Fouse family papers

Abstract

The Fouse family papers contains material related to the family and their involvement with black education in Kentucky and surrounding areas.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Fouse family papers
Extent
1.35 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Scripts.
African Americans.
Pamphlets.
High school principals -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Educators.
African Americans -- Education.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
53M58 : [Identification of Item], Fouse Family Papers, 1854-1952, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
In 1893, Mr. Fouse was the first African American graduate of Otterbein College, in Westerville, Ohio. He began his academic career by founding the Corydon (Indiana) High School, where he remained until 1904 when he began his tenure as principal of Lincoln School in Gallipolis, Ohio. In 1908 Mr. Fouse became principal of the William Grant High School in Covington, Kentucky.
Moving to Lexington, Kentucky in 1913, Mr. Fouse supervised the Russell School until 1923 when the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School was constructed and he served as its principal until his retirement in 1938.
Elizabeth Fouse was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a teacher who was active in numerous educational, religious, social and temperance organizations. She founded Lexington's Phyllis Wheatley Young Women's Christian Association (currently, in 1996, the Wheatley YWCA spells its name as Ms. Wheatley did: Phillis), was president of the Kentucky Chapter of the National Association of Colored Women in addition to serving as the scholarship division chair of the N.A.C.W. Mrs. Fouse was a member of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the Kentucky Negro Education Association.
The Dunbar High School portion of the collection includes information about athletic activities, and the cafeteria. A radio script prepared by Professor Fouse for a broadcast (30 April 1939) over station WLAP focused on the history of education of the black community in Lexington.
Scope and Content
The papers of William Henry Fouse and his wife, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beatrice Fouse reflect their commitment to the education of African Americans in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and, in particular, Lexington, Kentucky. The collection includes account books, correspondence, notebooks related to educational activities, pamphlets, broadsides and various financial records.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Account book, 1897-1909

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Account book, 1910-1918

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Account books, 1927 May 25-1938 May 13

  • Box 1, folder 3-4
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The American Baptist Louisville, Kentucky, 1947 August 2-1951 August 24

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Baptist church material, 1924 December 3-1952 May 18

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Bluegrass Oratorical Association, 1928 March 29-1937 April 6

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Business letters, 1908 May 26-1948 December 15

  • Box 2, folder 2
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London Ferrell's Prayer, 1854 October 2

  • Box 2, folder 3
This is a typed copy. The last name is generally spelled Ferrill.
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General correspondence, 1917 July 13-1937 August 31

  • Box 2, folder 4
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General correspondence, 1937 September-1950 August

  • Box 2, folder 5
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General correspondence, 1930 December 11-1952 October 23

  • Box 2, folder 6
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General Kentucky material, 1914 January-1951 October

  • Box 2, folder 7
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General non-Kentucky material, 1907-1951

  • Box OS-11, folder 1
  • Box 2, folder 8
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Robert H. Hughes Educational Fund, 1928 March 29-1939 June 7

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Inter-State County News Lexington, Kentucky, 1948 March 27-1948 May 15

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Kentucky Association of Colored Women, and related organizations, 1921 May 31-1948 May 10

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Kentucky Masonic Herald Frankfort, Kentucky, 1917 June

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Kentucky Negro Education Association, 1932 June 29-1943 May 8

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Library School Club notebook, undated

  • Box 2, folder 14
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National Association of Colored Women, Inc., 1904 July 22-1950 November 25

  • Box 3, folder 1
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National Women's Christian Temperance Union, 1945 August 31-1951 April 20

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Postcards, 1910-1951

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Scrapbook, 1910 January 30-1916 July 23

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Items taken from Scrapbook, 1913-1915

  • Box 3, folder 9
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School visits, 1916 September 20-1917 June 10

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Young Men's Christian Association, 1930 November 1-1941 November 17

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Young Women's Christian Association, 1921-1951

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, 1931 March 16-1949 January 8

  • Box 3, folder 8
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