Delaware State Tax Department, Delaware School Auxiliary Association and School Foundation records1917-1935
Miscellaneous records including information about educational facilities in Delaware.
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Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) 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 eighty-seven black schools.
Scope and Content
Consists of Martin Marion (M.M.) Daughtery's research files on the financial history of Delaware and studies of taxation in the state; files documenting the history of the Delaware School Auxiliary Association and the financial state of Delaware schools between 1918 and 1935.
Existence and Location of Copies
The descriptions of schools for colored children in New Castle, Sussex, and Kent County, Delaware, are available online at the Hagley Digital Archives.
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- Delaware State Tax Department, Delaware School Auxiliary Association and School Foundation records
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