From the Schlesigner Library, Radcliffe College
An African-American educator and lecturer, Charlotte Hawkins Brown was the first black woman to serve on the national board of the YWCA. Brown founded Palmer Memorial Institute (PMI) in North Carolina, transforming a one-room schoolhouse into an accredited school and junior college. Brown also was an active member of the National Council for Negro Women.
This collection of Charlotte Hawkins Brown's papers provides information about her life and activities, Palmer Memorial Institute, and her struggle to enlarge the school. The collection is divided into the following three series:
Personal and biographical speeches, biographical material, writings by Brown, photos.
Correspondence (with index) some correspondents include Langston Hughes, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, and W.E.B. DuBois.
Palmer Memorial Institute administration, students. Arranged chronologically.
Number of reels: 4