45 linear ft.
Materials are arranged alphabetically.
Collection consists of correspondence and files reflecting Bond's tenure as president of Lincoln University -- The correspondence in the collection is voluminous and relates primarily to faculty appointments, curriculum development, coeducation, fund raising, accreditation, veterans administration, selective service, Board of Trustees, Theological Seminary relationship of the Presbyterian Church to the University, federal programs, alumni, the United Negro College Fund, student activities, and Africa. The Africa correspondence concern African students coming to Lincoln; the affiliation of Lincoln with institutions in Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Liberia; African students living in the United States, scholarships and other funding for study in the United States, and African independence particularly the debate over Italian colonies after World War II; and Bond's visits to African nations. Other material in the collection includes subject files; memoranda; annual and financial reports; departmental reports; committee and faculty minutes; inaugural, centennial, and commencement material; self studies; printed material; and photographs. Also included are research material gathered for Bond's history of Lincoln University and conference papers, programs, and news clippings from the Congress of Negro Writers and Artists, 1956.
Correspondents include the General Board of Education, American Friends Service Committee, Sadie T. Mossell Alexander, Mary McLeod Bethune, John W. Davis, William M. Frazier, Harold F. Grim, Martin D. Jenkins, Henry Carter Patterson, Crystal Bird Fauset, William V.S. Tubman, Albert Einstein, and George Aubrey Hastings.
Ashmun Institute was founded in 1854 by John Miller Dickey, a Presbyterian minister, with the purpose of preparing freedmen to christianize Africa; named after Jehudi Ashmun, the first governor of Liberia, it was the first college established in the U.S. to have as its original purpose the higher education of youth of African descent; interracial and international; renamed Lincoln University in 1866, becoming the first educational institution named for the assassinated president. Horace Mann Bond was president of Lincoln University (1945-1957).
Part of the Cooperative HBCU Archival Survey Project (CHASP) to survey the archival collections housed in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
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