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African American women educators

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Edna Pullen Brown photograph

Identifier: 2023
Content Description

One photograph of the 1925 fourth and fifth grades of Daniel Hand Elementary School of Straight College in New Orleans, Louisiana. Teachers Edna Pullen Brown and Anna Spottswood are included in the photograph.

Dates: Other: 1925

Bush Elementary School yearbook collection

Identifier: 065
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the first three issues of The Hi-Fli, the yearbook for Bush Elementary School, a private, non-sectarian school in the Uptown area of New Orleans. The school was founded by Ethel Boyd Bush in 1939.

Dates: Created: 1957-1959; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1981

Rebecca Cureau papers

Identifier: 763
Content Description The collections contains 1 linear foot of correspondence, newspaper clippings, musical programs, ephemera, newsletters,” manuscripts, and an unpublished portion of a Master’s thesis and a complete doctoral dissertation. All items detail Cureau’s professional involvement in teaching and researching music, her professional affiliations and relationships, performances, and her participation with institutions and conferences dedicated to Black musical genres, folk music and ethnomusicology. Of...
Dates: Other: 1954-2000

Dent Family papers addendum

Identifier: 116-01
Scope and Contents The addendum to the papers of Albert Walter Dent (1904-1984) and Ernestine Jessie Covington Dent (1904-2001) provides a rich source of documentation of a prominent African American family, and covers topics such as education, healthcare, musical traditions and culture in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas. The papers consist of 38 linear feet of personal and collected papers of both individuals and other Covington-Dent family members. The addition to the papers is comprised of...
Dates: 1890-2001, undated

Elsie M. Lewis papers

Identifier: 218
Acknowledgement This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services award MH-245560-OMS-20. Content Description The papers primarily document the career of Elsie Mae Lewis, and significantly highlight the contributions of an African American educator, consultant, scholar and writer in the United States. The collection is extremely rich on the subjects of Black history, education and the documentation of Lewis’ career, with...
Dates: Other: 1829-1979, undated

Lena Lowe papers

Identifier: 412
Content Description

The papers of retired New Orleans public school teacher and Central Congregational Church member Lena Lowe include diplomas, photographs, a letter, and a funeral program.

Dates: Other: 1920-1991

Loretta C. Manggrum papers

Identifier: 242
Content Description

The papers document the career of composer, arranger, and pianist Loretta Manggrum and includes 0.2 linear feet of musical scores, news clippings and audiocassette recordings of Manggrum’s performances. Items of note within the collection are audiocassettes of a 1980 interview with Manggrum and a recording of the program “Can’t You See," a Cantata Composed by Loretta C. Manggrum, a Sermon in Song” (undated).

Dates: Other: 1970-1987

Rosanna Edwards Marshall papers

Identifier: 433
Content Description Rosanna Edwards Marshall was an educator and author in New Orleans. Her papers include photographs of her travels and her military service in World War II, a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr., and copies of Veterans' Voices (1984-1992). Included are a photograph album documenting a trip to California (1985), correspondence (1953-1993), legal documents (1966), a program for the Thomy Lafon School (1948), newspaper articles, a flyer for her book, ...
Dates: Other: 1940-1996

Mary Allen College records

Identifier: 662
Content Description Founded as a seminary in 1885, Mary Allen College in Crockett, Texas, was reorganized as a college for women by the Board of Missions for Freedmen of the Presbyterian Church, USA in 1886.  The college was named for one of its main supporters Mrs. Mary Allen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1924, the Board of Missions for Freedmen changed teaching personnel from Caucasian to African American. In 1933, the institution became co-educational and in 1943 the Presbyterian Church stopped its...
Dates: Other: 1929-1970

Margaret Callender McCulloch papers

Identifier: 236
Content Description The papers of historian and race relations activist Margaret Callender McCulloch include articles, pamphlets, speeches, reports, and poem written by McCulloch, as well as a typescript of "Can This Be Me?...memories of Mary Eliza West, Freedwoman" about a former enslaved woman on a Georgia plantation, edited by McCulloch. The collection also includes correspondence, photographs, a genealogical chart, a map, and handwritten transcripts of correspondence of physician Francis Julius LeMoyne and...
Dates: Other: 1936-1988