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Delaware School Auxiliary Association photograph collection

Accession 1969.044

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@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 photograph collection (Accession 1969.044), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Delaware School Auxiliary Association photograph collection
Dates: 1921-1931
Accession Number: 1969.044
Creator: Montaigne, Gerald, 1921-2011, Jr. ; Schwarz, Leonard; The Royal Studio.; The Sanborn Studio.
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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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 Gerald Montaigne, no location; 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
1 William P. Bancroft, New Castle
1 William P. Bancroft, New Castle
1 William P. Bancroft, New Castle
1 William P. Bancroft, New Castle
1 William P. Bancroft, New Castle
1 Thomas F. Bayard School, New Castle
1 Thomas F. Bayard School, New Castle
1 Thomas F. Bayard School, New Castle
1 Thomas F. Bayard School, New Castle
1 Berrytown Colored School, Kent
1 Berrytown Colored School, Kent
1 Berrytown Colored School, Kent
1 Berrytown Colored School, Kent
1 Blackiston Colored School, Kent
1 Blackiston Colored School, Kent
1 Blackiston Colored School, Kent
1 Blackiston Colored School, Kent
1 Blackwater Colored School, Sussex
1 Blackwater Colored School, Sussex
1 Blackwater Colored School, Sussex
1 Blanco Colored School, Kent
1 Blanco Colored School, Kent
1 Blocksom Colored School, Sussex
1 Blocksom Colored School, Sussex
1 Blocksom Colored School, Sussex
1 Bridegville Colored School, Sussex
1 Bridegville Colored School, Sussex
1 Bridegville Colored School, Sussex
1 Bridegville Colored School, Sussex
1 Bridegville White Portable School, Sussex
1 Bridegville White School, Sussex
1 Bridegville White School, Sussex
1 Bridegville White School, Sussex
1 Bridegville White School, Sussex
1 Bridegville White School, Sussex
1 Bridegville White School, Sussex
1 Broadkiln White School, Sussex
1 Broadkiln White School, Sussex
1 Broadkiln White School, Sussex
1 Broadkiln White School, Sussex
1 H. Fletcher Brown Vocational, New Castle
1 Brownsville Colored School, Kent
1 Brownsville Colored School, Kent
1 Brownsville Colored School, Kent
1 Buttonwood Colored School, New Castle
1 Buttonwood Colored School, New Castle
1 Buttonwood Colored School, New Castle
1 Buttonwood Colored School, New Castle
1 Buttonwood Colored School, New Castle
1 Cedar Neck School, Sussex
1 Cedar Neck School, Sussex
1 Cedar Neck School, Sussex
1 Cheswold Colored School, Kent
1 Cheswold Colored School, Kent
1 Cheswold Colored School, Kent
1 Christiana Colored School, New Castle
1 Christiana Colored School, New Castle
1 Christiana Colored School, New Castle
1 Claymont White School, New Castle
1 Claymont White School, New Castle
1 Claymont Colored School, New Castle
1 Claymont Colored School, New Castle
1 Claymont Colored School, New Castle
1 Clayton Colored School, Kent
1 Clayton Colored School, Kent
1 Clayton Colored School, Kent
1 Clayton White School, Kent
1 Clayton White School, Kent
1 Clayton White School, Kent
1 John M. Clayton White School, Sussex
1 John M. Clayton White School, Sussex
1 John M. Clayton White School, Sussex
1 Concord Colored School, Sussex
1 Concord Colored School, Sussex
1 Concord Colored School, Sussex
1 Dagsboro White Portable School, Sussex
1 Dagsboro White Portable School, Sussex
1 Dagsboro White Portable School, Sussex
1 Delaware City Colored School, New Castle
1 Delaware City Colored School, New Castle
1 Delaware City Colored School, New Castle
1 Delaware City White School, New Castle
1 Delaware City White School, New Castle
1 Delaware City White School, New Castle
1 Delaware City White School, New Castle
1 Delaware City White School, New Castle
