Moton Family Papers 1850-1991 (bulk 1930-1940)


Moton Family Papers 1850-1991 (bulk 1930-1940)

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to efforts in the 1930s by the Moton Family to promote educational and economic opportunities for African Americans and to improve race relations.

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Moton family. (family)

National Negro Business League (corporateBody)

The National Negro Business League (NNBL) was an American organization founded in Boston in 1900 by Booker T. Washington to promote the interests of African-American businesses. The mission and main goal of the National Negro Business League was "to promote the commercial and financial development of the Negro." It was recognized as "composed of negro men and women who have achieved success along business lines". It grew rapidly with 320 chapters in 1905 and more than 600 chapters in 34 states i...

Moton, Robert Russa, 1867-1940 (person)

Robert Russa Moton (born August 26, 1867, Amelia County, Virginia – died May 31, 1940, Holly Knoll, Virginia), American educator and author. He served as an administrator at Hampton Institute. In 1915 he was named principal of Tuskegee Institute, after the death of founder Booker T. Washington, a position he held for 20 years until retirement in 1935....

Hampton University (Va.) (corporateBody)

Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virgina, also know as the Normal School, chartered in 1870. From the description of Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute ephemera, 1882-1903 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 639344721 The Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute was chartered in 1870 in Hampton, Virginia. From the guide to the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute ephemera, 1882-1903 and undated, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book ...

Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 (person)

Agricultural scientist, teacher, humanitarian, artist, and Iowa State alumnus (1894, 1896). George Washington Carver was born ca. 1864, the son of slaves on the Moses Carver plantation near Diamond Grove, Missouri. He lost his father in infancy, and at the age of 6 months was stolen along with his mother by raiders, but was later found and traded back to his owner for a $300 race horse. He enrolled in Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa in 1890 studying music and art. Etta Budd, his art instructor ...

Taylor, Robert R. (Robert Rochon), 1900- (person)

Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956 (person)

L. Hollingsworth Wood was a Quaker attorney, born at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., the son of James and Emily (Hollingsworth) Wood. His sister was Carolena Wood (1871-1936). Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). He worked actively in the areas of peace, civil rights, and African American and Quaker education. From the description of Prison Reform Papers, 1913-1937. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 56362168 L. Hollingsworth Wood, ...

Veterans Administration Hospital (Tuskegee, Ala.) (corporateBody)

National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Colored Work Department (corporateBody)

YMCA work with and by blacks began in 1853 when Anthony Bowen established the first "colored" association in Washington D.C. As Anthony Bowen's work in the 1850s indicates, African Americans embraced the YMCA early on. In the YMCA, black leaders saw not only a means of providing a wholesome, Christian, environment for young men, but through educational and leadership opportunities, a means for racial advancement. Social and financial conditions for black people made it d...

National Association of Colored Women (U.S.) (corporateBody)

White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955 (person)

Executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. From the description of Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1935. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 243854199 Walter Francis White (1893-1955), was an African American civil rights activist and leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931-1955. Walter White married Leah Gladys Powell (1893-1979) in 1922, and they ...

DeMent, Ada B. (Ada Belle) (person)

Moton family (family)

Biographical Notes Robert Russa Moton 1867, Aug. 26 Born, Amelia County, Va. 1890 Graduated, Hampton Institute,Hampton, Va. 1891 Appointed commandant, male student cadet corps, Hampton Institute,...

Blanton, Tom M. (person)

Bouldin, Susie Vera, 1888- (person)

Hubbard, Charlotte Moton, 1911-1994 (person)

Public relations officer and government official; b. Charlotte Moton. From the description of Charlotte Moton Hubbard papers, 1940-1970. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 745909960 ...

Colored Merchants Association (corporateBody)

Campbell, Thomas M. (Thomas Monroe), 1883-1956 (person)

First black demonstration agent and Negro Field Representative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southern Region, 1906-1953. Popularized the concept of the "moveable school." From the description of Papers, 1916-1946. (Auburn University). WorldCat record id: 28358846 ...

