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Title Correspondence Between James Samuel Stemons and Various Publishers Regarding His Work
Author Stemons, James Samuel
Date 13 Jul 1917 - 28 Sep 1920
Document Type Correspondence
Reference MSS 12, Box 2, Folder 7
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Includes several letters to Stemons regarding the publication of an editorial piece. There is also a notice for all post office employees, a letter from the Berrol Method of Memory Training and a letter regarding a patent application.
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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, Pennsylvania, New York City, United States
Nationality African American
People Stemons, James Samuel; Johnson, Mary
Keywords publishing, race, finance, loan, debt, health and sickness, religion, patent, law
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 of James Samuel Stemons regarding a Patent Application and his Employment at the Post Office
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania