Manuscript Collection

Education in Charleston - Accession 1568 M765 (822)

Title

Education in Charleston - Accession 1568 M765 (822)

Files

Identifier

Accession 1568 - M765 (822)

Inclusive Dates

1887

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

1 bound volume

Historical Note

Henry Purse Archer (1838-1911) was an American Civil War veteran of the 1st Regiment Charleston Guard and “Superintendent of the public schools of Charleston. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, January 3, 1839. Son of Benjamin R. Archer and Elizabeth M (Hammett) Archer. He received his elementary education in the best private schools of the city and was graduated at the College of Charleston in March, 1858, with second honor. He married Mrs. Emily S. Miller, eldest daughter of Henry S. Strohecker, a prominent merchant, on April 2, 1872. He has devoted his life to teaching, having held various positions in Charleston. Member of the State Board of Education from 1876 to 1890. Conductor of the State Normal Institute in 1885, and member of the advising board of the State. Superintendent of Education. Served on term as president of South Carolina State Teachers' Association. Is also a member of the National Educational Association and the Southern Educational Association. In 1900, he was elected vice-president of the former organization. Trustee of the Charleston College. He is a great church-worker and was president of the Charleston Bible Society two years, and member of the Society of Associated Charities, and of the Vanderbilt Benevolent Association. Member of the Board of Manager of the Charleston Lyceum and the Charleston Library. (The Men of their Times by J. C. Carlington, 1902).

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a publication titled, Education in Charleston: the public schools of Charleston: their origin, development and present status, by Henry Purse Archer (1839-1911) dated January 15th 1887. This publication offers a great snapshot of the history of education from the first free school successfully established in South Carolina which was founded in Charleston, in 1710 through 1887 when he discusses the current state of education in the City of Charleston.

Provenance

The Education in Charleston: the public schools of Charleston: their origin, development and present status was transferred from Special Collections on October 10, 2016.

Copyright

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

Education in Charleston - Accession 1568 M765 (822)

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