WOODSON, CARTER GODWIN, 1875-1950.
Carter Godwin Woodson collection, 1876-1999

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/902bw


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950.
Title: Carter Godwin Woodson collection, 1876-1999
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1040
Extent:4 linear ft. (6 boxes) and 39 oversized papers (OP)
Abstract:Collection of materials relating to African American historian and editor Carter G. Woodson pertaining mostly to the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASAALH), Associated Publishers, and Journal of Negro History.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Carter G. Woodson collection of Negro papers and related documents, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Related Materials in This Repository

In Emory's holdings are books and pamphlets formerly owned by the Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. These materials may be located in the Emory University online catalog by searching for: Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950, former owner or Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, former owner.

Source

Purchase, 2006.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)],Carter Godwin Woodson collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Susan Potts McDonald, June 2008


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875-April 3, 1950) was one of the foremost African American intellectuals of the 20th century. Educated at Berea College and the University of Chicago, he was the second person of African descent to earn a PhD in history from Harvard University. Affectionately regarded as the "Father of Negro History," he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915 and the Journal of Negro History in 1916. In 1921 he created Associated Publishers, which became the leading African American-owned publishing firm producing scholarly books, novels, poetry, and children's and young adult books for the African American community and the general public. He created Negro History Week (now known as Black History Month) in 1926 and the Negro History Bulletin in 1937 to promote the teaching of African American history, the work to which he devoted his life.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials collected by Carter G. Woodson relating mainly to the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASAALH), Associated Publishers, and Journal of Negro History. Materials relating to ASAALH include programs for annual meetings, Black History Month kits, and other printed material. Items relating to Associated Publishers include book lists and advertisements for the publication of various works. The collection also includes Black History Month kits created by other organizations, newspaper clippings regarding Carter G. Woodson and Charles Drew, original photographs probably used in various publications, and Black History Month kits created by other organizations. There is a small amount of correspondence to and from Carter Woodson from 1918-1943.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by subject.



