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Leslie Anderson Papers, 1906-1981 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

By Jackie Couture

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Title: Leslie Anderson Papers, 1906-1981Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Anderson, Leslie (1886-1986)

Extent: 0.4 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 02/27/2002

Subjects: Eastern Kentucky State Normal School (1906-1922), Eastern Kentucky University--Alumni and alumnae., Education, Rural--Kentucky

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Leslie Anderson kept many documents relating to his time as a student at Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and his early teaching career. He has photographs from these times that cannot be found anywhere else. These, along with his compositions and the scrapbooks he compiled, paint a vivid picture of what it was like to be a student at Eastern and a teacher in Kentucky in the early part of the 20th century. Later documents shed light on the earliest alumni reunions organized by graduates of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and also offer insight into the later lives of these early graduates.

Collection Historical Note

Leslie Anderson was born in Lincoln County, KY in 1886. According to his autobiography he worked for a local farmer for a year to save money to send himself to the Stanford Graded and High School in 1906. After six months of study he graduated and took the examination for a Teacher's County Certificate. With that certification granted Anderson was able to get his first teaching job at the Round Knob School District in Lincoln County.

In 1907 he was offered an appointment to attend school at Eastern Kentucky State Normal School in Richmond and was the 61st student to enroll at the new school. Until his graduation in 1909 Anderson attended classes here from January through June and returned to Lincoln County to teach school from July to December. By 1922, Anderson had moved to Texarkana, TX where he started his own insurance company.

Even though he lived in Texas, he was very active in Eastern's alumni organization and attended many reunions. He died in Texarkana in 1986.

Subject/Index Terms

Eastern Kentucky State Normal School (1906-1922)
Eastern Kentucky University--Alumni and alumnae.
Education, Rural--Kentucky

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Acquisition Source: Anderson, Leslie

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Folder 1: Autobiography of Leslie Anderson (part 1), 1906-1907Add to your cart.
Including his bank book from Crab Orchard Banking Co., a high school graduation announcement for Stanford Graded School, 1906, a composition by Anderson titled "Why I Want an Education," a teachers county certificate, a composition by Anderson titled "The First Day of My First School," a photograph of the School Teachers Conference at Kings Mountain, KY, 1906 (1977-042-01), a photograph of the family of Fountain Warren, 1906 (1977-042-30) a resolution from Round Creek School, The Interior Journal dated February 18, 1907, a debate delivered at Eastern, 1907, a poster of Ruric Nevel Roark, a letter to J.W. Thurman, and Anderson's grade sheets from Kentucky State Normal School in the Eastern District - Richmond.
Folder 2: Autobiography of Leslie Anderson (part 2), 1907-1909Add to your cart.
Including a photograph of Sugar Grove School, 1907 (1977-042-02), a list of incorrect words taken from the pupils of Sugar Grove, 1907, Anderson's grades in the state certificate exam, membership cards, poems by EKSNS faculty and students, a photograph of Kings Mountain Graded School, 1908 (1977-042-03), Lincoln County ballot for 1909 election, a debate given at Eastern, 1909, letters of reference from various people including Eastern faculty and Mary Roark, graduation banquet invitations and a program for Eastern graduation.
Folder 3: Class Notebook, 1908Add to your cart.
A botany notebook created by Leslie Anderson containing examples of leaves from various plants.
Folder 4: Class Notebooks, 1908-1909Add to your cart.
A literature notebook created by Leslie Anderson in 1909 and two analysis by partition notebooks by Alberta Gaines Stephens in 1908.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1953-1974Add to your cart.
To and from Leslie Anderson regarding early reunions, events and hotel reservations for the weekend. The letters contain lists and addresses of the earliest graduates as well as reports on the health of those who have been ill, information about children, and announcements of deaths. Some discussion of the outstanding alumni award is also included.
Folder 6: Newsletters, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, The Texarkana Kiwanis Club, and the Central Christian Church of Texarkana.
Folder 7: Scrapbook, 1909Add to your cart.
About Eastern
Item 1: Commencement Program, 1909Add to your cart.
Item 2: Alumni Banquet Program, 1909Add to your cart.
Includes a photograph of the first graduating class (1977-042-04)
Item 3: Photograph, 12 Jul 1909Add to your cart.
Graduation Banquet (1977-042-05)
Item 4: Photograph, 28 May 1949Add to your cart.
Anderson presenting W.F. O'Donnell with his diploma (1977-042-06)
Item 5: Photograph, 28 May 1949Add to your cart.
Anderson ('09) and Bobby Coleman ('49) comparing diploma styles (1977-042-07)
Item 6: Photograph, 1909Add to your cart.
Leslie Anderson (1977-042-08)
Item 7: Photograph, 1909Add to your cart.
Simon B. Chandler (1977-042-09)
Item 8: Poem, undatedAdd to your cart.
"How to Become a Surgeon in One Easy Lesson", by Mrs. Chandler
Item 9: Photograph, 1909Add to your cart.
Harry L. Davis (1977-042-10)
Item 10: Davis Insurance Family AlbumAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Photographs, 1909, 1923, 1953Add to your cart.
Clarence H. Gifford (1977-042-11-13)
Item 12: Photograph, 1909Add to your cart.
Cam S. Holbrook (1977-042-14)
Item 13: Photograph, 1909Add to your cart.
Dudley H. Starnes (1977-042-15)
Item 14: Photographs, 23 May 1953Add to your cart.
First 'Pioneer' Reunion (5 photos) (1977-042-16-20)
Item 15: Reunion ListsAdd to your cart.
List of early graduating classes and reunion activities.
Item 16: News Clippings about Alumni EventsAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Photographs, 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Pioneer Reunion Groups, (8 photos) (1977-042-21-28)
Item 18: Three Decades of Progress Banquet Program, 1936Add to your cart.
Item 19: Alumni Banquet Program, 1940Add to your cart.

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