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Title James Stemons Correspondence with Publishers, Newspapers, and Academics Centring Around Race Relations
Author Stemons, James Samuel
Date 5 Jan-12 Sep 1903
Document Type Correspondence; Leaflet
Reference MSS 12, Box 1, Folder 3
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Includes several letters from various publishers relating to Stemmons' unpublished manuscript 'Jay Ess' and correspondence with several newspapers regarding articles written by Stemmons. There is also correspondence between Stemmons and academics in which they ask him to advise on African-American representation in the North American society. This collection also includes correspondence with Stemmons' sister and mother regarding family life and his sister's separation from her husband and the possibility of her remarriage.
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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 Nicodemus, Kansas City, Kansas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Grinnell, Iowa, United States; London, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
Nationality African American
People Stemons, James Samuel; Stemons, Hattie B; Howard, Mary S; Roosevelt Jr, Theodore
Keywords publishing, law, newspaper, family, marriage, engagement, divorce, education, wedding, pamphlet, advertisement, finance, article, health and sickness, spirituality, bad weather, flood, labour, labour union, religion, race
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
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