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Re: HBCUs: Historically Black Colleges & Universit

Toot, thanks for your post.

Great memories of Dr. Irby!
The NIH (the site you shared) was one of the agencies I contacted about the Colleton County doc. They don't have any records of him.

Also, I am sure researchers will be pleased to know that the Arkansas History Commission has done such a great work with archiving (at least some) school records.

Don't know why I've always made the assumption that 'Normal' schools referred to general liberal arts studies. (I guess because I never did my due diligence by simply looking it up.) Thanks for the clarification.

"A normal school was a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers. Its purpose was to establish teaching standards or norms, hence its name. Most such schools are now called teachers colleges; however, in some places, the term normal school is still used." (wikipedia)

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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