Phelps-Stokes Fund

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The Phelps and Stokes families had long been associated with a variety of philanthropic enterprises in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Phelps-Stokes Fund was created in 1911 as a non-profit foundation under the will of Caroline Phelps Stokes. Its original objectives were to improve housing for the poor in New York City, and the "education of Negroes, both in Africa and the United States, North American Indians, and needy and deserving white students." The contacts maintained by the staff and trustees of the Fund through correspondence, travel, and service on numerous boards and commissions often had a greater impact than any direct financial assistance rendered by the Fund. For the period of these records, it served as a headquarters for visiting African educators, students and government officials, and, in addition to sponsoring its own commissions and reports, became a clearinghouse for information on the intellectual and political life of colonial and post-colonial Africa.

From the guide to the Phelps-Stokes Fund records, 1893-1970, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.)

The Phelps and Stokes families had long been associated with a variety of philanthropic enterprises in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Phelps-Stokes Fund was created in 1911 as a non-profit foundation under the will of Caroline Phelps Stokes. Its original objectives were to improve housing for the poor in New York City, and the "education of Negroes, both in Africa and the United States, North American Indians, and needy and deserving white students." The contacts maintained by the staff and trustees of the Fund through correspondence, travel, and service on numerous boards and commissions often had a greater impact than any direct financial assistance rendered by the Fund. For the period of these records, it served as a headquarters for visiting African educators, students and government officials, and, in addition to sponsoring its own commissions and reports, became a clearinghouse for information on the intellectual and political life of colonial and post-colonial Africa

From the description of Phelps-Stokes Fund records, 1893-1970. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 715462601

