph reads:" The Mountain Child- His Environment. Road up the hill two miles to the school. Getting an education in the mountains is 'up hill business' anyways", undated

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Another view of the mountain road as item #526, undated

  • Box 13, item 527
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Model road in front of Alfrey School in Rowan County. The back of the photograph reads: "Dirt Road", similar to photograph in item 529, undated

  • Box 2, item 528
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Model road in front of Alfrey School in Rowan County, similar photograph as item 528, undated

  • Box 2, item 529
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Landscape in Kentucky. Back of the photograph reads: "Tree on top of Rodburn Hill", undated

  • Box 2, item 530
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"Winter Scene on Yocum Creek, Morgan County", undated

  • Box 7, item 531
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Large rocks and logs at the base of surrounding mountains and trees. Bottom of the photographs reads: "In the 'Breaks' of Big Sandy", undated

  • Box 10, item 532
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View of the Kentucky mountains. Back of the photograph reads: "The Mountain Child- His Environment", undated

  • Box 10, item 533
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View of the Kentucky mountains. Bottom of the photograph reads: "'Breaks' of Big Sandy", undated

  • Box 10, item 534
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Large rocks and logs at the base of a mountain. Back of the photograph reads: "Scene at the Breaks of Big Sandy River", undated

  • Box 10, item 535
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Dirt ground with trees and a wooden fence at the base of a mountain. Back of the photograph reads: "Rowan County hills near Paragon", undated

  • Box 10, item 536
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A log cabin sitting by a frozen creek. The back of the photograph reads: "The Mountain Child- His Environment. His isolation even hath its charms", undated

  • Box 10, item 537
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Mountain road, back of the photograph reads: "For road building lesson", undated

  • Box 13, item 538
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"Scene on Triplett Creek, near Morehead, Kentucky", undated

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A man in a horse drawn carriage, riding through a creek. The back of the photograph reads: "Triplett Creek Scene", undated

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"Knox County. Main Road, Middlesboro to London", undated

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Unidentified man and two women sitting at the "Big Sandy River", undated

  • Box 5, item 542
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Icicles and snow on mountain rocks and surrounding trees. Bottom of the photograph reads: "Rhododendrum Falls", undated

  • Box 10, item 543
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Fenced outdoor spaced with household items, back of the photograph reads: "Living out in the open", undated

  • Box 5, item 554
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Waterfall. Bottom of the photograph reads, "'Breaks at Big Sandy River", undated

  • Box 11, item 559
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A rocky cliff and trees. Back of the photograph reads: "Morehead Scenery", undated

  • Box 11, item 560
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Unidentified man standing on a mountain cliff, overlooking mountains and trees. Below the photograph: "On the Heights". On the back of the photograph: "The Mountain Child", undated

  • Box 11, item 561
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Unidentified man sitting by a stream in the woods, waterfall in the background. Below the picture reads: "Mountain Stream". On the back of the photograph: "The Mountain Child", undated

  • Box 11, item 562
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The model road in front of Alfrey School, Rowan County, undated

  • Box 11, item 563
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A pond surrounded by leaves and tress. The back of the photograph reads: "The Mountain Child- His environment", undated

  • Box 11, item 565
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A rocky mountain road in the mountains. Back of the photograph reads: "The Mountain Child- His Environment. A 'rocky' mountain road", undated

  • Box 11, item 566
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Landscape, 1917, undated

View of open field with farm buildings and farm animals in the distance, location unknown, undated

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Road leading up to a white building (possibly a school house) in the distance, similar image to item 546, location unknown, undated

  • Box 2, item 545
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Road leading up to a white building (possibly a school house) in the distance, similar image to item 545, location unknown, undated

  • Box 2, item 546
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Dirt road in the forst. Back of the photograph reads: "The famous big Hill Road", location unknown, undated

  • Box 2, item 547
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Large field with trees in the background, white building in the background (possibly a school building), location unknown, undated

  • Box 2, item 548
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"Cuyahoga Gorge, Ohio", undated

  • Box 2, item 549
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"Cuyahoga Gorge, Ohio", undated

  • Box 2, item 550
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"Middleboro Lake with Cumberlain Mountain in the distance", undated

  • Box 2, item 551
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People in a boat in a river behind a damn, back of the photograph reads: "Little Miami", undated

