Title: Papers, 1897-1924 Description: 2 linear ft.
Educator. Contains personal correspondence between Roscoe C. Bruce and members of his family, including his father, Senator Blanche K. Bruce; his mother, Josephine B. Bruce; his wife, Clara Burrill Bruce; and his son, Roscoe C. Bruce, Jr. Includes letters and clippings relating to his term as Assistant Superintendent of the DC Public Schools, and financial papers relating to the management of the Blanche K. Bruce plantation in Mississippi and Kelso Farm in Washington, DC. Also includes clippings relating to the controversy arising from the barring of Roscoe C. Bruce, Jr., from the freshman dormitory at Harvard University because of his color, 1923. Non-family correspondents include W. E. B. DuBois and Carter G. Woodson. Purchased from Martha A. Smoot, Washington, DC, 1954.
Subjects: Bruce, Blanche (Blanche Kelso), 1841-1898 Bruce, Clara Burrill Bruce, Josephine B. Bruce, Roscoe Conkling, Jr. Bruce family Colleges and universities; Race relations; Integration and segregation Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963; As correspondent Educators; Bruce, Roscoe Conkling, Sr. Farms and farming; 19th and 20th centuries; Washington, DC Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Racial discrimination Integration and segregation, Racial; Education Kelso Farm, Washington, DC Mississippi; Business, industry and trade; Agriculture; Plantations Mississippi; Politics; Papers of persons active in; 19th century Plantations; Business affairs; Mississippi Plantations; Mississippi Public schools; Washington, DC Race discrimination; Harvard University Race relations; Harvard University Real property; Mississippi Real property; Washington, DC School superintendents and principals; Washington, DC Tuskegee Institute; Faculty; Bruce, Roscoe Conkling, Sr. Washington, DC; Business, industry and trade; Agriculture; Farms and farming Washington, DC; Education; Schools; Public Washington, DC; Public schools; Bruce, Roscoe Conkling, Sr., assistant superintendent Woodson, Carter G. (Carter Godwin), 1875-1950
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS Fiche #: 4.72.10 NUCMC Number: MS 83-1223
Staff, MSRC, "Bruce, Roscoe Conklin, Sr." (2015). Manuscript Division Finding Aids. 228.