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Muscogee County School District/Board of Education Photographs (SMC 93)

Scope and content

There are 14 photos of the 1950s era school board and members of the school district administration into the 1960s.  There is also one photo of Columbus Junior High taken in 1947, which later became the Academic Success Center.  There is also a photo of 1320 3rd Avenue when it was the School District Office from 1952 to 1956 and then used as the Guidance and Testing Center.

1947-1960s                                   1 folder (.10 l.f.)


This small photograph collection came to the CSU Archives when the Columbus Public Library donated its archival collection to the CSU Archives in October, 2013.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Muscogee County School District/ Board of Education Photographs must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives.  Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Muscogee County School District/ Board of Education Photographs, SMC 93
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus State University
Columbus, Georgia

Photograph List

1 – First staff meeting held in newly formed Muscogee County School District, Jan 2, 1950

2 – Nathan Patterson on first day of merger Jan. 2, 1950

3 – Muscogee County School District Board of Education, Dec. 9, 1956

4 – A. Edward Smith, Attorney; Walter A. Richards, President; Wm. Henry Shaw, Sec and Supt.

5 – Board of Education meeting concerning a bond issue with PTA reps, March 10, 1958

6 – Planning new school, Nathan Patterson, Ed Neal and Carlos E. Ashley Jr., 1960

7 – Dr. John Anderson, Dr. Allen Comish, Dr. T. Y. Whitley, President of Columbus College, Dr. Leslie Williams, Rev. Eugene Daily, 1960's

8 – Muscogee County School District Administrative Office (1952-1956) at 1320 3rd Ave, a gift of Mr. Columbus Roberts. The building later became the Guidance and Testing Center.

9 – Columbus Junior High, which later became the Academic Success Center, 1947

10 – Portrait of G. Nathan Hunter, Treasurer

11 – William Henry Shaw, Superintendent of Education

12 – Dr. Frederick Kirby, Assistant Superintendent of Education

13 – Nathan M. Patterson, Assistant Superintendent for Special Services

14 – Judge T. Hicks Fort