General Education Board (New York, N.Y.)

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The General Education Board was established in 1903 by John D. Rockefeller to aid education in the United States "without distinction of race, sex or creed." The program included grants for endowment and general budgetary support of colleges and universities, support for special programs, fellowships and scholarships assistanceto state school systems at all levels, and development of social and economic resources as a route to improved educaitonal systems. All major colleges and universities in the nation, as well as many smaller institutions in every state, received aid from the board. The emphasis, however, was on Negro education and the South, and offices were established in Richmond, Virginia, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Board was especially active in promoting the public school movement in the early part of the 20th century. After 1940, programs other than those for Southern education were brought to a close; funds were nearly exhausted in the 1950s, and the last appropriation was made in 1964.

From the description of Archives, 1901-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122415524

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referencedIn Buttrick, Wallace, 1853-1926. Papers, 1888-1926. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn John Cornelius Christensen papers, 1912-1948 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Council for Research in the Humanities. Council for Research in the Humanities Records, 1926-1968 [Bulk dates: 1926-1936; 1966-1968]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Gates, Frederick Taylor, 1853-1929. Papers of Frederick Taylor Gates, 1913-1955 (inclusive), 1913-1930 (bulk). Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Edsall, David Linn, 1869-1945. Papers of David Linn Edsall, ca. 1881-ca. 1964 (inclusive). Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Dillard, Avarene Lippincott. Papers of the Dillard family, 1717-1964. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rutgers College. Office of the President. Records of the William H. S. Demarest Administration, 1890-1928. Rutgers University
referencedIn Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948. An aftermath of Appomattox : a memoir of the life of Samuel Chiles Mitchell 1942. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. Papers of Booker T. Washington: series 1-4, 1864-1960 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Dixon, J. Curtis, 1894-. Reminiscences of J. Curtis Dixon : oral history, 1967. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Swain, Joseph, 1857-1927. Papers, 1891-1921 1898-1921. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chancellor (Henry MacCracken), 1884-1910 New York University. Archives
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest. William Ernest Hocking Papers. 1860-1979. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hand, Learned. Learned Hand papers. 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Pierce, Joseph A. (Joseph Alphonso), 1902-. Project to Study Business and Business Education Among Negroes. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Rhind, Flora Macdonald, 1904-1985. Reminiscences of Flora Macdonald Rhind : oral history, 1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. Charles Spurgeon Johnson records, 1858-1956. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Jones, Thomas Elsa. Thomas Elsa Jones collection (1-71), 1925-1947 (bulk, 1926-1946). John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn American Association for the Advancement of Science. Papers from the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Richmond, Va. [manucript], 1928 December 27-31. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Channing Tobias papers., 1911-1961. University of Minnesota. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. [ymca]
referencedIn Samuel Chiles Mitchell Papers (#1003), 1861-1948 and undated University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Lincoln University (Pa.). Office of the President. William Hallock Johnson records, [ca. 1900]-1949. Lincoln University, Langston Hughes Memorial Library, Langston Hughes Memorial Library
referencedIn Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. Charles S. Johnson collection (1-27), 1935-1956 (bulk 1938-1952). John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Embree, Edwin Rogers, 1883-1950. Papers, 1925-1930. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Caswell, Hollis L. (Hollis Leland), 1901-1988,. Oral history interview with Hollis L. Caswell, 1968. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Harvard University. Division of Ancient Languages. Records of the Division of Ancient Languages, 1875-1942 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn American Association for the Advancement of Science. Papers from the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Richmond, Va. [manuscript], 1938 December 27-31. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf General Education Board (New York, N.Y.). The General Education Board archives. Series I, Appropriations [ca. 1901-ca. 1967] microform HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn James Rowland Angell personal papers, 1833-1986, 1880-1947 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Davis, Jackson, 1882-1947. Diaries of Jackson Davis, 1937-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Davis, Jackson, 1882-1947. College of William and Mary records for Jackson Davis, 1897-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn New York University. Chancellor's Office. Henry Mitchell MacCracken administrative records, 1884-1910. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Harvard University. Graduate School of Education. Petition to the General Education Board, 1931 December. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. Papers of Booker T. Washington: series 1-6, 1864-1960 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn University of Florida. Office of the President. Administrative policy records, 1909-1927. University of Florida
referencedIn Transylvania University. Academic dean records, 1919-1993 (bulk 1941-1965). Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Records of the Assistants to the Directors, 1913-1999 (inclusive), 1927-1943 (bulk) Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Amber Arthun Warburton Papers, 1917-1976 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Arnett, Trevor. Papers, 1921-1932 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Robert C. Ogden Papers, 1843-1913, (bulk 1890-1913) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Grinnell College. Treasurer's Office. Gifts, pledges, fundraising, 1846-1940. Grinnell College. Burling Library
