Yeckley School District Papers
Scope and Contents
This file is composed of an end of school year program dated 1922, from the Yeckley Schoolhouse in Rutland Township, Michigan which operated from 1868-1955.
- Creation: 1922
- Yeckley School (Barry County, Mich.) (Organization)
Biographical / Historical
The Yeckley school district no.9 was founded in 1868 and it ran as a one room schoolhouse until 1955. The one room schoolhouse was located on the corner of Yeckley and Biddle roads in Rutland Twp., Barry County., Michigan. For the year 1922 in the program the school had one teacher, Mrs. Myrtie Williams. They also had three school officers, George Marble-Director, Homer Yeckley-Moderator, and Mrs. Adah Hubbard, Treasurer. After it had closed in 1955 students of this schoolhouse and many other schoolhouses consolidated into the Hastings Area, Thornapple Kellogg or Delton Kellogg school systems. Around the 1950s many one room schoolhouses like Yeckley closed due to the growing population and the school systems above were much bigger to accommodate all the surrounding one room schoolhouses instead of having a one room schoolhouse every 10 miles.
Since Yeckley closed, the last update in the Michigan One Room Schoolhouse Association, the schoolhouse is being used as a residence.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
This souvenir program was purchased with funds from the Starring Endowment.
The collection amounts to one program dated 1922 for the Yeckley schoolhouse located in Rutland Twp., Michigan. It measures 7”x 4 1/2” inches and is bound by a light pink yarn.
The program is four pages long with a front and back cover, the pages inside are back-to-back. The cover includes a wreath with carnations with a painting of a landscape. The cover says “Souvenir” and “At Close of School”. The inside cover is a blue illustration. The first page is a poem about school days and is titled Bring Back My School Days to Me. The next page is the school’s information and faculty. The page after that is the students and their grades 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th. The last page is a quote by Madeline Bridges. Each page is printed with black lettering with different styled lettering.
The program is in good condition. The front cover and back cover have discoloration and stains throughout though. There is also staining on the first page as well as the back inside cover and last page. The pages are pretty lose bound inside. The yarn binding the program is worn and frayed on the ends. Everything is still legible throughout.
- Yeckley School District Papers finding aid
- Nicole Page; Stephanie Chapman
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