1 Delmar Colored School, Sussex
1 Delmar Colored School, Sussex
1 Delmar Colored School, Sussex
1 Delmar White School Addition, Sussex
1 Delmar White School Addition, Sussex
1 Delmar White School Addition, Sussex
1 Delmar White School, Sussex
1 Delmar White School, Sussex
1 Booker T. Washington, Kent
1 Booker T. Washington, Kent
1 Dover White School Addition, Kent
1 Dover White School Addition, Kent
1 Dover White School Addition, Kent
1 Dover White School Addition, Kent
1 Dover White School Addition, Kent
1 Drawbridge Colored School, Sussex
1 Drawbridge Colored School, Sussex
1 Drawbridge Colored School, Sussex
1 Drawbridge Colored School, Sussex
1 Drawbridge Colored School, Sussex
1 Drawbridge Colored School, Sussex
1 Alfred I. Dupont School, New Castle
1 Alfred I. Dupont School, New Castle
1 Alfred I. Dupont School, New Castle
1 Pierre S. Dupont School, New Castle
1 Pierre S. Dupont School, New Castle
1 Pierre S. Dupont School, New Castle
1 Ebenezer Colored School, New Castle
1 Ebenezer Colored School, New Castle
1 Ebenezer Colored School, New Castle
1 Samuel G. Elbert School, New Castle
1 Samuel G. Elbert School, New Castle
1 Samuel G. Elbert School, New Castle
1 Ellendale White School, Sussex
1 Ellendale White School, Sussex
1 Ellendale Colored School, Sussex
1 Ellendale Colored School, Sussex
1 Farmington White School, Kent
1 Farmington White School, Kent
1 Farmington White School, Kent
1 Felton Academy (purchased), Kent
1 Felton Grade and High School, Kent
1 Felton Grade and High School, Kent
1 Felton Grade and High School, Kent
1 Fork Branch Colored School, Kent
1 Fork Branch Colored School, Kent
1 Fork Branch Colored School, Kent
1 Frankford Colored School, Sussex
1 Frankford Colored School, Sussex
1 Frankford Colored School, Sussex
1 Frankford Colored School, Sussex
1 Frankford Colored School, Sussex
1 Frederica School, Kent
1 Frederica School, Kent
1 Frederica School, Kent
1 Friendship Colored School, Sussex
1 Friendship Colored School, Sussex
1 Friendship Colored School, Sussex
1 Friendship Colored School, Sussex
1 Georgetown School, Sussex
1 Georgetown School, Sussex
1 Georgetown Colored School, Sussex
1 Georgetown Colored School, Sussex
1 Georgetown Colored School, Sussex
1 Georgetown Colored School, Sussex
1 Georgetown Colored School, Sussex
1 George Gray School, New Castle
1 George Gray School, New Castle
1 George Gray School, New Castle
1 George Gray School, New Castle
1 George Gray School, New Castle
1 George Gray School, New Castle
1 George Gray School, New Castle
1 George Gray School, New Castle
1 George Gray School, New Castle
1 Green Spring Colored School, New Castle
1 Green Spring Colored School, New Castle
1 Green Spring Colored School, New Castle
1 Greenwood White School, Sussex
1 Greenwood White School, Sussex
1 Greenwood White School, Sussex
1 Greenwood Portable White School, Sussex
1 Greenwood Portable White School, Sussex
1 Greenwood Colored School, Sussex
1 Greenwood Colored School, Sussex
1 Greenwood Colored School, Sussex
1 Gumboro School, Sussex
1 Gumboro School, Sussex
1 David W. Harlan Elem. School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Commodore Macdonough School, New Castle
1 Newark Auditorium & Gym, New Castle
1 Newark Auditorium & Gym, New Castle
1 Newark Colored School, New Castle
1 Newark Colored School, New Castle
1 Newark Colored School, New Castle
1 Newark High School, New Castle
1 Newark High School, New Castle
1 Newark High School, New Castle
1 Newark High School, New Castle
1 Newark High School, New Castle
1 Newark High School, New Castle
1 Newark High School, New Castle
1 Newark High School, New Castle
1 Newark High School, New Castle
1 Newark High School, New Castle
1 Newark Opp. Portable White Schl, New Castle
1 Newark Opp. Portable White Schl, New Castle
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2 New Castle Colored School, New Castle
