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Delaware School Auxiliary Association photographs

Accession 1969.044

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
askhagley@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2013.

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Delaware School Auxiliary Association photographs (Accession 1969.044), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Delaware School Auxiliary Association photographs
Dates: 1921-1931
Accession Number: 1969.044
Creator: Schwarz, Leonard; The Royal Studio (Wilmington, Del.); The Sanborn Studio (Wilmington, Del.)
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Physical Description: 436 photographic prints : silver gelatin 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: Pierre S. du Pont incorporated the Delaware School Auxiliary Association in 1919 to finance the construction of new school buildings throughout Delaware. Between 1918 and 1940 he donated $5,000,000 to build some 120 schools. This collection contains photographs, almost all exterior, of 114 public elementary and secondary schools in Delaware.
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Administrative Information


Existence and Location of Copies

View the collection online in Hagley's Digital Archives

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Pierre S. du Pont incorporated the Delaware School Auxiliary Association in 1919 to finance the construction of new school buildings throughout Delaware. Between 1918 and 1940 he donated $5,000,000 to build some 120 schools. Much of this money was targeted for the black school system, which was characterized by one room frame school houses containing at least six grades. In total, du Pont financed the rebuilding of 87 black schools.

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Scope and Content

Photographs, almost all exterior, of 114 public elementary and secondary schools in Delaware. These include old school buildings and the new ones that replaced them in the building program instituted by Pierre S. du Pont in the nineteen twenties. Fifty-nine of the buildings are identified as "colored" schools. There are also miscellaneous views of buildings at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE and Delaware State College, Dover, DE from the same period.

Photographers identified include The Royal Studio, Wilmington, DE; the Sanborn Studio, Wilmington, DE; and Leonard Schwarz, Dover, DE.

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Separated Material

Delaware School Auxiliary Association and School Foundation records (Accession 1123), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box Folder
1 1 William P. Bancroft, New Castle [Includes building exteriors and Architectural rendering by Guilbert & Betelle Architects.] ; 5 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 2 Thomas F. Bayard School, New Castle; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 3 Berrytown Colored School, Kent [Former building.] ; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 4 Berrytown Colored School, Kent [New building.] ; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 5 Blackiston Colored School, Kent; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 6 Blackwater Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 7 Blanco Colored School, Kent; 2 gelatin silver print : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 7 Blocksom Colored School, Sussex [Includes building exeteriors and a student group portrait outside of school building.] ; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 9 Bridegville Colored School, Sussex; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 10 Bridegville White Portable School, Sussex; 1 gelatin silver print : b&w ; 6 x 8 in. (2 copies).
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1 11 Bridegville White School, Sussex; 6 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 12 Broadkiln White School, Sussex; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 13 H. Fletcher Brown Vocational, New Castle; 1 gelatin silver print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (2 copies).
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1 14 Brownsville Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 15 Buttonwood Colored School, New Castle; 5 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 16 Cedar Neck School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 17 Cheswold Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 18 Christiana Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 19 Claymont White School, New Castle; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 20 Claymont Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 21 Clayton Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 22 Clayton White School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 23 John M. Clayton White School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 24 Concord Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 25 Dagsboro White Portable School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 26 Delaware City Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 27 Delaware City White School, New Castle; 5 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 28 Delmar Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 29 Delmar White School addition, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 30 Delmar White School, Sussex; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 31 Booker T. Washington, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 32 Dover White School addition one, Kent; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 33 Dover White School addition two, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 34 Drawbridge Colored School, Sussex; 6 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 35 Alfred I. Dupont School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 36 Pierre S. Dupont School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 37 Ebenezer Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 38 Samuel G. Elbert School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 39 Ellendale White School, Sussex; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 40 Ellendale Colored School, Sussex; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 41 Farmington White School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 42 Felton Academy (purchased), Kent; 1 gelatin silver print : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 43 Felton Grade and High School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 44 Fork Branch Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 45 Frankford Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 46 Frankford Colored School addition, Sussex; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 47 Frederica School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 48 Friendship Colored School, Sussex; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 49 Georgetown School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 50 Georgetown Colored School, Sussex; 5 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 51 George Gray School, New Castle; 7 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in. 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 52 Green Spring Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 53 Greenwood White School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 54 Greenwood Portable White School, Sussex; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 55 Greenwood Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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1 56 Gumboro School, Sussex; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 57 David W. Harlan Elem. School, New Castle; 1 gelatin silver print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 58 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle [New building.] ; 9 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 59 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle [Former building.] ; 9 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 60 Newark Auditorium & Gym, New Castle; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 61 Newark Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8in.
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1 62 Newark High School, New Castle; 10 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 63 Newark Opp. Portable White Schl, New Castle; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 1 New Castle Colored School, New Castle; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 2 Newfoundland White School, ?; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 3 Newport Colored, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 4 Oak Grove White School, New Castle; 8 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 5 Oak Hill, New Castle; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 6 Odessa Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 7 Owens Corner Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 8 J. Palmer Jr. School, New Castle; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 9 Parker's Chapel Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 10 Port Penn Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 11 Wm. Penn White School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 12 Portsville Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 13 Rabbits Ferry Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 14 Raymond's Neck Colored School, Kent; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 15 Reeve's Crossing Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 16 Rehoboth Colored School, Sussex; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 17 Richardson Park White Portable School, New Castle; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 Richardson Park White School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 19 Richardson Park White School addition, New Castle; 7 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 20 Caesar Rodney School, Kent; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 Caesar Rodney School addition one, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 Caesar Rodney School addition three, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 23 Rose Hill White, ?; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 24 Ross Point Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 25 St. Elizabeth School, New Castle; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 26 St. Georges Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 27 St. Jones Neck Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 28 Sandfield Colored School, Kent; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 29 Seaford White School, Sussex; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 30 Seaford Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 31 Selbyville Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 32 Selbyville White School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 33 Slaughter Neck Colored School, Sussex; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 34 Smyrna Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 35 Smyrna High School, Kent; 10 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 36 Smyrna White Portable School, Kent; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 37 Stanton White School, New Castle; 5 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 38 Star Hill Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 39 Stockley White School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 40 Summit Bridge Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 41 Sycamore White School, Sussex; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 42 Taylor's Bridge White School, New Castle; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 43 Taylor's Bridge Colored School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 44 Trinity Colored School, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 45 Union Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 46 Viola Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 47 Emalea Pusey Warner School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 48 Warwick Colored School #1, Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 49 Warwick Colored School (Moors), Sussex; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 50 Booker T. Washington School, Kent; 5 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 51 Booker T. Washington School addition, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 52 John Wesley Colored School, Kent; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 53 White Oak Colored School, Kent; 5 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 54 Williamsville Colored School, Sussex; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 55 Williamsville Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 56 Williamsville-Bethesda Colored Sch, New Castle; 6 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 57 Mary C. I. Williams School, New Castle; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 58 Willow Grove Colored School, Kent; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 59 Woodside Colored School, Kent; 3 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.
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2 Wyoming Colored School, Kent; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 61 University of Delaware, New Castle; 6 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in. 6 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 62-63 State College for Colored Students, Kent; 4 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in. 12 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 64 University of Delaware, Pierre S. DuPont Hall, 1958, 1961; 2 gelatin silver prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.