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University Archives and Records Center [Contact Us]
1817-2005
(Bulk: 1925-1983)
Creator:
Alexander family.,
Alexander, Raymond Pace, 1898-1974,
Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989,
Alexander, Virginia Margaret, 1900-1949,
Anderson, Elizabeth Mossell, -1975,
Extent: 250 cubic feet
Raymond Pace Alexander (1897-1974) and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander (1898-1989) were pioneers among African Americans in the legal profession and leaders in public affairs, politics, and government throughout the middle half of the twentieth century. Raymond Pace Alexander was a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1920 and from Harvard Law School in 1923. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander earned all three of her degrees (A.B. 1918, M.A. 1919, and Ph.D. 1921) from the University of Pennsylvania. The Alexander Papers constitute a highly significant resource for the social and political history of the city of Philadelphia and, in particular, for the history of the city's black professional and political elite, black civic organizations, and institutions concerned with race relations and civil rights.
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Alexander Family Papers
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Alexander family., Alexander, Raymond Pace, 1898-1974, Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989, Alexander, Virginia Margaret, 1900-1949, Anderson, Elizabeth Mossell, -1975,
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PU-Ar.UPT 50 A374
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University of Pennsylvania University Archives and Records Center
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250 cubic feet
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1817-2005
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1925-1983
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Raymond Pace Alexander (1897-1974) and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander (1898-1989) were pioneers among African Americans in the legal profession and leaders in public affairs, politics, and government throughout the middle half of the twentieth century. Raymond Pace Alexander was a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1920 and from Harvard Law School in 1923. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander earned all three of her degrees (A.B. 1918, M.A. 1919, and Ph.D. 1921) from the University of Pennsylvania. The Alexander Papers constitute a highly significant resource for the social and political history of the city of Philadelphia and, in particular, for the history of the city's black professional and political elite, black civic organizations, and institutions concerned with race relations and civil rights.
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Alexander family. Alexander, Raymond Pace, 1898-1974 Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989 Alexander, Virginia Margaret, 1900-1949 Anderson, Elizabeth Mossell, -1975 African Methodist Episcopal Church. -- Form subdivision--Trials, litigation, etc.; Alexander-Minter, Rae, 1937- Brown, Mary Elizabeth Alexander, 1934- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Girard College. -- Form subdivision--Trials, litigation, etc.; International Conference of Social Work. Mount Lawn Cemetery (Sharon Hill, Pa.). National Bar Association. Philadelphia Fellowship Commission. Sigma Pi Phi. Tanner, Benj. T., (Benjamin Tucker), 1835-1923 Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937 United States. President's Committee on Civil Rights. White House Conference on Aging. World Peace Through Law Center.
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University Archives and Records Center [Contact Us]
1798-1975
(Bulk: 1915-1972)
Creator:
Dechert family -- Geographic subdivision--Pennsylvania; ,
Dechert, Robert, 1895-1975,
Extent: 4 cubic feet
The Dechert family was involved in Philadelphia's legal, civic, and military history from the mid-nineteenth century through twentieth century. The Robert Dechert Family Papers primarily document the life of Robert Dechert, touching upon almost all of his activities.
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Robert Dechert Family Papers
creator
Dechert family -- Geographic subdivision--Pennsylvania; , Dechert, Robert, 1895-1975,
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UPT 50 D293
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University of Pennsylvania University Archives and Records Center
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4 cubic feet
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1798-1975
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1915-1972
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The Dechert family was involved in Philadelphia's legal, civic, and military history from the mid-nineteenth century through twentieth century. The Robert Dechert Family Papers primarily document the life of Robert Dechert, touching upon almost all of his activities.
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Dechert family -- Geographic subdivision--Pennsylvania; Dechert, Robert, 1895-1975 Dechert, Elijah, 1799-1854 Dechert, Henry Martyn, 1832-1918 Dechert, Henry Taylor, 1859-1915 Dechert, Robert Porter, 1842-1894 Holdsworth, William Searle, 1871-1944 Lawrenceville School (N.J.). Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co.. Pennsylvania. National Guard. Phillips Brooks School (Philadelphia, Pa.). Porter family. Porter, Andrew, 1743-1813 Porter, David Rittenhouse, 1788-1867 Porter, James Madison, 1793-1862 Porter, Robert, 1768-1848 St. John's College (University of Oxford). United States. Dept. of Defense. -- General subdivision--Officials and employees.; University of Pennsylvania. General Alumni Society. Award of Merit. University of Pennsylvania. Robert Dechert Collection of Americana. University of Pennsylvania. -- General subdivision--Alumni and alumnae.; West Philadelphia Home Guard (Pa.).
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Articles. Awards. Clippings. Commissions. Correspondence. Diaries. Examinations. Lecture notes. Letters. Memorabilia. Minutes. Newspapers. Pamphlets. Photoprints. Scrapbooks. Speeches. Wills.