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Graysboro Rural School Records
1905-1951
 
Extent: 1.5 linear feet.
 
Accession Number: 2009.010.
 
Abstract: Ledgers (7) and loose records relating to the rural school that was located in Graysboro, Mo, as well as the school district that the Graysboro school was a part of. Includes student records, i.e. grades and attendance, school/district finances, teacher contracts, and some school board records.
 
Processed by: Amber Miranda, May 2010
 
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Phone: (573) 651-2245; Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
 
Provenance: Gift of Charles Bain, July 2009.
 
Citation: Graysboro Rural School Records, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
 
Restrictions: None
 
Historical Note
 
Graysboro, Mo. was founded in 1889 . The settlement was located in northeast Scott County Missouri, near the area know as Gray’s Point. Graysboro was a stop on the Cottonbelt Railroad and a depot was located there. The railroad industry was the main employer and ran the economy of Graysboro. Graysboro remained a small settlement, but may have had up to 800 people living in it in the first decade of the twentieth century. Due to problems with frequent flooding, the majority of the population of Graysboro eventually migrated further west and south into the Illmo/Scott City region.
 
Scope and Content Note
 
Ledgers (7) and loose records relating to the rural school that was located in Graysboro, Mo, as well as the school district that the Graysboro school was a part of. Includes student records, i.e. grades and attendance, school/district finances, teacher contracts, and some school board records.

Grade books and attendance records (5 ledgers) list students by name and include information such as attendance, performance, and behavior. Some of these ledgers also include more general information on the school itself, i.e. total enrollment, expenses, and facilities. These ledgers were maintained by the school’s teachers and are primarily handwritten.

School board records (2 ledgers) include meeting minutes, school board finances, board elections, and teacher contracts. The loose records are sorted by subject, and include more school board meeting materials and teachers contracts, as wells as annual enumerations of district no. 1, which are sheets listing the names of students at the Graysboro school, their parents, ages and addresses.
  
Rules or Conventions: Finding Aid prepared using DACS

Container List 
Box 3284    
Item 001 Grade book and attendance record 1905-1909 Mar
Item 002 Grade book and attendance record 1910 Sep-1914 Apr
Item 003 Grade book and attendance record 1919-1925
Item 004 Grade book and attendance record 1925-1931
Item 005 Grade book and attendance record 1931-1937
Item 006 School board records 1929 Jul-1938 Jun
Item 007 School board records 1939-1948
Folder 001 School meeting records 1942-1947
Folder 002 Teacher’s contracts 1940-1941
Folder 003 Annual enumerations of district no. 1 1927-1951
Folder 004 Sample award certificates undated


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