Frederick Douglass Patterson papers
President of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (later Tukegee Institute; now Tuskegee University) from 1935 - 1953 and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944). Patterson was born on October 10, 1901. Orphaned at age two, he was raised by his eldest sister, Wilhelmina (Bess), a school teacher in Texas. He studied at Iowa State College, where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1923 and a master of science degree in 1927. Five years later, he was awarded a second doctorate degree from Cornell University. Patterson taught veterinary science for four years at Virginia State College, where he was also Director of Agriculture. His tenure at Tuskegee University started in 1928 and spanned almost 25 years, first as head of the veterinary division, then as the director of the School of Agriculture and finally as Tuskegee's third president. He married Catherine Elizabeth Moton, daughter of Tuskegee University's second president, Dr. Robert R. Moton. Patterson also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee in 1944, the same year he founded the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The UNCF continues today as a critical source of annual income for a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tuskegee University among them.
Go Forth and Serve: African American Land Grant Colleges Audiovisual Collection
Bunch, Lonnie G.
United States. Department of Agriculture
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
18 Videocassettes (VHS)
15 Cassette tapes
38 Videocassettes (Video 8)
An oral history project that grew out of the exhibit "Go Forth and Serve" which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the drafting of the second Morrill Act, which provided funds for the founding of land grant schools of higher education for black students.
John T. Harris papers
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter, printmaker, and instructor John T. Harris date from 1943 to 1988. The collection contains biographical information; correspondence (1965-1979) regarding paintings, as well as a draft of a letter detailing Harris' family history; and financial information (1960-1977). Also included are teaching records (1958-1979) from State Teachers …
Refugee Scholars of the Thirties in Historically Black Colleges
This accession consists of interviews with German refugees, including students and scholars, who taught at African-American colleges between 1933 and 1955. This project was led by Gabrielle Simon Edgcomb of the German Historical Institute in association with the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. Materials include audiotape interviews (eighteen cassette tapes) with students and …
Molly Schuchat papers
This collection comprises professional papers of anthropologist Molly Schuchat and documents her dissertation development and field work regarding the experiences of Hungarians who came to America after the failed revolution in 1956, as well as her teaching activities at Rust College in Holly Springs, MS. The collection contains articles, correspondence, clippings …
Aaron Douglas papers
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter, muralist, and illustrator Aaron Douglas primarily concern Douglas' years at Fisk University, the development of the art department, and the management of the Stieglitz art collection. The collection consists of biographical material; correspondence; artwork including prints, drawings, and sketchbooks; and …
Lois Mailou Jones scrapbooks
This microfilm collection contains Lois Mailou Jones' scrapbooks documenting her career as an African American artist and educator. Scrapbooks contain correspondence (1928-1992) primarily regarding Jones' exhibitions, Howard University, and her art education in Paris, and include a letter and photograph from Emile Bernard; photographs of Jones in her Washington, D.C. and …
Floyd Coleman papers
The papers of African American art historian, educator, and painter, Floyd Coleman, measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1954 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1980s to the 2000s. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence; writings, including drafts of essays and lectures; material related to his professional activities, including teaching files, files related to the National Conference of Artists, project files, and other files related to his professional life; artist and subject files; printed material; and a small amount of photographic material. The collection also contains audiovisual material and born-digital records.
Sproul Observatory Astronomers Photoprints
Gaustad, John E. (Director, Sproul Observatory)
Collection of group portraits donated by Sproul Observatory. Group portraits include participants at American Astronomical Society and I.A.U. [International Astronomical Union] meetings, as well as several other taken at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, and an autographed photo of Roy W. Delaplaine at a 24-inch refractor telescope.The photographs were accumulated in the files of the Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore College, over a period of years. They form a visual record of astronomers and attendees at astronomical meetings from 1916 to 1975.
Milton Morriss James papers
This microfilm collection consists of papers compiled by Milton Morriss James on African American artists Laura Wheeler Waring and Henry Ossawa Tanner, as well as on artist Julius Bloch. The compiled papers related to Laura Wheeler Waring include correspondence (1923-1946) regarding commissions, exhibitions, honorary positions, and activities related to State Teachers …