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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material Nannie Helen Burroughs papers,

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  • Nannie Helen Burroughs papers,


  • Correspondence, financial records, memoranda, notebooks, speeches and writings, subscription and literature orders, student records, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Burroughs's founding in 1909 and management of the National Training School for Women and Girls (later the National Trade and Professional School for Women and Girls) a Washington, D.C., school for young African American women. Documents her activities with the Woman's Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention of the United States of America and its publication, The Worker. Also includes material relating to the National League of Republican Colored Women, the National Association of Wage Earners, the 1931 President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership, missionary activities in Africa, Cooperative Industries, Washington, D.C. (a community self-help program), and the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association.
  • Correspondents include Charles C. Adams, Mary McLeod Bethune, Janie Bradford, Rebekah Calloway, Oscar De Priest, J.H. Dillard, Margery B. Gaillard, Henrietta M. Gibbs, Earl L. Harrison, Sallie Hert, J.H. Jackson, William Henry Jernagin, Lewis Garnett Jordan, Daisy E. Lampkin, Una Roberts Lawrence, Shirley W. Layten, Kathleen Moore Mallory, Uvee R. Mdodana-Arbouin, Robert Russa Moton, William Pickens, A. Clayton Powell, Adam Clayton Powell, Emmett J. Scott, Sallie W. Stewart, Anson Phelps Stokes, Geneva Wallace, Lacey Kirkland Williams, Marguerite V. Wood, Mrs. Ellis A. Yost, and Geneva R. Young.


  • Burroughs, Nannie Helen, 1879-1961.


  • -  Adams, Charles C.--(Charles Christopher),--1873-1955--Correspondence
  • -  Bethune, Mary McLeod,--1875-1955--Correspondence
  • -  Bradford, Janie--Correspondence
  • -  Calloway, Rebekah--Correspondence
  • -  De Priest, Oscar,--1871-1951--Correspondence
  • -  Dillard, J. H.--(James Hardy),--1856-1940--Correspondence
  • -  Gaillard, Margery B.--Correspondence
  • -  Gibbs, Henrietta M.--Correspondence
  • -  Harrison, Earl L.--Correspondence
  • -  Hert, Sallie.--Correspondence
  • -  Jackson, J. H.--(Joseph Harrison),--1900---Correspondence
  • -  Jernagin, William Henry,--1869---Correspondence
  • -  Jordan, Lewis Garnett,--1854?---Correspondence
  • -  Lampkin, Daisy E.--(Daisy Elizabeth),--1882-1965--Correspondence
  • -  Lawrence, Una Roberts,--1893---Correspondence
  • -  Mallory, Kathleen Moore,--1879-1954--Correspondence
  • -  Mdodana-Arbouin, Uvee R.--Correspondence
  • -  Moton, Robert Russa,--1867-1940--Correspondence
  • -  Pickens, William,--1881-1954--Correspondence
  • -  Powell, A. Clayton--(Adam Clayton),--1865-1953--Correspondence
  • -  Powell, Adam Clayton,--1908-1972--Correspondence
  • -  Scott, Emmett J.--(Emmett Jay),--1873-1957--Correspondence
  • -  Stewart, Sallie W.--(Sallie Wyatt),--1881---Correspondence
  • -  Stokes, Anson Phelps,--1874-1958--Correspondence
  • -  Wallace, Geneva--Correspondence
  • -  Williams, Lacey Kirk,--1871-1941--Correspondence
  • -  Wood, Marguerite V.--Correspondence
  • -  Yost, Ellis A.,--Mrs.--Correspondence
  • -  Young, Geneva R.--Correspondence
  • -  Cooperative Industries (Washington, D.C.)
  • -  Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association
  • -  National Association of Wage Earners
  • -  National Baptist Convention of the United States of America.--Women's Auxiliary
  • -  National League of Republican Colored Women
  • -  National Trade and Professional School for Women and Girls (Washington, D.C.)
  • -  National Training School for Women and Girls (Washington, D.C.)
  • -  President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership--(1931 :--Washington, D.C.)
  • -  African Americans--Education
  • -  African Americans--Religion
  • -  Baptists
  • -  Community development--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Missions--Africa
  • -  Schools--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Women--Education
  • -  Layten, Shirley W.--Correspondence


  • -  Arranged in nine series. Series 1: Family Correspondence, 1930-1947; Series 2: General Correspondence, 1909-1962; Series 3: Speeches and Writings, 1916-1960; Series 4: Administrative and Financial File, 1900-1963; Series 5: Student Records, 1909-1962; Series 6: Subscription and Literature File, 1920-1963; Series 7: Miscellany, 1901-1978; Series 8: Card Files, undated; and Series 9: Oversize, 1909-1954.
  • -  Microfilm edition of student records available, no. 17,202.
  • -  Microfilm edition of student records addition available, no. 18,087.
  • -  Microfilm edition of material concerning a women's convention available, no. 18,121 (18,228).
  • -  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1978-1981.
  • -  Gift, Aurelia H. Downey and Nannie H. Burroughs School, 1976-1977.
  • -  Educator, religious leader, and advocate for African American rights.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 110,000 items.
  • 342 containers plus 19 oversize.
  • 5 microfilm reels.
  • 134.4 linear feet.


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  • mm80057026

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