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Author Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950
Title Carter Godwin Woodson papers, 1736-1974 (bulk 1915-1950) [microform]
Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : [Library of Congress]
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Descript 12 microfilm reels
Part I is arranged in 7 series (10 reels). Series 1: Whitefield McKinlay Papers, 1848-1913 (reel 1-2); Series 2: Carter Godwin Woodson Papers, 1916-1927 (reel 3-4); Series 3: Benj. T. Tanner Papers, 1827-1972 (reel 4); Series 4: John T. Clark Papers, 1921-1923 (reel 4-6); Series 5: Additional Manuscripts, 1807-1935 (reel 6-9); Series 6: Miscellany, 1803-1936 (reel 9-10); and Series 7: Oversize, 1803-1931 (reel 10)
Part II is arranged in 16 series. Series 1: Personal Papers, 1911-1950; Series 2: Correspondence, 1912-1950; Series 3: Clippings, 1925-1934; Series 4: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1915-1955; Series 5: Manuscripts on African and African American History, 1866-1957; Series 6: Encyclopedia Africana, 1931-1949; Series 7: Research Notes and Data; Series 8: Printed Matter, 1869-1969; Series 9: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Publications, 1736-1928; Series 10: Subject File, 1855-1953; Series 11: Francis J. Grimke⁺ѓ Estate, 1878-1951; Series 12: Business Documents, 1916-1951; Series 13: Formerly Oversize, 1887-1948; Series 14: Miscellany, 1868-1957; Series 15: Oversize Miscellany, 1911-1918; and Series 16: Oversize Ledgers and Account Books, 1915-1974
Note 18,000 items
54 containers plus 19 oversize
21.2 linear feet
Open to research
Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material
Papers of prominent African Americans, correspondence, writings, research files, business records, and other papers relating to Woodson's leadership of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) and to scholarship and publishing in the field of African and African-American history
Part I, 1803-1936 (bulk 1830-1927), was assembled by Woodson who collected and preserved primary sources on African American history as executive director of the ASNLH and editor of its principal organ, the Journal of Negro History. Includes the papers of John T. Clark, officer of the Urban League of Pittsburgh; Whitefield McKinlay, real estate broker and collector of customs, Washington, D.C.; and Benjamin T. Tanner, bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; and early papers of Woodson. Consists of correspondence, diaries, addresses, legal documents, newspaper clippings, and other papers concerning African American history, the Journal of Negro History, appointment of African Americans to federal office, race relations, racial discrimination, employment opportunities, state and national politics, and business matters. Also includes addresses, diaries, clippings, records of community organizations and other associations, and primary documents relating to the slavery era such as bills of sale, certificates of freedom and "free colored" ledgers
Persons represented in Part I include John Edward Bruce, George Washington Carver, William Demos Crum, Frederick Douglass, Christian A. Fleetwood, Timothy Thomas Fortune, Richard Theodore Greener, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Roy Lynch, Medill McCormick, Hiram Rhoades Revels, Theodore Roosevelt, Julius Rosenwald, Emmett J. Scott, Robert Smalls, Frederick Starr, Melville Elijah Stone, Booker T. Washington, and Charles Young
Part II, 1856-1974, relates chiefly to operations of the ASNLH and its publishing arm, Associated Publishers. Includes material concerning the Journal of Negro History; Negro History Bulletin; an unpublished Encyclopedia Africana, a comprehensive guide to African peoples, leaders, and luminaries in Africa, the U.S., South America, the Carribean, and worldwide; and W.E.B. Du Bois's project, Encyclopedia of the Negro, funded by the Phelps-Stokes Fund. Also includes primary documents relating to African-American life and history during the slavery, Reconstruction, and "New South" eras. Other subjects include Francis J. Grimke⁺ѓ's personal finances and his ministry as pastor of the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.; the service of the 368th Regiment during World War I; and efforts of "red caps," railroad service workers, to organize
Correspondents include Horace Mann Bond, Sterling Allen Brown, Wendell Phillips Dabney, Victor Daly, W.E.B. Du Bois, J. Stanley Durkee, John Hope Franklin, Edward Franklin Frazier, Edwin Bancroft Henderson, Luther B. Jackson, Rayford Whittingham Logan, Lewis B. Moore, Jules Rosemond, Francis Butler Simkins, Arthur B. Spingarn, William Warren Sweet, Alrutheus Ambush Taylor, and Charles H. Wesley
