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Image of 1951.9.3 - Syms-Eaton Academy award certificate for student attendance

1951.9.3 - Syms-Eaton Academy award certificate for student attendance

Certificate awarded to Martina Tice "For being neither Tardy nor Absent during the school session of 1910-1911" at the "Symes[sic.]-Eaton Academy." The certificate is signed by Lallie Beverly Darden, teacher, and Ilma von Schilling, Principal.

Image of 1957.9.1 - 1861 Hampton Academy report card for Miss Lizzy Cary

1957.9.1 - 1861 Hampton Academy report card for Miss Lizzy Cary

Hampton Academy report card for Miss Lizzy Cary noting her grades on academic subjects during the months of December and January 1861. At the top of the report is printed: "Hampton (Va.) Academy, John B. Cary, A. M. Principal."

Image of 1952.32.1 - Catalogue of the Hampton Male and Female Academy, 1859-60

1952.32.1 - Catalogue of the Hampton Male and Female Academy, 1859-60

1859-60 Catalogue of the Hampton Male and Female Academy, with lists of faculty members by department, male and female students (including paretns/guardians and residences), description of academic programs and achievements. Teachers during the 1859-60 academic year are listed as: John B. Cary, principal; Fleming James, Jr., languages; Wilfred E. Cutshaw, Mathematics, English and Tactics; Edward Hardik, French, German and Music; and Miss Emily A. Cleveland, Female Department. Pages 11-14 missing.

Image of 1952.32.2 - Catalogue of the Hampton (Male and Female) Academy, Session of 1852-'53. and Annual Announcement, for 1853-1854

1952.32.2 - Catalogue of the Hampton (Male and Female) Academy, Session of 1852-'53. and Annual Announcement, for 1853-1854

List of female and male pupils, with their parents and places of residence, followed by description of curriculum, schedule, and fees for the following academic year, a list of patrons, and testimonials from several local or educational officials. Faculty are listed as John B. Cary, Principal, and Miss H. E. Whiting and A. D. Armistead, Assistants.

Image of 1953.9.1 - Program: Hampton Female College cornerstone laying ceremony

1953.9.1 - Program: Hampton Female College cornerstone laying ceremony

Four-page printed program for July 5, 1892 ceremonies sponsored by St. Tammany Lodge No. 5, A.F. and A.M., for the laying of the cornerstone for Hampton Female College. The program describes details of the processional parade from the Barnes Hotel to the building site a well as program order and ceremonial speeches.

Image of 1966.22.8 - Plat of Edgewater lots

1966.22.8 - Plat of Edgewater lots

Plat of Edgewater, situated at Rip Raps (Fox Hill), Va., surveyed and platted by Girard Chambers, Sr. The area shown on the plat includes lots east of Harris Creek and west of Beach Road, and the present-day intersection of Wallace Road and Edgewater Road. The plat labels land on the other side of Beach Road as "Public School."

Image of 1966.90.3 - Thomas Eaton Will - Transcript

1966.90.3 - Thomas Eaton Will - Transcript

Transcript of Thomas Eaton will, September 19, 1659.

Image of 1985.5.34 - Fort Monroe vs. St. Mary's football program

1985.5.34 - Fort Monroe vs. St. Mary's football program

Typed program for football match between the Fort Monroe Juniors and St. Mary's Parochial School, 14 November 1937.

Image of 1986.20.11 - History of Esther Burdick Memorial Library

1986.20.11 - History of Esther Burdick Memorial Library

Typed history of the Esther Burdick Memorial Library, including its founding, patronage, collections at the Syms-Eaton Academy and Charles Taylor Library, and dispersal after the library's closure.

Image of 1986.20.2 - Esther Burdick Memorial Library Bookplate

1986.20.2 - Esther Burdick Memorial Library Bookplate

A book plate from the Esther Burdick Memorial Collection at the Syms-Eaton Academy.

Image of 1986.9.15 - Syms-Eaton Museum brochure

1986.9.15 - Syms-Eaton Museum brochure

Brocure for the original Syms-Eaton Museum (located inside the Syms-Eaton Academy).

