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Andrew P. Haywood Papers

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Haywood (Andrew) Papers

Papers of Andrew P. Haywood
MS0364

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Haywood, Andrew Perry, 1933-2006
Title
Andrew P. Haywood papers
ID
MS0364
Date [inclusive]
1974-1975
Extent
64.0 Items
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of Andrew P. “Sam” Haywood, while the principal of West Charlotte High School documenting his advocacy of the open school philosophy in the 1974-75 academic year.

Preferred Citation note

Andrew P. Haywood Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Biographical note: Andrew P. “Sam” Haywood was born to Edward Allie and Katherine Whatley Haywood on September 6, 1933, in Randolph County, North Carolina. He attended public schools, and later graduated from High Point College. He earned a master’s degree from Western Carolina College, and an Ed.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill. He spent a few years serving in the US Navy. Once out of the service, he taught school prior to becoming principal at four Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina Schools: Tuckaseegee, Coulwood, Independence, and West Charlotte. Later, he became an Area Superintendent. Haywood assisted in leading the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools through the turbulent years of desegregation. In 1959, he married Shirley Matheson Haywood, and with her had one daughter Anne Matheson Dirr. Haywood was very much interested in educational reform and alternate methods of education. In the 1970s, he along with several of his colleagues studied the idea of the “open school” system of education, accumulating a wide assortment of papers on the topic. In 1970, Haywood was presented an Oak Leaf Award from the North Carolina PTA. Haywood retired from education in 1992, but continued to serve on committees and support groups within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system, as well as for the North Carolina Board of Education. In 1998, he earned the esteemed Order of the Long Leaf Pine award. Sam Haywood died in Charlotte, on February 1, 2006, at the age of seventy two.

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Biographical/Historical note

Historical note: The idea of the “open school” system was one that was popular in the early 1970s. There were various manifestations of this theme, but most could be thought of as “schools without walls,” and generally allow for a system that was less structured than conventional schools. Many of these open schools did not have grades, and many abandoned the usual grading evaluation system. By the late 1970s, schools systems had by-and-large given up on this approach to education.

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Scope and Contents note

The Andrew P. Haywood Collection is a single file collection of papers assembled during the 1974-75 academic year in Charlotte, North Carolina; and concerns educational reform theory. It includes materials accumulated as the result of a number of conferences by teachers and principals who were involved in educational reform and open school theory; as well as Sam Haywood’s efforts to establish an open school curriculum within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system.

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Arrangement note

The papers in this collection are arranged chronologically, with undated items itemized at the end of the collection. The container list itemizes every document in the collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 2006

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Acquired from Andrew P. Haywood, 2006.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Andrew P. Haywood Oral History Interviews ; Irwin Avenue Open School Collection (Mss 356)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Myers Park Traditional Elementary School (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • North Carolina. Dept. of Public Instruction
  • West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, N.C.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Haywood, Andrew Perry, 1933-2006

Subject(s)

  • Education, Elementary--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Education, Secondary--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Educational change--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Open plan schools--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • School integration--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • School principals--North Carolina--Charlotte

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Collection Inventory

1974

Box Folder

News Release “Optional School Enrollment Deadline Extended. Jul 17 1974

1 1

Open School News Bulletin. Sep 11 1974

1 1

Memo from Sam Haywood to Parents and Friends of West Charlotte High School. Sept. 23, 1974

1 1

Letter of Richard S. Ray to Grace Templeton. Sept. 25, 1974

1 1

Open School Announcements. Sept. 30 -Oct. 4 1974

1 1

Memo from George Kahdy to H. T. Conner Oct. 4, 1974

1 1

Meeting of Optional School Principals – Agenda OCt. 7, 1974

1 1

Open School Announcements Oct. 7-11, 1974

1 1

Social Studies Newsletter Oct. 8, 1974

1 1

Letter of Norman D. Schul, to Joyce McSpadden. Oct. 10, 1974

1 1

Letter of Joyce K. McSpadden, to Andrew P. Haywood. Oct 14, 1974

1 1

Memo re: Open School Needs Oct 14, 1974

1 1

Letter of Lawrence Reichard Oct 14, 1974

1 1

Open School Announcements. Oct 14-18, 1974

1 1

Open School Announcements. Oct 28-Nov 1, 1974

1 1

Memo to the Principals of the Optional Schools, concerning the agenda for the next meeting. Oct 28, 1974

1 1

Letter of Pat Locke, to A. Craig Phillips. Oct 31, 1974

1 1

Memo from Carl Carlan to Rolland W. Jones concerning a progress report on the Optional Schools. Nov 4, 1974

1 1

Open School Announcements. Nov 6-15, 1974

1 1

Open School Announcements. Nov 18-22, 1974

1 1

Open School Announcements. Nov 25-27, 1974

1 1

Open School Announcements. Dec 2-6, 1974

1 1

Rough draft of the West Charlotte High School Project. Dec 6, 1974

1 1

Letter of Margaret W. Abrams to Rolland Jones. Dec 8, 1974

1 1

Open School Announcements. [Dec ?], 1974

1 1

Brochure: “Fifth Annual National conference on The Open Classroom.” Dec 8, 1974

1 1

Open School Announcements. Dec 18-20, 1974

1 1

Letter of Elizabeth S. Randolph to Andrew P. Haywood. Dec 17, 1974

1 1

Letter of Rolland W. Jones to Margaret W. Abrams. Dec 20, 1974

1 1

1975

Box Folder

Open School Announcements. Jan 6-10, 1975

1 2

“OPEN INSIGHT.” Jan 8, 1975

1 2

Memo from Katie Heath to Central Piedmont Instructors. Jan 9, 1975

1 2

Form letter from Katie Heath to “Dear Parent.” Jan 9. 1975

1 2

Open School Announcements. Jan 11-18, 1975

1 2

“IT TAKES MANY HANDS: New Dimensions in High School Learning. Jan 19, 1975

1 2

Letter from Carol Newman to Marilyn. Jan 22, 1975

1 2

Letter from Chris Polk to Ted Troutman. Jan 22, 1975

1 2

Memo from the Open School Staff to Carl Carlin. Jan 24, 1975

1 2

Open School Announcements. Jan 27-31, 1975

1 2

UNDATED MATERIALS undated

Box Folder

Educational Consulting Associates.

1 3

NC Dept. of Public Instruction – Application for Exemplary Project – Part D.

1 3

OPEN SCHOOL STUDENTS – WEST CHARLOTTE.

1 3

Handbook: Myers Park Traditional Elementary School.

1 3

Unidentified registration information brochure.

1 3

Open School List (of students).

1 3

Optional School Planning (month by month).

1 3

Open School Students Decisions.

1 3

Conference schedule.

1 3

West Charlotte Open School Component.

1 3

Guidelines for Optional School Pupil Application and Admission.

1 3

[untitled hand-written notes] [4 leaves]

1 3

Myers Park Traditional Elementary School.

1 3

Optional School Questions.

1 3

“Realizing that various alternatives are being considered…” [2 leaves]

1 3

Open School Social Studies Offerings.

1 3

Memo from Maggie, to Judy, Joanna, Doris, Dana, Patsy, Lynne.

1 3

NAME Mr. Haywood.

1 3

Conditions for West Charlotte Open School Moving…

1 3

“Do you and your students know that occupational mix laboratory is an ‘open classroom?’”

1 3

ATTENTION!!!

1 3

Open School Directory.

1 3

“The Mind is a Fire to be lit, Not a Vase to be Filed.”

1 3

THE OPEN HIGH SCHOOL – STUDENT INFORMATION.

1 3

NC State Department of Public Instruction – Grant Application Form.

1 3