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J.R. Bonds papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1082

Collection Overview

The collection contains programs, photographs, correspondence, newspapers and other materials related to educator J. R. Bonds. The majority of the items in this collection are professional materials relating to Bonds' time as the Supervisor of Schools for Cooper River District 4. Box 1 contains personal and professional material as well as materials relating to Bonds-Wilson High School. Box 2 houses some Bonds-Wilson High School items as well as other photographs and miscellaneous items. The coverage of the material is from 1925-1986 and the physical condition is very good. Please note that the collection contains newspapers chiefly from schools in North Charleston, South Carolina. Also includes household photographs as well as scenes of Lacy Bonds at Dixie Hospital in Hampton, Virginia, where she trained to become a nurse.

Dates

  • 1925-1986

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Biographical Note

J. R. Bonds (1904-1992) was an African-American educator from South Carolina. He attended Marion High School and graduated from South Carolina State College. He also completed course work at Atlanta School of Social Science. He began teaching in 1927 and, in 1936, started working for Cooper River School District Four. In 1946, Bonds was selected as the Supervisor of Schools for District Four. In 1950, in recognition for developing the high school program in the district, the Six Mile High School was officially renamed Bonds-Wilson High School in honor of J. R. Bonds and John T. Wilson.

J. R. Bonds married Lacy Campbell (1910-1973), daughter of Daniel Campbell and Jeanette Rogers. Lacy Campbell Bonds, a registered nurse, worked as her husband's secretary during his tenure at Bonds-Wilson High School.

Extent

1.0 linear feet (2 archival boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

J. R. Bonds (1904-1992) was an African-American educator from South Carolina. In 1946, Bonds was selected as the Supervisor of Schools for Cooper River School District Four. In 1950, the Six Mile High School was officially renamed Bonds-Wilson High in honor of J. R. Bonds and John T. Wilson. J. R.'s wife, Lacy Campbell Bonds (1910-1973), was a registered nurse and secretary at Bonds-Wilson High School.

The collection contains programs, photographs, correspondence, newspapers and other materials related to educator J. R. Bonds. The coverage of the material is from 1925-1986. Please note that the collection contains newspapers chiefly from schools in North Charleston, South Carolina. Also includes household photographs as well as scenes of Lacy Bonds at Dixie Hospital in Hampton, Virginia, where she trained to become a nurse.

Collection Arrangement

1. Personal, 1925-1970

2. Professional, 1943-1986

3. Bonds-Wilson High School, 1950-1978

4. Photographs and Newspapers, 1937-1972

Acquisitions Information

Received from Eugene Graves in October 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, September 2009, and Amanda Ross, November 2009

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, September 2009

Edited by Amanda Ross, November 2009

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

Title
Inventory of the J. R. Bonds Papers, 1925 - 1986 AMN 1082
Status
In Progress
Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Melissa Bronheim; machine-readable finding aid created by: Melissa Bronheim
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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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