Finding Aid of the Julia Wetherington Papers, 1948 - 1951, PC.1947

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Finding Aid of the Julia Wetherington Papers, 1948 - 1951, PC.1947

Abstract

Julia Wetherington, 1892-1978, daughter of Oliver Hazard and Nannie (Daughtery) Wetherington, was born at Tuscarora, Craven County, N.C. She began her career as an elementary school teacher in 1913. In 1938 she began work as a state elementary school supervisor in the Division of Instructional Services, N.C. Dept. of Public Instruction. During 1949 Miss Wetherington, having been granted a leave of absence by the N.C. Dept. of Public Instruction, worked as an education advisor in the denazification program under the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany to reform the school system of post-war Germany. Miss Wetherington completed her work in Germany toward the end of 1949, returned to Raleigh, and resumed her work in the N.C. Dept. of Public Instruction. She retired in 1958.
The papers in this collection all relate to Miss Wetherington's experience in post-war Germany. They include a file of biographical and personnel materials, copies of briefing notes and historical reports, an article by Vaughn R. De Long on , nine sets of note cards, three photographs, and souvenirs.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Julia Wetherington Papers
Call Number
PC.1947
Creator
Wetherington, Julia
Date
1948 - 1951
Extent
52.00 items
Language
English
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], PC.1947, Julia Wetherington Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.

    Collection Overview

    The papers in this collection all relate to Miss Wetherington's experience as an education advisor in the denazification program under the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany to reform the school system of post-war Germany. They include a file of biographical and personnel materials, copies of briefing notes and historical reports relating to reconstruction of the Hesse schools in 1948-1949, and two installments of an article by Vaughn R. De Long on published in the November and December 1948 issues of (Alexandria, Va.: National School Board Association). The collection also includes nine sets of note cards that appear to be outlines used by Miss Wetherington in making talks about her work in Germany after her return in 1950 and 1951. A few souvenirs from her time in Germany, including three of buildings in Frankfurt-am-Main used by the Military Government for Germany (U.S.) complete the collection.

    Biographical Note

    Julia Wetherington, 1892-1978, daughter of Oliver Hazard and Nannie (Daughtery) Wetherington, was born at Tuscarora, Craven County, N.C. She was educated in Louisburg College Preparatory School (1909-1913) the University of North Carolina (summer sessions, 1920-1924), Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn. (1924-1925), Columbia University (MA, 1934), and the University of. Chicago (summer sessions, 1944-1945). She began her career as an elementary school teacher in 1913, teaching in schools in eastern North Carolina until 1925. From 1926 until 1931 she was supervisor of the elementary school program in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and from 1931 to 1938 was supervisor of elementary classroom instruction in Ann Arundel County, Maryland. In 1938 she began work as a state elementary school supervisor in the Division of Instructional Services, N.C. Dept. of Public Instruction.During 1949 Miss Wetherington, having been granted a leave of absence by the N.C. Dept. of Public Instruction, worked as an education advisor in the program under the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany to reform the school system of post-war Germany. She was assigned to the Education Service Center at Wiesbaden in Hesse and given duties not dissimilar to those she had performed with the N.C. Dept. of Public Instruction. She procured books, office materials, and equipment for servicing the program, visited and worked with the local committees for school reform in the Wiesbaden area, planned and assembled exhibits on the teaching of basic elementary school subjects, and consulted (when invited) with principals and teachers on objectives, methods, and procedures of teaching. Miss Wetherington completed her work in Germany toward the end of 1949, returned to Raleigh, and resumed her work in the N.C. Dept. of Public Instruction. She retired in 1958.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Denazification
  2. Wetherington, Julia
  3. United States--Office of the United States High Commissioner for Germany
  4. Education--Germany
  5. Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany
  6. Schools, German
  7. Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany
  8. Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany)
  9. Germany
  10. Germany--History--1945-1955
  11. Hesse (Germany)
  12. Acquisitions Information

    Gift, W. Street Richardson, Clinton, N.C. 2004

    Processing Information

  13. Processed by G. Stevenson, October, 2004. Encoded by Lee Todd, November, 2007; and updated by Fran Tracy-Walls, September 2019, for publication in Discover Online Catalog (DOC).