  • Box 5, item 552
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Trees with fruit, back of the photograph reads: "Maiden Ridge", undated

  • Box 5, item 553
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Tower of ice at the bottom of a canyon with forest, back of the photograph reads: "Cuyahoga Gorge Ice Tower", undated

  • Box 5, item 555
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View of mountain peaks and clouds, location unknown. Printed at Royal photograph Company in Louisville, Kentucky, 1917

  • Box 10, item 556
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Pond in the middle of a forest, location unknown, undated

  • Box 7, item 557
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A path cut through the trees in the forest, location unknown, undated

  • Box 7, item 558
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Ruins of log cabins in the woods, location unknown, undated

  • Box 11, item 564
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Native Americans, 1925-1931, undated

Formal portrait of 3 unidentified male Native Americans with 2 unidentified white females, undated

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Unidentified man and woman, wearing tradition Natica American dress, undated

  • Box 2, item 567
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Unidentified group of males holding hand-woven baskets, undated

  • Box 2, item 568
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Group of unidentified men, women, and children standing in front of a log building, undated

  • Box 2, item 569
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Group of unidentified men, women, and children, undated

  • Box 2, item 570
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Group of 7 men. The back of the photograph reads: "Front Row- Mike Short Man, Judge Bird Rattler, Rides on the Door. Back Row- Three Calfs, John Shoots First, Louie Champagne, Dick Kipp", undated

  • Box 2, item 571
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Unidentified group of men and women, undated

  • Box 2, item 572
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Unidentified group of men riding horses through a street, undated

  • Box 2, item 573
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Unidentified woman holding a baby on her back, undated

  • Box 5, item 574
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An illiteracy class of Native Americans on the Blackfeet Reservation, posing in front of a building, undated

  • Box 5, item 575
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An illiteracy class of Native Americans on the Blackfeet Reservation, undated

  • Box 5, item 576
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Group from the illiteracy class on the Blackfeet Reservation, holding books. Back of the photograph reads: "Little Badger School", undated

  • Box 5, item 577
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Two males, weaving baskets. Back of the photograph identifies them as: "1. Joseph Eagle Head 2. Wolf Plume", undated

  • Box 5, item 578
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Three males sitting in front of paintings they have painted. Back of the photograph identifies them as: "1. Sam Calfrobe 2. Al Evans 3. Tom Dogtaking Gun", undated

  • Box 5, item 579
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Three men weaving baskets, a young boy stands off to the side. Back of the photograph identifies them as: "1. John Little Blaze 2. No Coat 3. Sure Chief", undated

  • Box 5, item 580
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Three women holding books in front a log cabin. Back of the photograph identifies them as: "1. Mary Henry Gun or Hood Looking, age 64 2. Grass Snake, age 52 3. Jane Butterfly, age 54.", photograph taken by Richard Sanderville, undated

  • Box 5, item 581
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Three males holding books in front a log cabin. Back of the photograph identifies them as: " 1. Tom Spotted Eagle 2. Red Head 3. James Spotted Eagle", undated

  • Box 5, item 582
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An unidentified white woman looking over the shoulder of a Native American woman while she reads at a desk. Back of the photograph reads: "Julia Wades in the Water learning to read", undated

  • Box 5, item 583
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Two women sitting, smoking pipes, and weaving baskets. Back of the photograph identifies them as: "1. Strikes First 2. Mrs. Redfox", undated

  • Box 5, item 584
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Three women sittign in front a log cabin, sewing. Back of the photograph identifies them as: "1. Mrs. Redfox 2. Strikes First 3. Kills for Nothing", undated

  • Box 5, item 585
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Two males sitting, smoking pipes, and weaving baskets. Back of the photograph identifies them as: "1. Albert Mad Plume or Black Owl 2. James Spotted Eagle", undated

  • Box 5, item 586
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Man sitting outside in a chair, weaving a basket. Back of the photograph identifies him as: "Albert Calfrobe", undated

  • Box 5, item 587
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A man holding an animal skull and standing behind display tables with woven baskets. Back of the photograph identifies him as: "Swims Under", undated

  • Box 5, item 589
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A man taking notes, leg propped up on the same display table from item #589. Back of the photograph identifies him as: "Takes Gun on Top", undated

