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Floyd H. Black taught at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey (1911-1925), and eventually served as its president (1944-1955). Prior to World War II, Black was president of the American College of Sofia, Bulgaria (1926-1942), and during the war served as special assistant to the United States consul in Istanbul.
The collection contains seven bound volumes of transcripts of Black's papers, including an unpublished autobiography ( Memoirs, 1888-1955), diaries (1939-1977), correspondence, and miscellaneous material reflecting both his personal and professional life as a teacher (1911-1925) at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, and later as its president (1944-1955), and as president (1926-1942) of the American College of Sofia, Bulgaria. In addition, there is a package of material containing an account book (1860) listing the expenses of the Boys' School in Plovdiv which later was incorporated into the American College of Sofia, and a chronological account of Black's life by his son, Cyril E. Black. The collection also provides political commentary on World War II, during which Black served as special assistant to the United States consul in Istanbul.
This collection was the gift of Professor and Mrs. Cyril E. Black in 1989.
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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
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- College presidents -- Bulgaria -- 20th century -- Diaries
- College presidents -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- 20th century -- Diaries
- Education, Higher -- Bulgaria -- 20th century
- Education, Higher -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- 20th century
- Educators -- Bulgaria -- 20th century -- Diaries
- Educators -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- 20th century -- Diaries
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history
- Manuscripts Division
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