Manuscript Collection

Leila Russell Papers - Accession 25 - M7 (17)

Title

Leila Russell Papers - Accession 25 - M7 (17)

Authors

Leila Russell

Files

Download Leila Russell Biography (1) by Louise Pettus (121 KB)

Download Leila Russell Biography (2) by Louise Pettus (111 KB)

Identifier

Accession 25 - M7 (17)

Inclusive Dates

1903

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 bound volume, 71 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

Leila Russell (1871-1963) was an 1889 graduate of Winthrop and later was a professor of education and alumni secretary at Winthrop College from 1895 to 1945.

Ms. Russell founded the Winthrop campus King's Daughters Circle in 1895 which later became the college's chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA).

She also organized several Rural School Improvement Associations which later merged into Parent Teacher Associations.

She was York County's first county supervisor of education. As such, Ms. Russell helped to inaugurate field day in schools. She led York County rural schools to study consolidation and determine what it could mean to education. Her study and promotion of consolidation in York County led other counties to do likewise. She also centered attention on the need of a public provision for transportation of rural children to school in York County.

For more information about Leila Russell please consult the biographies written by Louise Pettus above.

Scope and Content Note

The Leila Russell Papers consist of a journal kept by Russell which formed the basis for a report to the Southern Education Board describing conditions at various schools in Anderson County, South Carolina. There are also photographs of school houses in Anderson and Marion Counties.

Provenance

Transferred from Alumni Records to the Winthrop Archives

Keywords

Education, Anderson County SC, Marion County SC, Schools

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Leila Russell Papers - Accession 25 - M7 (17)

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