Leon Gardiner collection of American Negro Historical Society records 1715-1962, undated 1860 - 1890

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Main Author: Gardiner, Leon 1892-1945.
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
Subjects: Still, William > 1821-1902.
White, Jacob C. > 1837-1902.
White, Jacob C. > d. 1872
American Negro Historical Society
Banneker Institute
African American abolitionists.
African American baseball players--History.
African American churches.
African American civic leaders--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
African American educators.
African American families -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
African Americans--History--Societies--19th century.
African Americans--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Societies, etc.
African Americans--Social Life and Customs--19th century.
African-American Presbyterians--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
Baseball--History--19th century.
Online Access: Finding aid online: http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/g/Gardiner0008.html
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.
Access: This collection is open for research.
Physical Description: 8.5 Linear feet , 15 boxes, 35 volumes
Collection Number: 0008
Bulk Dates: 1860 - 1890
Finding Aid: http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/g/Gardiner0008.html

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