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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 1198. Student paper titled “One Room Schools of Yesterday” in which Tommie Paula Sears interviews Hattie Blake, a former student, and eventual instructor, at a one-room schoolhouse in Lewisburg, Kentucky. In her interview with Sears, Blake mentions various one-room schoolhouses throughout the region and offers insight into how a typical academic day was structured. Blake also details her own experiences as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. The paper includes projector slides of the informant and the Tunstill schoolhouse, as well as a 1958 Tunstill School yearbook.


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FA 1198 SEARS, Tommie Paula #2.pdf (2650 kB)
One Room Schools of Yesterday by Tommie Sears