Manuscripts

Abraham H. Peeler Papers

ca. 1889-1991 [bulk 1915-1991]. 20 boxes (387 folders), ca. 5410 items.MSS. COLL. #142

NOTE: The numbers cited in parentheses throughout the inventory, e.g. 1:5, refer the researcher to the Series#:Folder# in which that name/topic will be found.

INTRODUCTION

The chief name associated with this collection is Abraham H. Peeler. Most of the materials that compose the collection were created or collected by him between the years 1915 and 1991, with the bulk related to his career as principal of the J. C. Price School in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Researchers will find the Peeler Papers rich in materials pertaining to the local public school system, particularly J. C. Price School, and the evolution of African-American education in North Carolina. Other noteworthy items include material related to the development of Nocho Park, Greensboro’s first city park established for African Americans, and Camp Carlson, one of the first camps in North Carolina created for African-American scouting.

The collection also contains material related to the Greensboro Men’s Club, St. Matthews United Methodist Church, the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historical Foundation, Tuskegee Institute and Booker T. Washington.

Arrangement: The materials that compose the Abraham H. Peeler Papers are arranged alphabetically into the following twelve series: Athletics, ca. 1915-1991; GSO Men’s Club, 1951-1988; Jonesboro School, 1930-1984; Miscellaneous, 1924-1989; Nocho Park, 1932-1947; Palmer Memorial Institute, 1975-1991; Peeler, Silas A., 1889-1987; J. C. Price School, ca. 1937-1984; St. Matthews United Methodist Church, ca. 1903-1990; Scouting, ca. 1933-1987; Tuskegee Institute, 1910-1960; and Washington, Booker T., 1910-1974.

Provenance: The Abraham H. Peeler Papers were donated to the Greensboro Historical Museum in 1998 by Monroe Peeler, son of the person for whom the collection is named. The Peeler collection was assigned accession number 1998.73.2.

Processing: This collection was organized and the finding aid prepared by Francis D. Pitts III in June 2000.


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Born in Greensboro in 1904, Abraham H. Peeler, the person for whom the collection is named, lived and worked as an administrator and educator in that city for most of his life. He is best remembered perhaps as the principal of the J. C. Price School, a position he held from 1931 until 1969. The bulk of the materials in the collection pertains to his experiences there and will help researchers interpret his stellar career as well as aspects of Greensboro’s history. The collection is rich in information relating to the local public school system, particularly J. C. Price School, and the evolution of African-American education in North Carolina during a period marked by incremental change and progress in the face of formidable odds.

At school, Peeler pursued excellence and insisted on, sometimes pointedly requesting, top performances from his faculty and staff; he sought out and promoted cutting-edge technology of the day; and he networked within the community and beyond for greater opportunities for black students and his peers. In addition to his regular school activities, Peeler maintained a lifelong interest in organized sports. For thirty-two years he officiated at high school and college football and basketball games in his “spare time.”

To remember Peeler as an administrator and sports enthusiast only is to obscure his impact as a leader in Greensboro’s African-American community. Beyond the schoolyard, Peeler championed many causes. Long an advocate of the benefits of recreation, he lobbied for and helped develop and promote the first city park, called Nocho Park, established for African Americans. In 1940 Peeler, as Chairman of Publicity, helped promote Camp Carlson, one of the first camps in North Carolina created for African-American scouting. In recognition of his stature in the community, Peeler was named the first black member of the Greensboro Recreation Commission in 1947, an action universally praised.

An active member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Greensboro his whole life, Peeler conscientiously kept materials that document the history of that institution, the oldest African-American church in the city. Peeler also was a member of the Greensboro Men’s Club for many years. Founded by North Carolina A & T faculty in the 1930s, the GMC, which dedicated itself to pursuing high intellectual and social standards, sought to lend moral and financial support to worthy causes in the community. The organization attracted many of the city’s most successful black professionals who had made public service a central concern in their lives. GMC material identifies these people and will help illuminate the role they played in the community.

Other items in the collection inform the lives of equally committed professionals, such as Peeler’s father, Silas A. Peeler, who was a former president of Bennett College and a community leader in his day. In addition, materials relating to Tuskegee Institute and Booker T. Washington no doubt will prove to be quite helpful to future researchers.

Biographical Sources: The primary sources contained in the collection provided the information that afforded a rough sketch of the principal subject.


SCOPE & CONTENT NOTE

Types of materials in this collection include audiotapes, correspondence, educational materials, financial and literary documents, photographs and slides, printed matter and scrapbooks.

The bulk of materials in this collection were created or collected by Abraham H. Peeler. Much of the material relates to his career as an educator and administrator in the public school system of Greensboro, North Carolina. Of this material, the most comprehensive grouping is the J. C. Price School series (8:1-217), which contains items that will help inform the history of that school as well as the evolution of education in North Carolina during much of the twentieth century.

Noteworthy materials from this series include documents pertaining to accreditation (8:1-3); audiovisual items (8:4-8); correspondence (8:26-67); teachers’ handbooks created by Peeler between the years 1941 and 1965 (8:75-95); photographs and slides (8:111-130, 159-160); reports about school activities, events and the state of education at a particular time (8:139-149); scrapbooks (8:152-158); staff/teacher files (8:161-216); and documents pertaining to the NC Teachers’ Association (8:101-104). Other materials relating to Peeler’s career in education can be found in the Jonesboro School series (3); the Miscellaneous series (4:1,4,10-15); and the Tuskegee Institute series (11).

