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Accession 1766

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

Collection Size

6.0 linear feet, 12,000 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection includes classroom, teaching and personal materials from Mrs. Rosa Veal’s time as an educator. The teaching materials, school manuals, and workbooks from her time as an elementary school teacher provide a fascinating look into the environment of a classroom during this time period. Many of the educational materials are from Ms. Veal’s time as an elementary school teacher at the Burris School and education professor with Ball State Teachers College from 1936-1948. The collections educational books includes the book she helped co-author called I Learn to Write. Her personal journals give insight into the everyday life of a school teacher and also contains poetry and other writings she worked on. It also includes documents from her community involvement with the Delta Kappa Gamma teacher’s sorority and the Muncie branch of the Association for Childhood Education.


The Rosa Cornelia Veal Papers were donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by the Museum of Western York County via Elizabeth Tyndall on December 1, 2021.


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

Rosa Cornelia Veal Papers - Accession 1766

LC Subject Headings

Veal, Rosa Cornelia--Archives; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Alumni and alumnae; Ball StateTeachers College--Faculty; Delta Kappa Gamma Society; Association for Childhood Education (U.S.). Muncie Branch; Elementary school teachers--Social life and customs--20th century