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Lucy Cobb Institute collection

Lucy Cobb Institute collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lucy Cobb Institute collection
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1858-1997
Language(s): English
Extent: 12 Linear Feet 4 boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 3 oversize folders
Collection Number: ms4244
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Lucy Cobb Institute was a boarding school for girls and young women in Athens, Georgia. It was founded in 1859 and named after a daughter of one of the school's founders, T.R.R. Cobb. Millie Rutherford was a long time teacher, administrator, and driving force behind the operation of the school. The school closed in 1931 and the University of Georgia purchased the building to use as a dormitory. In 1884 the offices of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government moved into the complex. The Seney-Stovall Chapel was built in 1882 and fully restored in 1997.

For more information, see the Lucy Cobb Institute page in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs, correspondence, business records, scrapbooks, student records, and writing of Lucy Cobb Institute students, faculty, and administration.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lucy Cobb Institute collection, ms4244, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Administrative records.
Athens (Ga.) -- Education.
Barrow, Phyllis Jenkins
Endowments -- Georgia.
Fund raising -- Georgia -- Athens.
Insurance records.
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.)
Private schools -- Georgia.
Rutherford, Mildred Lewis, 1852-1928
Student records -- Georgia -- Athens.
Women -- Education -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Receipts for tuition - David C. Barrow, 1861
12Report cards - Clara Barrow, 1894-1895
13Report cards - Phyllis Jenkins, 1931-1932
14Blue List, 1895
15Matriculation tickets
16Certificates of recommendation, 1925-1928
17Alumni lists
18The Lightning Bug is Looking For its Lost Alumni
19Commencement programs, 1927-1932
110Performance programs, 1895-1932
111Mary Ann Lipscomb Elementary School of Lucy Cobb Institute - application, statement and brochure
112Ballot - Lucy Cobb Referendum - Georgia General Assembly, 1930 May 2
113Pandora page announcing women's dormitory opening, 1932
114Lucy Cobb Centennial, 1958
115Newspaper clippings
116Amalthean Literary Society - notes, 1911-1930
117Student's Handbook of Rules and Regulations, 1925-1926
118A Toast to Miss Millie Rutherford - Laura E. Blackshear
119A Tribute to Miss Millie - Phyllis Jenkins Barrow - Athens Daily News, 1967
120Laura A. Blackshear - writing - copies
121Brumby - writing
122Seney-Stovall Chapel - Phyllis Jenkins Barrow - speech
123History of Lucy Cobb Institute - Phyllis Jenkins Barrow - draft
124History of Lucy Cobb Institute - Phyllis Jenkins Barrow - thesis paper, 1951
125Millie Rutherford - correspondence with Board of Trustees, 1926
126Correspondence - selection of new principal, 1907
127Seney-Stovall - restoration notes and photograph
128-31Lucy Cobb - Seney-Stovall, 1953-1997
132First Alumni Endowment Fund - unsuccessful, 1918
133-34Endowment Fund - correspondence, forms, 1920-1924
21Incorporation amendment, 1872
22Subscription Agreement of 1855 - copy, 1907
23Inventory of crockery, etcetera, 1908
24Bids for repair work, 1907
25Indenture and contracts for building, 1907
26Invoices, receipts, correspondence for construction, 1907-1909
27Invoices, correspondence regarding new pool and gymnasium, 1909
28Contracts, leases with principals, 1907-1917
210Business correspondence, receipts, invoices
211Bond certificates, 1908-1918
212Receipts, deposits, bonds, checks, 1907-1925
213Tuition bill - David Crenshaw Barrow, 1859
214Insurance statements, receipts, tax receipts - Emory Christler, 1930-1936
215Photograph album - Tallulah Falls
216Photograph - French children fostered during WWI
217Photographs - group and performances
218Photographs - children groups - Phyllis Jenkins
219Portrait photographs - undentified African American woman and children
220Scrapbook - Patsy Jane Miller, 1934-1935
221Program - Golden Jubilee - with notes, 1908 June 3
222Science project book - Barbara Jenkins
2Scrapbook - Barbara Jenkins
3Notes on Lucy Cobb Institute - Phyllis Jenkins Barrow
4Furniture feet - 4 - glass ball with brass claw - from a table that belonged to Millie Rutherford
11Photograph - Senior class picture - identified on back, 1900
12Photograph - Eclectic B class - some identified on back, 1900
13Photograph - group on front steps - Clara Barrow identified
14Photograph - group - Clara Barrow identified - ghost image on back
15Photograph - group on front steps - note to Clara from Miss Millie
16-7Photograph - group on front steps
18Ledger - cash and bond records, 1907-1910
19Photograph album - Elizabeth Carithers - Athens and trips to New England and Cuba, 1901-1907
110Scrapbook - Phyllis Jenkins Barrow
111Music book - Phyllis Jenkins Barrow
22PTA scrapbook
23Miniature binoculars - Lucy Cobb Institute image in lenses
24Small pin dish - inscribed Lucy Cobb Institute
25Insect Orchestra - created by Miss Jennie Smith, art teacher
3Student record books, 1888-1897
4Student record books, 1897-1904
5Student record books, 1911-1918
6Student record books, 1918-1926
1Athens Evening Graphic, v.1, no. 72, 1888 June 6
1Sight Seeing in Georgia by Mildred Rutherford - Flags and Flowers
1Lucy Cobb Dots, Alumni Edition, v.1, no.1, 1917 October 3
1Lucy Cobb Dots, v.1, no. 24, 1918 April 3
2Photograph - group of students and faculty
2Blueprint - gymnasium and pool
2Diploma - Clara Elizabeth Barrow, 1895
3Broadside - Georgia, Items of Interest Prepared by Miss Mildred Rutherford