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creatorOf Phelps-Stokes Fund records, 1893-1970 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Hugh H. Smythe and Mabel M. Smythe Papers, circa 1895-1997, (bulk 1960-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Pope, Liston, 1909-1974. Liston Pope papers, 1909-1974 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Carter Godwin Woodson Papers, 1736-1974, (bulk 1915-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Phelps-Stokes Fund. [Miscellaneous pamphlets]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Liston Pope Papers, 1909-1984 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Frederick D. Paterson Papers, 1861-1988, (bulk 1965-1988) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Tobias, Channing H., 1882-1961. Channing H. Tobias collection, 1937-1983. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967. Claude A. Barnett papers, 1918-1967 (bulk 1928-1963). Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Moton Family Papers, 1850-1991, (bulk 1930-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Snavely, Tipton R. (Tipton Ray), 1890-. Oral history interview of Tipton R. Snavely by Douglas Tanner [manuscript], March 16; April 20, 1973. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hugh H. Smythe and Mabel M. Smythe Papers, circa 1895-1997, (bulk 1960-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Floyd B. McKissick Papers, 1940s-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960, 1892-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Davis, John W. (John Warren), 1888-1980. Papers, 1905-1979. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Channing Tobias papers., 1911-1961. University of Minnesota. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. [ymca]
referencedIn Hugh H. Smythe and Mabel M. Smythe Papers, circa 1895-1997, (bulk 1960-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Shaw University. Office of the President. James E. Cheek records, 1958-1969 (bulk 1966-1968). Shaw University, James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center
referencedIn Tobias, Channing H., 1882-1961. Channing Tobias papers, 1911-1961. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Phelps-Stokes Fund. Phelps-Stokes Fund records, 1893-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988. Frederick D. Patterson papers, 1861-1988 (bulk 1965-1988). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hubbard, Charlotte Moton, 1911-1994. Moton family papers, 1850-1991 (bulk 1930-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Fayetteville State University. Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Office of Academic Affairs records, 1969-1994. Fayetteville State University, Charles W. Chesnutt Library
referencedIn House, Floyd Nelson, 1893-1975. Papers of Floyd Nelson House [manuscript], 1919-1974. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Commission on Interracial Cooperation financial records, 1922-1943. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Johnson, Guy Benton, 1901-1991. Guy Benton Johnson papers, 1830-1987. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Williams, Franklin, 1917-. Franklin Williams papers, 1917-1990. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Dillard, Avarene Lippincott. Papers of the Dillard family, 1717-1964. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960 (inclusive), 1892-1958 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Phelps-Stokes Fund. [Annual reports], 1911- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Aggrey, James Emman Kwegyir, 1875-1927. Papers, 1890-1981. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
creatorOf Phelps Stokes Fund. Correspondence : with Marian Anderson, 1962-1976. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Penn School Papers, 1862-2004 and undated, (bulk 1862-1978) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
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associatedWith Aggrey, James Emman Kwegyir, 1875-1927. person
associatedWith American Society of African Culture. corporateBody
associatedWith Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967. person
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
associatedWith Booker Washington Institute of Liberia corporateBody
associatedWith Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939. person
associatedWith Brown, Aaron, 1904-1992. person
associatedWith Bunche, Ralph J. 1904-1971. person
associatedWith Burroughs, Nannie Helen, 1879- person
associatedWith Commission on Interracial Cooperation. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooperative College Development Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Davis, Jackson T., 1882-1947. person
associatedWith Davis, John P. person
associatedWith Davis, John W. (John Warren), 1888-1980. person
associatedWith Dillard, J. H. 1856-1940. person
associatedWith Dillard, J. H. (James Hardy), 1856-1940 person
associatedWith Dillon, Wilton. person
associatedWith Du Bois, W. E. B. 1868-1963. person
associatedWith Fayetteville State University. Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Fisk University. corporateBody
associatedWith Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009. person
associatedWith Highlander Folk School. Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) corporateBody
associatedWith House, Floyd Nelson, 1893-1975. person
associatedWith Indian Rights Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. person
associatedWith Johnson, Guy Benton, 1901-1991. person
associatedWith Jones, Thomas Jesse, 1873-1950. person
correspondedWith McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922- person
associatedWith Mellon Haitian Nurses Training Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Moton family family
associatedWith Patterson, Frederick D. 1901-1988. person
associatedWith Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938. person
associatedWith Penn School (Saint Helena Island, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pope, Liston, 1909-1974. person
associatedWith Ross, Emory person
associatedWith Ross, Emory. person
associatedWith Shaw University. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977. person
associatedWith Smythe, Mabel M. (Mabel Murphy). Hugh H. Smythe and Mabel M. Smythe papers. circa 1895-1997 person
associatedWith Snavely, Tipton R. (Tipton Ray), 1890- person
associatedWith South African Institute of Race Relations. corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Regional Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. person
associatedWith Stokes, I. N. Phelps 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Tobias, Channing H. person
associatedWith Tobias, Channing H., 1882-1961. person
associatedWith Tuskegee Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith United Negro College Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Williams, Franklin, 1917- person
associatedWith Williams, Franklin H. person
associatedWith Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950 person
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Haiti
Nigeria
Liberia
Africa
Ghana
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (State)
South Africa
South Africa
United States
Liberia
Subject
Endowments--United States
Education--Liberia
Education--Ghana
African American college students
Endowments--Finance
Music
Missions--Educational work
International relief
Student aid--Africa
Education, Cooperative--United States
Housing
Slums--New York (State)--New York
Student aid--United States
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc
Education, Cooperative
Slums
International relief--Africa
Student aid
Missions, American
Housing--New York (State)--New York
Race relations
Education--Africa
Nurses
Medical centers--Nigeria
Medical centers
African Americans--Education
Missions
Education--United States--Societies, etc
African Americans--Housing
Educational exchanges
Music--Nigeria
Agricultural colleges
Education
International organization
African American universities and colleges
Arts
Education--Societies, etc
Indians of North America--Education
Missions, American--Africa
Art--Nigeria
African Americans--Scholarships, fellowships, etc
Endowments--Statistics
Endowments
African Americans--Charities
Agricultural colleges--Liberia
Missions--Africa
Nurses--Haiti
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