Papers of Booker T. Washington: series 1-4, 1864-1960 (inclusive), [microform].

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Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. Papers of Booker T. Washington: series 1-4, 1864-1960 (inclusive), [microform].

Papers of Booker T. Washington: series 1-4, 1864-1960 (inclusive), [microform].

The papers consist of correspondence which documents both the personal and professional life of Booker T. Washington. The first three series contain letters with family members and personal friends and individuals with whom Washington developed a sustained and frequent correspondence. Series Four, General Correspondence, includes letters relating to Washington's position as principal of Tuskegee Institute and as a widely recognized black leader. Correspondents of note in this series include Wallace Buttrick, Andrew Carnegie, George Washington Carver, James C. Clarkson, James H. Dillard, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, Charles W. Eliot, T. Thomas Fortune, Hollis B. Frissell, Abraham Grant, Leigh Hunt, Seth Low, Fred R. Moore, Robert R. Moton, E. Gardner Murphy, Robert C. Ogden, Walter Hines Page, George F. Peabody, John D. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, Julius Rosenwald, Emmett J. Scott, Anson Phelps Stokes, William Howard Taft, Victor H. Tulane, and Oswald Garrison Villard.

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