Date Original

1896 August 3


This collection contains one broadside, an apportionment of common school fund, prepared by Junius Jordan, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Department of Education in Arkansas. It is dated August 3, 1896.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Junius Jordan served as Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Department of Education in Arkansas from 1894 to 1898. He was born in Barbour County, Alabama. He attended Emory and Henry College and graduated from the Southern University Alabama in 1867. He taught school in Mississippi five years, then came to Arkadelphia in 1876 as a high school principal. He opened a private school in Pine Bluff and taught there eighteen years. He was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1894 and served four years. While State Superintendent, he secured appropriation for normal schools, also called teachers college or teacher-training college. In 1898, he became a professor of philosophy at the University of Arkansas. In 1900, he was elected president of the Southern Educational Association. A common school was a public school in the United States during the nineteenth century.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area






Resource Type



Common school fund apportionment, SMC.BS.002


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Common school fund apportionment, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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