Anyone interested in Peeler’s activities outside of school will find ample material in some of the other series in the collection. In particular, researchers should see the Athletics series (1) for an overview of Peeler’s lifelong involvement in organized sports; and the Nocho Park (5) and the Scouting series (10) for information on the role he played promoting better recreational opportunities in Greensboro for the African-American community.

An active member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church his whole life, Peeler kept many materials that document the history of that institution, the oldest African-American church in Greensboro (1866). Researchers should consult folders 9:10-13 for short sketches of the church’s history and a scrapbook for biographical information and photographs of many of the pastors who presided over services (9:35). Other materials of interest include programs commemorating milestones (9:10-12,16,18,23-25); photographs and slides (9:29-33,36); and a pledge book from 1903 (9:34).

The Greensboro Men’s Club series also contains noteworthy materials. Founded by North Carolina A & T faculty in the 1930s, the GMC, which dedicated itself to pursuing high intellectual and social standards, sought to lend moral and financial support to worthy causes in the community. The organization attracted many of the city’s most successful black professionals, the majority of whom are identified in this series. In particular, researchers should see the folders containing thumbnail sketches (2:4-5) and photographs (2:8-65) of members.

The collection also contains material related to Peeler’s role on the Advisory Council of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historical Foundation, Inc. (6:3,6) that reveals the process by which the Palmer Memorial Institute became a state historic site. Also of import in the collection are two small series containing information on S. A. Peeler, A. H. Peeler’s father, and Booker T. Washington. In the former series, noteworthy items include photographs (7:4) and a compilation of outlines for sermons he gave over the course of his lifetime (7:3). In the latter series, the most important items pertain to a public speaking tour Washington made through North Carolina in 1910. In particular, researchers should see the journal containing observations that were made at each stop during the tour (12:2) and the group photograph in which some of the leading African-American educators of North Carolina appear with Washington (12:3).


SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

1. Athletics. 5 folders (ca. 130 items). ca. 1915-1991.

The athletics series consists of materials relative to A. H. Peeler’s lifelong interest in sports and recreation. The bulk of the items are part of a scrapbook assembled by Peeler, which he tilted “Athletic Reflections By Old Abe, 1915-89” (1:1). Contained therein are materials related to his activities as a student athlete and his career officiating high school and college football and basketball games.

2. Greensboro Men’s Club. 68 folders (ca. 350 items). 1951-1988.

This series contains materials pertinent to an organization originally founded by NC A&T faculty in the 1930s. Early on in its history, the Greensboro Men’s Club, dedicated to pursuing high intellectual and social standards, sought to lend moral and financial support to worthy causes in the community. Items include correspondence (2:2), financial documents (2:3), historical sketches of members (2:4-5), photographs (2:8-65) and assorted printed matter (2:7,66-68).

3. Jonesboro School. 4 folders (4 items). 1930-1984.

This small series consists of four items: a 1932 scrapbook, titled “Slavery As We’ve Heard It,” containing student narratives (3:1); an October 1930 memorandum from the school (3:2); a ca. 1930 photograph of a group standing in front of a building, presumably the school (3:3); and a program to the school closing ceremony in 1984 (3:4).

4. Miscellaneous. 18 folders (ca. 200 items). 1913-1989.

The miscellaneous series contains a diverse grouping of materials. Some of the more interesting items include photographs and printed matter from the Ashe St. (including a 1920-25 Minute Book) and Washington St. schools (4:1,15). Also of interest are an unidentified group of photographs and negatives that depict scenes of Greensboro and Guilford County from different periods (4:10,12-15). Of particular note are the images of Dudley High School (4:10.1 – 10.4).

5. Nocho Park. 8 folders (ca. 50 items). 1932-1947.

This series contains interesting materials related to the development of recreational parks for African Americans in Greensboro during the 1930s and ‘40s, with the bulk pertaining to Nocho Park. Noteworthy items include specifications for the development of the park (5:3), a drawing of the proposed park area (5:2), a historical sketch of Nocho Park (5;3), newspaper clippings and a scrapbook of Nocho Park Playground, 1935 (5:4-6), and a number of images of activities at the park (5:4,6-7).

6. Palmer Memorial Institute. 7 folders (ca. 100 items). 1975-1991.

The materials in this series document aspects of the process that helped the Palmer Memorial Institute became a state historic site. It appears as though the highlights of that process are in evidence through correspondence and printed matter Peeler came to possess as a supporter of the concept and as a member of the Advisory Council of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historical Foundation, Inc. (6:3,6). Items of note include an invitation and program to the Dedication Ceremony (6:6), materials relative to the first Advisory Council Meeting (6:6) and an audio recording of a “Children’s Chorus” in Sedalia in 1991 (6:1).

7. Peeler, Silas A. 5 folders (ca. 50 items). 1889-1987.

This series contains materials pertaining to the life and work of Silas A. Peeler (1864-1948). The subject of the series was a former minister of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, onetime president of Bennett College and A. H. Peeler’s father. Items of note include correspondence (7:2), photographs (7:4), and personal notes and a compilation of outlines for sermons he gave over the course of his lifetime (7:3).

