Lylburn Downing School (Lexington, Va.)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Black In Lexington: Endurance and Hope in a Vanishing Community. education, business, religion, profiles, etc., 2010
Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents From the File: Folder includes four items: "A Community's Stories" article from The News Gazzette concerning an exhibit by the Rockbridge Historical Society; a list of 'Old Lexington Colored People,' from the early 1900's from Leslie Lyle Campbell's notes; information on a group of slaves from Caroline County (a page copied from Colonial Caroline: a History of Caroline County, Virginia); and a letter to Special Collections concerning information on the holdings of records concerning black history in Virginia....
Scope and Contents A copy of an original photograph of students of the class of 1961 Lylburn Downing High School in Lexington, Virginia during their freshman year of 1957. Lylburn Downing School was an African - American school built in 1927. Student Amy Linette Tinsley is identified in the photograph.
Scope and Contents From the Record Group: This record group contains papers and projects created by students as part of their coursework, such as honors theses and capstone papers.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined
Scope and Contents These papers include many photographs and items concerning the Walker and Wood families, their homes, their activities; and material about the economic, social, educational, and religious life of the African-American community in Lexington, Virginia. Extensive notes have been provided by Alex Wood, identifying his family members in photos, marking records to indicate relevance or functional purpose, and occasionally providing his perspective on the contents of records. Numerous records concern...
Dates: Inclusive 1910-1975; Majority of material found within Bulk 1910-1940