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Title Correspondence from James Samuel Stemons with Public Figures and Well-known Financers Continuing Discussions About his Association for Equalizing Industrial Opportunities
Author Stemons, James Samuel
Date 16 May-30 Jun 1914
Document Type Correspondence
Reference MSS 12, Box 2, Folder 5
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Stemons discusses the possibility of buying a house in correspondence with his sister and the possibility of her and their mother coming to live there with him and his wife. He tells her about his plans for the future and his desire to involve her in his work. There are several letters to notable, influencial and well-known people furthering his previous correspondence with them about his Association for Equalizing Industrial Opportunities. There are multiple letters regarding this from Stemons to Henry W. Wilbur.
Series Description The collection documents Stemons's personal and professional life, and includes correspondence, printed materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.
Biographical Note / History James Samuel Stemons was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, and settled in Philadelphia c.1900. A postal worker, journalist and writer, he served as the editor of two short-lived African American newspapers: The Philadelphia Courant and The Pilot. He was also active in several civic organizations. An outspoken advocate for equal industrial opportunities for blacks, he lectured and published extensively on race relations. He served as field secretary of the Joint Organization of the Association for Equalizing Industrial Opportunities and the League of Civic and Political Reform.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Philadelphia, Germantown, Pennsylvania, Tarrytown, New York, United States
Nationality African American
People Stemons, James Samuel; Johnson, Mary; Rowland, Dr A J; Wilbur, Henry W; McCormick, Vance; Hoskins, Dr Howard H; Winston, John C; Rockefeller, John D Jr; Stotesbury, E T; Fola la Folette
Keywords family, health and sickness, property, finance, philanthropy, employment, civil rights, political activism, labour, race, pain, friendship, racism, religion
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Correspondence Between James Samuel Stemons and His Sister Regarding the Death of his Wife and His Subsequent Relocation
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania