Irving School teacher letter to Senator Elmer Thomas

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Irving School teacher letter to Senator Elmer Thomas

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A letter from Irving teacher, Zuma Burnside, about the condition of the Irving school after the fire

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Source

Carl Albert Center, Elmer Thomas Collection, Series 3, Box 29, Folder 54.

Publisher

Carl Albert Center

Date

1938-05-19

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Is part of the Carl Albert Center
Is part of the Elmer Thomas Collection

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pdf

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en

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1705 N.E. 9th st., Okla. City
May 19, 1938
Senator Elmer Thomas
Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir,

As a school teacher in the Irving School of Okla. City (have been in this school since its beginnings as a grade school- was its first principal) I'm vitally concerned as to condition of affairs concerning Irving school as they are just now.

Our building burned nearly two years ago. Since then we as a school are housing in an old frame, dirty, unsafe etc. awaiting a new respectable building.

A new building was begun, one unit of six rooms is nearing completion. But two more units are supposed to be necessary to house our children. But the Board is unable to finance this, hoping to get help from some of the federal money. As it stands now (we have had to bide time in the old building nearly two years already) we will seemingly have to remain here indefinitely another year at least, unless we have some federal aid. Why not let Ok. City, Irving School speak for a part of the federal money apportioned out for school purposes?

If in any way you can aid, I'd appreciate it for my children and community.

Respt.,

(Mrs.) Zuma H. Burnside
1B teacher, Irving School

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Letter

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Burnside, Zuma, “Irving School teacher letter to Senator Elmer Thomas,” Making Modern America, accessed November 20, 2017, http://newdeal.oucreate.com/items/show/474.

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