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Caldwell, B.C. was field director of the Jeanes Fund.

Calloway, Clinton J. was head of Tuskegee Institute’s extension department and first director of the Rosenwald Fund.

Dillard, Dr. James H. was chairman of the Negro Rural School Fund, known as the Jeanes Fund, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Tulane University.

William Few
From the Duke University Archives

Few, William P. was president of Trinity College (1910) and later of Duke University (1924- 1940). Few served on the board of directors of the Jeanes Fund in 1917 and may have encouraged William Wannamaker to provide support for Mattie Day in her capacity as Jeanes supervisor.



Jeanes, Anna was the Quaker daughter of a wealthy dry goods dealer and coal mine owner. In 1907 she pledged $1 million for development of rural black schools to the Rockefeller Fund, which managed the monies.

Randolph, Virginia Estelle was the influential supervising teacher from Henrico County, Virginia who was both practical and diplomatic. Her successes in the black schools as the first Jeanes supervising teacher led to development of positions similar to hers throughout the South (25-6).

Julius Rosenwald
Photo from the Library of Congress

Rosenwald, Julius, president of Sears, Roebuck and Co., created the Rosenwald Fund.

Smith, Samuel L. (S. L.) was field agent and second director of the Rosenwald Fund.

Stern, Alfred K. was the third director of the Rosenwald Fund.

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