Gailor Industrial School. Records

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Gailor Industrial School. Records


  • 1919-1951 (Creation)


.4 cu.ft. (2 boxes partial)

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Gailor Industrial School was founded in 1905 by the Bishop of Tennessee, Thomas F. Gailor III, and first became affiliated with ACI in 1921. The school's original name honored a donor, Rev. Charles A. Hoffman of New York. Gailor developed into a four-year high school for girls and boys, including boarders. Enrollment in 1928 was 250; in 1943, it was 360. Fire completely destroyed the school in 1945 but it continued to function and was rebuilt. ACI appears to have discontinued funding the school in 1949.

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The school's Board of Trustees records (1935, 1940, 1944-1946) are slight, but other documentation is present concerning finances and the closing of Gailor Industrial School, dating from 1919 to 1951. ACI Director's correspondence (1938-1944) is with Gailor's principal and the Bishop of Tennessee, and with others concerning the school's building projects. Historical information can be found in historical summaries (1924-1928), publicity (1943), and a survey report of the school by the George Peabody College for Teachers (1946).


This material constitutes file series 13 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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The Tennessee State Library and Archives holds Gailor Industrial School Records, 1917-1973.

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