8. J.C. Price School. 217 folders (ca. 4000 items). ca. 1937-1984.

The J. C. Price series contains the largest number of items, and because of its variety and breadth, it should be considered a highlight of the collection. The materials contained herein help document the career of A. H. Peeler and the history of the school over a thirty-year period. Practically every folder holds something that will inform the history of either subject. Noteworthy materials include documents pertaining to the accreditation process (8:1-3); items related to audiovisual education (8:4-8); correspondence (8:27-67); teachers’ handbooks compiled by Peeler (8:75-95); photographs and slides (8:111-130, 159-160); reports (8:139-149); staff/teacher files (8:161-216); photo. scrapbooks (8:152-158; include Price buildings, classroom scenes, Field/May days; athletic/sports events); and printed matter related to conferences (8:10-25) and teachers’ associations (8:101-104).

9. St. Matthews United Methodist Church. 36 folders (ca. 250 items). ca. 1903-1990.

This series contains materials relative to the history and growth of St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, the oldest African-American church in that city (1866). Noteworthy items include audiotapes (9:1-4); historical sketches of the church (9:10-13); programs commemorating milestones (9:10-12,16,18,23-25); photographs and slides (9:29-33,36); a pledge book from 1903 (9:34); and a scrapbook containing biographical information on and photographs of many of the pastors who presided over services at the various locations of the church (9:35).

10. Scouting. 8 folders (ca. 70 items). ca. 1933-1987.

This series contains materials relating to the African-American scouting experience in the 1930s and ‘40s in Guilford County, North Carolina. Noteworthy items include correspondence (10:3), photographs (10:5), copies of Handbook for Boys and Songs Scouts Sing (10:6); and materials relating to Camp Carlson (10:2), of which Peeler was the Chairman of Publicity in 1940.

11. Tuskegee Institute. 12 folders (ca. 185 items). 1910-1960.

This series is composed of materials collected by Silas A. and Abraham H. Peeler between the years 1910 and the early 1960s. Noteworthy materials include documents and photographs related to the Tuskegee Regional Principals’ Workshop of 1953 (11:5-11); photographs of the Tuskegee Institute Kindergarten, 1910-11 (11:3); and a 1920 copy of “Nautilus,” Tuskegee’s annual (11:4).

12. Washington, Booker T. 4 folders (21 items). 1910-1974.

The bulk of this small series contains materials related to a public speaking tour Booker T. Washington made through North Carolina in 1910. The most important item is the journal in which observations are made at each stop during the tour (12:2). The author of these notes is unidentified. Other noteworthy items include a group photograph in which some of the leading African-American educators of North Carolina appear with Washington (12:3), and an engraved invitation to a banquet held in Washington’s honor in Washington, North Carolina (12:4).


