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Guide to the Records of the Carver Research Foundation Board of Trustees

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A Guide to the papers at the Tuskegee University Libraries and Archives
Author:

Dana R. Chandler

Sponsor:

Arrangement and description of this collection was made possible through a NHPRC-funded collaborative grant with The University of Alabama, "Bringing Alabama's African American History to Light."

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Tuskegee University Archives

2009Tuskegee University Archives. All rights reserved.

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Machine-readable finding aid derived from typescript by rekeying Finding aid encoded by Tuskegee University Archives, 03-28-09

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Description is in English

Guide to the Records of the Carver Research Foundatio Board of Trustees 1951-83

Tuskegee University Archives 2009 Tuskegee University. All rights reserved.
Processed by:
Dana R. Chandler
Date Completed:
03/28/09
Encoded by:
Dana R. Chandler.

Overview of the Collection

Repository:

Tuskegee University Archives

Creator

Electronic edition created by Dana R. Chandler

extent

size 1.3 Cubic feet 1 Series

Collection Title:

Guide to the Records of the Carver Research Foundation Board of Trustees

Dates:

August, 1957

Unit ID:

Collection Number 172

Access Restrictions:

Access Restrictions: Collection is unrestricted

Acquisition Information:

Acquisition Information: Tuskegee Archives, Bioethics Building, Tuskegee, Alabama

Usage Restrictions:

Usage Restrictions: Copyright: 2009 Tuskegee University

Preferred Citation:

Preferred Citation: Guide to the Records of the Carver Research Foundation Board of Trustees, Tuskegee University.

Processing Information:

Processing Information: Processed by Dana R. Chandler:

Completed in 2009

Scope and Content Notes

The collection consists of reports and agendas for the annual, fall and spring meetings of the Carver Research Foundation Board of Trustees. Each report contains a list of the members of the Board of Trustees, addresses, and their professional positions. The reports also include detailed meeting agendas, reports by trustees and the Foundation director, financial reports, and other material describing activities of the Foundation.

History

1951-1983

The Carver Research Foundation was founded on February 10, 1940, by Dr. George Washington Carver. Dr. Carver made an endowment to fund the Foundation, which was formed to continue his scientific research while allowing new opportunities for capable young researchers to develop their skills. The Foundation engaged in scientific research in agricultural and industrial fields, offering graduate research fellowships and assistantships for students with undergraduate degrees in science who showed an aptitude for research in chemistry, and related areas of the agricultural sciences.

The first trustees were chosen by Dr. Carver to serve as the governing body of the Foundation, and consisted of members from within Tuskegee Institute and from outside industry and academia. The President of Tuskegee Institute, F. D. Patterson, served as the first board chairman but later chairmen came from outside the Institute and the President served as an ex-officio member and vice-chairman. The Foundation Director also served in an ex-officio role as the secretary to the board and the Institute Financial Administrator served as treasurer. The Board met annually until 1963, when they began to meet bi- annually. After Dr. Carver's death in 1943, the Foundation continued its mission, with Austin W. Curtis, Jr., serving briefly as director. Dr. Russell W. Brown took over as director in 1944 and served until 1957. Dr. Clarence T. Mason served from 1957 to 1968 and Dr. James H. M. Henderson was director from 1968 until 1975. Dr. Brown returned as interim director from 1976 to 1979 before Dr. Margaret E. M. Tolbert was named director in 1979.

The work of the Foundation continued into the late 1980s before the original endowment became insufficient to support the research work. Under a grant from the National Institute of Health, the Foundation was designated as a Research Center in Minority Institutions (RCMI) under which it continues to operate.

Sources: none

Arrangment:

Arranged into 1 accession-

172-1-7.

Source(s)

Index Terms

The papers are indexed under the following headings in the Tuskegee University Libraries online catalog. Researchers seeking materials about related subjects, persons, organizations or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Names: George Washington Carver Austin W. Curtis, Jr. Russell W. Brown Clarence T. Mason James H. M. Henderson Margaret E. M. Tolbert F. D. Patterson L. H. Foster Benjamin F. Payton Thomas D. Russell C. W. Shilling Harold W. Lucien

Corporate Names: United States

Carver Research Foundation Research on Agricultural Research and Experiment Station, Research on Tuskegee Institute,

Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below.

