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St. John's Academy Records (MS004)

 Collection
Identifier: MS004
The collection consists primarily of student records and student newspapers. There are several miscellaneous items as well. Topics covered include: school organization, rules of behavior, student achievement, student names, places of residence and dates of attendance, and academic subjects and undertakings.

Dates

  • 1833-1899

Creator

Extent

2.07 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

St. John's Academy was established in 1833, and moved to a location at 57 South Royal Street (on the corner of Duke Street) in 1834. Rev. John Smith was the first principal; he was succeeded in turn by Rev. Stephen L. Dubuisson in 1837, Mr. John H. Kellenberger in 1839, and Mr. Hugh C. McLaughlin shortly thereafter. The school closed in 1841 when McLaughlin left Alexandria, but reopened in 1847 under R.L. Carne, Jr. A primary school, in addition to the older boys' school, was added in the 1850s. The upper school, additionally, was a military academy.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into the following eight series, arranged as indicated within parentheses: Series I: Student Activities (alphabetical) Series II: Clippings, 1840-1899 (chronological by year) Series III: Miscellaneous (alphabetical) Series IV: The Academy Journal, 1866-1885 (chronological by year) Series V: Student Records, 1833-1896 (chronological) Series VI: Registers of Students Series VII: Course Catalogues Series VIII: Christmas Cards

Related Materials

"History of Saint John's Academy, 1833-1895" by Allan W. Robbins in Alexandria History 5 (1983).

Creator

Title
St. John's Academy Records Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Julie Johnson in 1991; reprocessed by Joel Horowitz in 2017
Date
2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library Repository

Contact:
717 Queen Street
Alexandria VA 22314 United States
703-746-1791