FOLDER LISTING

SeriesFolderContents 
11 Athletics-- "Athletic Reflections by Ole Abe"
2-- Miscellaneous
3-- Photographs
4 Athletics-- Slides
5-- Traylor, A.Z.
21Greensboro Men's Club-- Constitution
2-- Correspondence
3-- Financial
4-- History
5Greensboro Men's Club-- History, Revised
6-- Memos & Notices
7-- Miscellaneous
8-- Photographs -- Barnes, B.W.
9Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Barnes, Milton
10-- Photographs -- Blount, Alvin
11-- Photographs -- Bowling, Richard
12-- Photographs -- Chavis, Vance H.
13Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Cokely, Clarence
14-- Photographs -- Cokely, Clarence
15-- Photographs -- Colston, James A.
16-- Photographs -- Cundiff, Frederick
17Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Davis
18-- Photographs -- Dehuguley, D.C.
19-- Photographs -- Dowdy, Lewis
20-- Photographs -- Evans, George H.
21Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Falkner, Waldo C.
22-- Photographs -- Fields, Lewis
23-- Photographs -- Foster, George
24-- Photographs -- Freeman, James
25Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Frye, Henry
26-- Photographs -- Fulmore, Julius
27-- Photographs -- Gibbs, Warmouth
28-- Photographs -- Goldsborough, William A.
29Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Harrison, W.B.
30-- Photographs -- Initiation
31-- Photographs -- Jewel, Paul
32-- Photographs -- Johnson, Arthur
33Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Johnson, Walter
34-- Photographs -- Jones, D. D.
35-- Photographs -- Jones, W. L.
36-- Photographs -- Long, Durel
37Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- McLaughlin, John
38-- Photographs -- Marteena, J.M.
39-- Photographs -- Miller, Isaac H.
40-- Photographs -- Miller, W.L.T.
41Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Miscellaneous, 1 of 2
42-- Photographs -- Miscellaneous, 2 of 2
43-- Photographs -- Neal, William
44-- Photographs -- Party
45Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Patterson, Robertson
46-- Photographs -- Peek, Minnard
47-- Photographs -- Pinkney, Charles
48-- Photographs -- Raiford, Ernest
49Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Robinson, L.H
50-- Photographs -- Shelton, Ralph
51-- Photographs -- Shute, Marlow
52-- Photographs -- Simkins, George, Jr.
53Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Simkins, George, Sr.
54-- Photographs -- Swann, Melvin
55-- Photographs -- Tarpley, J.A.
56-- Photographs -- Taylor, A.J.
57Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Taylor, H. Clinton
58-- Photographs -- Trader, James
59-- Photographs -- Trent, William
60-- Photographs -- Unidentified
61Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Washington, George L.
62-- Photographs -- Watkins, Flotilla
63-- Photographs -- Webster, Nathaniel C.
64-- Photographs -- Williams, Joseph
65Greensboro Men's Club-- Photographs -- Wise, L.A.
66-- Printed
67-- Programs
68-- Rosters
31Jonesboro School-- Literary -- "Slavery As We've Heard It"
2-- Newsletter
3Jonesboro School-- Photographs
4-- Program
41Miscellaneous-- Ashe St. School (including 1920-25 Minute Book)
2-- Barber Park -- Dedication program
3-- Barber Park (?) -- Photographs
4Miscellaneous-- Education
5-- Evans, George H.
6-- Genealogy
7Miscellaneous-- Hairston, Jester
8-- Ladies Art Club
9-- Levette, Eugene
10Miscellaneous-- Photographs -- Negatives
10.1-- Photographs -- Negatives -- Dudley High School (ca. 1930s ?)
10.2-- Photographs -- Negatives -- Dudley High School -- Basketball
10.3Miscellaneous-- Photographs -- Negatives -- Dudley High School -- Cheerleaders/Homecoming
10.4-- Photographs -- Negatives -- Dudley High School -- Football
11-- Photographs -- Peeler
12Miscellaneous-- Photographs -- Unidentified, 1 of 3
13-- Photographs -- Unidentified, 2 of 3
14-- Photographs -- Unidentified, 3 of 3
15Miscellaneous-- Photographs -- Washington St.
16-- Printed
17-- Recreation
18-- Warnersville Community
51 Nocho Park-- Correspondence
2-- Drawings 
3-- History 
4-- Photos 
5 Nocho Park-- Printed 
6-- Scrapbook 
7-- Slides 
8-- Windsor Community Center 
61 Palmer Memorial Institute-- Audio
2-- C.H. Brown Historical Foundation History  
3-- Correspondence 
4-- Financial 
5 Palmer Memorial Institute-- Negatives 
6-- Printed 
7-- Slides 
71Peeler, Silas A.-- Biographical information
2-- Correspondence 
3-- Literary 
4Peeler, Silas A.-- Photographs 
5-- Printed 
81Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Accreditation, 1 of 3
2-- Accreditation, 2 of 3
3-- Accreditation, 3 of 3
4-- Audiovisual -- A&T Workshop
5Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Audiovisual -- Clinic, 1955
6-- Audiovisual -- Miscellaneous
7-- Audiovisual -- Presentation
8-- Audiovisual -- Workshops, 1957-58
9Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Auditorium
10-- Conferences -- Beginning Principals, 1958
11-- Conferences -- Elementary School Principals, NEA, 1 of 2
12-- Conferences -- Elementary School Principals, NEA, 2 of 2
13Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Conferences -- Jr. High Principals, 1959-60
14-- Conferences -- Miscellaneous
15-- Conferences -- Notebook, 1 of 7
16-- Conferences -- Notebook, 2 of 7
17Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Conferences -- Notebook, 3 of 7
18-- Conferences -- Notebook, 4 of 7
19-- Conferences -- Notebook, 5 of 7
20-- Conferences -- Notebook, 6 of 7
21Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Conferences -- Notebook, 7 of 7
22-- Conferences -- Principals and Jeanes Teachers
23-- Conferences -- Principals' Conference, 1950
24-- Conferences -- Principals' Summer Conference, 1951
25Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Conferences -- Registration Forms
26-- Core Courses -- Social Studies
27-- Correspondence -- Bingham, Marlene J.
28-- Correspondence -- Bynum, Mrs. N.G.
29Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Canady, Eloise M.
30-- Correspondence -- Carroll, Charles F.
31-- Correspondence -- Clark, Lillian J.
32-- Correspondence -- Dillard, John W.
33Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Dillard, N.L.
34-- Correspondence -- Duncan, S.E.
35-- Correspondence -- Graye, Mytrolene L.
36-- Correspondence -- Greene, W.L.
37Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Hairston, Martha
38-- Correspondence -- Lowe, C.D.
39-- Correspondence -- McCullough, Lenora
40-- Correspondence -- McIver, Marie
41Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Mason, Edith
42-- Correspondence -- Miller, Eva
43-- Correspondence -- Mintz, Elizabeth E.
44-- Correspondence -- Miscellaneous, A-J
45Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Miscellaneous, L-W
46-- Correspondence -- Moore, Catherine T.
47-- Correspondence -- Peeler, A.H., 1 of 2
48-- Correspondence -- Peeler, A.H., 2 of 2
49Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Penn, E.L.
50-- Correspondence -- Reid, Georgia S.
51-- Correspondence -- Robinson, Evelyn F.
52-- Correspondence -- Shaw, S. Joseph
53Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Smith, B.L.
54-- Correspondence -- Stewart, Estelle
55-- Correspondence -- Student letters to Peeler, 1 of 5
56-- Correspondence -- Student letters to Peeler, 2 of 5
57Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Student letters to Peeler, 3 of 5
58-- Correspondence -- Student letters to Peeler, 4 of 5
59-- Correspondence -- Student letters to Peeler, 5 of 5
60-- Correspondence -- Tarpley, J.A.
61Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Taylor, J.H.
62-- Correspondence -- Taylor, W.R.
63-- Correspondence -- Tyson, Lillie
64-- Correspondence -- Weaver, P.J.
65Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Williams, Shelton D.
66-- Correspondence -- Wilson, John B.
67-- Correspondence -- Wright, Margaret
68-- Covers
69Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Directories
70-- Drawings
71-- Educational Policies Commission
72-- Electives
73Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Financial
74-- Forms
75-- Handbook, 1941-42
76-- Handbook, 1942-43
77Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Handbook, 1943-44
78-- Handbook, 1944-45
79-- Handbook, 1946-47
80-- Handbook, 1947-48
81Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Handbook, 1948-49
82-- Handbook, 1949-50
83-- Handbook, 1950-51
84-- Handbook, 1951-52
85Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Handbook, 1953-54
86-- Handbook, 1954-55
87-- Handbook, 1955-56
88-- Handbook, 1956-57
89Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Handbook, 1958-59
90-- Handbook, 1960-61
91-- Handbook, 1961-62
92-- Handbook, 1962-63
93Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Handbook, 1963-64
94-- Handbook, 1964-65
95-- Handbook, "First Pages"
96-- Literary -- Brief histories
97Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Literary -- Miscellaneous
98-- Masters' Theses
99 -- Memos
100-- Miscellaneous (including Price School Alma Mater)
101Price, J.C. Elementary School -- NC Negro Teachers Association, 1 of 4
102-- NC Negro Teachers Association, 2 of 4
