Inventory of the Lualgia Pitts Alcorn Papers, 1924 - 1935, 1979 – 1984

Winston-Salem State University

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Contact Information:

Winston-Salem State University Archives
C.G. O'Kelly Library
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27110

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Winston-Salem State University. Archives
Creator: Alcorn, Lualgia Pitts
Title: Lualgia Pitts Alcorn Papers, 1924 - 1935, 1979 - 1984
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult Winston-Salem State University Archives.
Abstract: Lualgia Pitts Alcorn was a 1929 graduate of Columbian Heights High School and a 1935 graduate of Winston-Salem Teachers College (now WSSU).

The Alcorn Papers contain 5 Columbian Heights High School yearbooks (1924-1930), a scrapbook from class reunions in 1979 and 1984, and a patch from Winston-Salem Teachers College.


7 items, 1 archival box

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research

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Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. However, some material is in the public domain

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lualgia Pitts Alcorn Papers (MS 12), Winston-Salem State University Archives, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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Acquisitions Information

Gift of James Jarrell, April 199

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Processing Information

Processed by Cat S. McDowell, April 2005

Encoded by Cat S. McDowell, May 2005

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Biographical Note

Lualiga Pitts Dyson Ferguson Alcorn attended Columbian Heights High School, graduating in 1929. The school was located in Winston-Salem's Columbian Heights district, a neighborhood established in 1892 for African-American homeowners. She then attended Winston-Salem Teachers College (now WSSU), from which she graduated in 1935. Alcorn received additional training at N.C. A&T State University and Columbia University and earned a library degree from North Carolina Central University. She spent most of her life as a Media Specialist for Greensboro (N.C.) City Schools.
Alcorn was active in many organizations, including the North Carolina Libary Association, North Carolina Teachers Association (Greensboro Unit), N.C. Negro Library Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She also participated in alumni events and organizations for her high school and college, serving as Assistant Secretary of the WSSU Alumni Association at its founding in the 1950s, and as chairperson of its Constitution Committee in the 1970s. She attended WSSU and Columbian Heights alumni activities throughout her life, which ended on October 20, 1990.

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Collection Overview

The Alcorn Papers primarily document Columbian Heights High School and its graduating class of 1929. Materials in this collection include three differing publications related to the high school, all of which appear to function as annuals: the Crimson and White, a joint effort with the Slater State Normal School; the Maroon and Gold, a hardbound yearbook; and The Columbian, a soft-cover booklet whose June edition also functioned as an annual. The Alcorn Papers also include the contents of scrapbook containing photographs, programs, and a class directory from the 50th and 55th year reunions of the Columbian High School Class of 1929. The Winston-Salem Teachers College patch appears to date to 1935.

Online Catalog Headings

Alcorn, Lualgia Pitts.

Columbian Heights High School (Winston-Salem, N.C.)..

Slater Industrial and State Normal School.

Winston-Salem State University.

Alcorn, Lualgia Pitts.

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Container List

Lualgia Pitts Alcorn Papers
Box 1
Crimson and White, 1924
Maroon and Gold, 1925
Maroon and Gold, 1926
The Columbian, June 1929
The Columbian, June 1930
WSTC Patch, 1935
Scrapbook, Columbian Heights Class of 1929 Reunions, 1979, 1984