Spaulding, C. C. (Charles Clinton), 1874-1952 (person)

President of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1923-1952, located in Durham (Durham Co.), N.C. The company is the oldest African-American life insurance company. From the description of Papers, 1905-1985. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 45279802 From the description of Papers, 1905-1985. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 80056304 ...

King, R. Hayne (Richard Hayne), 1878-1941 (person)

Stowe, Lyman Beecher, 1880-1963 (person)

Commission on Interracial Cooperation (corporateBody)

The Commission on Interracial Cooperation was founded in 1918 by a group of prominent blacks and whites who wished to address the social, political, and economic problems facing African Americans. Incorporated in 1929 in Georgia, the Commission consisted of state and local committees throughout the South. Will W. Alexander, a white Methodist minister served as director for twenty-five years. The organization was dissolved in 1944 and succeeded by the Southern Regional Council. From t...

Wright, Arthur D. (Arthur Davis), 1885-1947 (person)

Alexander, Will Winton, 1884-1956 (person)

Agriculturist, authority on race relations, educator. From the description of Oral history interview with Will Winton Alexander, 1952. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309722753 ...

Davis, Jackson, 1882-1947 (person)

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 ...

Waring, Mary F. (Mary Fitzbutler) (person)

Thomas, Jesse O., 1885- (person)

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

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, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958 (person)

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...

Tuskegee Institute (corporateBody)

Ames, Jessie Daniel, 1883-1972 (person)

North Carolina resident (Polk County) and general field secretary of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. From the description of Papers, 1902-1946. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31311677 From the description of Papers, 1920-1946. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122525094 Jessie Daniel Ames, civil rights worker of Atlanta, Ga., Georgetown, Tex., and Tryon, N.C. Beginning in 1922, Ames served separate roles as secretary and vice-...

United States. Agricultural Adjustment Administration (corporateBody)

Jones, Thomas Jesse, 1873-1950 (person)

Moton, Jennie Dee Booth, 1880-1942 (person)

Stewart, Sallie W. (Sallie Wyatt), 1881- (person)

National urban league (corporateBody)

The National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, later the National Urban League, resulted from the 1910 merger of three welfare organizations in New York, N.Y.: the Committee for Improving Industrial Conditions among Negroes in New York, the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, and the National League for Protection of Colored Women. From the description of Records of the National Urban League, 1910-1986 (bulk 1930-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130941 ...

Johnson, Bertha LaBranche, 1882- (person)

Physician, sister-in-law of Benjamin Tucker. From the description of Correspondence, with Agnes Inglis, 1933-1951. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34368185 Physician. Bertha F. Johnson graduated from medical school in 1905. She was married to a farmer and had no children. Her great-grandparents, Daniel Lightner and Polly Seward were abolitionists in Indiana. From the description of Papers, 1879-1957. (Smith College). WorldCa...

Negro Rural School Fund, Inc. (corporateBody)

The Negro Rural School Fund, also known as the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, was created in 1907 in order to financially assist the rural community schools for African Americans in the South. The Fund was used primarily to assist the work of African American industrial teachers by extending school terms, supplementing their salaries, and building new facilities. From the description of Board of Trustees records, 1908-1937. (Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, In...

Phelps-Stokes Fund (corporateBody)

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...

Holsey, Albon L., 1883- (person)

Jones, Eugene Kinckle, 1885-1954 (person)

Boston. Committee of Vigilance. (corporateBody)

Tobias, Channing H. (person)

Stewart, Ella P. (Ella Phillips), 1893-1987 (person)

Active civic leader who played leading roles in the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs and the Ohio Association of Colored Women's Clubs. Also served as an advisor to the United States Department of Labor and UNESCO. Participant in many Toledo (Ohio) area social welfare clubs. Noted as the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy. From the description of Papers, 1922-1987. (University of Toledo)...

Hewlett, Helen M. (Helen Mable) (person)