Finding Aid for the Piney Woods Country Life School Collection

MUM00366

PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00366/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Piney Woods School
Title
Piney Woods Country Life School Collection
ID
MUM00366
Date
1923-2003
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
The Piney Woods Country Life School is a historically African-American boarding school in Rankin County, Miss. The collection contains invitations, pamphlets, programs, broadsheets, and numerous articles related to the Piney Woods School. Items were created 1923-2003.

Preferred Citation

Piney Woods Country Life School Collection (MUM00366), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Historical Note

The Piney Woods Country Life School (or Piney Woods School) is a boarding school founded by Laurence C. Jones in Rankin County, Miss., in 1909. The school was founded with the goal of providing educational opportunities to rural African Americans. Piney Woods School received a charter from the state of Mississippi in 1913, and it remains in operation. The school is coeducational and historically, but not exclusively, African American. The curriculum emphasizes occupational training and hands-on learning.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains invitations, pamphlets, programs, broadsheets, and numerous articles related to the Piney Woods School. Items were created 1923-2003.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries February 2013

Access Restrictions

The Piney Woods Country Life School Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Original finding aid created by Chatham Ewing, 2005. Finding aid converted to EAD by Kathryn Michaelis, February 2013.

Alternative Formats

This collection is accessible as a digital collection.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

For more education-related collections, please see the Archives' Education subject guide.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Piney Woods School

Format(s)

  • broadsides (notices)
  • correspondence
  • newsletters
  • pamphlets
  • programs (documents)

Subject(s)

  • African American students
  • African Americans -- Education -- Mississippi
  • Education -- Mississippi
  • Schools -- Mississippi

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Collection Inventory

 Folder 1.1 Invitations, 1952 Commencement 

 Folder 1.2 50th Anniverary pamphlet 

 Folder 1.3 New Years Greetings 

 Folder 1.4 Commencement programs, 1946-1950 

 Folder 1.5 Program from Silver Buffalo Awards honoring Laurence C. Jones, 1970 

 Folder 1.6 Miscellaneous Broadsheets 

 Folder 1.7 Miscellaneous broadsides 

 Folder 1.8 Miscellaneous reprints of articles 

 Folder 1.9 "Mr. Jones of the Piney Woods School," article reprint, 1951 

 Folder 1.10 "A Brief Historical Sketch of the Early Days of the Piney Woods School," undated 

 Folder 1.11 Southern Notes, Volume 1, Numbers 3-5 

 Folder 1.12 The Pine Torch, various issues 1950s-1990s 

 Folder 1.13 The Pioneer, Christmas 1950 with article on Piney Woods School 

 Folder 1.14 "The Little Professor of Piney Woods," reprinted from Reader's Digest, 1945 

 Folder 1.15 Miscellaneous envelope 

 Folder 1.16 Postcard. "From the Piney Woods Country School." [Curteichrom Reproduction by Curteich] 

 Folder 1.17 Letter, Laurence C. Jones to "Dear Sir," 1966 

 Folder 1.18 Kenneth D. Wells, "Awake Throughout the Land" (privately printed, number 466 of limited edition), 1968 

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Porter Fortune by Ken Wells. Contains contribution by Laurence C. Jones.

 Folder 1.19 Jennie Bedsworth, "A School Called Home: Piney Woods School in rural Mississippi offers students a jump start on the future." From The Furrow, undated 

 Folder 1.20 Pamphlet. "Minnesota Visitors to 'Piney Woods Country Life School'," 1923 

 Folder 1.21 Pamphlet. "The Piney Woods School and the Association of Historically African-American Boarding Schools host the 1st National Black Boarding Schools Weekend Celebration, April 25-27, 2003, Los Angeles, CA"