#9020 Lipe School Reunion Scrapbook

Lipe School Reunion Scrapbook

MSS #9020

July 1995

Abstract: Scrapbook maintained by the alumni of the Lipe School, a former one- room schoolhouse built in 1884.

Online catalog terms:

Education--North Carolina--Rowan County--History

Lipe School (Landis, N.C.)

Lipe School Alumni Association (Landis, N.C.)

Size: Approximately one linear foot.

Provenance: Gift of the Lipe School Alumni Association

Access: No restriction.

Copyright: Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Introduction

From 1884 until 1934 when it was incorporated into the Landis School District during the consolidation of Rowan County Schools, the Lipe School served the families of southern Rowan County, N.C. Elijah Lipe built a one-room school house with the help of a few interested friends in 1884 and operated it as a private school. The schoolteacher lived in the Lipe homeplace that was located nearby and received free room and board with other neighbors agreeing to pay the teacher a small salary. In 1904, a new building for the school was erected and the school remained in its new quarters for the next thirty years.

In 1975, a few former students including Luther Yost, Hugh Yost, Lutelle Jackson, and Hazel Jackson began planning a reunion of the school's alumni. The first reunion was held April 10, 1976. It was complete with a time for reminiscences, a brief program, and a dinner of ham biscuits, fried chicken, pies, cakes and other "dinner on the grounds" style foods. An alumni Association was formed, officers were elected, and plans for a second reunion made. Reunions much like the first continued through at least 1985, the last year recorded in the scrapbook.

The scrapbook contains a few snapshots from the first reunion, some old school photographs, newspaper clippings regarding the reunion, and group pictures of those attending the reunions. There are also brief minutes of some of the gatherings.

Series Descriptions

Series I. Scrapbook

1976-1985

Arrangement: chronological

Scrapbook of the Lipe School Alumni Association containing photographs, newspaper clippings, snapshots, and some minutes. Due to its quickly deteriorating condition and the materials in which it was stored, the original scrapbook was disassembled in 1995 and reassembled with acid-free paper products. All items are in the same order as they originally appeared.

Box List:

Box 1. Scrapbook