Phelps-Stokes Fund records 1893-1970

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Phelps-Stokes Fund records, 1893-1970

Phelps-Stokes Fund records 1893-1970

The Phelps-Stokes Fund Records contain administrative records including trustee and committee minutes, correspondence, memoranda, financial records, legal documents, speeches, reports, occasional papers, and printed material, such as pamphlets, brochures, clippings, articles, press releases and programs. Records concern the early work of the Fund in researching and supporting education for Africans and African Americans and improvement in housing conditions, through study commissions, reports, and project grants, as well as its engagement in contemporary debates concerning the philosophy and policies of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois. To a lesser extent, the Fund provided early support for surveys of American Indian schools and administration, such as the 1928 Lewis Meriam study and the 1939 Navajo Indian study. Later endeavors included administering grants for conferences on race relations, exchange and training programs, cooperative programs with other foundations, government aid programs, and a number of cultural projects.

52 linear ft., 127 boxes

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Fisk University

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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 ...

Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956

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Sociologist, race relations expert, author, lecturer, teacher, and college administration; first African American president of Fisk University (1946-1956). From the description of Charles Spurgeon Johnson records, 1858-1956. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70970119 First black president of Fisk University, elected Oct. 1946, inaugurated Nov. 1947; served until 1956; Head of Dept. of Social Science, Fisk University, 1928-1947; sociologist, race relations expert, author...

Johnson, Guy Benton, 1901-1991

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Sociologist. From the description of Reminiscences of Guy Benton Johnson : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513568 Educator; sociologist. From the description of Reminiscences of Guy Benton Johnson : oral history, 1988. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147654 Guy Benton Johnson was one of the original research assistants at the Institute for Research in Social Sc...

Burroughs, Nannie Helen, 1879-1961

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In 1879, Nannie Helen Burroughs was born to a formerly enslaved couple living in Orange, Virginia. Her father died when she was young, and she and her mother relocated to Washington, DC. Burroughs excelled in school and graduated with honors from M Street High School (now Paul Laurence Dunbar High School). Despite her academic achievements, Burroughs was turned down for a Washington D.C. public school teaching position. Some historians speculate that the elite black community discriminated again...

United Negro College Fund

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Founded in 1944 to enhance the quality of education by providing financial assistance to deserving students, raising operating funds for member colleges and universities, and increasing access to technology for students and faculty at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). From the description of Statistical reports, 1986-1988. (Benedict College). WorldCat record id: 70967588 Research Dept. was established in 1968 to gather and disseminate information about Un...

Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938

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George Foster Peabody, banker and philanthropist, was born in Columbus, Ga. in 1852 and died in Warm Springs, Ga. in 1938. He was the son of George Henry and Elvira Canfield Peabody and husband of Katrina N. Trask. From the description of Cherokee Indian language letters, 1907. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 259719021 Banker and philanthropist. From the description of Papers of George Foster Peabody, 1894-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 8410865...

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

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W. E. B. Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Educated at Fisk University, he did graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate. Du Bois became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Due to his contributions in the African-American community he was seen as a member of a Black elite that supported some aspects ...

Dillon, Wilton

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Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939

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Professor of English and writer on African American literary and social history; faculty member at Howard University and Morehouse College; president of Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School. From the description of Benjamin Griffith Brawley papers, 1917-1936. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 741693799 1882, April 22 Born to Edward M. and Margaret Saphronia (Dickerson) Brawley, ...

Booker Washington Institute of Liberia

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Southern Regional Council

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The Help Our Public Education (HOPE) project was established in 1958 by a group of community leaders and concerned citizens to disseminate information regarding school integration in Georgia. After the Supreme Court's school desegregation decision of 1954, HOPE anticipated that many of Georgia's public schools would close, because the state would refuse to comply. HOPE believed an informed public would take the necessary action through elected representatives to keep Georgia's public schools ope...

Brown, Aaron, 1904-1992.

