Manuscript Collection

Alberta Tucker Grimes Papers - Accession 505 - M231 (279)

Title

Alberta Tucker Grimes Papers - Accession 505 - M231 (279)

Files

Identifier

Accession 505 - M231 (279)

Inclusive Dates

1950-1980

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

150 pieces

Language

English;

Historical Note

Alberta Tucker Grimes (1909-2002) was an educator from Greenville, South Carolina and was the first black school counselor in Greenville County and later became the first full-time African-American counselor in the state. She helped establish the first Head Start Program in the state of South Carolina in Greenville County which was charted on June 15, 2015. The Head Start program she started in Greenville became the model for similar programs throughout the state.

Scope and Content Note

Alberta Tucker Grimes (1909-2002) was an educator from Greenville, South Carolina and was the first black school counselor in Greenville County and later became the first full-time African-American counselor in the state. She helped establish the first Head Start Program in the state of South Carolina in Greenville County which was charted on June 15, 2015. The Head Start program she started in Greenville became the model for similar programs throughout the state. The Alberta Tucker Grimes Papers consist of original charter of the Greenville County Head Start (June 15, 1965), correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, certificates, and programs relating to Mrs. Grimes’ tenure as president of the Palmetto Education Association and founder of Greenville Project Head Start social work.

Provenance

The Alberta Tucker Grimes Papers were deposited in the Archives on May 19, 1983 by Alberta Tucker Grimes.

Copyright

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

Alberta Tucker Grimes Papers - Accession 505 - M231 (279)

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