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Gustavus Adolphus Steward papers, (bulk 1907-1949).

Title
Gustavus Adolphus Steward papers, 1869-1979 (bulk 1907-1949).
Author
Steward, Gustavus Adolphus, 1881-1966.
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box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 487 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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1.8 lin. ft. (3 1/2 archival boxes, 1 printbox)
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Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Anna Bishop, Winona C. Steward
Biography (note)
  • Gustavus Adolphus Steward was an educator, writer and businessman. He was one of eight sons born to African Methodist Episcopal minister Theophilus Gould Steward and Elizabeth (Gadsden) Steward. Gustavus Steward attended the University of Montana, Missoula (1895-1898) and graduated from Wilberforce University (1901). His career as an educator included teaching at a government school in Agno, Zambales in the Philippines (1901), the St. Paul Normal and Industrial School in Lawrenceville, Virginia, the Cheyney (Pennsylvania) Training School for Teachers, and the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. In 1919, he began working as a cashier for the Supreme Life and Casualty Company (later called Fireside Mutual Insurance) in Columbus, Ohio from which he would retire in 1947 as an officer and board member. During the 1920s to 1940s, Steward was also a contributing writer to various publications, including "The Crisis Magazine," "The Dearborn Independent" and "Opportunity." He wrote essays and articles on race relations, social issues and religion, book reviews, and short stories, sometimes under the alias Peter Gadsden.
Call Number
Sc MG 487
Author
Steward, Gustavus Adolphus, 1881-1966.
Title
Gustavus Adolphus Steward papers, 1869-1979 (bulk 1907-1949).
Summary
The Gustavus Adolphus Steward Papers consist of correspondence (bulk 1907-1939), writings, both published and unpublished short stories and newspaper columns (1928-1943), diaries (1941-1949), deeds and financial records (1869-1937).
Much of Steward's correspondence is career-related such as job offers, resignations, and recommendations from many of the black Southern schools. Correspondents include Theophilus Gould Steward, Emmett J. Scott, Walter White (concerning school segregation in Columbus, Ohio in 1932), and leading African-American educators in the South.
Also included in the collection are many of Steward's college notebooks, an autograph book dated 1882 belonging to Anna H. Jones, the mother of his wife Winona, files of correspondence and writings of his brother Theophilus Bolden Steward, his father, Theophilus G. Steward, and other family members.
Biography
Gustavus Adolphus Steward was an educator, writer and businessman. He was one of eight sons born to African Methodist Episcopal minister Theophilus Gould Steward and Elizabeth (Gadsden) Steward. Gustavus Steward attended the University of Montana, Missoula (1895-1898) and graduated from Wilberforce University (1901). His career as an educator included teaching at a government school in Agno, Zambales in the Philippines (1901), the St. Paul Normal and Industrial School in Lawrenceville, Virginia, the Cheyney (Pennsylvania) Training School for Teachers, and the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. In 1919, he began working as a cashier for the Supreme Life and Casualty Company (later called Fireside Mutual Insurance) in Columbus, Ohio from which he would retire in 1947 as an officer and board member. During the 1920s to 1940s, Steward was also a contributing writer to various publications, including "The Crisis Magazine," "The Dearborn Independent" and "Opportunity." He wrote essays and articles on race relations, social issues and religion, book reviews, and short stories, sometimes under the alias Peter Gadsden.
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