referencedIn Christensen, John Cornelius, 1874-1953. John Cornelius Christensen papers, 1912-1948. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf General Education Board. Archives, 1901-1964. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Arnett, Trevor, 1870-1955. Papers, 1893-1955 (inclusive), 1920-1940 (bulk). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Office of the President (Albert Alexander Murphree), 1906-1933 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn Lewis, Ivey Foreman, 1882-1964. Historical Sketch, Mountain Lake Biological Station, 1929-1954 [manuscript], 1954. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949. James Rowland Angell personal papers, 1833-1986 (inclusive), 1880-1947 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Dept. of Education. Financial records of philanthropic funds, 1924-1934. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Wendell Holmes Stephenson Papers, 1820-1968 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers College Office of the President (William H.S. Demarest), 1890-1928 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959. Abraham Flexner papers, 1865-1989 (bulk 1900-1959). Library of Congress
creatorOf General Education Board (New York, N.Y.). [Annual reports], 1902- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI
referencedIn Abraham Flexner Papers, 1865-1989, (bulk 1900-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf General Education Board (New York, N.Y.). The General Education Board archives. Series I, Appropriations [ca. 1901-ca. 1967] microform HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Zechariah Chafee papers, 1898-1957 Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Tobias, Channing H., 1882-1961. Channing Tobias papers, 1911-1961. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Booker T. Washington Papers, 1853-1946, (bulk 1900-1915) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Penn School Papers, 1862-2004 and undated, (bulk 1862-1978) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939. Papers of Benjamin Griffith Brawley, 1928-1938. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith American Association for the Advancement of Science. corporateBody
associatedWith American Association of Junior Colleges. corporateBody
associatedWith American Council on Education. corporateBody
associatedWith American Education Fellwoship. corporateBody
associatedWith Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Arnett, Trevor, 1870- person
associatedWith Arnett, Trevor, 1870-1955. person
associatedWith Atlanta University. corporateBody
associatedWith Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.). corporateBody
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
associatedWith Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939. person
associatedWith Buttrick, Wallace, 1853-1926. person
associatedWith California Institute of Technology. corporateBody
associatedWith Carnegie Corporation of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Caswell, Hollis L. (Hollis Leland), 1901-1988, person
associatedWith Chafee, Zechariah, 1885-1957 person
associatedWith Chicago University. corporateBody
associatedWith Christensen, John Cornelius, 1874-1952 person
associatedWith Christensen, John Cornelius, 1874-1953. person
associatedWith Clark College. corporateBody
associatedWith Colorado University. corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia University Teachers College. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. corporateBody
associatedWith Council for Research in the Humanities. corporateBody
associatedWith Davis, Jackson, 1882-1947. person
associatedWith Dillard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Dixon, J. Curtis, 1894- person
associatedWith Duke University. corporateBody
associatedWith Edsall, David Linn, 1869-1945. person
associatedWith Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926. person
associatedWith Embree, Edwin Rogers, 1883-1950. person
associatedWith Emory University. corporateBody
associatedWith Fisk University. corporateBody
associatedWith Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959. person
associatedWith Gates, Frederick Taylor, 1853-1929. person
associatedWith George Peabody College for Teachers. corporateBody
associatedWith Grinnell College. Treasurer's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Harvard Art Museum. Director's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Division of Ancient Languages. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Graduate School of Education. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Howard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Iowa University. corporateBody
associatedWith Johns Hopkins University. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. person
associatedWith Jones, Thomas Elsa. person
associatedWith Kentucky. Dept. of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Lewis, Ivey Foreman, 1882-1964. person
associatedWith Lincoln University (Pa.). Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Meharry Medical College. corporateBody
associatedWith Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948. person
associatedWith Morehouse College, Atlanta. corporateBody
associatedWith Moton, Robert Russa, 1867-1940. person
associatedWith National Education Association of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith New York University. Chancellor's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Ogden, Robert C. (Robert Curtis), 1836-1913 person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918. person
associatedWith Penn School (Saint Helena Island, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia. Commission on Human Relations. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierce, Joseph A. (Joseph Alphonso), 1902- person
associatedWith Princeton University. corporateBody
associatedWith Pusey, Nathan Marsh, b. 1907. person
associatedWith Rhind, Flora Macdonald, 1904-1985. person
associatedWith Rockefeller Archive Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Rockefeller, John D. 1839-1937. person
associatedWith Rockefeller, John D. 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Rutgers College. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers College. Office of the President (William Henry Steele Demarest) corporateBody
associatedWith South Carolina State College. corporateBody
associatedWith Spelman College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, 1899-1970 person
associatedWith Swain, Joseph, 1857-1927. person
associatedWith Texas University. corporateBody
associatedWith Tobias, Channing H., 1882-1961. person
associatedWith Transylvania University. corporateBody
associatedWith Tulane University. corporateBody
associatedWith Tuskegee Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith United Negro College Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Florida. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Florida. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Vanderbilt University. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia University. corporateBody
associatedWith Warburton, Amber Arthun, 1898-1976 person
associatedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. corporateBody
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Southern States
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