Papers of Mary Gibson Hundley
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Mary Gibson Hundley, educator and civil rights activist, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 18, 1897, the daughter of Malachi Gibson, a lawyer, and Mary Matilda Syphax, a teacher. On her mother's side, MGH was a descendant of Martha Custis Washington and granddaughter of William Syphax, first superintendent of Colored Public Schools of Washington and Georgetown. She graduated from Dunbar High School (then known as the "M" Street school) in Washington D.C. in 1914. At Radcl...
According to the The American Association of University Women's website, the AAUW is a nationwide network for the advancement of equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. From the guide to the The American Association of University Women, 1937-1994, (Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives) Based in Washington, D.C. From the description of American Association of University Women records, 1935-1955. (Unkno...
The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by an act of July 27, 1789 (1 Stat. 28) and redesignated the Department of State by an act of September 15, 1789 (1 Stat. 68). It was the agency of the United States created by law to assist the President in the formulation and execution of the Nation's foreign policy, and in the conduct of foreign affairs and of certain domestic affairs. The Department made plans for peace and security among all nations, participated in the United Nations and o...
Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) was an American author, educator, sociologist, speaker, Black Liberation activist, and one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States history. Born into slavery in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1858, Cooper followed the path of many African Americans as she grasped hold of opportunities for an education through the Freedmen’s Bureau after emancipation. Cooper worked her way through St. Augustine’s Normal School...
Vocational short courses and institutes were initiated by the Radcliffe Appointment Bureau to train students for careers after graduation. Among these courses were: the Institute on Historical and Archival Management, 1954-1960; Communications for the Volunteer, 1965-1968; Summer Secretarial Course, 1935-1955, and the Radcliffe Publishing Course (formerly Publishing Procedures Course), 1947-, which continues to offer a six-week summer course in publishing. From the description of Rad...
The Syphax family descends from Charles Syphax and Maria Carter, who were enslaved household servants owned by George Washington at Mount Vernon in Virginia. They were later owned by George Washington Parke Custis at Arlington House in Virginia. The Syphax family was one of the most influential enslaved families in the area. Maria Carter was the daughter of Arianna Carter and George Washington Parke Custis. She and her children were freed by Custis in 1826 and given a seventeen-acre plot of...
U.S. representative to the United Nations. From the description of Correspondence 1957. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 50307057 United States Senator and ambassador. From the description of Henry Cabot Lodge letter to Harriet L. White [manuscript], 1960 August 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 466876849 Henry Cabot Lodge (1902-1985) was a journalist, U.S. Senator, and diplomat, and the grandson of statesman Henry Cabot Lodge,...
Assistant superintendent of public schools, Washington, D.C. From the description of Roscoe Conkling Bruce papers, 1897-1924. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 761697471 Sources: Marquis' Who's Who in America, 1919 The Afro-American, August 26, 1950 (obituary). After retirement in 1922, Bruce served as principal of a high school in West Virginia, as manager of the Dunbar Apartments in New York City, and engaged in various Real ...
The Catholic University of America (CUA) is a private university located in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It is a pontifical university of the Catholic Church in the United States and the only institution of higher education founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Established in 1887 as a graduate and research center following approval by Pope Leo XIII on Easter Sunday, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904. The university's campus lies within the Brookland n...
William Syphax (1825-1891) was a free black man and the son of Charles and Maria Syphax of Arlington, Virginia. His parents had been enslaved to George Washington Parke Custis at Arlington Plantation. His mother received on seventeen acre plot on the plantation, where the family lived. William Syphax worked as Chief Messenger at the Secretary of the Interior's office. Through William’s efforts, his mother was able to retain the rights to her Arlington property when the U.S. government confiscat...
The Smithsonian Institution was established on August 10, 1846, is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. Originally organized as the United States National Museum.James Smithson (1765-1829), a British scientist, left his estate to the United States to found “at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusio...
Symposium was organized by Mark Baldridge and Lloyd Herman. From the description of American metalsmithing and jewelrymaking in the 1940s and 1950s symposium records, 1979-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84929650 The Renwick Gallery is the curatorial branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum responsible for the presentation of American crafts and design in the Renwick Gallery Building. The Renwick opened in 1973. Its staff has included Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 197...
George Stillman Hillard was a Boston lawyer, politician, and author. As a lawyer he practiced practiced in partnership with Charles Sumner, and served both in the Massachusetts legislature as well as U.S. district attorney for Massachusetts. He also wrote extensively and edited a number of periodicals. From the description of George Stillman Hillard letters, 1840-1866. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 711612596 American lawyer and biographer. ...
Edward William Brooke III (October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2015) was an American Republican politician. In 1966, he became the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate. He represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 1967 to 1979. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Brooke graduated from the Boston University School of Law after serving in the United States Army during World War II. After serving as chairman of the Finance Commission of Boston, Brooke won election a...
Briggs (Harvard, A.B., 1875) taught English and served as Dean of Harvard College and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Overseer. From the description of Papers of Le Baron Russell Briggs, 1907-1929 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972766 Educator. Harvard: A.B. 1875, A.M. 1882, LL.D. 1900. Assistant professor of English at Harvard, 1885-1890; professor of English, 1890; Dean of Harvard College, 1891-1902; Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 190...
James Bryant Conant (1893-1978) was a chemist, educator and public servant. Conant taught chemistry at Harvard from 1917-1933; he served as Harvard's president from 1933-1953. He was the national director of defense research from 1941-1945, and was instrumental in the creation of the atomic bomb. He continued as President of Harvard until 1953, at which time he was made United States High Commissioner for Germany. When allied military occupation of Germany ended in 1955, Conant became the U.S. A...
The Experiment in International Living (EIL) program was founded by Donald B. Watt, who recognized a need to further sympathetic understanding across international lines. In 1932, he brought together a group of fourteen American boys with a group of fourteen French or German speaking boys. The University of North Dakota became involved with the program in 1953. EIL provided students with the opportunity to study abroad and experience other cultures, in turn, claimed Watt, "making the world a bet...
Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born into a prominent Boston family in 1850. Through his mother’s family, the Cabots, Lodge traced his lineage back to the 17th century, with one great-grandfather a leading Federalist during the Revolutionary period. Growing up in both an intellectual and privileged household, "Cabot" took naturally to academic subjects, particularly history and literature. Beyond his early devotion to scholarly pursuits, Lodge also enjoyed numerous sports and the great outdoor...