Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950

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Foundation executive and author.

From the description of Edwin R. Embree collection, [undated]. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70971646

Edwin Embree was secretary (1917-1924), director of the Division of Stusies (1924-1927), and vice-president (1927) of The Rockefeller Foundation, president of the Rosenwald Fund (1927-1948), and president of the Liberian Foundation.

From the description of Papers, 1925-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122628995

Between 1917-1927, Edwin Rogers Embree served as secretary, director of the Division of Studies, and vice-president of the Rockefeller Foundation. Between 1928-1948, he was vice-president, director of the Division of Human Biology, and president of the Julius Rosenwald Fund.

From the description of Edwin Rogers Embree papers, 1903-1956 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166381

From the description of Edwin Rogers Embree papers, 1903-1956 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122390715

American visitor to Central America.

From the description of Family journal : trip to Central America, March and April 1927 : mimeograph, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122446762

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American visitor to Central America.

From the guide to the Edwin Rogers Embree mimeograph : Family journal : trip to Central America, March and April 1927., undated, (Hoover Institution Archives)

Between 1917-1927, Edwin Rogers Embree served as secretary, director of the Division of Studies, and vice-president of the Rockefeller Foundation. Between 1928-1948, he was vice-president, director of the Division of Human Biology, and president of the Julius Rosenwald Fund.

  • 1883: Born 31 July at Osceola, Nebraska; youngest of seven children
  • 1883: Father, Norris Jones Embree, Union Pacific Railroad Company, telegrapher
  • 1883: Mother, Laura Ann (Fee) Embree, daughter of Rev. John Gregg Fee, abolitionist preacher and founder of Berea College (in Kentucky). Family later moved to Wyoming and then Kentucky where young Embree came under the influence of his grandfather, Rev. John Fee. Collection contains correspondence with his brother, William Dean Embree, '02, born in 1880 in Humbolt, Kansas.
  • 1906: B.A. from Yale
  • 1906 - 1907 : Reporter, New York Sun
  • 1907: 16 July, Married Kate Scott; Embree had three children: John Fee; Edwin Rogers, Mrs. E. A. Devereux; Catherine Day, Mrs. A. L. Harris.
  • 1907 - 1917 : Member of administration at Yale:
  • 1907 - 1909 : Associate Editor, Yale Alumni Weekly; Met Clarence S. Day, Jr., '96.
  • 1909 - 1911 : Alumni Editor, Yale Alumni Weekly
  • 1910: Organizer with Clarence S. Day, Jr., of Class Secretaries Bureau
  • 1910 - 1917 : Director of Class Secretaries Bureau
  • 1911 - 1917 : Alumni Registrar and Executive Assistant to Secretary, Yale University
  • 1914 - 1917 : Secretary, Bureau of Appointments
  • 1914: M. A. in Philosophy from Yale
  • 1917 - 1927 : Association with Rockefeller Foundations:
  • 1917 - 1923 : Secretary, Rockefeller Foundations
  • 1918: Trip to France as member of Rockefeller Tuberculosis Commission. Met Julius Rosenwald.
  • 1924 - 1927 : Director, Division of Studies, Rockefeller Foundation
  • 1927: Vice-President, Rockefeller Foundation
  • 1920: Trip to Europe
  • 1921: Trip to China
  • 1922: Trip to China
  • 1923: Trip to Puerto Rico and Europe
  • 1925 - 1926 : Trip to Pacific
  • 1927: Trip to Central America
  • 1928 - 1948 : Association with Julius Rosenwald Fund:
  • 1928 - 1930 : Vice-President and Director, Division Human Biology, Julius Rosenwald Fund
  • 1930 - 1948 : President, Julius Rosenwald Fund
  • 1931: Publication - Brown America
  • 1932: Death of Julius Rosenwald
  • 1932: Trip to Samoa
  • 1932: Publication - Prospecting for Heaven A New School for American Samoa
  • 1933: Trip to Java
  • 1934: Publication - Island India Goes To School Trip to Russia
  • 1939: Publication - Indians of the Americas
  • 1942: Publication - American Negroes
  • 1943: Publication - Brown Americans
  • 1944: Publication - Thirteen Against the Odds
  • 1948 - 1949 : Publication - Peoples of the Earth
  • 1948 - 1949 : President, Liberia Foundation. Associated with Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. Took trip to Liberia.
  • 1949: Publication - "Timid Billions;" Investment in People; Death of Edward Stettinius
  • 1949 - 1950 : Consultant John Hay Whitney and Greenwood Foundations
  • 1950: Death of Embree on February 21; death of his son, John F. Embree, and John's daughter, Clare, on December 22.

