Letter from Mary Crawford Williams to the Sanford High School Class of 1926 (June 5, 1976)

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Title

Letter from Mary Crawford Williams to the Sanford High School Class of 1926 (June 5, 1976)

Alternative Title

Letter from Williams to Sanford High School Class of 1926 (June 5, 1976)

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Lake Mary (Fla.)
Schools
Education--Florida
High schools--Florida

Description

A letter from Mary Crawford Williams to the Sanford High School Class of 1926. The letter consists of a two-page list of graduates and their addresses as of 1976, as well as a typed letter informing the alumni of a manuscript written about Sanford and Lake Mary. The manuscript is titled "The Roaring Twenties in Lake Mary and Sanford, Florida," which was written by Margaret Sprout Green, and is about her school days in Sanford, Florida, from 1919 to 1929. It also gives a full history of Lake Mary to 1930. The end of the letter provides the recipient with the option to be notified when the book would be available for purchase.

Sanford High School was originally established at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida, in 1902. The building was designed by W. G. Talley in the Romanesque revival style. Due to an increasing student population, a new school building was constructed on Sanford Avenue in 1911. The original building on Seventh Street served as Westside Grammar Elementary School, which was later renamed Sanford Grammar School. In 1984, the building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and converted into the Student Museum. The building reopened as the University of Central Florida's Public History Center in 2012. In 1927, a high school campus was designed by Elton J. Moughton in the Mediterranean revival style and constructed at 1700 French Avenue. The school reopened on January 10 and was renamed Seminole High School. In 1960, the high school moved to a new campus at 2701 Ridgewood Avenue and the former building on French Avenue was converted to Sanford Junior High School, which was later renamed Sanford Middle School. The old building was demolished in the summer of 1991 and replaced by a $5.77 million school complex. As of 2013, Seminole High School offers various Advanced Placement courses, the Academy for Health Careers, and the International Baccalaureate Programme for students.

Creator

Williams, Mary Crawford

Source

Original letter from Mary Crawford Williams to the Sanford High School Class of 1926, June 5, 1976: Sanford High School Collection, box 3A, folder Cornerstone 1926, item SCPS00529, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

1976-06-05

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Mary Crawford Williams to the Sanford High School Class of 1926, June 5, 1976.

Is Part Of

Sanford High School Collection, box 3A, folder Cornerstone 1926, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Seminole County Public Schools Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

References

Green, Margaret Sprout, and Margaret Green Wesley. Lake Mary's Beginnings and the Roaring Twenties in Lake Mary and Sanford, Florida. Chuluota [Fla.]: Mickler House, 1986.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

722 KB

Medium

2-page handwritten list
1-page typewritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Sanford High School, Sanford, Florida
Lake Mary, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Mary Crawford Williams.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Green, Margaret Sprout, and Margaret Green Wesley. Lake Mary's Beginnings and the Roaring Twenties in Lake Mary and Sanford, Florida. Chuluota [Fla.]: Mickler House, 1986.
"Seminole High School." Seminole High School, Seminole County Public Schools. http://www.seminolehs.scps.k12.fl.us/.
"Public History Center." Public History Center, University of Central Florida. http://www.publichistorycenter.cah.ucf.edu/.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Student Museum." Seminole County Public Schools. http://www.scps.k12.fl.us/studentmuseum/Home.aspx.

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Original Format

2-page handwritten list
1-page typewritten letter

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