Image of X.358.1 - Business Writing Course Certificate

X.358.1 - Business Writing Course Certificate

Certificate of completion for "Muscular Movement Business Writing" course, under auspices of Locker Easy Method Writing, awarded to Gertrude Haldeman, March 10th, 1932, Richmond, Va., and signed by W.C. Locker.

Image of 1987.9.1 - Letter Describing Alice Moore Collection and Study of Helen Keller

1987.9.1 - Letter Describing Alice Moore Collection and Study of Helen Keller

Letter on lined yellow paper and dated June 18, 1985, from Jerry Sandford to Dr. Musselman describing contents and significance of Alice Moore Collection, including having saved the collection during her tenure as Principal of Langley View School. Sandford describes Langley View students' partnership with Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind (with assistance of school nurse Marian Craig) and study of Helen Keller's life, and portrayal of it in a 1956 play that closely paralleled the later Broadway production, _The Miracle Worker_. The letter also describes the report of the school production in an issue of _Instructor Magazine_. Sandford closes the letter: "I've conveyed the above to you

Image of 1987.9.2 - Letter from Jerry Sandford describing career of Alice Moore

1987.9.2 - Letter from Jerry Sandford describing career of Alice Moore

Letter from Jerry Sandford to Joe (Frankoski?), dated 12/23 (1987?) recounting Alice Moore's career with Hampton City Schools and thanking him for accepting the collection (on behalf of the Syms-Eaton Museum).

Image of 1987.9.3 - Letter from Helen Keller

1987.9.3 - Letter from Helen Keller

Letter from Helen Keller to Langley View School declining invitation to visit. Letter is typed on letterhead from Arcan Ridge, Westport, Connecticut, dated January 29, 1956, and hand signed by Helen Keller in purple ink. Also includes envelope postmarked January 31, 1956 from New York, NY.

Image of 1987.9.4 - Thank-You Letter for Children's Stories

1987.9.4 - Thank-You Letter for Children's Stories

Letter from Helen K. Mackintosh, Acting Chief of Elementary School Section, Office of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, to Miss Alice Moore, Principal, Langley View School, thanking Miss Moore for stories written and illustrated by students that were given to Ms. Mackintosh during a visit to Langley View School in February.

Image of 1987.9.5 - Letter from U.S. Representative Thomas N. Downing to Langley View School

1987.9.5 - Letter from U.S. Representative Thomas N. Downing to Langley View School

Letter from U.S. Representative Thomas N. Downing responding to two questions from students at Langley View School: whether he thinks he thinks he is a good Congressman and what the differences are between the Democrats and the Republicans. Letter dated February 24, 1960 and addressed to Mr. Charles Kane.

Image of 1987.9.6 - Letter from Mrs. Eisenhower's Secretary to Mrs. Edgar's Fifth Grade class

1987.9.6 - Letter from Mrs. Eisenhower's Secretary to Mrs. Edgar's Fifth Grade class

Letter from Ann Parsons, Acting Secretary to Mrs. Eisenhower, to Mrs. Edgar's Fifth Grade class at Langley View School, responding to questions regarding life at the White House, information on Washington, D.C., and whether a woman will ever be president. Letter dated February 25, 1960. Includes letter sized envelope.

Image of 1987.9.7 - Letter from Wilton B. Persons, President's Assistant, to Mrs. Frank A. Edgar's Fifth Grade class

1987.9.7 - Letter from Wilton B. Persons, President's Assistant, to Mrs. Frank A. Edgar's Fifth Grade class

Letter from Wilton B. Persons, the Assistant to the President, to Mrs. Frank A. Edgar's Fifth Grade class at Langley View School, responding to school children's letters.

Image of 1999.4.1 - Annual Classic Scorecard: Newport news High vs Hampton High

1999.4.1 - Annual Classic Scorecard: Newport news High vs Hampton High

A scorecard from the Nov. 12, 1932 Annual Classic football game, Newport News High vs. Hampton High. Written in blue ink are scores for each quarter and in total, with Newport News scoring 6 final points and Hampton scoring 12. Below the scores are lists of players, positions, and numbers for each team, and advertisement for Paramount Theatre showing film "Air Mail."