Guide to the Round Hill, Virginia school correspondence

Round Hill, Virginia school correspondence C0255


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives.
Creator Copeland, J.E. (James Edward), Dr., circa late 19th-early 20th centuries
Title Round Hill, Virginia school correspondence
Date 1897-1900
Physical Characteristics 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract Series of letters to Dr. J.E. Copeland from applicants for positions at Round Hill and Wood Grove schools.
Collection Number C0255
Language English

Historical Information

The small town of Round Hill in Loudoun County, Virginia was incorporated in 1900, though it had been settled in the 18th century. Typically for a southern town of the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was racially segregated. This segregation extended to the schools; the Round Hill "colored" school served the African-American community until 1943, when the building burned down. As of the 2010 census, Round Hill has a population of 539.

Round Hill resident Dr. James Edward (J.E.) Copeland was a physician and also played a role in the hiring of educators in the community, to which he moved in 1887.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains 10 letters, plus associated letters of recommendation, regarding applications for teaching and principal positions available at the Round Hill and Wood Grove schools in Loudoun County, Virginia between 1897 and 1900. The recipient of the letters was Dr. J.E. Copeland. Three of the letters specifically reference the Round Hill "colored" school.

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Arrangement

Letters are in original order in folder, separated by acid-free paper.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Round Hill, Virginia schools correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

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Index Terms

Geographical names:

Round Hill (Va.)

Subjects:

Education--Virginia--Round Hill.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Round Hill, Virginia school correspondence, #C0255, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by George Mason University Libraries before 2008.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in April 2015. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in April 2015.

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Bibliography

Lee, Deborah A. 'African American Communities of Loudoun County,' Friends of the Thomas Balch Library, accessed April 8, 2015.

Roeder, Jr., Larry. 'Schools M to R,' Preintigration Schools of Loudoun. Black History Committee, Friends of the Balch Library, accessed April 8, 2015.

'Round Hill town, Virginia,' United States Census Bureau, accessed April 8, 2015

Scheel, Eugene. 'Round Hill,' The History of Loudon County, Virginia, accessed April 8, 2015.

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Contents List

Box
1 Letters, 1897-1900
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