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Twenty-First Century Foundation (New York, N.Y.) records, (bulk 1971-1983).

Title
Twenty-First Century Foundation (New York, N.Y.) records, 1971-1992 (bulk 1971-1983).
Author
Twenty-First Century Foundation (New York, N.Y.)
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Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 241Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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Additional Authors
Browne, Robert S.
Description
7.2 lin. ft.
Subjects
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
  • Audiotapes transferred to Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Source (note)
  • Roverta Yancy
Biography (note)
  • The Twenty-First Century Foundation established in 1971 by economist Robert S. Browne and administered entirely by African Americans, awards small grants to African-American organizations in the areas of education and economic development. Initially funded by Carol Bernstein Ferry, the Foundation distributed more than two hundred grants totalling greater than $1.2 million from 1971-1992. Included among the funded projects are tutorial programs, leadership workshops, and technical training courses.
  • In addition to its grant making functions, the Foundation also administered two other program elements: investments and the Clarence L. Holte Prize. In the 1970s the Program Related Investments made investments in black commercial businesses which absorbed about 25% of the capital fund. The Holte Prize was created and endowed by bibliophile Clarence L. Holte. It was awarded biennially between 1977 and 1983 by the Foundation in recognition of significant contributions made by living writers to the cultural heritage of Africa and the African diaspora as disseminated through published writings in the humanities.
Call Number
Sc MG 241
Author
Twenty-First Century Foundation (New York, N.Y.)
Title
Twenty-First Century Foundation (New York, N.Y.) records, 1971-1992 (bulk 1971-1983).
Summary
The Twenty-First Century Foundation Records encompass administrative records consisting of minutes of board of directors meetings, directors' reports, committee records, legal correspondence and financial records; general correspondence relating to fundraising for the Foundation, proposals submitted for funding, and general administrative functions. In addition, there are files for an Achievement Awards Dinner held in 1977. The bulk of the collection consists of complete files for 125 grant recipients and notifications to unsuccessful applicants. The files for these small, black controlled, often grassroots organizations are a significant resource of research material detailing the primary purpose of the organization and may be the only source of information for some organizations. The material for the Clarence L. Holte Prize contains biographical information about all nominees, and correspondence with jurors. Information regarding recipients includes press releases, news clippings, and material pertaining to the awards ceremony.
Biography
The Twenty-First Century Foundation established in 1971 by economist Robert S. Browne and administered entirely by African Americans, awards small grants to African-American organizations in the areas of education and economic development. Initially funded by Carol Bernstein Ferry, the Foundation distributed more than two hundred grants totalling greater than $1.2 million from 1971-1992. Included among the funded projects are tutorial programs, leadership workshops, and technical training courses.
In addition to its grant making functions, the Foundation also administered two other program elements: investments and the Clarence L. Holte Prize. In the 1970s the Program Related Investments made investments in black commercial businesses which absorbed about 25% of the capital fund. The Holte Prize was created and endowed by bibliophile Clarence L. Holte. It was awarded biennially between 1977 and 1983 by the Foundation in recognition of significant contributions made by living writers to the cultural heritage of Africa and the African diaspora as disseminated through published writings in the humanities.
Source
Roverta Yancy Gift SCM 04-30
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Browne, Robert S.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 241
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