Moonlight Schools Collection consists of oral histories, articles and research concerning the Moonlight Schools and the life of Cora Wilson Stewart. Included in the collection are correspondence regarding the opening of the Cora Wilson Stewart Moonlight School at Morehead State University, examples of student work from the Little Brushy School and twenty-four oral history audio recordings.

The Moonlight Schools of eastern Kentucky were first established in 1911 by Cora Wilson Stewart to promote literacy among adults in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Moonlight Schools later served African American and Native American students in other regions of the United States.

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Between Us: Thoughts of a Country Editor, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Between Us: Thoughts of a Country Editor, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Blue Grass Counties Take Notice, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Book For Illiterates, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Bryan to Assist in Fight on Illiteracy, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Called Higher Up, Clay City Times

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Call for Volunteers, Earlington Bee

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Call for Volunteers, Richmond Climax

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Call For Volunteers to Enlist in Battle Against Illiteracy, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Capitalist at Night School, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Central Kentuckians Attend School Fair, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Champions Mrs. Stewart, Hopkinsville Kentuckian

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Christian Church, Big Sandy News

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Commission Makes Appeal, The Madisonian

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Continue War On Illiteracy, Williams News

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Cora Wilson Stewart, Big Sandy News

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Cora Wilson Stewart, Hartford Republican

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Cora Wilson Stewart Asserts Kentucky Will Do Its Part Coming Year in Eradication of illiteracy, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Cora Wilson Stewart Kentucky's greatest Project, Maysville Public Ledger

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Cora Wilson Stewart-Shall Kentucky Be Longer Deprived of Her Services?, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Cora Wilson Stewart Speaker at Milwaukee, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Crusader Against Illiteracy Will Speak Six Times in New Mexico, Belen News Bulletin

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Defeat of Adult Illiteracy Bill, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Educational Drive Over This State Has Been Success, Maysville Public Ledger

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Education Day and Night for Both Young and Old, Mount Sterling Advocate

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Educator To Make Public Address Here, The Bismarck Tribune

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Eradication of Illiteracy, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Facts of Illiteracy in Kentucky Told to Lexington Audience, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Fayette's Teachers Close Their Institutes, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Fighting Against Illiteracy, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Gives Lecture On Moonlight Schools, Valley City Weekly Times

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Good Under Kentucky Laws, Adair County News

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Governor Assists in Fight on Illiteracy, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Highlands Give Moonlight School to World, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Highly Honored, Maysville Public Ledger

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High Praise For Fugazzi Graduate From Chairman of Kentucky Illiteracy Com., Lexington Herald-Leader

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High Tribute Paid To Fayette Schools, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Honor Done Educator, The Madisonian

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Illiteracy Banished From Mountain County, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Illiteracy Census to be Taken During April, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Illiteracy Commission Reports Most Favorable, Mount Sterling Advocate

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Illiteracy is Losing Ground in this State, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Illiteracy Must Be Eradicated Here, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Illiteracy Worker Given $5,000 Prize By Magazine, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Illiterate Mountaineers Are Now Learning Their Letters in the Moonlight Schools of Kentucky, Standard-Examiner

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Illiterates to be Taught 3 R's Before Draft, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Kentuckian is Honored at Educational Meet, Maysville Public Ledger

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Kentucky Educator Addressed Community Meeting, The Ward County Independent

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Kentucky Moonlight Schools, The San Francisco Call

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Kentucky's Fight Against Illiteracy Commended by Commissioner Tigert; Article Quotes "Moonlight Schools", Lexington Herald-Leader

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Kentucky's Illiteracy, Mount Sterling Advocate

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Kentucky Woman Accorded Honor, Licking Valley Courier

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Kentucky Woman Tells New Yorkers of Illteracy, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Ky. Democrats Open Campaign Sept. 11, Breckenridge News

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Learning A-B-C's at Seventy, New York Tribune

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Lecture on Conditions in the Mountains, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Lectures Today on Moonlight Schools, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Make the Victory Complete, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Many Visitors Hear Address of Mrs. Stewart, Lexington Herald-Leader

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May Make the Race Against W.J. Field, Adair County News

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Medal For Mrs. Stewart, Bourbon News

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Moonlight Class: Rowan Countians Thank Cora Stewart For Ingenious Method of Education, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Moonlight School, Big Sandy News

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Moonlight School, A Page From History, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Moonlight School At Russell School Has Enrollment of 44; to End Soon, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Moonlight School in Clark Graduates, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Moonlight School Money, The Central Record

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Moonlight Schools, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Moonlight Schools, Maysville Public Ledger

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Moonlight Schools, Mount Vernon Signal

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Moonlight Schools, Ottumwa Courier

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Moonlight Schools, The Sumter Watchman

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Moonlight Schools Curriculum Revised, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Moonlight Schools for Fayette County, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Moonlight Schools Here to Stay, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Moonlight Schools in Hopkins County are Praised, Earlington Bee

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Moonlight Schools in Kentucky, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Moonlight Schools in the Mountains, New York Tribune

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Moonlight Schools Originated in Kentucky, Mount Sterling Advocate

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Moonlight Work Helps Education, Licking Valley Courier

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Mountains Will Support League, Is Prediction, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Mountain Welfare Work, Big Sandy News

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Mrs. Cora Stewart Tells of Work in Moonlight Schools, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, Mount Sterling Advocate

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, Williams News

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart Discusses Illiteracy, Big Sandy News

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, Founder of Moonlight School, Gives Series of Addresses at Morehead Normal, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart Hopes to Organize "Moonlight Schools" in County Jails, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart Kentucky's Foremost Woman, Maysville Public Ledger

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart Named Member of Executive Committee For Democratic National Campaign, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart Originator of Moonlight Schools, Mount Vernon Signal

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart's Fortune Made, Mount Sterling Advocate

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart Upholds League in Laurel, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart Urges Renomination of Senator Barkley, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Mrs. Cora W. Stewart, Mountain Advocate

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Mrs. Cora W. Stewart Receives High Honor, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Mrs. Cora W. Stewart To Stay Where She Is, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Mrs. Stewart and Miss Wilson Guest of Honor, The Central Record

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Mrs. Stewart Confers With Governor Cox, Mount Sterling Advocate