Carnegie Academic Library, Fessenden Academy

Carnegie Academic Library, Fessenden Academy

 

 

Name:
Wiley, Joseph L. (Author), Townsend, E.P. (Author), Bertram, James, 1872-1934 (Author)
Title:
Carnegie Academic Library, Fessenden Academy
Collection Name:
Carnegie Corporation of New York Records
Archival Context:
Series II. Files on Microfilm. II.A. Gifts and Grants. II.A.1. Libraries. II.A.1.b. Academic Library Buildings--United States
Subjects:
African American educators; African American schools; Libraries--Endowments; Ocala (Fla.); Fessenden Academy (Ocala, Fla.)
Format:
correspondence
Genre:
Business correspondence
Date:
between 1905 and 1908
Physical Description:
microfilm, 16 mm, b&w
Note:
Reel 37
Note (Historical note):
The irrepressible Wiley was not content with his gains. His greatest building success came in 1907-1908 when he secured a $6,500 grant from Andrew Carnegie. With an additional $1,500 in gifts, Wiley was able to finance the construction of a building that included a library, accommodations for female boarders, a large dining hall, and classrooms for domestic science courses. The building, designed by a black architect retained by the AMA, was constructed entirely by black labor.' [SOURCE: Richardson, Joe M. “Joseph L. Wiley: A Black Florida Educator.” The Florida Historical Quarterly, vol. 71, no. 4, 1993, pp. 458–472. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/30150392.]
Note (Date note):
Date based on grant approval.
Language:
English
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Carnegie Digital Past and Future
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-dk4c-yc40