Ruth and Ethel Cockrell papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS1184
Scope and Content
This collection includes high school annuals, printed materials, diplomas, and correspondence concerning the Cockrells' personal education and their careers in education. The majority of the materials focus on Ethel Cockrell. The two annuals, from Roosevelt High School and Girls' High School, were dedicated and inscribed by Ethel Cockrell's students. Emory University materials include transcripts, commencement programs, the 1933 commencement address, and newspaper clippings concerning students. Of particular note is a scrapbook created by the Bass High School French Club, headed by Ethel Cockrell, in 1935.
- 1913-1976, undated
- Cockrell, Ethel (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Sisters Ruth (1905-1993) and Ethel (1903-?) Cockrell were born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Amilie Marie Richaux (1869-1937) and Joseph Clement Cockrell (1868-1909). Following Joseph Cockrell's death, the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Ethel Cockrell graduated from the Atlanta Normal Training School in 1921 and attended Agnes Scott College and Howard University. Both women attended Emory University, where they were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. In 1932, Ruth graduated from Emory and Ethel graduated with a degree in history and French the following year. In 1944, Ruth earned a masters degree in teaching from Emory University. Both women taught in the Atlanta Public School System for many years. The sisters resided at 1179 Briarcliff Avenue in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and were active in the Druid Hills Civic Association.
1.04 linear ft. (two document cases, one half document case, and one oversize folder)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 1983, with subsequent additions
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America. Yaarab Temple (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Atlanta Normal Training School (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Bass High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Druid Hills Civic Association (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Emory University
- Girls High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Public schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Roosevelt High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Teachers colleges -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Women teachers -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Ruth and Ethel Cockrell papers
- Allison Maier
- July 2019
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- Finding aid is written in English.