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Established as Fisk Free Colored School in Nashville, Tenn., in Dec. 1865 by John Ogden, Rev. Erastus Milo Caravath, and Rev. Edward P. Smith; named in honor of Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau for Tennessee and Kentucky, who provided the new institution with facilities and contributed over $30,000 to the school; opened on 9 Jan. 1866 with almost two hundred students of all ages; incorporated as Fisk University on 22 Aug. 1867 after its curriculum shifted to training teachers.

From the description of Fiskiana records, 1876-[ongoing]. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70970112

From the description of Bennett hall cornerstone records, 18990-1891. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70970113

From the description of Chase Hall cornerstone records, 1897-1906. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70970117

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referencedIn Guy and Candie Carawan collection, 1955-2010. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar additional papers, 1842-1996. Houghton Library
referencedIn Chamberlin, Mary E., ca. 1868. Papers. 1886-1906. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Black oral history collection, 1970-[ongoing]. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn American Missionary Association. Archives, 1828-1891 Archives [New] Addendum, 1869-1988. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Arna Bontemps Papers, 1927-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn General Education Board. Archives, 1901-1964. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Correspondence, 1870-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Fox, Herbert Franklin. Jubilee : based on the story of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers / written by Herbert Franklin Fox. Tougaloo College, L Zenobia Coleman Library
referencedIn Phi Beta Kappa. Delta of Tennessee (Fisk University). Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chapter of Tennessee records, 1949-1975. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn People of Indianapolis, 1983 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Long, Rucker, and Aiken Family Papers, 1871-1976. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932. Papers, 1905-1963 (inclusive), 1905-1933 (bulk). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn McKenzie, Fayette Avery, b. 1872. Fayette Avery McKenzie papers. Supplement, 1909-1928 (bulk, 1910-1922). John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Wright, Stephen J. Stephen J. Wright presidential papers, 1957-1966. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973. Arna Wendell Bontemps records, 1934-1965. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn DeForest, Julie Morrow. Correspondence, 1907-1933. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Payne, Ethel L. Ethel L. Payne papers, 1857-1991 (bulk 1973-1991). Library of Congress
referencedIn Williams, Samuel Cole, 1864-1947. Papers, 1765-1947. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Fisk University. Fiskiana records, 1876-[ongoing]. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Wright, Stephen Junius, 1910-. Reminiscences of Stephen Junius Wright : oral history, 1981. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Dawson, William Levi, 1899-1990. William Levi Dawson papers, 1903-1990. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Fisk University. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1932-1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Leary Love family. Papers, 1875-1996 1950-1996 University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
referencedIn Talley, Thomas Washington. Lorenzo J. Greene collection on Thomas Talley, 1919-1948. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
creatorOf Fisk University. Chase Hall cornerstone records, 1897-1906. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Jones, Thomas Elsa. Thomas Elsa Jones records, 1926-1949. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Olive M. Stone Papers, 1838-1977 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library
referencedIn Haynes, George Edmund, 1880-1960. Papers. 1910-1972. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Tyus, Randall, 1903-1973. Randall Leroy Tyus papers, 1904-1973. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Fuson, Nelson, 1913-. Autobiographical and biographical materials, 1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Work, John Wesley, 1873-1925. John Wesley Work papers. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers, circa 1850-2005, 1900-1976 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush. Papers. 1952-1954. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
creatorOf Fisk University. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1949. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn United Negro College Fund. Member institutions, 1944-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Reines, Bernard Jacob. Papers, 1939-1969. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Photographs of musicians, composers, and singers, 1862-1948. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Proctor, Henry Hugh, 1868-1933. Papers. 1881-1971. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Jefferson, Cecile Barefield, 1883-1971. Cecile Barefield Jefferson papers, 1901-1970. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Dover, Cedric. Cedric Dover papers, circa 1920-1962. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Weatherford, Willis D. (Willis Duke), 1875-1970. Willis D. Weatherford papers, 1911-1969. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Wright, Herbert, 1848-1916. Herbert Wright papers, 1908-1915. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Rosenwald, Julius. Papers, 1905-1963 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Spence, Mary E. Mary E. Spence papers, 1853-1950. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Moore, Theodore H. (Theodore Harrison). Theodore and Catherine W. Moore papers, 1922-1988 (bulk 1928-1931). Voorhees College, Wright-Potts Library
