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Guide to the New-York African Free-School Records
  MS 747

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 14, 2013
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: New-York African Free-School Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1817-1832
Abstract: This collection covers the latter portion of the existence of the African Free-Schools, founded by the New-York Manumission Society, to help prepare black children for lives as free men and women. The records end two years before oversight of the schools was transferred to the Public School Society. They relate to classroom observation, student performance, behavior and promotions, as well as examples of lessons and student work. Note that the African Free School Records have been digitized and can be found here.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 4 volumes on 2 microfilm reels
Call Phrase: MS 747