Guide to the Verda Gentry Collection

Record Group 008

Date Span: ca. 1850-2002

Extent: 58 Books + 3 File Folders

Biographical Sketch: Ms. Gentry's mother, Adelaide Coleman Burkett (1898-Nov. 2001) was an African American school teacher in Dothan.  She taught at the Montana Street School (now a Magnet School in the Dothan City School System), retiring May 25, 1969.  Ms. Gentry's father, E. V. Burkett, Sr., was a minister.

Scope / Content: Fifty-eight volumes of Ms. Gentry's parents' libraries.  Many of her mother's books concern class and school organization and management, others are textbooks used by her students, and others are reference books.  Her father's books concern Protestant theology and the mechanics of preaching.  Folders contain ephemera.

Processing: All fifty-eight (58) volumes were placed in phase boxes by AWHC staff.

Preferred Citation:  Verda Gentry Collection, RG008.  Wiregrass Archives, Troy University--Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits: Published material; Open within "Fair Use"

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Barclay, Robert. Apology for the True Christian Divinity; Being an Explanation and Vindication of the People Called Quakers. Philadelphia: Friends Book Store, 1880.

Barker, Eugene C., William Edward Dodd, and Henry Steele Commager. Our Nation's Development. Evanston, Ill: Row, Peterson and Company, 1937.

Beale, Charles E., and M. R. Gately. Gately's Universal Educator. An Educational Cyclopaedia and Business Guide. Boston: M.R. Gately, 1883.

Brueckner, Leo J., et al. The Triangle Arithmetics. Book One-[Three]. Philadelphia: The J.C. Winston Co, 1928.

Carroll, Franklin Bache. Understanding Our Environment. Book 1 of Interpreting Science Series. Philadelphia: Winston, 1947.

Carroll, Franklin Bache. Understanding Our World. Book 2 of Interpreting Science Series. Philadelphia: Winston, 1947.

Childebert, John Walters. The Golden Treasure, or a World of Knowledge. St. Louis: W.H. Ives & Co, 1891.

Cressey, George Babcock. Asia's Lands and Peoples: A Geography of One-Third the Earth and Two-Thirds Its People. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co, 1944.

Dougherty, James Henry. Elementary School Organization and Management. New York: Macmillian Co, 1950.

Eells, Harry L., Hugh C. Moeller, and Carl C. Swain. Rural School Management. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1924.

England to Herrera. Vol. 4 of The University Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Knowledge, edited by Henry M. Mac Cracken.  New York: Co-operative Publication Soc, 1902.

Goode, William. The Doctrine of the Church of England As to the Effects of Baptism in the Case of Infants. --. New York: Protestant Episcopal Society for the Promotion of Evangelical Knowledge, 1857.

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Herrick, Virgil E., and Leland B. Jacobs. Children and the Language Arts. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1955.

Holmes, Ernest, and William H. D. Hornaday. Help for Today: How to Achieve Security by Using the Power Within You. Los Angeles, CA: Science of Mind Publications, 1969.

Hooker, Worthington. The Child's Book of Nature: For the Use of Families and Schools : Intended to Aid Mothers and Teachers in Training Children in the Observation of Nature : in Three Parts. Part I. Plants. New York: Harper & Bros, 1869.

Innes, Arthur D. The History of the World. Vol. 4 of The Outline of Knowledge, edited by James A. Richards. New York: J.A. Richards, 1924.

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Kidder, Daniel P. A Treatise on Homiletics; Designed to Illustrate the True Theory and Practice of Preaching the Gospel. New York: Methodist Book Concern, 1892.

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Livingstone, David. Livingstone's Africa: Perilous Adventures and Extensive Discoveries in the Interior of Africa. Philadelphia: Hubbard, 1872.

Lytton, Edward Bulwer. The Last Days of Pompeii. People's Edition. New York: American News Co, 1850.

Martens, Frederick Herman. The Romance of Evolution. Vol. 1 of The Outline of Knowledge, edited by James A. Richards. New York: Richards, 1924.

Merrill, Stephen Mason. Christian Baptism: It's Subjects and Modes. Cincinnati: Hitchcock and Walden, 1876

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Morton, Robert Lee, and Merle Grey. Making Sure of Arithmetic. New York: Silver Burdett, 1946.

Northrop, Henry Davenport. Life and Works of Charles H. Spurgeon; Being a Graphic Account of the Greatest Preacher of Modern Times. Chicago: Monarch Book Co, 1890.

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Richards, James Albert. Herodotus, Cicero, Utopia, Plutarch's Lives. Vol. 16 of The Outline of Knowledge, edited by James A. Richards.  New York: J.A. Richards, 1924.

Shannon, Thomas W. Personal Help for Boys. Vol 5 of The Home Counsel Library. Cincinnati: The S.A. Mullikin Co., 1924

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TomaÏs, Navarro TomaÏs, et al. A Primer of Spanish PronunciatioÏn. Chicago: Benj. H. Saubom, 1926.

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Young, Andrew W., and Salter S. Clark. The Government Class Book: A Youth's Manual of Instruction in the Principles of Constitutional Government and Law. New York: Clark & Maynard Publishers, 1882.

 

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