  • Box 5, item 590
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A man and woman with a herd of sheep. Back of the photograph identifies them as: "Tom Horn and Daughter". photograph made at the "Permanent High Gloss Print, Brainder's photograph Service, Harre, Montana". Paper attached to the photograph contains statisitical information about his herd, 1925 August 24

  • Box 5, item 591
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Family and their herd of sheep. Back of the photograph identifies them as: "Albert Mad Plume and family". Paper attached to the photograph contains statistical information about his herd, undated

  • Box 5, item 592
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Note attached to the photograph reads: " Big Lodge Pole bringing his wheat to the mill 2nd year of the program. Big Lodge Pole is 70 years of age and is a strong supporter of the program and is President of the Chief All over Chapter. Thought you might use this in the lesson the mill", undated

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Two men using a horse and plow in a field. Handwritten note with the photograph reads: "Elmer Rattler- riding plow. George Mad Plume- walking plow. Thought you might use this in illustrating the plow lesson", undated

  • Box 5, item 594
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Group, sitting in front a classroom in front of a chalk board, printed in Havre, Montana on February 16, 1927. Paper attached to photograph identifies the students: "Top Row: Mary Heavy Gun, Isabelle Jack Spotted Wold, Gretchen Choate, Julia Wades in the Water, Jeanette Lonehorn, Mrs. Orsborne (teacher). Middle Row: Susan Vielle, Medicine Hollering, Calf Rode, Albert Calf Robe, John Spotted Wolf, Philip Surechief, George Lonehorn. Bottom Row: Maggie Spotted Wolf & baby, Henry Heavy Gun, Sam Choate. Bad night and all were not there", undated

  • Box 5, item 595
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A large group sitting in front of a log cabin, displaying books and handwoven baskets. Back of the photograph reads: "Hear Butte Illiteracy", undated

  • Box 5, item 596
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Two women looking out a window at a woman reading a book, standing in front of a display table. Back of the photograph identifies her as: "Mrs. Blackbull age 72", undated

  • Box 5, item 597
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Group standing in front of a display table with baskets and a skull. The back of the photograph reads: "Little Badger Illiteracy", undated

  • Box 5, item 598
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Two women looking at a book, standing behind a display table with woven baskets and an animal skull. Back of the photograph identifies them as: "1. Mrs. Blackbull 2. Irene Butterfly", undated

  • Box 5, item 599
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Men standing around a flagpole with the American flag, photograph was printed in Havre, Montana on July 8, 1925, 1925 July 8

  • Box 5, item 600
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A man and woman in traditional Native American dress, undated

  • Box 5, item 601
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Women and children in traditional dress, sitting in front of teepees. Back of the photograph reads: "Indiana teepees and miniature teepees for the children", undated

  • Box 5, item 602
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Two men in traditional Native American dress, undated

  • Box 5, item 603
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A group of women sitting sewing and sitting around displays of traditional Native American clothing, undated

  • Box 11, item 605
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Unidentified group attending a lecture given by an unidentified white man, undated

  • Box 11, item 606
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Two unidentified boys holding pigs, undated

  • Box 11, item 607
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Two unidentified boys holding chickens, undated

  • Box 11, item 608
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A display of traditional Native American dress, undated

  • Box 11, item 609
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Unidentified man sitting at the base of an monument of a Native American male. The back of the photograph reads: "Blackhawk Indian Memorial at Oregon, Illinois", undated

  • Box 11, item 610
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Formal portrait of a man wearing traditional Native American dress, including a headdress and facepaint. The back of the photograph identifies him as: "Chief Wades in the Water", undated

  • Box 11, item 611
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Formal portrait of a man wearing traditional Native American dress. The back of the photograph identifies him as: "Fish Wolf Robe", undated

  • Box 11, item 612
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Formal portrait of a man wearing traditional Native American dress. Back of the photograph identifies him as: "Chief Curly Bear, a venerable Blackfoot Indian", undated

  • Box 11, item 613
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Formal portrait of a man wearing traditional Native American dress. Back of the photograph identifies him as: "Chief Bird Rattler, a Judge on the Blackfoot Reservation", undated

  • Box 11, item 614
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A woman with a baby on her back and a toddler at her feet, a teepee stands in the background. The back of the photograph identifies her as: "Mrs. Eagle Calf, Blackfoot Reservation", undated

