African Americans -- Education
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The James Egert Allen papers occupy 18.1 linear feet of material about Allen's life as an educator, community activist and civil rights advocate. Having been a resident of Manhattan for over a half century, much of Allen's collection reflects his educational and community involvements in New York. The collection is arranged into six groups of materials that include correspondence, greeting cards, telegrams, invitations, programs, photographs, reports, minutes, recreation and...
Dates: Created: 1917-1976; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1974
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The 1969 addendum and later addenda to the American Missionary Association archives are mostly twentieth century in scope, covering two main subject areas. The first is the association's numerous schools. These are considered "field" records, or, the fruits of the Association's missionary work outside of its New York City office. The Addendum is divided into three series: Series 1 covers field-related work, mainly the AMA schools; Series 2 covers projects that were run directly form the New...
Dates: Created: 1849-1991; Other: Date acquired: 03/31/1969
Scope and Contents The papers of sociologist and educator Dr. James E. Blackwell provide extensive documentation regarding discrimination and desegregation of higher education institutions and mentoring of Black students, as well as affirmative action, economic and social justice issues in regards to the Black community and other ethnic minorities during the late 20th century. The papers consist of extensive correspondence files documenting Blackwell’s work as the chair of the...
Dates: Created: 1948-2016; Other: Majority of material found in 1963-2000; Other: Date acquired: 01/07/1990
Content Description The Arthur T. Davidson papers include correspondence, invitations, programs, speeches, and printed items generated by the medical profession and the educational institutions attended by Davidson. One speech was presented by Davidson before the Alumnae Banquet at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday, March 15, 1982. Davidson was honored as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 1982. The title of the address was The Role of the Historic Black College in the...
Dates: Other: 1976-1984
Content Description This collection consists of approximately 200 photocopied pages from the diaries of Nellie DeSpelder during her tenure as an American Missionary Association (AMA) teacher at Daniel Hand Preparatory School in New Orleans, Louisiana. DeSpelder was a teacher who journeyed from Greenville, Michigan to work in the AMA schools. During her tenure she visited the school at Orange Park and that at King's Mountain. Interesting sidelights are revealed in her brief trips to the nearby Mississippi Gulf...
Dates: Other: 1895-1899
Content Description This collection consists of photocopies of materials in the Michigan Historical Collections at the University of Michigan. Esther W. Douglass was a teacher and missionary for the American Missionary Association in Virginia, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee for 31 years. Included in the collection are 22 outgoing letters to family members, 32 incoming letters from her family and such persons as Booker T. Washington and Billy Sunday. Also present is the biography written by her...
Dates: Other: 1865-1915
Content Description The Downtown Neighborhood Improvement Association serves the historic downtown area of New Orleans bounded by Orleans Avenue and St. Bernard Avenue, North Rampart Street and North Broad Street, as well as the triangle above North Broad between Gentilly Avenue and St. Bernard Avenue, which includes the 6th and 7th Wards, Treme, and Greater Treme.The records of the Downtown Neighborhood Improvement Association’s Education Committee consist of meeting minutes and collected items...
Dates: Other: 2006-2010
Content Description Records of the Dryades Street YMCA include administrative records of the School of Commerce and programs conducted by the organization, such as Outreach, Neighborhood Youth Corps Out-of-School project, Competitive Physical Education, and youth clubs and activities. Record types include correspondence, teacher roll books, other reporting forms, student files, applications, grant proposals, programs, financial records, and clippings. Names in the records include director William H. Mitchell...
Dates: Other: 1942-1990
Scope and Contents The Dunn-Landry Family Papers encompass 14 linear feet of material covering subject areas of civil rights, African American education, ministerial work, historically black colleges and universities, Louisiana politics and race relations.The collection is arranged into nine series of personal and professional materials. The bulk of the papers are professional in nature with some personal correspondence. The strength of the collection is national and local civic activities, civil rights ...
Dates: Created: 1872-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1916 -1992; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1984
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The papers of educator and World War II veteran, Richard W. English, contains correspondence, educator and military records, and photographs related to his service in the all-black combat unit, the 761ST Tank Battalion, during World War II (1942-1945), his post-war service in Germany (1945-1950), and his work as a teacher and administrator in the public schools of New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence (1945-1982) includes a number of letters between English...
Dates: Created: 1942-1984; Other: Date acquired: 05/09/1980