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Digital Gaston County, North Carolina




  • High schools of North Carolina: public and private, white and colored, urban and rural: a complete list.1925-1926; 1926-1927.

  • High School Principals' Annual Reports, Gaston to Guilford County. This file includes high school principals' annual reports from schools in Guilford County, Gaston County, and Granville County. The reports include information about enrollment, names of graduates, grounds, equipment, educational material, schedules, curricula, staffing, and school organization. The reports affected school ratings and teacher salaries. Includes Highland High School (Gastonia), John Chavis High School (Cherryville), Lincoln Academy (Kings Mountain), Reid High School (Belmont), and Stewart Jr. High School (Bessemer City). 1924-1925; 1925-1926; 1926-1927; 1927-1928; 1929-1930; 1930-1931; 1931-1932; 1932-1933; 1933-1934; 1934-1935; 1935-1936; 1936-1937; 1937-19381938-1939; 1939-1940; 1940-1941; 1941-1942; 1942-19431943-1944; 1944-1945; 1945-1946; 1946-19471947-1950.

  • African American Education collection contains documents and photographs related to African American education in North Carolina before 1950 drawn from the collections of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum and the Division of Negro Education of the Department of Public Instruction record group in the custody of the State Archives of North Carolina. (Includes records related to Julius Rosenwald Fund)
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  • Biennial report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of North Carolina for the scholastic years 1885-1886; 1920-22; 1922-23; 1923-24; and more provides statistics of the number of teachers, enrollment, and enrollment by grade, of North Carolina schools by county.

  • Lincoln Academy, Kings Mountain, N.C. 1888 - 1955. Lincoln Academy, named after President Abraham Lincoln, was opened as a boarding school for African-American girls in the fall of 1888 by Emily Catherine Prudden. List of print and online resources.
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  • African American High Schools in North Carolina:  a list of the names and locations of all of the public African American high schools compiled from the North Carolina Educational Directory around the time that the schools were desegregated.
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  • Colored Elementary & High School--Gastonia (1926). Photograph of Colored Elementary & High School in Gastonia, North Carolina, information in regards to cost of building, property value, and population is attached to the photograph.

  • For Yearbooks, visit Digital Gaston: Yearbooks.
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Bessemer City


  • North Carolina Vocational Textile School Belmont. A general catalog for the North Carolina Vocational Textile School in Belmont, advertising its history, schedule of classes, different departments, and more.

  • Gaston College Catalogs "Over 60 years and dozens of catalogs from Gaston College are now online at DigitalNC. The publications span over six decades, from 1955 to 2018. Founded in 1952, the institution was originally called Gaston Technical Institute. Run under the banner of the School of Engineering at North Carolina State College (which changed its name to NC State University in 1962), the school was later renamed to Gaston College in 1964. These catalogs cover admissions, student registration for classes, scheduling, financial aid information, and lists of programs and classes."

  • Prospectus of Sacred Heart Academy at Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina. by Sacred Heart Academy (Belmont, NC)1903, 53 p.

  • Gastonia Industrial Education Center Geared to Progress. A small booklet about the Gastonia Industrial Education Center, including the programs that the institution offers, its curriculum, costs, and admission requirements.


  • Gaston County's Educational Heritage, 1857-1957. A booklet about the history and developments of the schools in Gaston County to 1957. Includes lists and histories of schools and their important figures, as well as the script to the play "Gaston County's Educational Heritage" based on the history of the local schools.

Mount Holly



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