University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Willie Andrews Pioneer Schools Records, ca. 1872-1962



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Willie Andrews Pioneer Schools.
Title: Willie Andrews Pioneer Schools Records
Dates: ca. 1872-1962
Abstract: Collection concerns the founding and history of the Andrews Pioneer Schools, established by Mrs. Willie Andrews and her husband, Whit Andrews.
Extent: 9 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Andrews Pioneer Schools were established by Mrs. Willie Andrews and her husband, Whit Andrews. The Andrews schools included Harris Chapel School, Gonzales County (1867-1868); Nixon School, Caldwell County (1868-1870); Science Hall Institute and Science Hall Home Institute, Hays County (1870-1888); and Austin Home Institute, Austin. The Andrews schools antedated the establishment of a public-school system in Texas in 1876, included one of the first schools established in Hays County, and pioneered the establishment of coeducational boarding schools in Texas.


Scope and Contents

Collection concerns the founding and history of the Andrews Pioneer Schools, established by Mrs. Willie Andrews and her husband, Whit Andrews. The records document the establishment of local and state associations of Willie Andrews Pioneer Schools Ex-Students (1920-1960). Included are correspondence, telegrams, lists, minutes, biographical sketches, broadsides, newspaper clippings, treasurers’ reports, tributes and memorials, notes and memoranda, and photographs.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects
Andrews, Willie.
Andrews Pioneer Schools.
Education.
Kyle, Texas.
Schools.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Willie Andrews Pioneer Schools Records, ca. 1872-1962, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2K193 Correspondence, 1930-1949, undated.
Annual meeting minutes and records, 1929-1957. (Missing 1942-1946, 1948-1949, 1953, 1956)
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2K194 Historical notes, tributes, memorials.
Lists, addresses of ex-students.
Business and legal papers.
Newspaper clippings.
Miscellany.
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3S102 Photographs.