Leon Gardiner collection of American Negro Historical Society records

The American Negro Historical Society was founded in 1897 by a group of Philadelphia blacks to study and preserve materials documenting the American black experience. Among the founders and early members were Robert Adger, W.M. Dorsey and Jacob C. White, Jr., who donated materials to the society, s... Full description

Record Source: Archival Materials
Collection Information: Leon Gardiner Collection of American Negro Historical Society Records (#0008)
Online Access: Link to finding aid
Main Author: Gardiner, Leon 1892-1945.
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
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Physical Description: 8.5 Linear feet , 15 boxes, 35 volumes
Access: This collection is open for research.
Summary: The American Negro Historical Society was founded in 1897 by a group of Philadelphia blacks to study and preserve materials documenting the American black experience. Among the founders and early members were Robert Adger, W.M. Dorsey and Jacob C. White, Jr., who donated materials to the society, some of which are present in the collection. The collection is composed of administrative records of the society and materials collected by some of its members, including correspondence, minutes, reports, financial documents, membership lists, records of lectures and debates, library catalogues, baseball lineup and scorecards, speeches, printed matter, and portraits of distinguished black leaders and abolitionists.