Dates: 1949-1950

Collection Number: MS 676

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder.

Creators/Collectors: Junior English Class of Lane High School

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Lane High School "Who's Who of Albemarle County," MS 676, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Edward O. McCue, III, August 1997.

Biographical/Historical Information: Lane High School was the white high school in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was built in 1940. It was at the center of massive resistance in September 1958 when Virginia Governor Almond ordered it closed to protest desegregation. The school reopened in February 1959. Lane High School closed in 1974 when Charlottesville High School was built to replace Lane. The building now houses the county administrative offices.

Scope and Content: This is a collection of short biographical essays about leading citizens from Albemarle County. They were written by members of Lane High School's Junior English class. Prominent citizens included are Lady Astor, Peter Jefferson, Lotti Moon, Andrew Stevenson and Samuel Miller.

Subjects: Virginia--Biography

Record Types: Books (Albums).