Maces Springs School Elementary Grade Books, September 1936-July 1947

KC Manuscript Collection 208

The Maces Springs School Elementary Grade Books collection consists of four grade books produced between 1936 and 1947.  Dates are inclusive.  These records detail the attendance and grades of students.  Children recorded in these books were mostly between the ages of five through eleven.  In one book, the parents of students are noted along with their occupations.  Two of the more well-known students are June and Anita Carter.  June Carter later married Johnny Cash and became June Carter Cash.  The book documenting 1946-47 includes materials by the (unknown) teacher regarding her lesson plans, drawings, and teaching philosophy along with a register of money paid out and received.

This series is partially restricted because of grades. Grades may be viewed 75 years after entry of information.  The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

This collection should be cited as:

Maces Springs School Elementary Grade Books, September 1936-July 1947.  KC Manuscript Collection 208, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Lennea Hickam donated this collection on behalf Claudia A. Derting (Lennea’s mother and relative of the Carter family) during March 2004.

Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in May 2007.

Related Collections:
Similar materials may be available at the Carter Family Fold Museum located near Hiltons, Virginia.

Carter, Anita (Ina Anita), 1933-1999

Cash, June Carter (Valerie June), 1929-2003

Maces Schools–Virginia–Hiltons—Records

Springs School (Hiltons, Va.)


1. Grade Book, 1936-37

2. Grade Book, September 1946-July 1947

3. Grade Book, Maces Springs School, Teacher Lelia Hilton, 1936-37

4. Grade Book, Maces Springs White School, Teacher Lelia Hilton, 1938-39