Carnegie Academic Library, Fessenden Academy


Wiley, Joseph L. (Author)
Townsend, E.P. (Author)
Bertram, James, 1872-1934 (Author)
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
African American educators; African American schools; Libraries--Endowments; Ocala (Fla.); Fessenden Academy (Ocala, Fla.)
Business correspondence
between 1905 and 1908
Physical Description
microfilm, 16 mm, b&w
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 t hat 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,]
Note (Date note)
Date based on grant approval.
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
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