Summer school, the first in the United States, was established by University of North Carolina  president Kemp P. Battle  in 1877, primarily to train teachers. It convened on 3 July for a six-week session attended by both men and women. It was suspended in 1884, having enrolled 2,480 teachers and other students. Resumed in 1894, the summer school continued for 11 more years, with a total enrollment of 1,541. After a two-year hiatus, the summer school at the university resumed in 1907 and has continued ever since.
Kemp P. Battle. Image courtesy of Carolina Story: A Virtual Museum of University History, UNC. Available from http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/vir_museum/id/543  (accessed September 19, 2012).
1 January 2006 | Powell, William S.