Willis D. Weatherford papers, 1911-1969.


Willis D. Weatherford papers, 1911-1969.

Correspondence, financial records, printed material, reports, writings, speeches, photos, and other material relating to the professional and personal life of Willis D. Weatherford. Many items are records, 1917-1944, of the YMCA Graduate School and of the Blue Ridge Assembly. Other papers document Weatherford's involvement, 1911-1943, in the YMCA at the regional and national level; his tenure, 1936-1946, as a professor at Fisk University; his involvement in the Commission for Interracial Cooperation and other interracial organizations, 1923-1969; his position on the board of trustees and as assistant to the president of Berea College, Berea, Ky., 1924-1969; his role as initiator and director of the Southern Appalachian Studies Project, 1956-1968; his membership on the North Carolina Governor's Coordinating Council on Aging; and his service on the board of directors of the American Cast Iron Pipe Company of Birmingham, Ala., which supported the Blue Ridge Assembly. Individuals important in the collection include Thomas Elsa Jones, president of Fisk University; William J. Hutchins and his son Francis S. Hutchins, both presidents of Berea College; playwright Paul Green; Tennessee congressman John Sparkman; writer and Weatherford biographer Wilma Dykeman; individuals involved with the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, including director Will W. Alexander, secretary James D. Burton, women's work director Jessie Daniel Ames, educational director Robert B. Eleazor, Arthur F. Raper, and Howard W. Odum; Roy Rowe; North Carolina Governor Dan K. Moore; and Fletcher Sims Brockman of the YMCA.

About 60000 items (75.0 linear ft.)

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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 ...

Alexander, Will Winton, 1884-1956

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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 ...

Weatherford, Willis D. (Willis Duke), 1875-1970

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Willis D. Weatherford of Black Mountain, N.C., was president of the Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, N.C., 1906-1944; president of the Y.M.C.A. Graduate School, Nashville, Tenn., 1919-1946; trustee of Berea College, Berea, Ky., 1916-ca. 1962; faculty member of Fisk University, 1936-1946; director of the Southern Appalachian Studies Project, 1956-1968; and lifelong student of race relations in the South. From the description of Willis D. Weatherford papers, 1911-1969. WorldCat rec...

Raper, Arthur Franklin, 1899-1979

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Arthur Franklin Raper was a distinguished sociologist whose early work focused on rural social issues and racial discrimination in the South. From the 1940s through the early 1960s, he worked for several government agencies on problems of rural development in Bangladesh as well as other countries in Southeast Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. After his work as senior advisor to the Pakistan Academy for Rural Development, he returned to the United States and worked as a visiting professor ...

Berea College

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Although the sources of photographs are not always indicated, the bulk was apparently generated in the Berea College Publicity Department and the College News Bureau. In addition, portions of the photographs were donated by individuals, most of whom have some connection with the College. Chief among these is Roy N. Walters who was dean of the Berea College Foundation School from 1943 to 1968. Walters established the College Publicity Department in 1933 and was an unofficial campus photographer t...

Young Men's Christian Association Graduate School.

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American Cast Iron Pipe Company

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Green, Paul, 1894-1981

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Paul Eliot Green(1894-1981) was a Southern playwright, poet, and novelist. Born in Lillington, North Carolina, Green lived in the state all of his life and tried to capture in his writings the culture and heritage of the American South, concentrating on the experiences of tenant farmers, mill workers, Native Americans and African Americans. Green studied at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill under folk dramatist Frederick Koch of the Carolina Playmakers. After an interruption of his ...

Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954

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Howard Washington Odum was a sociologist of the American South; author; professor at the University of North Carolina from 1920 to 1954; and founder of the Sociology Department, the School of Public Welfare, the Department of City and Carolina. From the description of Howard Washington Odum papers, 1908-1982. WorldCat record id: 27192779 Howard Washington Odum, sociologist, author, and educator, was born 24 May 1884, in Bethlehem, Georgia, and died 8 November 1954, in Chapel...

Brockman, Fletcher S.

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Commission on Interracial Cooperation

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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...

Hutchins, Francis S. (Francis Stephenson), 1902-

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The National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to advise him concerning legislative actions needed to implement his "war on poverty." The Berea hearing included testimony from Kentucky Governor Edward Breathitt and 30 other public officials, representatives of nonprofit agencies, and ordinary citizens. The Commission's findings were summarized in a final report entitled The People Left Behind. From the description of National Advisory Comm...

Blue Ridge Assembly, Inc.

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Hutchins, William J. (William James), 1871-1958

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Jones, Thomas Elsa

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Last white president of Fisk University (1926-1946); b. 1888; d. 1973. From the description of Thomas Elsa Jones records, 1926-1949. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70970120 Fifth president of Fisk University (Feb. 1926 to July 1946); b. 1888; d. 1973. From the description of Thomas Elsa Jones collection (1-71), 1925-1947 (bulk, 1926-1946). (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 154689992 ...

North Carolina Governor's Coordinating Council on Aging

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Moore, Daniel Killian, 1906-1986

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Dykeman, Wilma

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Dykeman, of North Carolina and Tennessee, wrote several noted Southern regional novels and non-fiction books. From the description of The tall woman : [manuscript], 1962. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833304 ...

Southern Appalachian Studies Project.

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Sparkman, John, 1899-1985

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of John Sparkman : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481724 From the description of Reminiscences of John Sparkman : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513439 John Jackson Sparkman (b. Dec. 20, 1899, Morgan County, Ala.-d. Nov. 16, 1985, Huntsville, Ala.), U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Alabama, was ...

Ames, Jessie Daniel, 1883-1972

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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-...