Booker T. Washington Institute (Kakata, Liberia) Photograph Album
Scope and Contents
Collection of 33 captioned photographs and four postcards of the Booker T. Washington Institute in Kakata, Liberia. Many of the photographs feature three African American teachers at the school: Lawrence E. James, the so called US Adviser to the school, Sarah Dennis, a Fulbright scholar and Secretarial Science teacher, and Jerry Chambers, Bookkeeping and Accounting instructor. The school was the first agricultural and vocational school in Liberia. Many of the images show both teachers and students engaged in class activities. There are also pictures of the local Zor Zor Teachers College, an image of the President of Liberia, and images of church dedications. It appears that the album may have belonged to Lawrence James as he appears in many of the photographs and one of the photographs is inscribed to him.
- Creation: 1960-1970
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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0.15 Linear Feet
- Guide to the Booker T. Washington Institute (Kakata, Liberia) Photograph Album
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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