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Edward Twichell Ware Records
17.6 linear feet
Edward Twichell Ware (b. 1874 d. 1927), son of Edmund Asa Ware (first President of Atlanta University), became the University's third president. Edward Ware began his work with the University after his graduation from Yale University in 1897, serving as Northern Secretary, primarily a fund-raising position. In 1901 his work was expanded with his appointment as Chaplin of the University. He was elected President in 1907, a position he held until 1919. During his presidency, Ware continued his fund-raising activities and also strengthened the curriculum adding classes and extending the normal and preparatory courses from two and three-year to four-year programs.
The Edward Twichell Ware Records include correspondence, financial papers, programs, invitations, and reports documenting the fund-raising efforts, daily operations of the University and activities such as training of Negro troops during World War I. Of note is the extensive correspondence that includes applications for admissions and for jobs, communications with philanthropists and other college administrators. Among the correspondents are Myron Adams, W.E.B. DuBois, John Hope, James Weldon Johnson, Lucy Laney, John Slater, and U.S. President William H. Taft.
Atlanta University Presidential Records, 1856-1984