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Julia Wetherington Papers


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, an ... (more below)

Title

Julia Wetherington Papers

Collection Number

PC.1947

Date(s)

1948 - 1951

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
52
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  "School Reform in Land Hesse", nine sets of note cards, and souvenirs.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Wetherington, Julia

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research.


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Processed by G. Stevenson, October, 2004

Encoded by Lee Todd, November, 2007


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.


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


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


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.


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  "volkes" schools in 1948-1949, and two installments of an article by Vaughn R. De Long on  "School Reform in Land Hesse" published in the November and December 1948 issues of  The School Board Journal (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 threephotographs of buildings in Frankfurt-am-Main used by the Military Government for Germany (U.S.) complete the collection.


  • Denazification
  • Wetherington, Julia
  • United States--Office of the United States High Commissioner for Germany
  • Education--Germany
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany
  • Schools, German
  • Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany)
  • Germany
  • Germany--History--1945-1955
  • Hesse (Germany)