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Martha Schofield Scholarship Fund

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-048

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains papers relating to the Martha Schofield Scholarship Fund.

Dates

  • 1975-1980

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

The Fund is a memorial to Martha Schofield who founded a school for African-American youth in 1868 at Aiken, SC. The school became known as the Schofield Normal and Industrial School and continued for 82 years. In 1950 it was transferred to the Aiken City Board of Education. On Sept. 20, 1952, a resolution also was adopted by the Schofield Board placing the memorial fund with Trustees of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends as trustee. Friends Fiduciary, as successor to Trustees of PYM, is the current trust for this fund and oversees the work of the Martha Schofield Distribution Committee,

The awards for scholarship are restricted to students from Schofield High School or other high schools Aiken County, South Carolina.

Sanford P. Bradby (1900-1978) had been principal of the Schofield School from 1930-1935 and was chairman of the Schofield Scholarship Fund Committee. His wife succeeded him after his death.

James H. Young of Wilmington, DE, was President of the Board of Trustees.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box ( 5 folders))

Language

English

Overview

This small collection contains papers relating to the Martha Schofield Scholarship Fund, named after Quaker educator Martha Schofield, and restricted to students from Aiken County, South Carolina.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series. The series are:
  1. History of the Fund
  2. Correspondence
  3. Reference Material
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Estate of James H. Young, 1982

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from estate of James H. Young, who served as president of the Board of Trustees.

Related Materials

Martha Schofield Papers, RG 5/134
Title
An Inventory of the Martha Schofield Scholarship Fund Records, 1975-1980
Author
FHL staff
Date
2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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