John F. Slater Fund

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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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creatorOf Southern Education Foundation. Southern Education Foundation records, 1882-1981. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939. Papers of Benjamin Griffith Brawley, 1928-1938. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903. Papers of J. L. M. Curry, 1637-1939 (bulk 1866-1903). Library of Congress
referencedIn Kentucky. Dept. of Education. Financial records of philanthropic funds, 1924-1934. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Lane College. Administrative records, 1925-2000. Lane College Library
referencedIn Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891. Papers of Alexander H. H. Stuart and the related Stuart and Baldwin families [manuscript], 1776-1878 (bulk 1850-1861). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf John F. Slater Fund. Board of Trustees records, 1882-1937. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Dillard, Avarene Lippincott. Papers of the Dillard family, 1717-1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf John F. Slater Fund. James Hardy Dillard correspondence and administrative records, 1904-1940. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Southern Education Foundation. [Annual reports], 1887- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI
referencedIn Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.). Schofield Normal and Industrial School collection, 1857-1986. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf John F. Slater Fund. County training schools application forms, 1932-1937. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903. Papers of J. L. M. Curry, 1786-1903. Library of Congress
referencedIn Stephens, Edwin Lewis, 1872-1938. Edwin Lewis Stephens correspondence, 1889-1940. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Penn School Papers, 1862-2004 and undated, (bulk 1862-1978) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Shaw University. Office of the President. Charles F. Meserve records, 1895-1919 (bulk 1904-1906). Shaw University, James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center
referencedIn Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903. J. L. M. Curry papers, 1890-1903 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Alexander, Will Winton, 1884-1956. person
associatedWith Arnett, Trevor, 1807-1955. person
associatedWith Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939. person
associatedWith Buttrick, Wallace, 1853-1926. person
associatedWith Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903. person
associatedWith Dickerman, George. person
associatedWith Dillard, J. H. 1856-1940. person
associatedWith Haygood, Atticus G. 1839-1896. person
associatedWith Kentucky. Dept. of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Lane College. corporateBody
associatedWith Negro Rural School Fund, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Penn School (Saint Helena Island, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Randolph, Virginia. person
correspondedWith Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw University. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Slater, John F., 1815-1884. person
associatedWith Slater, William A. person
associatedWith Southern Education Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Stephens, Edwin Lewis, 1872-1938. person
associatedWith Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891. person
associatedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. person
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Southern States
Southern States
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African American universities and colleges
Education, Rural
Educational statistics
African Americans--Education
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