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Maurice Leach collection on Lexington Schools, 1914

Part of Maurice Leach collection on Lexington Schools

2010MS027 Maurice Leach collection on Lexington Schools, 1914-1940 2010ms027 Finding aid prepared by Krystle Farman University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2010 August This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-08-02T16:04-0400 English Describing Archives: A Content Standard Maurice Leach collection on Lexington Schools 2010ms027 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.41 Cubic feet 2 boxes 1914-1940 Yearbooks, handbooks, playbills from Lexington Junior High School, Morton Junior High School, Morton High School, and Henry Clay High School. Henry Clay High School (Lexington, Ky.). Morton High School (Lexington, Ky.). Morton Junior High School (Lexington, Ky.). Scope and Contents note The Maurice Leach collection on Lexington Schools consists of yearbooks, theater programs, and newsletters from local middle and high schools in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The newsletters, the Hi-Times from Henry Clay High School, provide detailed information on school activities between 1938 and 1940. The theater programs, also from Henry Clay High School, comprise cast listings, production details, and a description of the play. The collection also contains newsletters and yearbook-like books from Morton High and Morton Junior High Schools. They, too, provide detailed information on school activities between 1914 and 1938. The 1938 publishing from Morton Junior High School is the yearbook of the last class held in the building on Walnut Street. Conditions Governing Use note Collection is available to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Access note The intellectual rights to the collection reside with University of Kentucky Archives. Preferred Citation note 2010ms027 : [identification of item], Maurice Leach collection on Lexington Schools, 1914-1940, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Historical note The Henry Clay High school is one of the oldest public schools in Lexington, Ky. Established in 1928 on Main Street, the school took the name of statesman Henry Clay at the request of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The school, growing from roughly 200 graduates in 1929 to over 2,200 students today, was considered among the top 44 schools in the United States by 1960. The current building, located on Fontaine Road, opened its doors in 1973 in order to accommodate growing student populations, and the former on Main Street building turned into the main offices of the Fayette County Public Schools. The Morton High School opened in 1904 as the first four-year public school in Lexington, KY. The school started as the first four-room public school in Lexington in 1834 by William Morton. Morton High School building was erected on the corner of Walnut and Short streets, and opened its doors shortly thereafter. Due to growing population, the school split into Morton High and Junior High Schools. The last class from the Walnut street location, then the junior high school, closed in 1938 in favor of a larger school to accommodate more students. Arrangement note The collection is arranged by material type. Leach, Maurice Programs Public schools--Kentucky--Lexington. Yearbooks The Mortonian 1 1 1914 February The Mortonian 1 2 1914 May The Junior Mortonian 1 3 1936 June The Junior Mortonian 1 4 1937 January The Junior Mortonian 1 6 1938 June High School Handbook 1 5 1937 Henry Clay High School Alumni Program 1 7 1946 April 5 Henry Clay High School Program for Quality Street 2 7 November 16, 1939 Henry Clay High School Program for Bohemian Girl 2 8 1939 November 16 Henry Clay High School Program from Ruddigore 2 11 1940 November 27 The Hi-Times: original 2 1 1938 October 6 The Hi-Times: copy 2 2 October 6, 1938 The Hi-Times: original 2 3 1939 March 2 The Hi-Times: copy 2 4 1939 March 2 The Hi-Times: original 2 5 1939 April 12 The Hi-Times: copy 2 6 1939 April 12 The Hi-Times: original 2 9 1940 November 27 The Hi-Times: copy 2 10 1940 November 27

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