University of Delaware Library

Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982.

Rayford W. Logan letter to Pauline Young

1969 June 11


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F899


Creator: Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982.


Title: Rayford W. Logan letter to Pauline Young


Inclusive Dates: 1969 June 11


Extent: 1 item (1 p.)


Abstract: Howard University history professor Rayford W. Logan wrote this letter of thanks to enclose with a copy of his book, Haiti and The Dominican Republic, which he presented to Pauline Young, an African-American librarian and civil rights activist in Wilmington, Delaware.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F899, Rayford W. Logan letter to Pauline Young, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 62, F899: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Originally laid in a copy of Logan's Haiti and The Dominican Republic (Spec Coll Annex F1901 .L6 1968).

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, August 2011.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Notes

Rayford W. Logan

American historian and educator Rayford W. Logan was a professor of history at Howard University, Washington, D.C. (1938-1969, and 1971-1974), as well as Distinguished Professor Emeritus from 1974 to 1982, and Historian of the University.

Shortly before his death Logan completed, with the assistance of co-editor Michael R. Winston, the massive Dictionary of American Negro Biography, which included people from all walks of life who were chosen for their historical significance.

Active in the Civil Rights Movement through out his life, Rayford Logan received the Springarn Medal from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1980.

Born on January 07, 1897 in Washington, D.C., Rayford W. Logan died on November 4, 1982.

Pauline Young

Educator, librarian, and author Pauline A. Young was an active civil rights leader in Delaware.Born on September 17, 1900, in West Medford, Massachusetts, Young taught history and Latin at Howard High School, in Wilmington, Delaware for thirty years. She was also the author of the first comprehensive state history of blacks, The Negro in Delaware: Past and Present, published in 1947.As an activist for education and civil rights, Young served as president of the Delaware Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as well as the chair of the state NAACP Education Committee.Recognized by numerous national and local organizations for her lifetime of contributions, Pauline Young was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women in 1982. Pauline Young died on June 26, 1991.

Sources:

"Rayford Whittingham Logan." Contemporary Authors Online. (reproduced in Gale Biography In Context). http://ic.galegroup.com (accessed August 2011).

"Pauline A. Young." University of Delaware Library Pauline A. Young Residency Biographical Note. http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/residency/youngbio (accessed August 2011).


Scope and Content Note

Howard University history professor Rayford W. Logan wrote this letter of thanks to enclose with a copy of his book, Haiti and The Dominican Republic, which he presented to Pauline Young, an African-American librarian and civil rights activist in Wilmington, Delaware.

In addition to thanking Pauline Young for her hospitality during his recent visit to Wilmington, and for her recent letter, Logan said he would be pleased to return next year and invited Young and their mutual friends to be his guests at that time.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982--Correspondence.
Young, Pauline A.--Correspondence.
Topical Terms
African American historians--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Personal Contributors
Young, Pauline A., correspondent.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 256, Pauline A. Young Collection

MSS 179, Robert H. Richards, Jr. Delaware Oral History Collection


Detailed Contents List

Typed letter signed, 1969 June 11   [Box 62 F899]