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Greene Springs School records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0592

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a ledger of standings, studies, and absences of the students from 1847 through 1871 as well as an honor roll of the Humanitarian Society of the Greene Springs School.

Dates

  • 1847-1884

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

The Greene Springs School was begun in 1847 by Henry Tutwiler, a professor from LaGrange College and the University of Alabama. The school was situated in Greene County near Havana, Alabama (now part of Hale County). It quickly became one of the most famous academies in Alabama, recognized for the high caliber education provided by Tutwiler, who remained the principal for thirty years. The school also gained recognition because Tutwiler allowed females to enter the school. One of the teachers during the Civil War (the school remained open because Tutwiler was a member of the anti-Secessionist Whig Party) was Tutwiler's own daughter, Julia Strudwick Tutwiler.

The school closed in the 1880s, shortly after Tutwiler's death in September 1884. In fact, one of the miscellaneous documents in the collection is an announcement of the 1884-1885 Session of the Greene Springs School. It was printed on 7 July 1884 and lists Tutwiler as one of the principals.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (17 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Ledger of standings, studies, and absences of the students from 1847 through 1870 as well as an honor roll of the Humanitarian Society of this Hale County, Alabama, school.

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

Susan Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Greene Springs School records
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
January 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500