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Carol Ragsdale Collection (MC 187) - Columbus State University

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Carol Ragsdale Collection (MC 187)

Biographical Note

Carol Land Ragsdale was born October 11, 1923 to Chalon T. and Maragaret P. Land in Enfield, Illinois. After completing courses at Enfield High School, she received a Bachelors of Music from Murray State College and then pursued a Masters in Music Education at Northwestern University. In addition she received a Masters in Reading at Alabama State and a 6-Year Teaching Certificate in reading from Columbus College. After moving to Columbus in 1954, she began teaching at St. Thomas Episcopal Pre-School and later directed orchestras at several schools in the Columbus School System. She worked in the Columbus School System for over 50 years with her final 20 years spent teaching remedial reading at Cusseta Road Elementary School. In addition to her work in education, she was also an accomplished violinist and cellist with a passion for jazz. It was this passion that led her to help found the Columbus Jazz Society. She was also a member of the Atlanta Jazz Society. Mrs. Ragsdale died on February 4, 2003.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of research materials collected by Carol Ragsdale concerning schools in Columbus with an emphasis on African-American education.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Carol Ragsdale Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Carol Ragsdale Collection, MC 187 Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia


Donated on April 2, 2003 by Ann Ragsdale.

Box and Folder List

Box 1

  1. African-American Schools.
  2. Alphonso Biggs.
  3. Arnold Junior High School.
  4. Baker High School.
  5. Beallwood Elementary School (Black).
  6. Beallwood Elementary School (White).
  7. Benning Hills School.
  8. Bibb School.
  9. Black Schools.
  10. Black Schools/Columbus.
  11. Black Schools.
  12. Bragg Smith.
  13. Black Pioneers of Columbus.
  14. Research on Black Schools.
  15. Brooksville Elementary School.
  16. Burbach - Columbus Ledger Enquirer.
  17. Helen Burt.
  18. Carnegie Library.
  19. Brice Carson.
  20. Carver Elementary.
  21. Carver High School.
  22. Claflin School.
  23. Clubview Elementary.
  24. Cussetta Road School.
  25. Davis - Shepherd Drive School.
  26. Daniel Elementary School.
  27. Dawson Elementary School.
  28. George Dews.
  29. Dimon Elementary School.
  30. Double Churches School.
  31. Downtown Elementary School.
  32. East Highlands School.
  33. Eleventh Street School.
  34. Fifty Years of Excellence.
  35. Fifth Avenue School (Low School).
  36. Fort Middle School.
  37. Forrest Road/Liberty Hill School.
  38. Fox Elementary School.
  39. Freedman's Bureau.
  40. Gentian School (Black).
  41. Gentian School (White).
  42. Georgetown Elementary School.
  43. Historical Data.
  44. Hannan School.
  45. Hardaway High School.
  46. Historical Data.
  47. Richard Hyatt.
  48. Improvements from Merger.
  49. Industrial High School/Jordan.
  50. Johnson School.
  51. Jordan High School.
  52. Kendrick High School.
  53. Key Elementary School.
  54. Kindergarten.
  55. Marnie J. Matthews School.
  56. Manley Taylor School.
  57. Marshall Middle School.
  58. Matthews Elementary School.
  59. John McIlhenney.
  60. Meeler Hill School.
  61. Merger.
  62. Morningside School.
  63. Mott House.
  64. Muscogee Elementary School.
  65. Muscogee Negro Schools.
  66. Nankipooh School.
  67. New Articles.
  68. Primary Industrial School.
  69. Pou Street Elementary School.
  70. Radcliffe: One Drum School Article.
  71. Rosemont School.
  72. St. Elmo School.
  73. St. James A.M.E. Church.
  74. School Board Notes.
  75. School Merger.
  76. Schools in 1947.
  77. Senate Inquiry, 1883.
  78. Second Avenue School.
  79. Sixteenth Street School.
  80. Southern Junior High School.
  81. Spencer Junior High and Spencer High School.
  82. Teachers Remember.
  83. Talbotton Road Junior High School.
  84. Terry Library.
  85. Thirteenth Avenue Elementary School.
  86. Wynnton School.
  87. Miscellaneous.

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