2 New Castle Colored School, New Castle
2 New Castle Colored School, New Castle
2 New Castle Colored School, New Castle
2 Newfoundland White School, ?
2 Newfoundland White School, ?
2 Newport Colored, New Castle
2 Newport Colored, New Castle
2 Newport Colored, New Castle
2 Oak Grove White School, New Castle
2 Oak Grove White School, New Castle
2 Oak Grove White School, New Castle
2 Oak Grove White School, New Castle
2 Oak Grove White School, New Castle
2 Oak Grove White School, New Castle
2 Oak Grove White School, New Castle
2 Oak Grove White School, New Castle
2 Oak Hill, New Castle
2 Oak Hill, New Castle
2 Odessa Colored School, New Castle
2 Odessa Colored School, New Castle
2 Odessa Colored School, New Castle
2 Owens Corner Colored School, New Castle
2 Owens Corner Colored School, New Castle
2 Owens Corner Colored School, New Castle
2 J. Palmer Jr. School, New Castle
2 J. Palmer Jr. School, New Castle
2 Parker's Chapel Colored School, Kent
2 Parker's Chapel Colored School, Kent
2 Parker's Chapel Colored School, Kent
2 Port Penn Colored School, New Castle
2 Port Penn Colored School, New Castle
2 Port Penn Colored School, New Castle
2 Wm. Penn White School, New Castle
2 Wm. Penn White School, New Castle
2 Wm. Penn White School, New Castle
2 Portsville Colored School, Sussex
2 Portsville Colored School, Sussex
2 Portsville Colored School, Sussex
2 Rabbits Ferry Colored School, Sussex
2 Rabbits Ferry Colored School, Sussex
2 Rabbits Ferry Colored School, Sussex
2 Raymond's Neck Colored School, Kent
2 Raymond's Neck Colored School, Kent
2 Reeve's Crossing Colored School, Kent
2 Reeve's Crossing Colored School, Kent
2 Reeve's Crossing Colored School, Kent
2 Rehoboth Colored School, Sussex
2 Rehoboth Colored School, Sussex
2 Richardson Park White School, New Castle
2 Richardson Park White School, New Castle
2 Richardson Park White School, New Castle
2 Richardson Park White School, New Castle
2 Richardson Park White School, New Castle
2 Caesar Rodney School, Kent
2 Caesar Rodney School, Kent
2 Caesar Rodney School, Kent
2 Caesar Rodney School, Kent
2 Caesar Rodney School, Kent
2 Caesar Rodney School, Kent
2 Caesar Rodney School, Kent
2 Caesar Rodney School, Kent
2 Rose Hill White, ?
2 Rose Hill White, ?
2 Rose Hill White, ?
2 Ross Point Colored School, Sussex
2 Ross Point Colored School, Sussex
2 Ross Point Colored School, Sussex
2 St. Elizabeth School, New Castle
2 St. Elizabeth School, New Castle
2 St. Elizabeth School, New Castle
2 St. Elizabeth School, New Castle
2 St. Georges Colored School, New Castle
2 St. Georges Colored School, New Castle
2 St. Georges Colored School, New Castle
2 St. Jones Neck Colored School, Kent
2 St. Jones Neck Colored School, Kent
2 St. Jones Neck Colored School, Kent
2 Sandfield Colored School, Kent
2 Sandfield Colored School, Kent
2 Seaford White School, Sussex
2 Seaford White School, Sussex
2 Seaford Colored School, Sussex
2 Seaford Colored School, Sussex
2 Seaford Colored School, Sussex
2 Selbyville Colored School, Sussex
2 Selbyville Colored School, Sussex
2 Selbyville Colored School, Sussex
2 Selbyville White School, Sussex
2 Selbyville White School, Sussex
2 Selbyville White School, Sussex
2 Slaughter Neck Colored School, Sussex
2 Slaughter Neck Colored School, Sussex
2 Smyrna Colored School, Kent
2 Smyrna Colored School, Kent
2 Smyrna Colored School, Kent
2 Smyrna High School, Kent
2 Smyrna High School, Kent