From the guide to the Edwin Rogers Embree papers, 1903-1956, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Embree, Edwin Rogers, 1883-1950. Edwin Rogers Embree papers, 1903-1956 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers, 1829-1915 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn United Church Board for Homeland Ministries. Race Relations Dept (1943-1970). Archives. 1943-1970. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
creatorOf Edwin Rogers Embree mimeograph : Family journal : trip to Central America, March and April 1927., undated Hoover Institution Archives.
creatorOf Day, Clarence, 1874-1935. Clarence Day papers, 1796-1993, (bulk dates 1890-1935). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960, 1892-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944. Letter : Dorset, Vt., to [the editors of the University of Chicago Press], [Chicago], 1934 Sept. 6. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950. Family journal : trip to Central America, March and April 1927 : mimeograph, n.d. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944. Letter : Dorset, Vt., to [editors of the University of Chicago Press], [Chicago], 1934 Sept. 6. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford, 1838-1915. Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers, 1829-1915 (inclusive), 1856-1915 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. Editorial correspondence files, O-R, of the Virginian-Pilot [manuscript], (1914) 1920-1949. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bingham family. Bingham family papers, 1811-1974 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. Bronislaw Malinowski papers, 1869-1946 (inclusive), 1914-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Penn School Papers, 1862-2004 and undated, (bulk 1862-1978) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Raymond Pearl Papers, Circa 1895-1940 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Carnegie Library of Atlanta. Library School. Library School, Carnegie Library of Atlanta director's files, 1905-1971. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950. [Pamphlets and reprints by Edwin R. Embree]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Still, William Grant, 1895-1978. The Voice of the Lord : Psalm 29 / William Grant Still. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn Barker, Tommie Dora, 1888-1978. Papers, 1905-1971. Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hektoen, Ludvig. Papers, 1913-1947 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950. Edwin R. Embree collection, [undated]. Lincoln Memorial University Library, Carnegie-Vincent Library
referencedIn Pearl, Raymond, 1879-1940. Papers, ca. 1895-1940. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. Bronislaw Malinowski papers, 1869-1946 (inclusive), 1914-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950. Edwin Rogers Embree papers, 1903-1956 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Julius Rosenwald Fund. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1929-1947. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944. Papers, 1874-1944. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960 (inclusive), 1892-1958 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Cooper, James Wesley, 1842-1916. James Wesley Cooper papers, 1787-1925 (inclusive), 1787-1916 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Foreman, Clark Howell, 1902-1977. Papers of Clark Foreman [manuscript], 1917-1977. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Edwin Rogers Embree papers, 1903-1956 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn World Citizens Association. Records, 1939-1953. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Embree, Edwin Rogers, 1883-1950. Papers, 1925-1930. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Victoria Ocampo papers, 1908-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Brownlee, Frederick Leslie, 1883-1962. Papers. 1883-1962. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Park, Robert Ezra, 1864-1944. Robert Ezra Park papers. Supplement 3, 1923-1942. Lincoln Memorial University Library, Carnegie-Vincent Library
referencedIn Bingham family. Bingham family papers, 1811-1974 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Bingham family papers, 1811-1974 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn World Citizens Association. Central Committee. Records, 1939-1953 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn James Wesley Cooper papers, 1787-1925, 1787-1916 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Arthur Twining Hadley, president of Yale University, records, 1899-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Blaine, Anita McCormick. Correspondence and papers, 1828-1958. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hektoen, Ludvig, 1863-1951. Papers, 1913-1947. University of Chicago Library
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Relation Name
correspondedWith Barker, Tommie Dora, 1888-1978. person
associatedWith Bingham family. family
associatedWith Bingham family. family
associatedWith Bingham family. family
associatedWith Blaine, Anita McCormick. person
associatedWith Brownlee, Frederick Leslie, 1883-1962. person
associatedWith Carnegie Library of Atlanta. Library School. corporateBody
associatedWith Chase, Harry Woodburn, 1883- person
associatedWith China Medical Board (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978. person
associatedWith Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1952. person
associatedWith Cooper, James Wesley, 1842-1916. person
associatedWith Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944. person
associatedWith Day, Clarence, 1874-1935. person
associatedWith Foreman, Clark Howell, 1902-1977. person
associatedWith General Education Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Hektoen, Ludvig, 1863-1951. person
associatedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Ickes, Harold LeClaire, 1874-1952. person
associatedWith International Health Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. person
associatedWith Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. person
associatedWith Jordan, Wilbur Kitchener, 1902- person
associatedWith Jordan, W. K. (Wilbur Kitchener), 1902- person
associatedWith Julius Rosenwald Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Kilpatrick, William Heard, 1871- person
associatedWith Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial. corporateBody
associatedWith Liberian Foundation, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Liberian Foundation, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Lohman, Joseph Dean, 1909- person
associatedWith Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford, 1838-1915. person
associatedWith Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. person
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
correspondedWith Ocampo, Victoria, 1891- person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
correspondedWith Park, Robert Ezra, 1864-1944. person
associatedWith Pearl, Raymond, 1879-1940. person
associatedWith Penn School (Saint Helena Island, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rauschenbush, Esther. person
associatedWith Raushenbush, Esther. person
associatedWith Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Rockefeller Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Rockefeller, John Davison, 1874- person
associatedWith Rockefeller Sanitary Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Sparling, Edward James, 1896- person
associatedWith Still, William Grant, 1895-1978. person
associatedWith Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. person
associatedWith Taylor, Harold, 1914- person
associatedWith United Church Board for Homeland Ministries. Race Relations Dept (1943-1970) corporateBody
associatedWith Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944. person
associatedWith Vincent, George E., 1864-1941. person
associatedWith Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. person
associatedWith World Citizens Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
associatedWith Yale College (1887- ). Class of 1906. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Class of 1906. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Japan
Latin America.
Africa
Australia
Soviet Union
New Zealand
Latin America
Europe
Latin America
Asia
Central America Description and travel.
Asia.
Central America
Europe
United States
Soviet Union
Africa.
Europe
Asia
Africa
United States
Soviet Union.
United States
Subject
Education--Aims and objectives
Philanthropists
Philanthropy
African Americans
Anthropology
Occupation
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Birth 1883-07-31

Death 1950-02-21

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