Alonzo Carroll Burton Collection, n.d.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alonzo Carroll Burton Collection, n.d.
Creator
Burton, Alonzo Carroll, 1867-1933
Extent
1 box, 8 folders, 33 items, 1932-34
Subjects
Burton, Alonzo Carroll, 1867-1933
Education, Rural
Educators - Kentucky
Rural schools - Kentucky
Western Kentucky State Normal School - Faculty
Western Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College - Faculty
Western Kentucky State Teachers College - Faculty
Finding Aid Author
Department of Library and Special Collections
Repository
Western Kentucky University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Alonzo Carroll Burton was born in Lawrence County, Indiana on July 15, 1867. He served as Superintendent of the Mayfield City Schools prior to joining the faculty of the Western Kentucky State Normal School in 1912. He was head of the Rural Education Department until his death on October 14, 1933.
Scope and Content
The collection includes a series of articles written by Burton on rural education in Kentucky; a guide for elementary rural education co-authored with Horace McMurtry; Burton's report on "moonlight schools" to teach literacy; a compilation of some of his writings and sayings; and a book of tributes assembled upon his death. For further information, see the University Archives vertical file and photograph file.

Contents of the Collection

Inventory.

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Article series, "Rural Education in Kentucky". 1932. 17 items.

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Manuscripts for article series "Rural Education in Kentucky". 1932. 11 items.

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Coordinated program for discussion of work of Kentucky Educational Commission. 1933. 1 item.

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Book of tributes. 1933. 1 item.

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Burton W. Gorman, "Wit and Wisdom of Alonzo Carroll Burton". 1934. 1 item.

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Report of Moonlight School Work in Warren County to Kentucky Illiteracy Commission. n.d. 1 item.

  • Box 1, folder 7
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A. C. Burton and Horace McMurtry, "Teaching in Elementary Schools". n.d. 1 item.

  • Box 1, folder 8
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