|Title||Letters to Boyd J. Glick, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1939|
|Scope & Content||
Five letters with stamped envelopes to Boyd J. Glick, 1905 - 1965, educator and athlete.
Glick was 1928 Bridgewater College (Bridgewater, Va.) graduate, who taught biology, general science and men's physical education at Daleville Academy (Daleville, Va.) from 1928 - 1930. He also served as the Athletic Director at Daleville College.
In 1930 Glick began working as a teacher and coach at Bridgewater High School (Bridgewater, Va.), where he was principal from 1941 - 1951. He continued a career as an educational administrator until his illness and death in 1965.
Glick excelled at baseball at Bridgewater College and later played for the Augusta County League and the Valley League.
The earliest letter in the group was written to Glick by Anna Lee. It was postmarked February 8, 1926 from Lewisburg, West Virginia, to Glick in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. She wrote of sledding, her schoolwork and athletics.
A letter from a woman named Nellie, probably Nellie R. Jones, is postmarked October 4, 1928 and is addressed to Glick at Daleville Academy. The writer addressed Boyd by his Bridgewater College nickname "Beegie". She wrote of her studies, an illness or injury that bothers her during exercise, her involvement with a college literary society, her BC class's organization, and the BC football team. Nellie R. Jones graduated Bridgewater College in 1930. She was active in the Victorian Literary Society and played basketball and baseball. The letter is written on Bridgewater College letterhead.
Another letter is missing a section of the signature. It is from a woman, possibly Adeen Adams, BC Class of 1933. The letter is postmarked March 8, 1930 and is addressed to Glick at Daleville Academy. The author wrote of the death of Gazella Good, the (African-American touring) Hampton Quartet performing at the Bridgewater College Chapel, an Anniversary Program and athletics. The letter is written on Bridgewater College letterhead.
A letter postmarked July 6 from Circeville, West Virginia, is addressed to Glick in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. The author, P. J. Hartman, addresses Glick as 'Coach'. He was a former student athlete at Daleville Academy.
The final letter in the group is postmarked July 13, 1939 from Welch, West Virginia, and is addressed to Glick in Bridgewater,Va. The author, Ruth, had traveled to Welch, West Virginia and was staying with family there. She described a baseball game she saw in Welch and a possible visit of Glick's to see her in Welch.
|Collection||Alexander Mack Memorial Library Special Collections|
Glick, Boyd J., 1905 - 1965