Mineral Bluff Industrial School for Mountain Girls records
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Mineral Bluff Industrial School for Mountain Girls records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mineral Bluff Industrial School for Mountain Girls (Mineral Bluff, Ga.)
Title: Mineral Bluff Industrial School for Mountain Girls records
Dates: 1901-1917
Extent: 0.08 cubic feet (5 folders)
Identification: MS 1464

Biographical/Historical Note

The Mineral Bluff Industrial School for Mountain Girls, which opened its doors on September 18,1911, was located in Fannin County, Georgia, eight miles from the Tennessee border. Mineral Bluff was a small industrial town with a population of approximately three hundred when the school began. The school was the idea of Miss Helen Gray. A journalist by profession, Gray founded the Southern Mountain Education Association. This association, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia supported the Mineral Bluff Industrial School for Mountain Girls.

The school, which was a boarding school, was in session eight months a year. Tuition was fifty dollars per year. The school was designed to combine industrial training with a literary education. One half of the day was dedicated to school and study and the other half to industrial training. The object of the program was to improve the condition of mountain girls by teaching them to develop and profit from the natural resources of their region.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists mainly of Mineral Bluff Industrial School for Mountain Girls records documenting its formation and early years. There is a publication which outlines the plans for the school and solicits funds. There are also several letters that speak of the school, as well as a pamphlet titled "Plan of Operation" and another pamphlet that describes the course of the school. Several copies of newspaper clippings about the school or Helen Gray are included. Additionally, there are some miscellaneous items pertaining to Helen Gray.


Index Terms

Boarding schools.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Economic development.
Education--Georgia--Mineral Bluff.
Fannin County (Ga.)
Gray, Helen.
Letters (correspondence)
Manual training--Georgia--Mineral Bluff.
Mineral Bluff (Ga.)
Mineral Bluff Industrial School for Mountain Girls (Mineral Bluff, Ga.)
Natural resources.
Pamphlets.
Single-sex schools.
Women--Education.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Mineral Bluff Industrial School for Mountain Girls records, MS 1464, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Suzanne H. Herrick, 1990.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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1"For Mountain Girls"
 

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2Correspondence
 

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3Pamphlets
 

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4Clippings
 

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5Miscellaneous