PEACOCK, FRANCES, 1903-1998.
Frances Eleanor Peacock papers, 1927-1937

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Peacock, Frances, 1903-1998.
Title: Frances Eleanor Peacock papers, 1927-1937
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 857
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of African American educator, Frances Eleanor Peacock including a scrapbook containing photographs of Boylan-Haven School in Jacksonville, Florida, and the Mather Academy in Camden, South Carolina, correspondence, and photographs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 2000.


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


Processed by Susan Potts McDonald, February 26, 2001.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Frances Eleanor Peacock (1903-1998), African American educator, was born in Winchester, Indiana, to Harry and Alice Brumfield Peacock. After graduating from Indiana University in 1927, she taught 6th and 8th grade at Boylan-Haven, in Jacksonville, Florida. The school, designed for the education of African American girls, was under the direction of the Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church. In January of 1930 she began teaching at Mather Academy in Camden, South Carolina. Mather was a co-educational boarding school for African Americans. During the summers of 1937-1941, she attended Northwestern University and earned her master’s degree in English. Miss Peacock remained at Mather Academy until 1950. After leaving the academy, she taught in various schools in New Mexico, Indiana, and Georgia. In 1957 she accepted a position at Sue Bennett Jr. College in London, Kentucky, and taught there until she retired in 1968.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Frances Eleanor Peacock from 1927-1937. The papers consist of a scrapbook containing photographs (1927-1937) of Boylan-Haven School in Jacksonville, Florida, and the Mather Academy in Camden, South Carolina. The photographs depict student activities and school personnel, as well as scenes in and around the two schools. Also included in the collection is biographical information regarding Miss Peacock, a small amount of correspondence, a transcript of an interview conducted in 1979 by the University of Delaware, College of Education, and some family photographs.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Biographical information
1 2 Correspondence
1 3 Family photographs
1 4 Interview transcript
1 5 Scrapbook