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

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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

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Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Acquisition Source: Anderson, Leslie

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Item 1: Photograph, ca. 1907Add to your cart.
Students who boarded with W.B. Elder and family, probably taken at the 1907 graduation (1977-042.29)
Item 2: Photograph, 1908Add to your cart.
Photograph - Eastern KY State Normal Delegates, Y.M.C.A. Convention, 1908 (1977-042-31)
Item 3: Diploma, 1909Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Leslie Anderson's Diploma
Item 4: Teacher's Certificate, 1908Add to your cart.
Kentucky Teacher's State Certificate - Leslie Anderson
Item 5: Commission, 1978Add to your cart.
Arkansas Traveler Commission - Leslie Anderson
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Scrapbook with news clippings of articles about Eastern Kentucky State Normal School, events in Anderson's life, education issues, historical topics relating to Lincoln County, several obituaries, and poetry.

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