The purpose of the Union High History Project was to
research, document and preserve the history of Union
High School in Caroline
County, Virginia. Information was gathered from a variety of
sources including libraries, historical archives, newspapers and books. Various methods were used to locate including
articles in the county’s two newspapers (Free
Lance Star and Caroline Progress),
radio announcements, letters to the African American churches in the county,
the Caroline Sunday School Union, the Union High Reunion Committee and
libraries in Caroline County
and the nearby areas.
Union High alumni,
faculty, family and friends (Union High History Project Participants)were interviewed and their memories documented.
They also shared their school memorabilia such as yearbooks, photographs and
other school documents.
The output of the project is a book titled Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia, 1903-1969.