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Guide to the Lee Academy Records, RG 476


Processed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: April 2004

Date Span:
1964-1970

Size:
0.75 cubic feet; 23 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 document boxes; 1 oversized box.

Type of material:
Institional records and correspondence.

Physical condition:
Some aging.

Arrangement:
Arranged by title of subject file chronologically.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Lee Academy was initially founded as the Presbyterian Day School in 1965, as a response to desegregation requirements set for public schools by the federal government in 1964. The school's name was changed to Lee Academy in 1967 after the creation of the Lee County Education Foundation. Lee Academy was located at the corner of Drake Street and Gay Street in Auburn, Alabama. The school relocated to larger facility on Glenn Avenue in the fall of 1969. In 1981, Lee Academy merged with Scott Preparatory School of Opelika and was renamed Lee-Scott Academy. School presently resides at Academy Drive in Auburn.

Scope and Content:
Consists of records produced by the Lee County Education Foundation that founded Lee Academy from 1967 to 1970. Contains minutes and notes on board meetings, committee meetings, and related correspondence. Records include applications, lists of students, parents and teachers, ephemera printed by the organization and information on Pickwood Academy.

Keyword descriptors:
Lee County Education Foundation
Lee Academy
Pickwood Academy
Desegregation
Education in the South
Auburn, Alabama
Lee County, Alabama


Item list:
Box 1 Box 2

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