John F. Slater Fund

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Dates:
Active 1882
Active 1937

History notes:

The John F. Slater Fund was organized in April 1882 as an educational fund to assist African Americans after Emancipation and the Civil War. Through grants, the Slater Fund helped to develop private black colleges and four-year high schools for blacks, stimulated vocational and industrial training, and originated the idea of county training schools. In 1937, the fund merged with the Negro Rural School Fund, Inc. (also known as the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation) to form the Southern Education Foundation.

From the description of County training schools application forms, 1932-1937. (Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc.). WorldCat record id: 38727706

James Hardy Dillard (1856-1940) was an educator and author who served in a variety of positions in the field of education. After a seventeen-year tenure at Tulane University where he taught Latin, he resigned to become president and manager of the John F. Slater Fund and the Negro Rural School Fund. He was a member of the General Education Board of the Rockefeller Foundation and a member of the Board of Administrators of Tulane University.

From the description of James Hardy Dillard correspondence and administrative records, 1904-1940. (Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc.). WorldCat record id: 38727712

The John F. Slater Fund was organized in April 1882 as an educational fund to assist African Americans after Emancipation and the Civil War. Through grants, the Slater Fund helped to develop private black colleges and four-year high schools for blacks, stimulated vocational and industrial training, and originated the idea of county training schools. In 1937, the Fund merged with the Negro Rural School Fund, Inc. (also known as the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation) to form the Southern Education Foundation.

From the description of Board of Trustees records, 1882-1937. (Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc.). WorldCat record id: 38727702

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Subjects:

  • Endowments
  • African American universities and colleges
  • Education, Rural
  • Educational statistics
  • African Americans--Education

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  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)