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Guide to the George Washington Carver Letters, RG 266


Processed by: Anthony Donaldson
Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: April 2003

Date Span:
1924-1938

Size:
0.25 cubic feet; 16 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 document box.

Type of material:
Personal correspondence and newspaper clippings.

Physical condition:
Some aging.

Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
George Washington Carver (b. 1861?, died January 5, 1943) served as the director of the Tuskegee Institute Department of Research and Experiment Station from 1896 through the 1940s. He was an agricultural chemist, agronomist, and inventor whose development of new products derived from peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans helped revolutionize the agricultural economy of the South. Axel Lundeberg (1852-1940) was a Swedish-born minister, political activist, author, and botanist.

Scope and Content:
Contains correspondence from George Washington Carver to Reverend Axel Lundeberg concerning agricultural experiments and Lundeberg's efforts to secure the Nobel Prize for Carver; newspaper articles; and one letter from Booker T. Washington to Lundeberg acknowledging receipt of Lundeberg's previous letter.

Keyword descriptors:
Carver, George Washington
Lundeberg, Axel
Washington, Booker T.
Tuskegee Institute
Race relations
Agriculture -- Alabama
Botany -- Alabama

Item list:
Box 1

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