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Four 1901 manuscript letters of qualification from African American women seeking teaching positions for cooking in the Washington, DC school, 1901

 File — Box: 33, Folder: 12
Identifier: Series 1

Scope and Contents note

From the Series:

This series contains manuscripts, correspondence, a bond, reports, papers. Most of these items relate to some aspect of the history of Washington, D.C.


  • Creation: 1901

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

These four letters were addressed to Emma S. Jacobs, Director of Domestic Service in Public Schools, in Washington, DC. Sent in the fall of 1901, these letters from four different women contain lists of their credentials, including what home economics and cooking science courses and programs they may have attended, what positions they have held recently, and the salaries paid for those positions.


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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America