referencedIn Voorhees, Lillian Welch, 1896-1972. Lillian Voorhees papers, 1920-1969. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Cravath, Erastus Milo, 1833-1900. Erastus Milo Cravath papers, 1873-1897. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Spence, Mary E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1865-1962,. Spence family collection, 1812-1961. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Ethel L. Payne Papers, 1857-1991, (bulk 1973-1991) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Gates, George Augustus, 1851-1912. George Augustus Gates records, 1909-1912. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Baldwin, William H. (William Henry), b. 1891. Papers, 1886-1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Park, Robert Ezra. Collection, 1882-1979 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Jubilee Singers. Jubilee Singers records, 1871-1947. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn May, Daniel, 1898-1982. Papers, 1890-1982, bulk 1945-1974. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Delco, Wilhelmina R. (Wilhelmina Ruth), 1929-. Oral history interview with Wilhelmina Delco, 2006 May 15. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Paul Green Papers, 1880-1992 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Johnson, Ella Mae Cheeks, 1904-2010. Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson papers, 1948-2010. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Ella Barksdale Brown Papers, 1885-1952, 1906-1926 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript 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
creatorOf Fisk University. Bennett hall cornerstone records, 18990-1891. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush. A.A. Taylor collection, 1925-1954 (bulk 1930-1951). John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Spence, Adam Knight. Adam Knight Spence and John Wesley Work collection, [ca. 1851-1936]. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Central Library
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Indiana Medicine, 1993 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Papers of Paul J. Sachs, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Campbell, Albertine Moore, 1906- . Papers, 1895-1990. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Park, Robert Ezra, 1864-1944. Papers, 1882-1979 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Work, John W. (John Wesley), 1901-1967. John Wesley Work III papers, 1915-1971 [microform]. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn McKenzie, Fayette Avery, b. 1872. Fayette Avery McKenzie papers, 1915-1926. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Myers, Henriett Helena Crawley, 1878-1968. Henrietta Myers collection on the Fisk Jubilee Singers, 1947-[19--]. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Allison, Andrew. Andrew Allison collection, 1928-1956. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Shaw, Augustus F. (Augustus Farnham), 1866-1939. Augustus Shaw records, 1925-1926. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Henderson, Vivian Wilson, d. 1976. Vivian Wilson Henderson Papers. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers, circa 1850-2005 (bulk 1900-1976). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Fisher, Constance C. Constance C. and Isaac Fisher papers, 1919-1956, 1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush. A.A. Taylor collection. Supplement, 1864-1953. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Brown, Ella Barksdale, 1871-1966. Ella Barksdale Brown papers, 1885-1952 (bulk 1906-1926). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Fisher, Constance Clementine, 1902-1979. Constance Clementine Fisher papers, 1923-1979. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Hayden, Robert Earl. Robert Hayden letters to John Hinsdale Thompson, 1945-1952. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Papers of Bernice Resnick Sandler, 1963-2008 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Caliver, Ambrose, 1894-1962. Papers, 1915-1959. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
creatorOf Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956. L. Hollingsworth Wood papers, 1903-1953. Haverford College Library
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 Jubilee Singers. European Tour collection, 1873-1878 (bulk, 1875-1877). John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Currier, Theodore S. Theodore Currier papers, 1935-1979. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Caliver, Ambrose, 1894-1962. Ambrose Caliver collection, 1912-1938. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Floyd B. McKissick Papers, 1940s-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn 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 Collins, Ludie David, b. 1893. Ludie David Collins papers, 1911-1936. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Fisher, Isaac, b. 1877. Isaac Fisher papers, 1915-1942. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn South Carolina Council on Human Relations. Records: Administrative files series, 1934-1975. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Morrow, Cornelius W. Cornelius Wartendyke Morrow records, 1913-1915. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Curry family. Papers, 1816-1907. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. James Weldon Johnson collection, 1886-1980 (bulk 1916-1930). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Simms, Margaret, 1903-1974. Margaret Simms papers, 1951-1974. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Merrill, James Griswold, 1840-1920. James G. Merrill records, 1899-1919. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Crafton, Lizzie Anderson. Lizzie Anderson Crafton collection, 1886-1941. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. Charles Spurgeon Johnson records, 1858-1956. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Work, Nora I., 1910-1980. Nona I. Work papers, 1839-1972. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Faulkner, William J. William J. Faulkner papers, 1914-1981. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Phelps-Stokes Fund. Phelps-Stokes Fund records, 1893-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. Papers. 1866-1965. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Looby, Z. Alexander (Zephaniah Alexander), 1899-1972. Zephaniah Alexander Looby papers, 1922-1981. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Missionary Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Baldwin, William H. (William Henry), b. 1891. person
