- Holmes, Dwight Oliver Wendell, 1877-1963
- Call number
- Sc MG 125
- Physical description
- 7 items (1 folder)
- Preferred Citation
- Dwight Oliver Wendell Holmes papers, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Dwight Oliver Wendell Holmes was the president of Morgan State College in Baltimore, Maryland from 1937 to 1948. He was also active in civic and welfare work. The Dwight Oliver Wendell Holmes Papers consists of five letters between Holmes and Wendell Malliet and Co. concerning publication of his address, "The Negro Chooses Democracy", the address he gave for the dedication of Savery Library at Talladega College in 1939. William Savery was a former slave who founded the first school for African Americans in Talladega County and was instrumental in founding Talladega County in Alabama. The address concerns Holmes' ideas on achieving equality. This address and a preliminary inventory of the Holmes papers at Morgan State College compiled in 1966 complete this collection.
Source of acquisitionProvenance unknown, 1978
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801