Calhoun School. Records

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Calhoun School. Records


  • 1892-1945 (Creation)


.3 cu.ft. (partial box)

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Calhoun School was founded in 1892 as an industrial and teacher training school by Charlotte Thorn, who served as the school’s first principal until her death in 1932. Support of Calhoun was taken up by ACI in 1941 after the Institute dropped its support for St. Mark’s School in Birmingham. In 1945 the school’s property was deeded over to the State of Alabama and it became a Lowndes County public school, still in operation as Calhoun High School as of 2022.

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This set of records contains by-laws of the school (1892, 1937) and records of the school’s Board of Trustees, including meeting minutes and correspondence (1940-1944), annual reports (1919-1921), and reports to the National Council (1933, 1941). Also present is considerable correspondence by the ACI Director (1940-1945) and Treasurer (1939-1944) on school matters. Financial records (1940-1945) and Calhoun pamphlets (1905, 1937) complete the series.


This material constitutes file series 11 of the ACI archive.

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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.

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The Archives is able to respond to limited requests for reproductions subject to copyright restrictions, internal policy, and the condition of the source documents.

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  • English

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