Science Hill Female Academy : records, 1825-1975.


Science Hill Female Academy : records, 1825-1975.

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.

15 cubic ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7605405

The Filson Historical Society

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