The Webb School of Bell Buckle

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The Webb School of Bell Buckle is the oldest continuously operating boarding school in the South. In Culleoka, Tennessee, in 1870, William Robert “Sawney” Webb Sr. founded the school, and classes were taught in the basement of a Methodist church. Webb's brother, John Maurice, joined as coprincipal in 1873. Having family ties to the town of Bell Buckle, the Webbs moved the school to its permanent home in 1886. With Sawney known for his drive and discipline and John known for his “saintly character, deep learning, and the gift of imparting it,” according to Vanderbilt University professor emeritus Edwin Mims (Webb School class of 1888), the brothers were a powerful force in education and later became founding members of the Southern Association of Independent Schools. In addition to 10 Rhodes Scholars, the school has produced governors, university presidents, diplomats, CEOs, actors, artists, and several award-winning authors. The Webb School celebrates its sesquicentennial in 2020.
ISBN: 9781467103411
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Campus History
Images: 211
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
After 20 years in the library at The Webb School, Susan Coop Howell was named school archivist in 2012. Her family ties to Webb include her grandmother and aunt, who were also staff members, and her grandfather and great-grandfather, both former students. Hannah Byrd Little was appointed director of the library and archives at The Webb School in 2007 and is the parent of a 2017 Webb graduate. She is an author for Knowledge Quest journal, the official journal of the American Association of School Librarians, as well as its blog.
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