103-- NC Negro Teachers Association, 3 of 4
104-- NC Negro Teachers Association, 4 of 4
105Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Correspondence -- Peeler -- Course work (1 of 2)
106-- Correspondence -- Peeler -- Course work (2 of 2)
107-- Peeler Course Work -- NC College Summer Session
108-- Peeler Course Work -- Notes
109Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Peeler Course Work -- Resume
110-- Peeler Course Work -- Student tribute
111-- Photographs -- Group photos
112-- Photographs -- Miscellaneous, 1 of 2
113Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Photographs -- Miscellaneous, 2 of 2
114-- Photographs -- Negatives, 1 of 6
115-- Photographs -- Negatives, 2 of 6
116-- Photographs -- Negatives, 3 of 6
117Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Photographs -- Negatives, 4 of 6
118-- Photographs -- Negatives, 5 of 6
119 -- Photographs -- Negatives, 6 of 6
120-- Photographs -- NCTA Clinic
121Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Photographs -- PTA
122-- Photographs -- Peeler, A.H.
123-- Photographs -- Photocopies
124-- Photographs -- Price portrait
125Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Photographs -- "Price views"
126-- Photographs -- "Resource persons"
127-- Photographs -- Staff
128-- Photographs -- Students
129Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Photographs -- WBIG radio broadcast
130-- Photographs -- "The World -- A Hornet's Nest"
131-- Price family
132-- Printed -- Miscellaneous
133Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Printed -- Newspaper clippings
134-- Printed -- Programs
135-- Programs, 1 of 2
136-- Programs, 2 of 2
137Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Radio Television Course, 1 of 2
138-- Radio Television Course, 2 of 2
139-- Reports -- Committee on Time Place
140-- Reports -- Counselor's Annual Report to Director
141Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Reports -- Death of Frank Woods
142-- Reports -- Education in NC: Today and Tomorrow
143-- Reports -- Governor on Negro Education
144-- Reports -- Negro Division of the Southern Work Conference
145Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Reports -- Self-study
146-- Reports -- "Study" Activity
147-- Reports -- Summary of Group Evaluations
148-- Reports -- "Two Weeks Before"
149Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Reports -- "What Makes a Good Elementary School"
150-- Schedules
151-- School Policies
152-- Scrapbook A, 1 of 4
153Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Scrapbook A, 2 of 4
154-- Scrapbook A, 3 of 4
155 -- Scrapbook A, 4 of 4
156-- Scrapbook B [re. Warnersville & Price, filed separately at end of collection]
157Price, J.C. Elementary School -- (Number dropped, no item enclosed)
158-- Scrapbook C ("The Roots of J.C. Price School, 1922-84")
159-- Slides, Tray #1
160-- Slides, Tray #2
161Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Administrative Records
162 -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Alexander, Agnes J.
163-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Allen, M.C.
164-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Attendance Records
165Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Axton, George J.
166-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Barber, Kathryn B.
167-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Bolden, N.B.
168-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Brown, Laura D.
169Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Burrell, Eunice L.
170-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Butler, J. Wilsonia
171-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Carter, H.H.
172-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Courts, Willie Ruth
173Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Crawford, F.P.
174-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Cummings, Mrs. Annette L.
175-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Dyson, L.P.
176-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Grandy, Ophelia S.
177Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Hairston, M.Y.
178-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Hammonds, Gladys G.
179-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Holt, Jane T.
180-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Hughes, Berniece C.
181Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Humphrey, Carolyn H.
182-- Staff/Teacher Files -- McCollough, Catherine L.
183-- Staff/Teacher Files -- McFarland, Dorothy A.
184-- Staff/Teacher Files -- McKay, Gertrude M.
185Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- McNutt Award
186-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Mason, Mrs. R.D.
187-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Melton, A.A.
188-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Miller, C.C.
189Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Minor, Cora B.
190-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Miscellaneous, 1 of 4
191-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Miscellaneous, 2 of 4
192-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Miscellaneous, 3 of 4
193Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Miscellaneous, 4 of 4
194-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Moore, Mrs. Anna B.
195-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Morton, Mrs. L.H.
196-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Nelson, L.D.
197Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Oldham, H.P.
198-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Organizational Proposal
199-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Payroll Data
200-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Peeler, A.H.
201Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Reynolds, Mrs. Catherine M.
202-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Smith, Margaret
203-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Starling, H. Frank
204-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Taylor, C.L.
205Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Taylor, S.M.
206-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Teacher Records, 1955-56
207-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Teacher Records, 1965-66
208-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Walker, Barbara R.
209Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Staff/Teacher Files -- Wells, Mrs. Lillian G.
210-- Staff/Teacher Files -- Wormley, Chlotelle D.
211-- Substitute Teacher Files, 1 of 6
212-- Substitute Teacher Files, 2 of 6
213Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Substitute Teacher Files, 3 of 6
214-- Substitute Teacher Files, 4 of 6
215-- Substitute Teacher Files, 5 of 6
216-- Substitute Teacher Files, 6 of 6
217Price, J.C. Elementary School -- Theory
218-- Thesis -- Carolyn Harris Humphrey, "The Utilization of Visual Aids in the Program of Studies of the J. C. Price Elementary School,"  A&T College, M.S. Thesis, 1946.
219-- Thesis -- Susie Miller Taylor, "Vitalizing the Language Arts and Social Studies Program at the J. C. Price School Through the Use of Auditory Aids," A&T College, M.S. Thesis, 1948.
91St. Matthews Church-- Audio, 1 of 4
2-- Audio, 2 of 4
3-- Audio, 3 of 4
4-- Audio, 4 of 4
5St. Matthews Church-- Correspondence, 1 of 5
6-- Correspondence, 2 of 5
7-- Correspondence, 3 of 5
8-- Correspondence, 4 of 5
9St. Matthews Church-- Correspondence, 5 of 5
10-- History, 1 of 4
11-- History, 2 of 4
12-- History, 3 of 4
13St. Matthews Church-- History, 4 of 4
14-- Homecoming -- History
15-- Homecoming -- Photographs
16-- Homecoming -- Printed
17St. Matthews Church-- Last Service -- Photographs
18-- Last Service -- Programs
19-- Methodist Hymnal, The
20-- Miscellaneous
21St. Matthews Church-- Newspaper Clippings
22-- NC Annual Conference, 1958 -- Audio
23-- NC Annual Conference, 1958 -- Program
24-- NC Conference Historical Celebration, 1978
25St. Matthews Church-- Notes, 1 of 2
26-- Notes, 2 of 2
27-- Pastors "Scrapbook" -- History
28-- Pastors "Scrapbook" -- Photographs
29St. Matthews Church-- Photographs, 1 of 5
30-- Photographs, 2 of 5
31-- Photographs, 3 of 5
32-- Photographs, 4 of 5
33St. Matthews Church-- Photographs, 5 of 5
34-- Pledge Book, 1903-04
35-- Scrapbook  [filed separately at end of collection]
36-- Slides
101Scouting-- Bulletins & Reports
2-- Camp Carlson
3-- Correspondence
4-- Miscellaneous
5Scouting-- Photographs
6-- Printed
7-- Rosters
8-- Schedules
111Tuskegee Institute-- Audiovisual
2-- Correspondence
3-- Photographs
4-- Printed
5Tuskegee Institute-- Regional Principals' Workshop -- Negatives, 1 of 2
6-- Regional Principals' Workshop -- Negatives, 2 of 2
7-- Regional Principals' Workshop -- Photos -- Miscellaneous, 1 of 2
8-- Regional Principals' Workshop -- Photos -- Miscellaneous, 2 of 2
9Tuskegee Institute-- Presentation, 1 of 2
10-- Presentation, 2 of 2
11-- Presentation, Draft
12-- Rosters
121Washington, Booker T.-- Correspondence
2-- Notes
3Washington, Booker T.-- Photographs
4-- Printed


