Bowman Family Papers

MSS. COLL. #88


Title: Bowman Family Papers

Dates: 1890s – ca. 1950

Quantity: 1 box (ca. 45 items)

Types of Material: photographs, manuals, pamphlets, songbooks, attendance and grade books, handbooks, holiday cards, school programs, and other printed material

Accession Number: 1989.116.19

Brief Description: This collection consists primarily of printed materials relating to various Guilford County Schools from approximately 1890 to 1930. These materials include the school attendance and grade books of T.J. Roach (a teacher at Guilford and Randolph County Schools, 1894-95, 1898-1900), programs and bulletins from area schools and school performances, songbooks (The One Hundred and One Best Songs, 1919; Sociability Songs, 1928), and handbooks for holiday and art programs. Photographs of Guilford County Schools show students and teachers posing outside their school buildings. They include one of Pleasant Garden, another of music classes held at Pleasant Garden, one of Oak Hill (Climax, NC, 1907 photograph shows full school building), and one of Monnett’s School (Climax, NC, 1895).
Other materials include: a World War II newsletter (Tezaaon Times, no date), a World War II base newspaper (HUMP Express, 1945, Air Transport Command-India China Division), copies of the front cover of World War II V-mail holiday cards, commercial pamphlets, receipts and balance slips, farm manuals and bulletins, one piece of sheet music (Last Night on the Back Porch) and a photograph of I.L. Trogdon and family.

Major Names/Subjects: Education–1890-1930
Education–North Carolina–Guilford County
Monnett’s School (Climax, N.C.)
Oak Hill School (Climax, N.C.)
Pleasant Garden School (Pleasant Garden, N.C.)
World War, 1939-1945

Date Surveyed: 9/28/2011