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BYAS, ULYSSES.
Ulysses Byas papers, 1930-2008

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z31n


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Byas, Ulysses.
Title: Ulysses Byas papers, 1930-2008
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1105
Extent: 67 linear ft. (67 boxes), 1 oversized paper (OP), and 1 bound volume (BV)
Abstract:Personal and professional papers of African American educator and administrator Ulysses Byas, including correspondence, subject files, writings, and some photographs, and administrative records from the various schools and counties in which he worked, including Macon County, Alabama, and Roosevelt, New York.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2009.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Ulysses Byas papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Ulysses Byas, African American educator and administrator, was born in Macon, Georgia on June 23, 1924. After serving in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II, Byas graduated from Fort Valley State College in 1950. He earned a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Columbia University in 1951, in addition to a Doctorate of Education from the University of Massachusetts in 1977. After serving as principal of several schools in Georgia, Dr. Byas became the first African American principal of Macon County Public Schools in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1970. In 1977, he then became the superintendent of the Roosevelt Union Free School District, where he served for ten years before he retired in 1987. Upon his retirement, the elementary school in the district was renamed the Ulysses Byas Elementary School.

Dr. Byas married Annamozel Boyd on July 5, 1952 and has four children.

Ulysses Byas, African American educator and administrator, was born in Macon, Georgia on June 23, 1924. After serving in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II, Byas graduated from Fort Valley State College in 1950. He earned a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Columbia University in 1951, in addition to a Doctorate of Education from the University of Massachusetts in 1977. After serving as principal of several schools in Georgia, Dr. Byas became the first African American principal of Macon County Public Schools in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1970. In 1977, he then became the superintendent of the Roosevelt Union Free School District, where he served for ten years before he retired in 1987. Upon his retirement, the elementary school in the district was renamed the Ulysses Byas Elementary School.

Dr. Byas married Annamozel Boyd on July 5, 1952 and has four children.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Dr. Ulysses Byas, including correspondence, subject files, writings, and some photographs, and administrative records from the various schools and counties in which he worked. The correspondence is primarily of a professional manner, and documents his tenure as superintendent of Macon County Public Schools (1970-1976) and Roosevelt Union Free School District (1978-1987). In addition to the correspondence, the collection includes other records from these districts, such as financial reports, board meeting agendas and minutes, and general reports. Also included are records of various education associations with which Byas was involved, including the National Association of Black School Superintendents (NABSS) which later became the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). The subject files cover a variety of topics of interest to Dr. Byas, focusing mainly on education and school administration. His writings consist primarily of speeches and lectures on similar topics.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Subject Files
Box Folder Content
1 AASA-Alabama
2 Alabama-Arts and education
3 Asante-Black colleges
4 Black history-Brown Bakke
5 Budgets-Citizen education
6 Civil defense-Computers, micro
7 Computers in schools-Cycling
8 Daisy, Driving Miss-Dissertation proposals
9 District of Columbia University-Employment contracts
10 Emergency school closing-Fernbank Museum
11 Fetal organs-Fusion
12 Future-Gifted
13 Givens, Charles-Hay, John Fellowship
14 Hay, John Fellowship-Human relation trends
15 Human rights-Johnson, Doretta
16 Jones, Byrd to Professional Teachers-Leadership theory
17 Leaders-Lydia E. Hall Hospital
18 Lynch, John R.-Mattox, Alton
19 Mercer University-National Guard
20 National Hockey League-Open admission
21 Open classroom-Piney Woods School
22 Pitts, Lucius-Principals, training
23 Prisons-Race, enrollment in higher education
24 Race and intelligence-Roosevelt School
25 Roosevelt School (entire box)
26 Roosevelt School-School cost
27 School bus safety-Sizemore, Barbara (study)
28 Sizemore, Barbara-State and local school districts
29 Staff development-Superintendent, New York
30 Supreme Court-Teaching teams
31 Teaching staff-Ulysses Byas Elementary School
32 Unions, becoming irrelevant-Volunteers
33 Volunteer, school-Zoysia Grass; Cakes-Campaigns
Macon County, Alabama - Superintendent correspondence
34 July 1970-February 1973
35 March 1973-December 1975
36 January 1976-December 1976
Personal files
37 Speeches, resumes, retirement documents
38 Speeches, resumes, printed material by him
39 Brag books
40 Macon County
41 Collaboration with Vanessa Siddle Walker [contains early original documents]; UMass and Roosevelt Staff Development project; Brag books
42 Speeches
43 Speeches
63 Dissertation, Lawsuits, brag book, National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) membership cards, contact card index
64 Personal documents
BV Scrapbook, Navy base, Miami, Florida, 1940s
OP1 Photographs
Roosevelt Public Schools-Superintendent
44 Correspondence, 1978-June 1980
45 Correspondence, July 1981-July 1982
46 Correspondence, June 1982-June 1984
47 Correspondence, February 1984-July 1986
48 Correspondence, July 1986-May 1987; Reports, 1977-1986
49 Roosevelt School records
50 Roosevelt School records
51 Roosevelt School records
Macon County Schools records
52-59 Macon County Schools records
Other records
59 Georgia Education Association
60-62 National Association of Black School Superintendents (NABSS), National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
65 Alzheimer's Association
66 Fort Valley Reunions and Alumni Association
67 Macon Bibb County Library Board records
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