Wiley College
Historically Black College



John Ella Patton and friend. Wiley College 1937. Two young ladies sitting on grass.



Sketch from Negro Education: A Study of the Private and Higher Schools1915R

King Industrial Home of Wiley College. Superintendent: Miss Gertrude Burkhardt.2

A home school for girls owned and managed by the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It is well managed and its work is effective. It forms a part of the educational activities of Wiley College.

Attendance.—Total, 35; all boarders.

Teachers.—Total, 4; white 2, colored 2. Organization.—The girls boarding in the home receive training in household care and attend classes at Wiley College. Courses in cooking, sewing, and millinery are also given for the girls in Wiley College.

Financial, 1913-14.—The income amounted to $2,308, practically all from the Woman's Home Mission Society. Of this, $1,160 was expended for salaries and the remainder for running expenses.

Plant.—Estimated value, $7,000. The plant consists of about 2 acres of land, a neat two-story frame building, and fairly good furniture and domestic-science equipment. The premises are well kept.

Recommendations.—1. That the work be encouraged and made a more vital part of Wiley College.
2. That the domestic science equipment be increased.

Dates of visits : March, 1914; March, 1915; December, 1915.

1 See recommendations in summary chapter, p. 32, * White.



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