Record Group 193
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (6 bound ledgers + 5 files)
Historical Sketch: Founded in 1882 near Rocky Creek Methodist Church, Kinsey, Henry County, Alabama, for educational purposes, the school was first known as Forest Home Seminary. The school covered roughly seven acres and was supported by the Methodist Episcopal Church, North. When the school burned in 1885 it was rebuilt and renamed after Bishop Willard Francis Mallalieu. Mallalieu Seminary was one of the few institutions of higher learning in Southeast Alabama, teaching grades 1-12 and offering courses on Greek, Algebra, Latin, History, Chemistry, Music, Geology and the New and Old Testament. The Mallalieu Seminary closed on October 31, 1923 when the Methodist Episcopal Church, North could no longer financially support the school.
Source: “Houston County.” Historic Markers. Alabama Georgia Chattahoochee Trace. http://chattahoocheetrace.com/index.php/historic-markers/alabama/houston-county
Scope / Content Note: Contains Board of Trustees meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, student attendance & grades, brochure, and reports for President and Treasurer.
Organization: Bound journals/ledgers arranged by year, then subject. Loose papers arranged in 5 folders by subject, then year.
Provenance: Given to the Wiregrass Archives by Houston Love Memorial Library. Previous provenance unclear.
Preferred Citation: Mallalieu Seminary, RG 193, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.
Acquisition Method: Gift
Donor Name: Houston Love Memorial Library
Access/User Limits?: Open except grade books (subject to FERPA restrictions)
|File I.D.||File Label|
|193||15-0508||001||Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1887-1907|
|193||15-0508||002||Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1906-1916|
|193||15-0508||003||Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1916-1923|
|193||15-0508||004||Accounting Ledger, 1912-1923|
|193||15-0508||005||Daily Cash Ledger, 1912-1927|
|193||15-0508||006||Grade Book, 1913/1914 - 1919/1920|
|File I.D.||File Label|
|193||15-0508||007||001||Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1922-1924 [incomplete]|
|193||15-0508||007||003||Correspondence, 1893, 1906, & n.d.|
|193||15-0508||007||004||Goolsby / Powell Deed transfer / Notary statement on reverse - 1893|
|193||15/0508||007||005||Reports - President's, 1899 - Treasurer's, 1897, 1899, 1901 [includes Bd. of Trustee Meeting Minutes, Feb 1897]|