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Paragould Special School District materials

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Finding aid for the Paragould Special School District materials

BC.MSS.11.107

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700

July 9, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Paragould School District.
Title: Paragould Special School District materials
Dates: 1948-1957
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains photocopies of minutes of the Paragould Special School District School Board for the years 1948 to 1957.
Identification: BC.MSS.11.107
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of minutes of the Paragould Special School District School Board for the years 1948 to 1957.


Historical Information

Paragould, a Greene County town atop Crowley's Ridge in northeastern Arkansas, was incorporated in 1883, at the intersection of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad and the Texas and St. Louis Railroad. The town's first public school class graduated in 1903.

The Paragould Special School District grew until it included four elementary schools and a high school at the end of the 1940s. For the first fifty years of the school district, no provision was made for the children of the few black families in the town. The school board minutes included in this collection, from 1948 to 1957, begin when plans were approved to send black students from Paragould to the black school in Jonesboro. They continue through discussions of how the school board will respond to efforts to integrate the schools in the town.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Education -- Arkansas.
Paragould (Ark.)
Paragould School District.
Public schools -- Arkansas.
School integration -- Arkansas.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paragould Special School District materials, MSS.11.107, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Edith A. Lancaster, who purchased the copies from the Paragould Special School District, 2011


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