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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Exterior view of Bridgeville Colored School prior to new construction
One-story wood-framed school building.
Delaware School Auxiliary Association photographs (Accession 1969.044)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware School Auxiliary Association photographs (Accession 1969.044), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
1 gelatin silver print : b&w
Delaware School Auxiliary AssociationDu Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954--Contributions in education.
The original building was built with funds from the Quakers and Methodists, who had provided support for seven schools in Delaware after the Civil War. Private philanthropy continued from churches and the Freedmen's Bureau. The Delaware Association for the Moral Improvement and Education of Colored People (Delaware Association) was formed in 1867 to support and develop schools for the 'colored' students of Delaware and existed until the early 1890's. Mary Rest made a request for a school to the Delaware Association in 1867.
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