Container List

Associated Publishers
Box Folder Content
1 1 Book advertisements
1 2 Book lists
4 11 History of the Negro Church, 3rd edition mockup
1 3 "Pictures of Distinguished Negros," flyer
1 4 "Pictures of Distinguished Negros," A-C
1 5 "Pictures of Distinguished Negros," D-H
1 6 "Pictures of Distinguished Negros," J-O
1 7 "Pictures of Distinguished Negros," P-S
1 8 "Pictures of Distinguished Negros," T-Y
The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: Annual Meetings
1 9 25th annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, September 6-9, 1940
1 10 27th annual meeting, Washington, D.C., October 30-November 1, 1942
1 11 35th annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 27-29, 1950
1 12 39th annual meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, October 29-31, 1954
1 13 40th annual meeting, Los Angeles, California, August 19-21, 1955
1 14 41st annual meeting, Houston, Texas, October 26-28, 1956
1 15 55th annual meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 22-25, 1970
1 16 57th annual meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 19-22, 1972
1 17 59th annual meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 23-27, 1974
1 18 65th annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 15-19, 1980
1 19 68th annual meeting, Detroit, Michigan, October 19-23, 1983
1 20 69th annual meeting, Washington, D.C., October 17-21, 1984
1 21 70th annual meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, October 9-13, 1985
1 22 71st annual meeting, Houston, Texas, October 15-19, 1986
1 23 72nd annual meeting, Durham, North Carolina, October 7-11, 1987
1 24 73rd annual meeting, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, October 5-9, 1988
1 25 78th annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, October 23, 1993
The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: Other Meetings
1 26 60th anniversary of Black History Celebration, program, 1985
1 27 Los Angeles Branch, Negro History Week, Our Authors Study Club, programs, 1954, 1956-1957
1 28 Sumter Branch (S.C.), program, 30th anniversary, January 1, 1982
The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: Other materials
1 29 Annual report, June 1, 1923-June 1924
1 30 Book advertisements
1 31 Brochures
1 32 Bulletin of General Information, Home Study Department, no date
1 33 Correspondence
1 34 Financial statement, 1927-1928
1 35 Journal of Negro History, advertisements
1 36 Negro History Week materials
1 37 Newspaper clippings: Drew, Charles
1 38 Newspaper clippings: Woodson, Carter
The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and Associated Publishers: Black History Month Kits
2 1 National Afro-American History Month: Afro-American History, Blueprint for Survival, 1982 [incomplete includes only A Short History of Afro-Americans in the U.S. Foreign Service, by R. Charles Long, 1982
2 2 The Afro-American Experience: International Connections, 1986 [incomplete]
2 3 The Afro-American and the Constitution: Colonial Time to the Present," 1987
2 4 The Constitutional Status of Afro-Americans into the 21st Century, 1988
2 5 The Role of Afro-American Churches in Economic, Political, and Social Development at Home and Abroad, 1989
2 6 The Father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson, A Living Legacy, 1989
OP35 The Father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson, A Living Legacy, 1989
2 7 African American Women: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, 1996
2 8 [Black History kit], 1999 [incomplete]
Other organizations: Black history month kits and Woodson related
3 1 Alabama Center for Higher Education, "The Black Airmen of World War II," by Stanley Sandler
3 2 Alabama Center for Higher Education, "Protest in Selma," by David J. Garrow
3 3 Alabama Center for Higher Education, "Alabama's Underground Railroad: Rumor or Reality," by Elise Hopkins Stephens
3 4 Alabama Center for Higher Education, "We Would Like to Have a Round of Cokes: Civil Rights Demonstrations in Talladega, 1961-1963," by Willis G. Jackson
3 5 Carter G. Woodson Cultural Center (Washington, D.C.), Christmas Testimonial dinner program, December 18, 1960
3 6 Center for Aerospace Education Development, "General 'Chappie' James"
OP36 The Continental Press, Inc., exhibit cards from Reading Experiences in Negro History, Vol. 1, by Fred B. and Carol Chernow, 1969
OP37 The Instructor Publications, "Contemporary Black Biographies," 1970
OP38 The Instructor Publications, "Historical Black Biographies," 1970
3 7 Johnson Publishing Company, "Famous Negros of the Past," Ebony Photopak No. 1
3 8 Johnson Publishing Company, "Famous Contemporary Negroes," Ebony Photopak No 2
3 9 Parks and History Association (Washington, D.C.), "Black History National Recreation Trail," brochure [Woodson featured]
3 10 [unknown publisher], famous African Americans
OP39 [unknown publisher], exhibit cards of prominent African Americans
Photographs/illustrations: People
OP1 DuBois, W.E.B., print, no date
OP2 Brooks, Walter Henderson, photograph, no date [photographer: Scurlock, Washington, D.C.]
OP3 Brown, William Wells, illustration, "Historian and Antislavery Lecturer of the Crisis," no date
