Piney Woods School Collection
Memorabelia related to Piney Woods School, including Business card of Neff Chastain, The Original Dry Boiled Peanut “King.
- Creation: 1823-1976; undated
Conditions Governing Access
Noncirculating; available for research.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Biographical / Historical
The Piney Woods Country Life School (or The Piney Woods School) is a co-educational independent historically African-American boarding school for grades 9-12 in Piney Woods, unincorporated Rankin County, Mississippi. It is 21 miles south of Jackson. It is one of four remaining historically African-American boarding schools in the United States. It is currently the largest African-American boarding school, as well as being the second oldest continually operating African-American boarding school. Its campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2020.
1 Folder (total) : 302A.B1.A3
Language of Materials
Diane Ross and purchased through the Douglas A. Noverr Grant for Collection Enhancement for Institutions to Build Culture and American Culture Research Collection (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association)
- Piney Woods School Collection
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Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository
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