Jeruel Academy girls' dormitory drawing

Jeruel Academy girls' dormitory drawing

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Jeruel Academy (Athens, Ga.).
Title: Jeruel Academy girls' dormitory drawing
Dates: before 1924
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: ms3813

Biographical/Historical Note

Jeruel Academy was founded in 1881 in Athens, Georgia at Landrum Chapel (Ebenezer Baptist Church, West) by the Reverend Collins Henry Lyons. In 1886 a new facility was constructed at this site, now on the University of Georgia campus. Here black youth were taught college preparatory courses in English, Greek, Latin, French, history, mathematics, public speaking, agriculture, sewing, cooking, music and printing. In 1924 the school consolidated with three other institutions to become Union Baptist Institute. The institute was dissolved and the building demolished in 1956 following desegregation and consolidation of the local public schools.--Retrieved from 13 September 2013.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one drawing on paperboard depicting the front facade of the proposed girls' dormitory at Jeruel Academy.

Index Terms

African American schools--Georgia--Athens.
Architectural drawing--Georgia--Athens.
Jeruel Academy (Athens, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Jeruel Academy girls' dormitory drawing, ms 3813, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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