Virginia State School for Colored Deaf and Blind Children, Newport News, Virginia. First Biennial Report. 1909-10 to 1910-11

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Title

Virginia State School for Colored Deaf and Blind Children, Newport News, Virginia. First Biennial Report. 1909-10 to 1910-11

Description

The First Biennial Report (Second and Third Annual Reports) of the Virginia State School for Colored Deaf and Blind Children at Newport News, Virginia. For the fiscal years ending September 30, 1910 and September 30, 1911. Report of the Superintendent.

The Virginia State School opened in 1909. William C. Ritter (white) was the school's first superintendent. His wife, Leslie H. Ritter served as Matron.

Teachers for the Deaf are listed as R. Aumon Bass and Miss Mary A. Scott. 

Teachers for the Blind are listed as Miss Laura Britt and P. Jensen Stevens. 

Other staff include Hattie Chambers (later, Wills), a Black Virginian who taught at the school until 1920 and later served as Home Teacher for the Virginia Commission for the Blind.

The biennial report includes photographs of the school's buildings, the Board of Visitors, and student instruction.

Creator

Ritter, William C.

Source

M 12 Box 3, Lucian Louis Watts papers 1921-1960, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1911

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

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Notes

Learn more:
Conner, G. J. (2022). The Education of Deaf and Blind African Americans in Virginia, 1909-2008. Social Welfare History Project

Opening of the Virginia State School for Colored Deaf and Blind Children, 1909. The Times-Dispatch, August 15, 1909 in Social Welfare History Project

Sketch of Work done by Home Teacher for the Virginia Commission [Hattie Chambers Wills] in Social Welfare History Image Portal

Deafness in Social Welfare History Project

Disability in Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

Ritter, William C., “Virginia State School for Colored Deaf and Blind Children, Newport News, Virginia. First Biennial Report. 1909-10 to 1910-11,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed June 16, 2024, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/569.