Michael Plunkett, Editor
University of Virginia Press
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Hampton University Archives
Hampton, VA 23668
A Guide to the Archives of Hampton Institute
(Westport, Conn., and London, England: Greenwood Press, 1985),
compiled by Fritz Malval.
Mainly business ledgers of the office responsible for assisting in monitoring and conducting the fiscal affairs of the college.
Correspondence, applications, financial aid data, reports, evaluations and other documents concerning the offices responsible for admissions, record maintenance, transcript preparation, registration, and financial aid.
Correspondence, reports, memoranda, printed materials, pictures, a newspaper clippings regarding alumni. A valuable source on postbellum black life in Virginia.
Personal, military, and business correspondence of this founder and first president (titled principal before 1930) of Hampton Institute. Among the many correspondents are Booker T. Washington, Louisa May Alcott, and Washington Gladden.
Correspondence, reports, and miscellaneous items.
The board of curators was appointed by the state to supervise the work of Hampton Institute. Included are correspondence, minutes, and reports.
Correspondence, reports, and miscellaneous items.
Legal documents, publications, reports, and correspondence.
Some correspondence and biographical sketches for 103 trustees.
Minutes and worksheets, which include reports from other departments to the board.
Consists of the annual principal's and president's reports, financial statements, and comptroller reports.
Correspondence, minutes, and reports.
Administrative papers of the seventh president of Hampton Institute. Among the correspondents are Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Eddie Rickenbacker (writing about an aviation program at Hampton), and Wendell Willkie.
Business correspondence of the business manager of Hampton Institute.
Correspondence, printed materials, pictures, and blueprints concerning
Correspondence, reports, and miscellaneous items concerning the office "responsible for the implementation of actions taken by the faculty regarding matters defined by the president and members of the Board of Trustees of Hampton Institute."
Correspondence, record books, lists, and miscellaneous items regarding donors, both individual and organizational.
Correspondence, printed material, and newspaper clippings relating to military training, including Afro-Americans in national defense, Afro-American soldiers in France in World War I, and Afro-Americans in war public relations.
Correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and miscellaneous
Correspondence, reports, photographs, memoranda, and miscellany concerning programs associated with Africa, including the African Institute, 1970; African Scholarship Program, 1970; Mandingo, 1915-17; and the papers of Dr. William Henry Sheppard, black American missionary for the Presbyterian church to Africa, especially the Belgian Congo.
Includes booklets, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and reports concerning the school founded by Booker T. Washington.
Biographical material including correspondence and photographs of many Hampton faculty. Of special note are films and reels concerning blacks in America.
Minutes and indexes of the meetings.
Included in this catchall category are records for the Oral History Project.
Personal and business correspondence of this Hampton staff member who was instrumental in working with Indian students. Among her correspondents was Booker T. Washington.
Personal and business correspondence of the second president of Hampton. Among the correspondents are W. E. B. DuBois, George Foster Peabody, John D. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft.
Personal and business correspondence of the third president of
Personal and administrative papers of the ninth president of Hampton Institute. Included among the correspondents are Stokely Carmichael, John W. Davis, Thomas Alva Edison, Martin Luther King, Gunnar Myrdal, Kwame Nkrumah, Adam Clayton Powell, and Richard Wright.
Personal and administrative papers of the fifth president of Hampton Institute. Included among the correspondents are Mary McLeod Bethune, James H. Dillard, Mrs. Alfred Du Pont, General John J. Pershing, and John D. Rockefeller. There is considerable correspondence with St. Paul's Industrial and Normal School, Tuskegee Institute, and Virginia State College.
Personal and administrative papers of the tenth president of Hampton Institute.
Compiled by Fritz J. Malval, curator of manuscripts, this four-volume manuscript is available at the archives.
Personal, administrative, and academic papers of this Hampton faculty member. Of special interest are the papers of Lewis when he participated in the Virginia Federal Writers Project, The Negro in Virginia. Much of this correspondence concerns Lewis's work with the interviews of former slaves. This collection is part of the larger group of presidential papers of Arthur Howe.
Personal and administrative papers of the sixth president of Hampton Institute. Much of the material concerns Hampton and other black institutions of higher learning during World War II. Also of interest is a significant amount of correspondence concerning the Fair
Administrative papers of the eighth and first black president of Hampton Institute. Among the correspondents are Ralph Bunche and Dr. Robert R. Moton.
Personal and business correspondence, biographical information, photographs, and manuscripts of this 1890 graduate of Hampton Institute who succeeded Booker T. Washington as principal of Tuskegee Institute in 1915. Moton served as commandant of the Hampton students. Of special interest is the extensive correspondence with Booker T. Washington.
Personal and administrative papers of this fourth president of Hampton Institute, the first to bear that title. Correspondents include Jackson Davis, state supervisor of public instruction, Harris Hart, superintendent of public instruction, James H. Dillard, and others.
Various sizes and types of photographs depicting life at Hampton Institute and other general Afro-American scenes including individual photographs of former slaves.
Albums of members of this club who photographed faculty, students, campus buildings, and the city of Hampton.
Correspondence, reports, printed materials, and miscellaneous items of a number of associations including the American Missionary Association and American Peace Society, as well as YMCA photos.
Correspondence, reports, meetings, memoranda, printed materials, and miscellaneous items regarding the General Education Board and the Southern Education Board.
Correspondence, reports, and miscellany concerning various conferences including the Negro Farmer's Conference, 1906-12; Hampton Negro Conference, 1897-1909; and the Southern Negro Youth Conference, 1946.
Correspondence, reports, and printed materials from various councils including the American Council on Race Relations, 1945-48.
Correspondence, reports, and printed materials from various foundations including the Negro Library Foundation, 1922-24.
Correspondence, reports, and printed materials from various funds including the Negro Rural School Fund, 1907-33, and the United Negro College Fund, 1969.
Correspondence, reports, and printed materials concerning various societies including the Negro Organization Society of Virginia, 1911-44.
Correspondence, reports, lists, and miscellany pertaining to the various student deans and commandants including a large group of student records.
Reports, memoranda, and printed materials of the office responsible for the financial, business, and physical plant activities of the college.