2 Smyrna High School, Kent
2 Smyrna High School, Kent
2 Smyrna High School, Kent
2 Smyrna High School, Kent
2 Smyrna High School, Kent
2 Smyrna High School, Kent
2 Smyrna High School, Kent
2 Smyrna High School, Kent
2 Smyrna White Portable School, Kent
2 Smyrna White Portable School, Kent
2 Stanton White School, New Castle
2 Stanton White School, New Castle
2 Stanton White School, New Castle
2 Stanton White School, New Castle
2 Stanton White School, New Castle
2 Star Hill Colored School, Kent
2 Star Hill Colored School, Kent
2 Star Hill Colored School, Kent
2 Stockley White School, Sussex
2 Stockley White School, Sussex
2 Stockley White School, Sussex
2 Summit Bridge Colored School, New Castle
2 Summit Bridge Colored School, New Castle
2 Summit Bridge Colored School, New Castle
2 Sycamore White School, Sussex
2 Sycamore White School, Sussex
2 Sycamore White School, Sussex
2 Sycamore White School, Sussex
2 Taylor's Bridge White School, New Castle
2 Taylor's Bridge White School, New Castle
2 Taylor's Bridge Colored School, New Castle
2 Taylor's Bridge Colored School, New Castle
2 Taylor's Bridge Colored School, New Castle
2 Trinity Colored School, Sussex
2 Trinity Colored School, Sussex
2 Trinity Colored School, Sussex
2 Union Colored School, Kent
2 Union Colored School, Kent
2 Union Colored School, Kent
2 Viola Colored School, Kent
2 Viola Colored School, Kent
2 Viola Colored School, Kent
2 Emalea Pusey Warner School, New Castle
2 Emalea Pusey Warner School, New Castle
2 Emalea Pusey Warner School, New Castle
2 Warwick Colored School #1, Sussex
2 Warwick Colored School #1, Sussex
2 Warwick Colored School #1, Sussex
2 Warwick Colored School (Moors), Sussex
2 Warwick Colored School (Moors), Sussex
2 Warwick Colored School (Moors), Sussex
2 Booker T. Washington School, Kent
2 Booker T. Washington School, Kent
2 Booker T. Washington School, Kent
2 Booker T. Washington School, Kent
2 Booker T. Washington School, Kent
2 Booker T. Washington School, Kent
2 Booker T. Washington School, Kent
2 Booker T. Washington School, Kent
2 John Wesley Colored School, Kent
2 John Wesley Colored School, Kent
2 John Wesley Colored School, Kent
2 John Wesley Colored School, Kent
2 White Oak Colored School, Kent
2 White Oak Colored School, Kent
2 White Oak Colored School, Kent
2 Williamsville Colored School, Sussex
2 Williamsville Colored School, Sussex
2 Williamsville Colored School, Kent
2 Williamsville Colored School, Kent
2 Williamsville Colored School, Kent
2 Williamsville-Bethesda Colored Sch, New Castle
2 Williamsville-Bethesda Colored Sch, New Castle
2 Williamsville-Bethesda Colored Sch, New Castle
2 Williamsville-Bethesda Colored Sch, New Castle
2 Williamsville-Bethesda Colored Sch, New Castle
2 Williamsville-Bethesda Colored Sch, New Castle
2 Mary C. I. Williams School, New Castle
2 Mary C. I. Williams School, New Castle
2 Mary C. I. Williams School, New Castle
2 Willow Grove Colored School, Kent
2 Willow Grove Colored School, Kent
2 Willow Grove Colored School, Kent
2 Woodside Colored School, Kent
2 Woodside Colored School, Kent
2 Woodside Colored School, Kent
2 Wyoming Colored School, Kent
2 Wyoming Colored School, Kent
2 Wyoming Colored School, Kent
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 University of Delaware, New Castle
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent
2 State College for Colored Students, Kent