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COLLECTION Identifier: A/A4389

Autograph album of Ann Allison, 1936-1937

Overview

Collection consists of an autograph album with about seventy autographs, inscriptions, and addresses from students of the Bordentown School. Most of the students who have signed are identifiable, a few have signed with nicknames or first names only. "My School-Day Autobiography" is stamped on the cover of the album.

Dates

  • 1936-1937

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the autograph album created by Ann Allison as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

1 folder

Collection consists of an autograph album with about seventy autographs, inscriptions, and addresses from students of the Bordentown School. Most of the students who have signed are identifiable, a few have signed with nicknames or first names only. "My School-Day Autobiography" is stamped on the cover of the album. Folder title created by the archivist.

BIOGRAPHY

Ann (or Anne) Allison was a student at the Bordentown School (also known as the Manual Training and Industrial School for Youth) in Bordentown, New Jersey. The Bordentown School was founded in 1866, a publicly financed co-ed boarding school for African-Americans known for its adoption of many of the educational practices first developed at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. In 1955, the school closed as a consequence of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2013-M21

The autograph album of Ann Allison was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Between the Covers in February 2014.

Processing Information

Processed: June 2021

By: Amber L. Moore, with assistance from Summer Unsinn.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
und
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was made possible by Patricia M. King/Schlesinger Library Director’s Fund, Barbara N. Kravitz Fund for the Schlesinger Library, Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, and Sybil Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library.
EAD ID
sch01984

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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