Lucy Cobb Institute grade books

Lucy Cobb Institute grade books

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.).
Title: Lucy Cobb Institute grade books
Dates: 1904-1910
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of two record books, three monthly reports, and a group photograph from the Lucy Cobb Institute, covering the years 1904-1910.
Coll. Number: ms1636

Biographical/Historical Note

The Lucy Cobb Institute was a secondary school for young women in Athens founded in 1859 by Thomas R.R. Cobb. He named the school after one of his daughters, who passed away shortly after the institute opened. His niece, Mildred Lewis Rutherford, graduated from the school and taught there from 1880 to 1928. Even though Lucy Cobb was successful at the turn of the century, its enrollment declined and it suffered financial problems. In the 1920s, when an agricultural depression struck Georgia, the school began to falter considerably. After Rutherford died in 1928, the school began its final descent and closed its door in 1931.

Scope and Content Note

In the gradebooks, beside each student's name are recorded the grades for the various subjects taken. The students are separated by class year and major.

The three monthly reports each have an individual girl's name written but no grades and no date.

The photograph is of approximately 75 female students beside an building overgrown with plants.

Index Terms

Girls' schools--Georgia--Athens.
Grade books.
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.). -- Records and correspondence
Student records--Georgia--Athens.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lucy Cobb Institute grade books. MS 1636. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Lucy Cobb Institute collection, ca. 1858-1940; Lucy Cobb Institute collection, 1859-1926 (bulk 1924-1926); Lucy Cobb Institute photograph; Lucy Cobb Institute records, 1855-1931; Lucy Cobb Institute. Trustees extract, 5 November 1881.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxItem
11Grade book, 1905-1907
2Grade book, 1907-1910
1Lucy Cobb photograph
1Three monthly reports