Components in Detail

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Feb. 13, 1951 box box 1 folder folder 1

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Feb. 13, 1952 box box 1 folder folder 2

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Feb. 10, 1953 box box 1 folder folder 3

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Feb. 4, 1954 box box 1 folder folder 4

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Feb. 8, 1955 box box 1 folder folder 5

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meetig, Board of Trustees, Feb. 14, 1956 box box 1 folder folder 6

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Feb. 12, 1957 box box 1 folder folder 7

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meetng, Board of Trustees, Feb. 11, 1958 box box 1 folder folder 8

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Feb. 10, 1959 box box 1 folder folder 9

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Apr. 4, 1960 box box 1 folder folder 10

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Tustees, Apr. 8-10, 1961 box box 1 folder folder 11

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Instiute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Apr. 16, 1962 box box 1 folder folder 12

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Apr.8, 1963 box box 1 folder folder 13

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct. 13, 1963 box box 1 folder folder 14

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Spring Meeting, Board of Trustees, Mar. 20, 1964 box box 1 folder folder 15

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall/ Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct.23,1964 box box 1 folder folder 16

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Spring Meeting, Board of Trustees, Apr. 12, 1965 box box 1 folder folder 17

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct. 27, 1965 box box 1 folder folder 18

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Spring Meeting, Board of Trustees, Apr. 4, 1966 box box 2 folder folder 1

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct.26,1966 box box 2 folder folder 2

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Spring Meeting, Board of Trustees, March 20, 1967 box box folder folder 3

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct. 25, 1967 box box 2 folder folder 4

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Spring Meeting, Board of Trustees, Apr. 18, 1968 box box 2 folder folder 5

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct. 23, 1968 box box 2 folder folder 6

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Spring Meeting, Board of Trustees, March 31, 1969 box box 2 folder folder 7

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct. 31, 1969 box box 2 folder folder 8

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Spring Meeting, Board of Trustees, Mar. 23, 1970 box box 2 folder folder 9

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct. 30, 1970 box box 2 folder folder 10

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute, Spring Meeting, Board of Trustees, Mar. 14, 1971 box box 3 folder folder 1

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct. 23, 1971 box box 3 folder folder 2

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Spring Meeting, Board of Trustees, Apr. 22, 1972 box box 3 folder folder 3

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct. 24, 1972 box box 3 folder folder 4

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Spring Meeting, Board of Trustees, March 25, 1973 box box 3 folder folder 5

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct. 26, 1973 box box 3 folder folder 6

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Mar.3 1974 box box 3 folder folder 7

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting. Board of Trustees, Oct. 25, 1974 box box 3 folder folder 8

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Mar. 2, 1975 box box 3 folder folder 9

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees, Oct. 17, 1975 box box 3 folder folder 10

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Mar. 28, 1976 box box 3 folder folder 11

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting. Board of Trustees, Nov. 19, 1976 box box 3 folder folder 12

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Apr. 23-24, 1977 box box 4 folder folder 1

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting, Board of Trustees,Oct. 20-21, 1977 box box 4 folder folder 2

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, March 31- April 1, 1978 box box 4 folder folder 3

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting. Board of Trustees, Oct. 20-21, 1978 box box 4 folder folder 4

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institue Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Mar. 30-31, 1979 box box 4 folder folder 5

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting. Board of Trustees, Oct 12-13, 1979 box box 4 folder folder 6

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Spring Meeting. Board of Trustees, Apr. 18-19, 1980 box box 4 folder folder 7

Carver Research Foundaton, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting. Board of Trustees, Oct. 24-25, 1980 box box 4 folder folder 8

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting. Board of Trustees, Apr. 3-4, 1981 box box 4 folder folder 9

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting. Board of Trustees, Oct. 9-10, 1981 box box 4 folder folder 10

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees, Mar. 26-27, 1982 box box 4 folder folder 11

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Institute Fall Meeting. Board of Trustees, Oct. 9-10, 1982 box box 4 folder folder 12

Carver Research Foundation, Tuskegee Insttute Annual Meeting. Board of Trustees, Mar. 18-19, 1983 box box 4 folder folder 13