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Name Leonard Street School
Additional Information Opened in 1921, on the northeast corner of Price and Leonard Streets. Closed in 1972, but reopened as a kindergarten the following year. Used as an alternate school from 1978 to 1982. An addition to the original building is now occupied by the High Point Police Department.
Number of Archive records 15
Number of Library records 2
Number of Photo records 4

Associated Records

Image of Manual - 2007.048.005

Manual - 2007.048.005

Pamphlet, Handbook for Teachers, High Point City Schools, 1969-1970. Paper cover and staple binding. Front cover is printed with black text "HANDBOOK / FOR / TEACHERS / HIGH POINT CITY SCHOOLS / 1969-1970". Handbook outlines rules and regulations for teachers and also includes a directory of school principals and Board of Education employees.

Image of Directory - 2007.048.007

Directory - 2007.048.007

Directory, High Point City Schools, 1963-1964. Fourteen pages stapled in upper left corner. Lists names, addresses, and home and work phone numbers for all employees and board members of the school system. Many handwritten notes throughout, including editing of information and addition of new listings, written in pencil and dark blue ink. Dated March 3, 1964 at bottom of first page.

Image of Directory - 2007.048.008

Directory - 2007.048.008

Directory, High Point City Schools, 1964-1965. Fourteen pages stapled in upper left corner. Lists names, addresses, and home and work phone numbers for all employees and board members of the school system. One handwritten change to a phone number on page 4. A small piece of paper, found behind first page, bears typewritten text "New Address and Telephone Number / Henry E. Bizzell, Jr. / 814 Fairmeadow / Telephone: 883-0084".

Image of Directory - 2007.048.009

Directory - 2007.048.009

Telephone Directory, High Point City Schools, 1964-1965. Three pages stapled in upper left corner. Lists names and home and work phone numbers for administrative staff of the school system, organized by school.

Image of Directory - 2007.048.010

Directory - 2007.048.010

Directory, High Point City Schools, 1965-1966. Fourteen pages stapled in upper left corner. Lists names, addresses, and home and work phone numbers for all employees and board members of the school system.

Image of Directory - 2007.048.012

Directory - 2007.048.012

Directory, High Point City Schools, 1966-1967. Fifteen pages stapled in upper left corner. Lists names, addresses, and home and work phone numbers for all employees and board members of the school system. Some listings have been updated, crossed out, or added by hand, using pencil and black ink.

Image of Certificate, Attendance - 2015.050.051

Certificate, Attendance - 2015.050.051

Certificate, Perfect Attendance, Marian Leach, High Point Public Schools (probably Leonard Street School), 1930-1931. Certificate is on white paper printed with blue border, circular seal of the State of North Carolina, and blue text reading "Perfect Attendance Certificate / This is to certify that Marian Leach / has been neither absent nor tardy for the year 1930 - 1931, High Point Public / Schools, High Point, North Carolina. / Signed and awarded June 5 1931. / [signature: Margaret L. Johnson] / Teacher." Student's name and dates handwritten in blue ink.

Image of Invitation - 2016.017.003

Invitation - 2016.017.003

Invitation, Class Day and Commencement Exercises, High Point Normal and Industrial Institute, June 6 & 9, 1924. Four pages with stamped leather covers bound with leather string. Front cover features illustration of towered building and "genie"-style lamps and text "CLASS OF / 1924", all in relief. First page reads "THE FACULTY AND SENIOR CLASS / OF THE / NORMAL HIGH SCHOOL / REQUEST THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE AT THE / CLASS DAY PROGRAM / FRIDAY, JUNE 6TH, AT 8:30 O'CLOCK / AT THE NORMAL HIGH SCHOOL / AND THE / COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES / MONDAY, JUNE 9TH, AT 8 O'CLOCK / NINETEEN TWENTY-FOUR / AT THE LEONARD STREET GRADED SCHOOL / HIGH POINT, N. C." Following page lists class roll, officers,

Image of Scrapbook - 2005.011.004

Scrapbook - 2005.011.004

Scrapbook, school report titled "Negro History" by John Coltrane, ca. 1936. Blue construction paper cover with cut-out red letters reading "NEGRO / HISTORY". Twelve pages of lined notedbook paper. Adhered to some pages are newspaper clippings about African-American personalities, educators, and musicians; other pages are handwritten with a biography of Charlotte Hawkins Brown and the poems "The Negro" by Langston Hughes and "O Southland!" by James Weldon Johnson. Signed in pencil inside front cover "John W. Coltrane". Handwritten portions appear to be in pencil traced over with pen. Contents by page: 1. "Negro History Book / John Coltrane 5th Grade / Teacher, Mrs. M. S. Adams" 2. Po

Image of Textbook - 2015.038.001

Textbook - 2015.038.001

Textbook, Primary History of the United States by Waddy Thompson, Revised Edition. Published by D. C. Heath, 1910 & 1913. The book is a narrative history, with contents arranged into biographies of fifty-five Caucasian men including Christopher Columbus, Sir Walter Raleigh, William Penn, George Washington, Eli Whitney, and William McKinley. Also includes a list of presidents, a list of states organized by date of admission into the union, a pronunciation guide, and an index. Maps and illustrations are placed throughout. Handwritten in ink on inside front cover are numbers 21 through 27. Also written in ink on inside covers and first and last pages is "Leslie Johnson 5th grade" and "teach

Image of Textbook - 2015.038.002

Textbook - 2015.038.002

Textbook, Tarr & McMurry's Geographies, Third Part: North America by Ralph S. Tarr and Frank M. McMurry, published by The Macmillan Company, 1908. Contents include geography, geology, and history of the United States, divided into New England, Middle Atlantic States, Southern States, Central States, and Western States, and Territories (including Alaska and Hawaii). Part III discusses the rest of North America. Also includes a list of references, population tables, a pronunciation guide, and an index. Maps, photographs, and illustrations are placed throughout. Handwritten in pencil and ink on inside front cover and flyleaf are names "[first two crossed out and illegible] / Thessie Corbett

Image of Print, Photographic - 1998.032.001

Print, Photographic - 1998.032.001

Photograph, black and white, depicting the third grade class of Leonard Street School, 1934. Included in the image is John Coltrane. Forty-one students stand or sit on the steps outside the school building. Coltrane is second from left in the third standing row; he wears a necktie and long-sleeved sweater and has his hands in his pockets. The teacher, Mrs. Whitten, is seated at far right on the second row. Handwritten in red ink on reverse is "Mrs. Whitten's 3rd Grade 1934 Leonard Street School". Adhered to cardboard backing. As identified by Rosetta Cousar Haywood: (see also photocopies with IDs in file) Seated (L-R): Bernard Baker, Franklin Brower, Robert Davis, Clyde Pike, Josep

Image of Negative - 50-307

Negative - 50-307

Negative, cellulose acetate, black and white, showing a young boy, Henry Walker, holding a large piece of artwork depicting two clowns. Quantity: 1