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Delaware State Tax Department, Delaware School Auxiliary Association and School Foundation records

1917-1935
 Collection
Identifier: 1123

Abstract

Miscellaneous records including information about educational facilities in Delaware.

Dates

  • 1917-1935

Creator

Extent

12 Linear Feet

Historical Note

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.

Related Material

Delaware School Auxiliary Association photographs (Accession Accession 1969.044), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

School Activities and School Buildings in Delaware photographs (Accession 1985.253), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

Pierre Samuel du Pont Papers (Accession LMSS:10), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Delaware State Tax Department, Delaware School Auxiliary Association and School Foundation records
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400