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Oral History of the Principalship

Records, 1987-95, 8.0 cu. ft., Ms89-040



The Oral History of the Principalship is an ongoing project designed to interview retired elementary, middle, and high school principals for their views, reminiscences, and accumulated wisdom. Most of the interviewees are from the Southeast (mainly Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia), with representative materials from Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The Project Director is Dr. Patrick W. Carlton, Associate Professor of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

1995 -- Heritage High School in Lynchburg, Virginia

Scope and Content:

The materials consist of cassette tapes and transcripts of over 230 interviews.


The first donation of the audiocassettes and transcribed interviews was made by Dr. Patrick Carlton in 1989, with occasional donations done every year from 1989 to the present.

New London Academy
ca. 1994 -- New London Academy,
Virginia's oldest high school

Principalship Project

Note: The photographs are from the Scott Worner collection of photographs of Virginia high schools.

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