OP4 Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel, print, no date
OP5 Dett, R. Nathaniel, photograph, no date [photographer: Hungerford?]
OP6 Garrison, William Lloyd, photograph, no date
OP7 Hayes, Roland, print, no date
OP8 Hope, John, print, no date [photographer: C.M. Battey, Tuskegee Institute]
OP9 Rock, John S., illustration "The admission of John S. Rock to the United States Supreme Court," no date
OP10 Russell, Albert, photograph, no date [photographer: Scurlock, Washington, D.C.]
OP11 Rutherford, Samuel W., photograph, no date [photographer: Scurlock, Washington, D.C.]
OP12 Storey, Moorfield, photograph, no date [photographer: Otto Boye, San Francisco, California]
OP13 Tanner, Henry Ossawa, print, no date
OP14 Turner, Henry McNeal, illustration, "Rev. H.M. Turner, Chaplain First United States Colored Regiment, no date
OP15 Turner, J. Milton, illustration, no date
OP16 Vaughn, R.I. (with group on steps of building), photograph, no date
3 11 Ward, Samuel Ringgold
OP17 Williams, L.K. (Lacy Kirk), photograph, no date [photographer: Woodward Studios, Chicago, Illinois and Kansas City]
3 12 Women in military-like uniform, circa 1914-1917 [photographer: Payne Studio, Washington, D.C.]
Photographs/illustrations: Groups
OP18 African Methodist Episcopal Church bishops, John A. Gregg, Reverdy C. Ransom, and Abraham L. Gaines, photograph, 1924? [photographer: Evans Studio, Louisville, Kentucky]
3 13 Atlanta, Georgia African American family, no date [photographer: Griffith J. Davis, Atlanta, Georgia]
OP19 Girl's Reserve Corps #11, photograph, no date [photographer: The Browns, Richmond, Virginia]
OP20 J.W. Hoffman Junior High School (New Orleans, Louisiana), "The Two Races" by Inez M. Burke, a play for National Negro History Week program, photograph, no date [photographer: Villard Paddio]
OP21 Monroe School class photo with Miss L.A. Duckett (Washington, D.C.), photograph, no date [photographer: Scurlock, Washington, D.C.)
OP22 Nannie Burroughs's National Training School for Women and Girls (Washington, D.C.), graduating class, photograph, 1909
OP23 Shaw Junior High School (Washington, D.C.), "Ethiopia at the Bar of Justice," by Reverend Edward J. McCoo, photograph, February 13-17, 1933 [photographer: Brown, Jr.]
OP24 Unidentified group of men, with Henry Ossawa Tanner in middle of front row, photograph, no date
Photographs/illustrations: Places
3 14 Anderson County, South Carolina, Colored Training School, April 2, 1926
OP25 First Standard Bank (Louisville, Kentucky), Wilson Lovett, President, interior shot during event, photograph, no date [photographer: Evans, Louisville, Kentucky]
OP26 First Standard Bank (Louisville, Kentucky), Wilson Lovett, President, interior shot during event, photograph, no date [photographer: Evans, Louisville, Kentucky]
OP27 Lovejoy, Illinois building, "The Beginning," photograph, no date
OP28 National Training School for Women and Girls (Washington, D.C.), Nannie H. Burroughs on porch (?), women's basketball game, photograph, no date
OP29 Poro College (Chicago, Illinois), exterior shot, photograph, no date
OP30 Poro College (Chicago, Illinois), interior shot, Mezzanine level, photograph, no date
Collected material
OP31 Bond, Horace Mann, Negro Education in Alabama: A Study in Cotton and Steel, original illustration of railroad map found on page 44
OP32 Brown, John, statue at John Brown gravesite (Lake Placid, New York), print, no date
3 15 Camp Margaret Murray Washington, typescript history
3 16 Carney, William H., typescript, biographical statement
3 17 Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks (?), "Phases of African culture...in Western culture," excerpts from speech
3 18 Jackson, Luther P., "Report on Research Activity...June 15-November 1, 1943, Virginia State College
3 19 Lesesue, James M., Certificate of Election as Sheriff, Georgetown, South Carolina, December 2, 1876
3 20 Lewis, William H., letter to James A. Cobb, July 13, 1938 and "Lewis of the Gridiron and the Bar," Amherst Graduates' Quarterly, no. 103, May 1937
4 1 Passport, Egyptian
4 2 Poems
4 23 Smalls, Robert, documents [photocopies] and photographs
4 4 Unknown author, "The Founding of South Carolina's State College for Negroes," typescript
4 5 Unknown author, "Jumpin' de Broomstick," typescript, Chapter V in unknown publication
OP33 Ward, Thomas M.D. (AME Bishop), certificate of marriage to Rachel Smith, June 1884, Baltimore, Maryland (poor condition)
4 6 West Point, Virginia, record of oyster sales for Austin F. Smither's Oyster House, dues cards for members of the United Order of True Reformers (York Ft. No. 251), and correspondence to Charles H. Clark
OP34 Whiting, Helen Adele, Negro Art Music and Rhyme, original storyboard art by Lois Mailou Jones found on pages 24-25
4 7 Woodson, Carter G., Correspondence, 1918-1943
4 8 Woodson, Carter G., Correspondence relating to and proposal for "Encyclopedia Africana," 1948-1956
4 9 Woodson, Susie, "A Rescue Worker," typescript
4 10 Woodward, Elizabeth (of Ripley, Ohio), "A Collection of Civil War Letters, 1863-1865," compiled by Beverly A. Day
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