Index to the Abraham H. Peeler Papers (ca. 1889-1991)

NOTE: The numbers following the name/subject entry — e.g. 1:1 — indicate in which Series#:Folder# (or, if no “:”, Series only) that name/topic can be found.

Agriculture: photo, 4:14 (nd)
Alexander, Agnes J.: 8:162 (1939-1946)
Allen, M. C.: 8:163 (1938)
Ashe St. School: 4:1 (ca. 1924-25)
Athletics: 1 (ca. 1915-1991); photographs, 8:152-156 (ca. 1940s)
Axton, George J.: 8:165 (1966)

Barber, Katheryn B.: 8:166 (1955)
Barber Park: 4:2-3 (ca. 1965-1989)
Barnes, B. W.: 2:8 (ca. 1978)
Barnes, Milton: 2:9 (ca. 1978)
Bingham, Marlene J.: 8:27 (1961-1964)
Blount, Alvin: 2:10 (ca. 1978)
Bolden, N. B.: 8:167 (1939-1941)
Bowers, Elijah: 8:190 (nd)
Bowling, Richard: 2:11 (ca. 1978)
Boy Scouts: 10:1-4,6-8 (1933-1987)
Brown, Charlotte Hawkins Historical Memorial: 6:2-7 (1975-1991)
Brown, Laura D.: 8:168 (1939-1950)
Burrell, Eunice L.: 8:169 (ca. 1938)
Butler, J. Wilsonia: 8:170 (1945)
Bynum, Mrs. N. G.: 8:28 (1958-59)

Camp Carlson: 10:2,5 (1940)
Canady, Eloise: 8:29 (1959)
Carroll, Charles F.: 8:30 (1957-1959)
Carter, H. H.: 8:171 (1938) Chavis, Horace: 8:190 (nd)
Chavis, Vance H.: 2:12 (ca. 1978)
Cheek, Shirley S.: 8:190 (1967)
Churches: St. Matthews United Methodist, 9 (ca. 1903-1990)
Clark, Lillian J.: 8:31 (1966)
Clarke, Mrs. L. H.: 8:190 (1951)
Cokely, Clarence: 2:13 (ca. 1978)
Coley, David: 2:14 (ca. 1978)
Colston, James A.: 2:15 (ca. 1978)
Courts , Willie Ruth: 8:172 (1966)
Crawford, F. P.: 8:173 (1946-1947)
Cummings, Annette L.: 8:174 (1963)
Cundiff, Frederick: 2:16 (ca. 1978)