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South African institute of race relations

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The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) was founded in 1929 to promote co-operation between the different sections of the South African population. The Institute's most important function is to accumulate factual data on the living conditions of Black, Coloured, and Indian peoples and their legal status and civil rights. From the description of South African Institute of Race Relations records, 1921-1968 (inclusive), [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702692928...

Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971

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Ralph Bunche was Secretary of United Nations. From the description of Letter (typewritten) to Abraham Stavsky, 1967, February 28. (Regent University). WorldCat record id: 49291995 Ralph Johnson Bunche b 1904; educated at University of California, Los Angeles (AB), Harvard University (AM, PhD); Chairman, Dept of Political Science, Howard University, Washington DC, 1928-1950; Director, Trusteeship Department, Unted Nations, 1946-1954; acting UN Mediator on Palestine, 1948-1949...

Mellon Haitian Nurses Training Program.

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Highlander Folk School. Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)

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Aggrey, James Emman Kwegyir, 1875-1927

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African American educator, clergyman, and scholar born in Ghana. From the description of Papers, 1890-1981. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941167 A teacher, orator, clergyman, and scholar, Dr. Aggrey devoted his life to the attainment of education for Black people in Africa, particularly his native Ghana, and in the United States. He also directed his energies towards the promotion of racial harmony. The collection documents his activ...

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 tr...

Davis, Jackson, 1882-1947

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Jackson Davis, an educator and school administrator in Virginia, became the first state agent for rural schools for Blacks in Virginia (1909-1915). He served as general field agent for the General Education Board (1915-1933), and its assistant director (1929-1933), associate director (1933-1946), and director (1946-1947). He was als osecretary of the International Education BOard (1923-1938). From the description of Papers, 1898-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122535409 ...

Jones, Thomas Jesse, 1873-1950

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Dillard, J. H. (James Hardy), 1856-1940

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Dean and professor of Latin, Tulane University; 1st president of the Jeanes fund. From the description of Papers, 1878-1939, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958853 From the description of Papers of James Hardy Dillard [manuscript], 1878-1939, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806738 ...

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

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Anson Phelps Stokes was born on April 13, 1874, in New Brighton, Staten Island, New York. He received degrees from Yale University (B.A., 1896) and the Episcopal Theological School (B.D., 1900). He served as Secretary of Yale University (1899-1921) and was active on several University committees and organizations. Phelps also served as Canon of the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Washington, D.C. (1924-1939) and was active on a variety of educational commissions and as a trustee of the Phel...

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...

Tuskegee Institute

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Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988

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African American educational administrator and advocate. From the description of Frederick D. Patterson papers, 1861-1988 (bulk 1965-1988). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132581 African American educator. From the description of Papers, 1861-1988 (bulk 1965-1988). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28424351 College president. From the description of Reminiscences of Frederick Douglass Patterson : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the ...

Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944

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New York historian, architect, housing reformer, son of Anson Phelps Stokes (1838-1913), and author of the "Iconography of Manhattan Island." From the description of Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes papers, 1898-1937. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58778915 At the time of this project the address of I.N. Phelps Stokes was given as 100 William St. (New York, N.Y.). From the description of Chapel for Columbia University, New York, N.Y. [graph...

Ross, Emory

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Emory Ross (1887-1973) was a Methodist missionary. He and his wife, Myrta, became friends with Albert Schweitzer while serving as missionaries in equatorial Africa, and were early supporters of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship during World War II. From the guide to the Myrta and Emory Ross Collection of African Photographs, 1897-1938, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...

Tobias, Channing H.

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American society of African culture

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The American Society of African Culture educated Americans regarding African culture through publications, lectures, and conferences. From the description of American Society of African Culture records. 1958-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86164185 From the guide to the American Society of African Culture records, 1958-1968, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) ...

Indian Rights Association

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Zitkala is the Indian name for Gertrude Bonnin, 1876-1938. From the guide to the National Council of American Indians records, 1926-1938, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) The Indian Rights Association was organized in Philadelphia in 1882. The early leaders of the association, including Herbert Welsh, sought to protect the interests and general welfare of the Indians. Through its monitoring and lobbying activities with executive agencies and Congress, the association, in i...

Cooperative College Development Program

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