Dates: 2002

Collection Number: MS 622

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder (3 items).

Creators/Collectors: Lee, Lauranett Lorraine

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Crucible in the Classroom: The Freedpeople and Their Teachers, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1861-1876, MS 622, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Unknown.

Biographical/Historical Information: Philena Carkin was a teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia during Reconstruction. Carkin's journals were bound into a manuscript describing her daily work as a teacher, the military occupation of Charlottesville, the University of Virginia and its students, and fellow teachers.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of a copy of the thesis (Ph.D) and two partial extracts from the dissertation. Both extracts feature the writings of Philena Carkin.

Persons: Lee, Lauranett Lorraine.


  • Carkin, Philena
  • Gardner, Anna--1816-1901

Record Types: Academic theses.

Notes: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Virginia, 2002.