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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2540. “Fifty Years in a One-Room School,” an account by Alfred Leland Crabb, Jr. of the teaching career of his grandfather James Wade Crabb in one-room schools, primarily in Butler and Warren counties in Kentucky. Includes data on the Crabb family, a copy of James W. Crabb’s Warren County teaching certificate, a list of Warren County schools, 1908-1919, and an early twentieth-century photo of Plum Springs Schoolhouse, Warren County. Also includes A. L. Crabb, Sr.’s account of a student’s last day at Plum Springs Schoolhouse.


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