Finding aid to the Frances Adams Deyerle collection

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
FRANCES ADAMS DEYERLE (1898-1994)
"PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF LYNCHBURG,
VIRGINIA"
The collection includes manuscript notes and draft of a book on the history of public
schools of Lynchburg, Virginia. The book, "A History of Education in Lynchburg," by
Frances Adams DEYERLE, originally scheduled to be published in 1979, was never
published. A revised publication, "A Legacy of Learning: The Lynchburg Public Schools
1871-1986," was published in 1987. Janet SHAFFER, a free-lance writer, was
commissioned to write the history, serving as editor of the notes and draft of Mrs.
DEYERLE.
[Frances Adams Deyerle, Janet Shaffer, A Legacy of Learning: The Lynchburg Public Schools 1871-1986
(Lynchburg: School Board, 1987), pp. i, iii; Darrell Laurant, "A Book without a Cover," Lynchburg News
& Advance, 6 March 1985, Sect. B, p. 1 col. 1.]

BOX 1

1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-5
1-6

Introduction
1870-1919
1920-1924
1924-1928
1928-1933
1933-1947

BOX 2

2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-8

1944-1954
1954-1960
1960-1964
1964-1968
Miscellaneous Board Minutes (1885-1920)
High School History
Samuel MILLER
Parent Teacher Association

BOX 3

3-1 Miscellaneous Notes (I)
3-2 Miscellaneous Notes (II)

MS1096

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
FRANCES C. ADAMS DEYERLE (1898-1994)
Frances C. ADAMS, daughter of Thomas ADAMS and Mary Florence BIAS, was
born 16 November 1898, in Amherst County, Virginia. The family moved to Lynchburg
ca. 1907, where she attended Biggers and Monroe schools, and was graduated from
Lynchburg High School in 1920. She was personal secretary to E. C. GLASS,
Superintendent of the Lynchburg public schools beginning in 1920, and served in that
same capacity for four other superintendents until her retirement in 1968.
Upon her retirement, Frances ADAMS married "a former sweetheart," Thomas Byron
DEYERLE, son of Thomas Lee DEYERLE and Lillian DAME of Salem, Virginia.
During her tenure as secretary to the several superintendents of schools, Frances
ADAMS kept minutes for the School Board. These minutes formed the basis for her
manuscript for a book on the history of public schools in Lynchburg. The book, "A
History of Education in Lynchburg," originally scheduled to be published in 1979, was
never published. A revised publication, "A Legacy of Learning: The Lynchburg Public
Schools 1871-1986," was published in 1987. Janet SHAFFER, a free-lance writer, was
commissioned to write the history, serving as editor of the notes and draft of Mrs.
DEYERLE.
Frances C. (ADAMS) DEYERLE died 24 April 1994 in Lynchburg and was buried in
Spring Hill Cemetery.
["Marriage of Thomas Adams and Mary Florence Bias," Bureau of Vital Statistics, Department of Health,
VA, Marriage Records, Amherst County, 1853-1935, Reel No. 3; 1900 Census, Amherst County, VA, T623, Roll 1699, p. 124, Dwelling 264, Family 269; 1910 Census, Lynchburg, VA, National Archives &
Records Service, T-624, Roll 1635, p. 109, Dwelling 142, Family 149; Frances Adams Deyerle, Janet
Shaffer, A Legacy of Learning: The Lynchburg Public Schools 1871-1986 (Lynchburg: School Board,
1987), pp. i, iii; Walsh's Lynchburg, Virginia, City Directory for 1907 (Charleston, SC: Walsh Directory,
1907), p. 161; The Crest (Lynchburg High School), Vol. VIII (1907), p. 17; Darrell Laurant, "A Book
without a Cover," Lynchburg News & Advance, 6 March 1985, Sect. B, p. 1, col. 1; "Obituary of Thomas
Byron Deyerle," Lynchburg News, 17 January 1980, Sect. C, p. 2 col. 1; "Obituary of Frances Adams
Deyerle," Lynchburg News & Advance, 25 April 1994, Sect. A, p. 5 col. 1.]

MS1096

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the Frances Adams Deyerle collection

Subject

finding aids
Deyerle, Frances Adams (1898-1994)
Lynchburg City Schools (Va.)

Description

Finding aid to the Frances Adams Deyerle collection which includes manuscript notes and draft of a book on the history of Lynchburg's public schools.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

PDF (Computer file format)

Language

English

Identifier

MS1096FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the Frances Adams Deyerle collection,” Digital Collections, accessed July 22, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/114.