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Guide to the New-York African Free-School Records
1817-1832
  MS 747

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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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.

The New-York African Free School records are digitized and available in the  Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 4 volumes on 2 microfilm reels
Call Phrase: MS 747