Hume-Fogg High School collection, 1897-2011 (bulk 1900-1947)
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Acting -- Study and teaching -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Actors -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Brown, Sadye, -- b. ca. 1906.
Camp Bombardier ( -- 1942 : -- Seaman A. Knapp School of Country Life, Nashville, Tenn.), -- Faculty retreat.
Camp Do It Better( -- 1940 : -- Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, Tenn.) -- Faculty retreat.
Camp Harvestmoon ( -- 1941 : -- Montgomery Bell State Park, Tenn.) -- Faculty retreat.
Camp Stepahead ( -- 1941 : -- Seaman A. Knapp School of Country Life, Nashville, Tenn.), -- Faculty retreat.
Celebrities -- Tennessee.
College and school drama -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Commencement ceremonies -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Community theater -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Drama -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Education -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Educators -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Fogg High School (Nashville, Tenn.).
Fogg, Francis Brinley, -- 1795-1880.
High school principals -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
High school student activities -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
High school students -- Conduct of life.
High school students -- Social conditions.
High school students -- Societies and clubs.
High school students -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
High schools -- Alumni and alumnae -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
High schools -- Curricula -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
High schools -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Hume School (Nashville, Tenn.).
Hume, Alfred, -- 1808-1853.
Hume-Fogg Academic High School (Nashville, Tenn.).
Hume-Fogg Alumni Association.
Hume-Fogg Dramatic Club.
Hume-Fogg High School (Nashville, Tenn.).
Hume-Fogg Technical and Vocational High School (Nashville, Tenn.).
Jarrell, Randall, -- 1914-1965.
Junior Civitan Club (Hume-Fogg Technical and Vocational High School).
Kirkpatrick, C. T., -- (Carson Tyrold), -- d. 1947.
Mann, Delbert, -- 1920-2007.
Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Public Schools.
Monteagle (Tenn.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Monteagle Sunday School Assembly.
Montgomery Bell State Park (Tenn.).
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Intellectual life.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Nashville (Tenn.). -- Public Schools.
Nashville Community Playhouse.
Oliver, William Henry, -- 1903-1991.
Page, Bettie.
Performing arts -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Popular culture -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Public schools -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Quill Club (Fogg High School).
Quill Club (Hume-Fogg High School).
School administrators -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
School children -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
School sports -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Schools -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Seaman A. Knapp School of Country Life.
Shakesperian Students Club (Fogg High School).
Shore, Dinah, -- 1917-1994.
Student newspapers and periodicals -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Teachers -- Congresses.
Teachers -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Tennessee -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Tennessee -- Intellectual life.
Theater -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Theatrical productions -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Urban schools -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Vocational education -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Schools.

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Document/manuscript/pamphlet/archival material
Physical Desc
14.5 cu. ft.


Organization & arrangement of materials
Organization: Five series: I. Students; II. Faculty and administration; III. Alumni; IV. Nashville school system; V. Community Playhouse.
General Note
Materials housed in Special Collections Division of the Main Library, Nashville Public Library.
Restrictions on Access
In library use only. Available by appointment.
Abstract: This artifically assembled collection documents Hume-Fogg High School and its students, faculty, and alumni, and to some degree, the Nashville public school system, generally, throughout most of the twentieth century, with small portions from the late 1890s and first decade of the 21st century. The bulk of the material spans from 1900 to 1947. Formats include graduation programs and invitations, news clippings, publications, class and candid photographs, student as well as faculty scrapbooks (including a few from faculty retreats in the 1940s), course schedules, student handbooks and school administrative materials, alumni reunion materials and reminiscences, a War Production Training manual used during World War II, and a wide variety of other items. Students who went on to gain some fame as adults include: Fanny Rose Shore (Dinah Shore); Randall Jarrell; Delbert Mann; and Bettie (Betty) Page. There is also a small group of materials from the 1930s and 1940s from Community Playhouse, whose performances often included Hume-Fogg High School students in the cast. Fuller details about the collection, including scope and content descriptions for each series in the collection, can be found in the finding aid.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Cite as: [Item description], [Series title], Hume-Fogg High School Collection, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Some materials may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Bound items such as scrapbooks, minute books, yearbooks; large and/or fragile items such as loose scrapbook pages and oversize class schedules; and other unwieldy or fragile materials may not be photocopied.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bulk:,Hume-Fogg High School;,Gift;,1990,Acc. RT-204.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bulk:,Hume-Fogg High School;,Gift;,ca. 1997,Acc. RT-213.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Numerous individual donors have also contributed to this collection, usually in very small quantities. Further details can be obtained from the collection finding aid.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unprocessed additions (closed to research until processed):,Hume-Fogg High School;,Gift;,1,cu. ft.;,2012,Acc. 2012.013.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related Material: "Recollections of Hume-Fogg High School," essay in Some Tidbits of Nashville History (manuscript collection) by Paul H. Beasley, is held by the Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related Material: The Nashville Community Playhouse and Theatre Nashville Records, ca. 1950 - ca. 1996 (bulk ca. 1950-ca. 1977) are held by the Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library.
Biographical or Historical Data
The site of present-day (2011) Hume-Fogg High School was occupied by Nashville's first public school, the Hume School, opening on February 26, 1855. The school was named for Alfred Hume, a prominent local educator who worked to organize Nashville's first public school system. In 1875 a separate building was erected on the property, Fogg School, named for Francis B. Fogg, then president of the board of education. Classes during 1910 to 1912 were held at Murphy Grammar School while the current building was under construction. In 1912, the new Hume-Fogg High School building opened, replacing both the Hume and Fogg buildings, which had been razed. From its beginning, Hume-Fogg followed the classic school curriculum with Latin, English, science, and mathematics. In 1919, it was the first school in Tennessee to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school taught ninth through twelfth grades until 1924 when ninth-graders began attending local junior high schools. In the fall of 1940, the school included technical and vocational classes and became Hume-Fogg Technical and Vocational High School and later Hume-Fogg Comprehensive High School. During World War II, industrial training programs for adults were held at the school. Beginning in 1983, Hume-Fogg became an academic magnet school, using an intensive college preparatory curriculum, and its name was changed to Hume-Fogg Academic High School. In 1974, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Principals for the school have included: C.T. Kirkpatrick (1914-1940); J. Howard Cochran (1942-1966); A. D. Hancock (1967-1977); John D. Roper (1978-1980); and others.
In English.
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository;,folder level control.,
Ownership and Custodial History
The bulk of the collection was given to the Nashville Public Library around 1990 from Hume Fogg High School, most likely at a time when it was determined to do away with keeping their own archives at the school. Additional materials from the school were received by the library around 1997. Some items were donated to the Nashville Public Library from various individuals through the years; most of these items were originally housed in the Schools Ephemera Subject Files. However, in 2011 during the processing of the materials donated from the school, it was determined to remove all Hume-Fogg materials from the Ephemera Subject Files and incorporate them into this collection.
Process;,2011-2012;,Rose Mary Reed (volunteer) and Linda Barnickel (staff);,some Hume-Fogg materials removed from Schools Ephemera Subject Files and incorporated into this collection.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use
Additional accruals are expected.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Goodwin, M. L., & Guill, K. G. Hume-Fogg High School collection .

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Goodwin, Mary Louise and Kate Gordon. Guill. Hume-Fogg High School Collection. .

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Goodwin, Mary Louise and Kate Gordon. Guill. Hume-Fogg High School Collection .

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Goodwin, Mary Louise., and Kate Gordon Guill. Hume-Fogg High School Collection

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