The Resource Talmage DeWitte Foster papers

Talmage DeWitte Foster papers

Label
Talmage DeWitte Foster papers, 1925-1950
Title
Talmage DeWitte Foster papers
Inclusive dates
1925-1950
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1925-1950, of Talmage DeWitte Foster (1896-1960), relating to his duties as superintendent of schools for Sussex County, Virginia. Includes correspondence, lists of teachers, publications, school enrollment reports, and teacher applications
  • The majority of the collection consists of correspondence and applications submitted for teacher and school principal positions. There is incoming and outgoing correspondence with applicants, letters from Foster to college deans seeking qualified candidates, and to college placement bureaus seeking credentials on individuals. The application forms include personal data, educational history, courses taken, experience, and references. There are letters of recommendation, resumes, college transcripts, and photographs. The correspondence and applications are divided by "white" and "colored" applicants. There is a name index to the applications included in the finding aid to the collection
  • The collection also includes letters to and from Thomas D. Eason (1887-1939) of the Virginia Department of Education regarding mainly teacher examinations and certification, and there is also a good deal of correspondence with Eley Marshall Estes (1897-1960), who was principal of the Wakefield Agricultural High School, and also includes annual reports, teaching plans, schedules, and supervised practice work reports of the school
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Talmage DeWitte Foster was born in Bertrand, Lancaster County, Virginia on 28 March 1896. He was the son of Luther B. Foster (1860-1930) and India Carter (1856-1936). He served in World War I in the military police corps. Foster earned his bachelor and master degrees at the College of William and Mary. He then moved to Sussex County, where he served as superintendent of schools for 35 years. Foster married Margaret Waterfield (1902-1999). He died in Richmond on 23 January 1960, and is buried in Waverly Cemetery in Sussex County.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Talmage DeWitte Foster papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi03737.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
3.325
Governing access note
TEACHER APPLICATIONS AND SOME CORRESPONDENCE ARE RESTRICTED FOR 75 YEARS FROM DATE OF CREATION
Immediate source of acquisition
Abbott, Tim
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001684240
Reproduction note
photocopies.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (8 boxes).

Library Locations

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