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Gracie B. Dobbins papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1075

Collection Overview

The collection contains materials related to Grace B. Dobbins' education, teaching career, and affiliations. Includes lesson plans, 1965-1967 and undated, and other school related materials from Dobbins' time at Minnie Hughes Elementary School on Yonges Island and possibly elsewhere; materials from the City Federation of Colored Women's Club; an Avery Institute diploma and associated graduation program, 1924; an Avery 50th reunion invitation and memorial matchbook, 1974; and other materials.

Dates

  • 1924-1986
  • Majority of material found within 1965-1986

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Biographical Note

Gracie Lee Burns (1905-2001) was an African American school teacher. She was born in 1905 and graduated Avery Institute in 1924 with a teaching certificate. She later married a Mr. Dobbins and taught at Minnie Hughes Elementary School on Yonges Island and possibly elsewhere. She served as Chairman of Annual Appeal of Dimes for the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs in the 1960s. Dobbins died in Charleston in 2001.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 archival box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Gracie B. Dobbins (1905-2001) was an African American school teacher. She was born Gracie Lee Burns in 1905 and graduated Avery Institute in 1924 with a teaching certificate. She later married a Mr. Dobbins and taught at Minnie Hughes Elementary School on Yonges Island and possibly elsewhere. She served as Chairman of Annual Appeal of Dimes for the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs in the 1960s. Dobbins died in Charleston in 2001.

The collection contains materials related to Grace B. Dobbins' education, teaching career, and affiliations. Includes lesson plans, 1965-1967 and undated, other school related materials; materials from the City Federation of Colored Women's Club; an Avery Institute diploma and associated graduation program, 1924; an Avery 50th reunion invitation and memorial matchbook, 1974; and other materials.

Collection Arrangement

1. Education, Teaching, and Other Materials, 1924 and circa 1965-1986

Processing Information

Processed by Andrea Carlisle, March 2009, and Amanda Ross, October 2009

Edited by Amanda Ross, October 2009

Encoded by Amanda Ross, October 2009

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the Gracie B. Dobbins Papers, 1924 and circa 1965-1986 AMN 1075
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Andrea Carlisle; machine-readable finding aid created by: Amanda Ross
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

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