Dalton, Mattie M.: 8:190 (1955)
Davis: 2:17 (ca. 1978)
Dehuguley, D. C.: 2:18 (ca. 1978)
Dillard, John: 8:32 (1962-68)
Dillard, L. H.: 8:190 (1938)
Dillard, N. L.: 8:33 (1953-1955)
Dowdy, Lewis: 2:19 (ca. 1978)
Dudley High School (photographs): basketball, 4:10.2; cheerleaders, 4:10.3; football, 4:10.4; home coming, 4:10.3
Marching band, 4:10.3 (ca. 1930s ?)
Duncan, S. E.: 8:34 (1951)
Dyson, L. P.: 8:175 (ca. 1938-1948)

Education: 4:1,4,14 (ca. 1924-1984); 3 (1930-1984); 8 (ca. 1937-1984); 11 (1910-1960)
Evans, George H.: 2:20 (ca. 1978); 4:5 (1989)

Falkner, Waldo C.: 2:21 (ca. 1978)
Fearrington, Celeste: 8:190 (1954)
Fields, Lewis: 2:22 (ca. 1978)
Foster, Evelyn M.: 8:190 (1955)
Foster, George: 2:23 (ca. 1978)
Freeman, James: 2:24 (ca. 1978)
Frye, Henry: 2:25 (ca. 1978)
Fulmore, Lucille L.: 8:190 (ca. 1957)
Fulmore, Julius: 2:26 (ca. 1978)

Garrett, Pearl B.: 8:191 (1939)
Gibbs, Warmouth: 2:27 (ca. 1978)
Girl Scouts: 10:2,5-6 (ca. 1940-1987)
Goldsborough, William A.: 2:28 (ca. 1978)
Grandy, Ophelia S.: 8:176 (1938-1943)
Graye, Mytrolene L.: 8:35 (1950-1951)
Greene. W. L.: 8:36 (1951-1954)
GSO Men’s Club: 2 (1951-1988)
GSO Parks and Recreation: program, 4:17 (1979)
Gwynn, William S.: 8:191 (nd)

Hairston, Martha: 8:37,177 (1938-1952)
Hammonds, Gladys G.: 8:178 (ca. 1938-1949)
Harris, L. D.: 8:191 (1949)
Harrison, W. B.: 2:29 (ca. 1978)
Hester, Oka T.: newspaper clipping, 4:17 (1948-1977)
Hill, Delmond M.: 8:191 (1966)
Hill, O. L. W.: 8:191 (1937)
Holt, Jane T.: 8:179 (1966)
Holt, L. D.: 8:191 (1938)
Horton, Mabel T.: 8:191 (ca. 1938)
Hughes, Berniece C.: 8:180 (1950)
Hummons, Caroline: 8:191 (1940)
Humphrey, Carolyn H.: 8:181 (1938-1948)

Jewel, Paul: 2:31 (ca. 1978)
Johnson, A. B.: 8:191 (1938)
Johnson, Arthur: 2:32 (ca. 1978)
Jester, Hairston: cassette tape and program, 4:7 (1975-1981)
Johnson, Walter: 2:33 (ca. 1978)
Jones, D. D.: 2:34 (ca. 1978)
Jones, W. L.: 2:35 (ca. 1978)
Jonesboro School: 3 (ca. 1930-1984)

Koontz, Blaedean (?) T.: 8:191 (1949)

Ladies Art Club: 4:8 (1913-1916)
Levette, Eugene: 4:9 (1977-1984)
Livingstone College: 8:134 (1977)
Long, Durel: 2:36 (ca. 1978)
Low, C. D.: 8:191 (nd)
Lowe, Mrs. C. D.: 8:38 (1948)

Marteena, J. M.: 2:38 (ca. 1978)
Mason, Edith: 8:41 (1966)
Mason, Mrs. R. D.: 8:186 (ca. 1948-1955)
May Day: Photographs, 8:152-156 (ca. 1940s)
McCollough, Catherine L.: 8:182 (1938-1949)
McCullough, Lenora: 8:39 (1940)
McFarland, Dorothy A.: 8:183 (1946-1961)
McIver, Marie: 8:40 (1943-1946)
McKay, Gertrude M.: 8:184 (ca. 1939-1948)
McLaughlin, John: 2:37 (c.1978)
McNutt Award: 8:185 (1962-1964)
Meddling, Gertrude M.: 8:192 (1965)
Melton, Mrs. Alian A.: 8:187 ((1938-1949)
Meyers Dept. Store: 4:16 (nd)
Miller, C. C.: 8:188 (1938-1949)
Miller, Eva: 8:42 (1953)
Miller, Isaac H.: 2:39 (ca. 1978)
Miller, W. L. T.: 2:40 (ca. 1978)
Minor, Cora B.: 8:189 (1938-1948)
Mintz, Elizabeth E.: 8:43 (1961-1964)
Moore, Anna B.: 8:194 (1938-1955)
Moore, Catherine T.: 8:46 (1955-64)
Morton, Mrs. L. H.: 8:195 (1945)
Motley, Ruby B.: 8:192 (1941)
Music: Price School Alma Mater, 8:100; song booklet, 4:16 (nd); song booklet, 10:6 (1944)

Neal, William: 2:43 (ca. 1978)
Negro Division of Southern Work Conference: report, 8:144 (1946)
Nelson, Mrs. L. D.: 8:196 (ca. 1940-1948) Nocho Park: 5 (1932-1947)
NC, State of: report on Negro education, 8:143 (1945)
NC Annual Conference, Methodist Church: 9:22-24 (1958-1978)
NC Negro Teachers Assoc.: 8:101-104 (1940-1961)
NC Teachers Association Clinic: photos, 8:120 (1955)