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Full length portrait of a man wearing tradition Native American dress, standing in front of a teepee. The back of the photograph identifies him as: "Chief Eagle Calf. Graduate of Carlisle, worked in newspaper depart. at Carlisle", undated

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Formal portrait of a man in traditional Native American dress. Back of the photograph identifies him as: "Chief Eagle Child", undated

  • Box 11, item 617
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Formal portrait of a man wearing traditional Native American dress. The back of the photograph identifies him as: "Koosta. Chief of the Kootena: Indians, Palson, Montana. Koostata is 68 years of age. Son of the famous Chief Eneas, and grandson of chief Bapsiste, who signed the treaty of Hell Gate, 1855, between the U.S. Government and the Allied Tribes of the Flashed Reservation", undated

  • Box 12, item 618
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Formal portrait of a man wearing traditional Native American dress, standing in front of a teepee. Back of the photograph identifies him as: "Chief Bull Calf", undated

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A man in traditional Native American dress, sitting at the edge of a cliff. Typed label identifies him as: "Arrow Top Knot, aged 64. A distinguished member of the Blackfeet Tribe who made a fine record", undated

  • Box 12, item 620
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Six unidentified males sitting and wearing traditional Native American dress, four of them wearing headdresses, undated

  • Box 12, item 621
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Native Americans sitting around tablse reading books in a large room at the Blackfeet Gymnasium, 1931

  • Box 12, item 622
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A back side view of an assembly of Native Americans in a gymnasium at the Blackfeet Reservation, 1931

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A group of Native Americans sitting in an assebly in a gymnasium. Back of the photograph reads: "Assembly March 22, 1931. Illiteracy Clinic. Blackfeet Indian Reservation", 1931 March 22

  • Box 12, item 624
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A group of older Native Americans posing outdoors. A typed label on the back reads: "Students seventy years of age and older enrolled in illiteracy clinic Blackfeet Indian Reservation", undated

  • Box 12, item 625
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Large group photographs of Native Americans, posing outdoors. Bottom of the photograph reads: "Blackfeet Indians, 60 years of age and older who attempted the illiteracy clinic", undated

  • Box 12, item 626
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A group of older Native Americans posing outdoors, part of the illiteracy classes on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, undated

  • Box 12, item 627
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5 males standing outside. Back of the photograph reads: "Indian Speakers reading left to right: Black Weasel, Two Guns White Calf, Judge No Coat, Charlie Iron Breast, and Yellow Kidney. Illiteracy Clinic, Blackfeet Indian Reservation", undated

  • Box 12, item 628
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Native American man and his teacher stranding in front of a chalk board. The back of the photograph reads: "Writing Contest -John Little Blaze- Winner. Illiteracy Clinic, Blackfeet Indian Reservation", undated

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3 women and 2 men standing in front of chalkboards with their names written out. A typed label reads: "Contestnats for the prize in writing which was won by 'Scalp Him with His Own Knife'", undated

  • Box 12, item 630
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2 unidentied males wearing traditional Native American costumes, undated

  • Box 2, item 631
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Assorted, 1916-1923, undated

A postcard photograph of an animal resting on a chair in a formal living room, undated

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A far view of a crowd watching a baseball game, undated

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A horse with saddle. Back of the photograph reads:"'Billy' who carried his rider safely over many a mountain and streams- and who knwe a school house the moment he saw it. This picture was made by some children while I was sick. -C.S.", undated

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Black dog with collar, handwritten letter on the front and back to Cora Wilson Stewart with Christmas greetings, undated

  • Box 2, item 635
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photograph of a car, undated

  • Box 2, item 636
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A stage decorated with portraits of the same man and American flags. The back of the photograph reads: "The opera house at Marion, Kentucky decorated for my speech there in October 1920" signed by Cora Wilson Stewart, 1920 October

  • Box 11, item 637
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Composite of portraits of men, identified as "Senate of Kentucky as High Court of Impeachment", 1916 April 10

  • Box 15, item 638
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No picture. Back of the cardboard reads: "Negro School in Marion County. The older ones attend the Adult School. The teacher, Daniel Hankins, will teach nother 'moonlight' school this winter. The house farther back in picture was built for the teacher to use as his home. The school house is among the best negro school houses in Marion County", undated

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"A small part of the parade, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Adult Day-1923. Some fifteen trucks and 40 or 50 cars", 1923

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