Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School. Records

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Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School. Records


  • 1895-1959 (Creation)


.8 cu.ft. (3 boxes partial)

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Founded in 1895 by white and black community leaders, Fort Valley High and Industrial School was transferred to the control of the Episcopal Church in 1918 and was later renamed Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School (1932), which operated as a two-year junior college. In 1939, the school was transferred to the State of Georgia and combined with the State Teachers and Agricultural College to become Fort Valley College Center. It was made part of the state’s university system, but continued to receive the vast majority of its institutional appropriations from ACI through at least 1959. In 1949 the school was designated as Georgia’s land-grant institution for Black students.

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The archive contains mostly correspondence of the director, charter and by-laws, Trustee records, personnel files, programs of study, some addresses, and ephemera; organized to recognize the two school entities.


This material constitutes file series 12 of the ACI archive.

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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.

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The Archives is able to respond to limited requests for reproductions subject to copyright restrictions, internal policy, and the condition of the source documents.

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  • English

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