Science Hill Female Academy Records,1825-1975

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Science Hill Female Academy Records,1825-1975
Science Hill Female Academy (Shelbyville, Ky)
15 cubic ft.
Jordan, T. W.
Poynter, Clara Martin, 1846-1937.
Poynter, Harriet Rockwell.
Poynter, Horace, 1879-1953.
Poynter, Juliet Jameson, 1881-1974.
Poynter, Wiley Taul, d. 1896.
Tevis, John, 1792-1861.
Tevis, Julia A. (Julia Ann), 1799-1880.
Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921.
Berea College-- Entrance requirements.
Centre College-- Entrance requirements.
Methodist Church-- Kentucky-- Clergy-- History-- Sources.
Mount Holyoke College-- Entrance requirements.
Radcliffe College-- Entrance requirements.
Science Hill Alumni Association.
Smith College-- Entrance requirements.
University of Kentucky-- Entrance requirements.
Vassar College-- Entrance requirements.
Wellesley College-- Entrance requirements.
Single-sex schools-- Kentucky-- Shelbyville-- Archives.
Teachers-- Kentucky-- Shelbyville-- History-- Sources.
Women-- Education-- Kentucky-- Shelbyville-- History-- Sources.
Collection is arranged by subject.
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Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Shelbyville, Ky. girls school. The school was established in 1825 by Julia Ann Tevis. She and her husband, Reverend John Tevis, ran the school until his death in 1860. In 1879, Julia Tevis sold the school to Dr. Wiley Taul Poynter and Doctor T. W. Jordan. In 1880 Jordan sold his interest in the school to Poynter. The Poynter Family ran the school until it closed in 1939. Records, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, school catalogs, and miscellaneous papers regarding the Science Hill Female Academy. The collection is arranged by subject and begins with correspondence, catalogs, and records from the Tevis years. Most of the records from the Tevis years were either lost or destroyed. The bulk of the collection is composed of papers regarding the Poynter administration. The Poynter section deals with the purchase of the school, the school under Mrs. Poynter, her death, and the final principal Juliet Poynter. Included are letters from potential students, letters of congratulations during the centennial celebration, and letters of sympathy following the death of Mrs. Poynter; student and class records; transcripts; list of textbooks; lists of alumni association members and students who attended college; faculty and employee records showing the names, salary, and positions held by each employee, 1879-1939; and financial records, including receipts and letters dealing with the school's finances. The collection also includes school catalogs, 1879-1939, giving a list of courses, fees, and students; Miscellaneous papers, such as student compositions, speeches, student publications, and sheet music; commencement and recital programs, photographs, which include pictures of Julia and John Tevis, views of the school, students, and Doctor and Mrs. Poynter; newspaper articles about the Tevis Family, the Poynters, students, teachers, and announcements of openings and special events. Also included are bound volumes of a register, 1856-1874, registers from 1879 to 1939, three annual registers, 1880-1881, a roll book, 1921-1939, two volumes of academic records, 1879-1939, a personal account book of Julia Tevis, 1825-1827, ledgers and journals, 1879-1939, a dissertation written by Lulu Sutherland Hahn about Science Hill, a history of Science Hill by Harriet Poynter, and a history of Shelby County, Ky. Card index in repository