. . .
- The subjects used in this study comprised the eighteen Negro administrations
developed in the Columbia
- County, Arkansas public school system from 1900 to 1948.
- The data used herein were secured from the following sources:
- 1. Examination of official records in the office of the Columbia County
Supervisor of Schools.
- 2. Examination of available reports from the Arkansas State Department
- 3. Examination of reports of the educational foundations which contributed
to the development
- of Negro education in the County.
- 4. Examination of available theses written on topics bearing on the
- 5. United States Census reports.
- 6. Personal interviews.
- 7. Examination of newspaper reports.
- In addition to these sources, the writer has had the opportunity to
observe for twenty-five years the educational practices in the County,
both as a student and as a teacher in the public school system.
- Porter, (6) in his study in 1951, revealed that private schools aided
in the development of education for Negroes in Arkansas. It was pointed
out that the Julius Rosenwald Fund school building program contributed,
between 1915-1932, $302,141.00 toward the contruction of school buildings,
shops, libraries, and teachers' cottages. This program was designed to
improve educational facilities for Negroes in Arkansas.
- In a study in 1952, Mosely (7), found that the Negro school principal
played a leading role in the development of the school program.
. . .
- 6. David W. Porter, "A Brief History of the Julius Rosenwald Fund
Building Program with Special
- Reference to Arkansas." Unpublished Master's thesis, Fisk University,
- 7. Harold M. Mosely, "A Comparison of Certain Duties Performed
by Forty-Nine Negro Principals in
- Arkansas and a Similar Number in Six Other Southern States." Unpublished
Master's thesis, Fisk University, Nashville, 1952.