Archives. 1917-1948.


Julius Rosenwald Fund. Archives. 1917-1948.

Archives. 1917-1948.

75 reels of microfilm (positive) (7 boxes of separated hard copy items have been boxes; they are duplicates and were received at the same time as the other items in the accession). The archives contain approximately 150,000 items that primarily document the activities for the 1928-48 period of the fund's existence. A reorganization occurred in 1928 and Edwin Embree became president of the fund that had been managed by its founder until then. Items include correspondence, reports, speeches, articles, and other printed items, photographs, scrapbooks, rosters of recipients of fellowships and scholarships, as well as other applicants. Numerous individuals of note became recipients of the scholarship or fellowship. The Center holds papers of at least two of them; namely, Charles S. Johnson and Elizabeth Catlett. A special listing of Negro scholarship awardees is available, and institutions for which the Center holds records that were awarded grants for projects include Dillard University and Flint-Goodridge Hospital. Correspondents include members of the Rosenwald Family, Edwin Embree, Charles S. Johnson, and many others.

2.8 linear ft. and 75 reels microfilm. 150,000 items.

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Embree, Edwin, 1883-1950. (person)

Flint-Goodridge Hospital (New Orleans, La.) (corporateBody)

Julius Rosenwald Fund (corporateBody)

Founded by Julius Rosenwald; incorporated Oct. 30, 1917 in Chicago, Ill., as a non-profit corporation with the purpose of promoting "the well-being of mankind;" after Rosenwald met Booker T. Washington in 1911, funds focus was on Negro interests. From the description of Julius Rosenwald Fund records, 1917-1948. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972601 In 1917, Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932), President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, initiated the Julius R...

Dillard University (corporateBody)

Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956 (person)

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...

Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932 (person)

Businessman and philanthropist. Born, Springfield, IL, 1862. President, Rosenwald and Weil, 1885-1906. Vice-president and treasurer, Sears, Roebuck and Company, 1910-1925; president and chairman of the board, 1925-1932. Founder, Julius Rosenwald Fund, 1917. Founder, Museum of Science and Industry, 1929. Trustee, University of Chicago, Tuskegee Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, Hull House, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Baron de Hirsch Fund. From the description of Papers, 1905-19...