Oldham, H. P.: 8:197 (1945-1949)

Palmer Memorial Institute: 6 (1975-1991)
PTA: photos, 8:121 (1954-1962)
Patterson, Robertson: 2:45 (ca. 1978)
Peek, Minnard: 2:46 (ca. 1978)
Peeler, Abraham H.: 1 (ca. 1915-1991); 2:2-7,66-68 (ca. 1951-1988); 3 (1930-1984); photos, 4:11 (ca. 1930-1989); 5 (1932-1947); 6 (1975-1991); photo, 7:4 (nd); 8 (ca. 1937-1984); 9 (ca. 1903-1990); 10 (ca. 1933-1987); 11 (1910-1960)
Peeler, Silas A..: 7 (1889-1948); 9:28 (ca. 1945); 12:1-3 (1910)
Peeler Family: genealogy, 4:6 (1987)
Penn, Mrs. E. L.: 8:49 (1953-1954)
Peterson, Lucile J.: 8:192 (nd)
Pinkney, Charles: 2:47 (ca. 1978)
Price, Joseph C.: 8:124,129,134-35 (1942-1977)
Price, Mrs. Joseph C.: 8:129 (1942)
Price, J. C. School: 8 (ca. 1937-1984); Alma Mater, 8:100; photographs of Price School, 8:152-156
Price Family: 8:131 (1971-1987)

Raiford, Ernest: 2:48 (ca. 1978)
Reid, Georgia S.: 8:50 (nd)
Reid, Minnie Hortense: 8:192 (1967)
Reynolds, Catherine M.: 8:201 (1966)
Richard, Mattie: 8:192 (1947)
Richardson, L. Memorial Hospital: 4:16 (1945)
Rivers, Anita M.: 8:192 (1940)
Roberts, M. J.: 8:192 (1937)
Robinson, Bettye Simpson: 8:192 (nd)
Robinson, Evelyn F.: 8:51 (1955-1963)
Robinson, L. H.: 2:49 (ca. 1978)

St. Matthews United Methodist Church: 9 (ca. 1903-1990)
Schools: Ashe St. School, 4:1 (ca. 1924-1925); Jonesboro School, 3 (ca. 1930-1984); J. C. Price School, 8 (ca. 1937-1984); 11 (1910-1960); photographs of Price School, 8:152-156
Scouting: 10 (1933-1987)
Sedalia, NC: cassette tape, 6:1 (1991)
Shaw, S. Joseph: 8:52,193 (1956-1969)
Shelton, Ralph: 2:50 (ca. 1978) Shute, Marlow: 2:51 (ca. 1978)
Simkins, George, Jr.: 2:52 (ca. 1978)
Simkins, George, Sr.: 2:53 (ca. 1978)
Smith, B. L.: 8:53 (1944-1955)
Smith, Margaret: 8:202 (1948-1949)
Spenser, Geneva: 8:193 (1976)
Starling, H. Frank: 8:203 (1966)
State Education Commission (NC): booklet, 8:142 (1948)
Stewart, Estelle: 8:54 (1955-1956)
Stewart, Mrs.: 8:193 (1956)
Swann, Melvin: 2:54 (ca. 1978); 8:193 (1966)

Tarpley, J. A.: 2:55 (ca. 1978); corresp., 8:60 (1950-1956)
Taylor, Andrew J.: 2:56 (c.1978); 10:2,4 (ca. 1940-1978)
Taylor, Catherine L.: 8:204 (1945-1948)
Taylor, H. Clinton: 2:57 (ca. 1978)
Taylor, J. H.: 8:61 (1951-1954)
Taylor, Mrs.: 8:193 (nd)
Taylor, Susie M.: 8:205 (1945-1949)
Taylor, W. R.: 8:62 (1940)
Trader, James: 2:58 (ca. 1978)
Traylor, A. Z.: 1:5 (ca. 1925-1991)
Trent, M. Estelle: 8:193 (1941-1956)
Trent, William: 2:59 (ca. 1978)
Tuskegee Institute: 11 (1910-1960)
Tyson, Lillie J.: 8:63 (1960-1961)

Walker, Barbara R.: 8:208 (1966)
Walker, Paul: 8:193 (1961)
Warnersville Community: 4:18 (1975-1986); 8:156
Washington, Booker T.: 12 (1910-1974)
Washington, George L.: 2:61 (ca. 1978)
Watkins, Flotilla: 2:62 (ca. 1978)
WBIG Radio: photos, 8:129 (1942); 10:2 (1940)
Weaver, P. J.: 8:64 (1957-1966)
Webster, Nathaniel C.: 2:63 (ca. 1978)
Wells, Lillian G.: 8:209 (1948-1949)
Windsor Community Center: 5:8 (ca. 1937-1938)
Williams, Joseph: 2:64 (ca. 1978)
Williams, Shelton: 8:65,193 (1960)
Wilson: 8:193 (1948)
Wilson, John B.: 8:66,193 (1954-1957)
Wise, L. A.: 2:65 (ca. 1978)
Woods, Frank: 8:141 (1940)
Wormley, Chlotelle D.: 8:210 (1938-1941)
Wright, Nell Brooks: 8:193 (1939-1941)
Wright, Margaret: 8:67 (1950-1963)