associatedWith Bennett Hall (Nashville, Tenn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bernice Resnick Sandler person
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
associatedWith Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973. person
associatedWith Brown, Ella Barksdale, 1871-1966. person
associatedWith Buchanan, Scott Millross, 1895-1968 person
associatedWith Buchanan, Scott Millross, 1895-1968 person
correspondedWith Buchanan, Scott Millross, 1895-1968 person
associatedWith Caliver, Ambrose, 1894-1962. person
associatedWith Campbell, Albertine Moore, 1906- . person
associatedWith Central Tennessee College corporateBody
associatedWith Central Tennessee College. Meharry Dental Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Central Tennessee College. Meharry Medical Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Central Tennessee College. Meharry Pharmaceutical Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Chamberlin, Mary E., ca. 1868. person
associatedWith Chase Hall (Nashville, Tenn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Collins, Ludie David, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Crafton, Lizzie Anderson. person
associatedWith Cravath, Erastus Milo, 1833-1900. person
associatedWith Currier, Theodore S. person
associatedWith Curry family. family
associatedWith Dawson, William Levi, 1899-1990. person
associatedWith DeForest, Julie Morrow. person
associatedWith Delco, Wilhelmina R. (Wilhelmina Ruth), 1929- person
associatedWith Dover, Cedric. person
associatedWith Faulkner, William J. person
associatedWith Fisher, Constance C. person
associatedWith Fisher, Constance Clementine, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Fisher, Isaac, b. 1877. person
associatedWith Fisk Theological Seminary. corporateBody
associatedWith Fisk University. Arts Festival. corporateBody
associatedWith Fisk University. Science Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Fox, Herbert Franklin. person
associatedWith Fuson, Nelson, 1913- person
correspondedWith Gates, George Augustus, 1851-1912. person
associatedWith General Education Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Green, Paul, 1894-1981 person
associatedWith Hayden, Robert Earl. person
associatedWith Haynes, George Edmund, 1880-1960. person
associatedWith Henderson, Vivian Wilson, d. 1976. person
associatedWith Hoffman Hall (Nashville, Tenn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Jefferson, Cecile Barefield, 1883-1971. person
associatedWith John F. Slater Fund for the Education of Freedmen. Trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. person
associatedWith Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. person
associatedWith Johnson, Ella Mae Cheeks, 1904-2010. person
associatedWith Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. person
associatedWith Jones, Thomas Elsa. person
associatedWith Jubilee Singers. corporateBody
associatedWith Kennedy, Matthew. person
associatedWith Lashley, William. person
associatedWith Lawson, James R. person
associatedWith Leary Love family family
associatedWith Leonard, Walter J. person
associatedWith Looby, Z. Alexander (Zephaniah Alexander), 1899-1972. person
associatedWith May, Daniel, 1898-1982. person
associatedWith McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. person
associatedWith McKenzie, Fayette Avery, b. 1872. person
correspondedWith McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922- person
associatedWith Merrill, James Griswold, 1840-1920. person
associatedWith Moore, Theodore H. (Theodore Harrison) person
associatedWith Morrow, Cornelius W. person
associatedWith Myers, Henriett Helena Crawley, 1878-1968. person
associatedWith Nashville (Tenn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Osborne-Marsh, Vivian. person
associatedWith Park, Robert Ezra, 1864-1944. person
associatedWith Payne, Ethel L. person
associatedWith Phelps-Stokes Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Phi Beta Kappa. Delta of Tennessee (Fisk University) corporateBody
associatedWith Proctor, Henry Hugh, 1868-1933. person
correspondedWith Ramsey, Paul person
associatedWith Reines, Bernard Jacob. person
associatedWith Roger Williams University corporateBody
associatedWith Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932. person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J., 1878-1965 person
associatedWith Shaw, Augustus F. (Augustus Farnham), 1866-1939. person
associatedWith Simms, Margaret, 1903-1974. person
associatedWith South Carolina Council on Human Relations. corporateBody
associatedWith Spence, Mary E. person
associatedWith Spence, Mary E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1865-1962, person
associatedWith Stone, Olive M. (Olive Matthews), 1897-1977 person
associatedWith Talley, Thomas Washington. person
associatedWith Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush. person
associatedWith Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush. person
associatedWith Tyus, Randall, 1903-1973. person
associatedWith United Negro College Fund. corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Voorhees, Lillian Welch, 1896-1972. person
associatedWith Weatherford, Willis D. (Willis Duke), 1875-1970. person
almaMaterOf Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931 person
associatedWith Williams, Samuel Cole, 1864-1947. person
associatedWith Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956. person
associatedWith Work, John Wesley, 1873-1925. person
associatedWith Work, John W. (John Wesley), 1901-1967. person
associatedWith Work, Nora I., 1910-1980. person
associatedWith Wright, Herbert, 1848-1916. person
associatedWith Wright, Stephen J. person
associatedWith Wright, Stephen Junius, 1910- person
correspondedWith Yourcenar, Marguerite. person
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Tennessee--Nashville
Tennessee--Nashville
Tennessee--Nashville
Nashville (Tenn.)
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Christian universities and colleges
African American universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae
Football
College presidents
African American universities and colleges
African Americans--Education (Higher)
African American college students
College buildings
Congregational universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae
Congregational universities and colleges
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