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Alice Lossing Rountree Collection of Seminole County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees Minutes

Identifier: SC-118

Collection Scope and Content

Series I: Meeting Minutes, 1948-1950, 1953, includes the Minutes of the Meetings of the Seminole County District No. 1 Board of Trustees from 1948 to 1950 and 1953. The Meeting Minutes were either typed or handwritten by Alice Rountree.


  • 1948-1950, 1953

Language of Materials

The materials are written in English

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alice Lossing Rountree was born on April 26, 1909, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. She moved with her family to Sanford, Florida, at an early age. She was nineteen years old when she married Alvie Dawson "Doc" Rountree. The couple had two children, Nancy and Richard. Alice Rountree was a homemaker and served as secretary for the Seminole County School District Board of Trustees for several years. In later years, she worked for the Seminole County Tax Assessors Office until her retirement. Alice Rountree passed away at the age of 96 on July 13, 2005.

Mrs. Rountree handwrote or typed the Minutes of the Seminole County School District Board of Trustee Meetings. One of the frequent occurrences in the meetings is the appointment of principals within the school district. Other significant events include the decision during the meeting on February 11, 1953, to tear down the stadium at Seminole High School and retain salvageable materials.

Since the scope of the collection focuses on the minutes from the meetings of the Seminole County School District No. Board of Trustees from 1948-1950 and 1953, with certain topics stemming from the segregated school system. For example, during the Meeting on March 5, 1948, Principals of the African American schools of Altamonte, Oviedo, Lake Monroe, Grooms Academy, Forest City, Kolokee, Goldsboro, Midway, Hopper Academy, and Jamestown requested the Board of Trustees to help improve the less than adequate conditions of their respective school properties. Furthermore, the Board of Trustees routinely appointed Supervisors of Negro Schools.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 Box)


The collection contains the Meeting Minutes of Seminole County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees from 1948 to 1950 and 1953. The Minutes, recorded by secretary Alice Rountree, detail the decisions made by Board of Trustees ranging from maintenance of the schools within the district to the appointment of principals. This includes segregated schools in the district during the Jim Crow Era.


The collection is arranged chronologically from 1948 to 1953.

Acquisition Information

Richard and Kathy Rountree donated these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in November 11, 2019, (CFM2019_12).

Related Material

Seminole County Public Schools Collection, Circa 1880s-2015

Guide to the Alice Lossing Rountree Collection of Seminole County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1948-1950, 1953
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Processed by Steven Trelstad; finding aid prepared by Steven Trelstad
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF Special Collections Repository

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