Microfilm edition of portions of part II (container 1 through part of container 38 and OV2-OV16) available, no. 22,256; cataloged in record 99016370
Microfilm edition of containers 1-4, Whitefield McKinlay papers, available, no. 16,462
Microfilm edition of part I available, MSS no. 17,071
Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1975-1977
Gift, Carter G. Woodson, 1929-1938
Purchase, 2003
Some maps transferred to Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
Historian, author, and collector
Collection material in English
Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and on Internet
Part I of the papers of Carter Godwin Woodson was processed in 1968 and revised in 1968 and 1976. This portion of this collection was formerly titled Carter G. Woodson collection of Negro papers and related documents, 1803-1936 (bulk 1830-1927)
Subject Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 -- Correspondence
Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901-1989 -- Correspondence
Bruce, John Edward
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943
Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912
Dabney, Wendell Phillips, 1865-1952 -- Correspondence
Daly, Victor -- Correspondence
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 -- Correspondence
Durkee, J. Stanley (James Stanley), 1866-1951 -- Correspondence
Fleetwood, Christian A. (Christian Abraham), 1840-1914
Fortune, Timothy Thomas, 1856-1928
Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009 -- Correspondence
Frazier, Edward Franklin, 1894-1962 -- Correspondence
Greener, Richard Theodore, 1844-1922
Grimke⁺ѓ, Francis J. (Francis James), 1850-1937
Henderson, Edwin Bancroft, 1883-1977 -- Correspondence
Jackson, Luther B. -- Correspondence
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982 -- Correspondence
Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939
McCormick, Medill, 1877-1925
Moore, Lewis B. (Lewis Baxter), b. 1866 -- Correspondence
Revels, Hiram Rhoades, 1827?-1901
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Rosemond, Jules, 1874-1928 -- Correspondence
Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932
Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957
Simkins, Francis Butler, 1897-1966 -- Correspondence
Smalls, Robert, 1839-1915
Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971 -- Correspondence
Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933
Stone, Melville Elijah, 1848-1929
Sweet, William Warren, 1881-1959 -- Correspondence
Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush -- Correspondence
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Wesley, Charles H. (Charles Harris), 1891-1987 -- Correspondence
Young, Charles, 1864-1922
United States. Army. Regiment, 368th
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Associated Publishers
Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, inc
Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church (Washington, D.C.)
Phelps-Stokes Fund
Urban League of Pittsburgh
Encyclopedia of the Negro
Journal of Negro history
Negro history bulletin
African American periodicals
African Americans
African Americans -- Employment
African Americans -- History
African Americans -- Study and teaching
Black race -- Encyclopedias
Blacks -- Africa
Blacks -- Caribbean Area
Blacks -- South America
Customs administration -- Washington (D.C.)
Ports of entry -- Washington (D.C.)
Race discrimination
Race relations
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Railroads -- Employees -- Labor unions
Real estate business -- Washington (D.C.)
Slavery -- United States
State governments -- United States
World War, 1914-1918
Africa -- History
Southern States -- History -- 1865-1877
United States -- History -- 1865-1898
United States -- Officials and employees
United States -- Politics and government
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1900
United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1953
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Alt Author Clark, John T., 1883-1949. John T. Clark papers. 1921-1923
McKinlay, Whitefield, 1857-1941. Whitefield McKinlay papers. 1848-1913
Tanner, Benj. T. (Benjamin Tucker), 1835-1923. Benjamin T. Tanner papers. 1827-1872
Alt Title Carter G. Woodson collection, 1736-1974 [microform]
Carter G. Woodson collection of Negro papers and related documents, 1803-1936 (bulk 1830-1927)
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