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Carter Godwin Woodson Correspondence with Charles H. Wesley


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950

Considered the Father of Black History, Carter Godwin Woodson was an African-American historian, author, and journalist. In 1915 he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and in 1926 he pioneered the concept of a "Negro History Week," which was later expanded into Black History Month. Charles H. Wesley was an African-American historian, author, and college president.

The collection consists, primarily, of a life-long series of correspondence between Woodson and Charles H. Wesley. Also included are some ASNLH ephemera, the February 7, 1994, issue of the Library of Congress's Information Bulletin celebrating Woodson's life and contributions to Black History, and several typed manuscripts, including Wesley's "Personal Recollections of Carter G. Woodson."

The letters are arranged chronologically by year.

Purchased from Swann Auctio in March 2009 and from Joseph J. Felcone in February 2010 (AM2009-100, 2010-97).

This collection was processed by John Delaney on March 4, 2009. Finding aid written by John Delaney on March 5, 2009. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright. Questions regarding literary rights should be addressed to (Mrs.) Constance Porter Uzelac, Executive Director, Dorothy Porter Wesley Research Center, Inc., 401 E. Las Olas Blvd, Ste 130-346, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301 USA. Phone: (954)463 7880, fax: (954)463 7881.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence between Carter Godwin Woodson and Charles H. Wesley, 1925-1950. 22 folders.
Physical Description

22 folders

Miscellaneous, 1917-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Personal Recollections of Carter G. Woodson" by Charles H. Wesley, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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