The Reverend John Jay Dickey papers documents Dickey's career as a minister and educator in Eastern Kentucky. John Jay Dickey (1842-1934) helped found Jackson Academy, an elementary and high school, in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky, in 1883 and the Sue Bennett Memorial School in London, Laurel County, Kentucky, in 1895. The collection includes diaries, teaching materials, and historical recollections about Breathitt County.
These are the papers of Pearl Day Bach, a 1905 graduate of Hazel Green Academy in Hazel Green, Kentucky. Bach was responsible for coordinating the activities of the Former Students Association of Hazel Green Academy, serving as president in 1951-1952, and acting as historian of the association during most of its existence (beginning in 1940). The papers deal primarily with the Former Students Association and its Annual Homecoming, but also document the history of the Academy and the town of Hazel Green itself.
The Lincoln School records comprise materials related to the operation of the both the Lincoln Institute (the African-American school founded by Berea College after passage of the Day Law in 1904) and the Lincoln School (the integrated school following the repeal of the Day law in 1954). Included are the original prospectus, reports, materials documenting the planning stages of the school, growth projections, budgets, reports, correspondence, publicity, newsletters, brochures and handbooks, personnel files, calendars of school events, notes on curriculum, programs from convocations and the final audit of the Lincoln School.
The Dean of Women papers consist largely of correspondence created during the 1930s and 1950s dealing with student issues such as employment, housing for women, social events, discipline, and student organizations especially sororities. The office of the Dean of Women was established at the University of Kentucky on June 9, 1908 by the Board of Trustees. The Dean of Women position was to be held by a professor at the university and have a seat in the faculty.