Alexander Boyd Andrews papers, 1678-1946 (bulk 1911-1946).

Creator: Andrews, Alexander Boyd, 1873-1946.
Collection number: 2412
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Abstract: Lawyer of Raleigh, N.C., active in the North Carolina and American Bar associations; chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina; Grand Master of Masons of North Carolina; trustee of the University of North Carolina, of East Carolina Teachers College, and of Oxford Orphanage. Correspondence, chiefly 1911-1946, of Andrews with lawyers and judges throughout the English-speaking world concerning legal education, and with government officials in the United States and abroad, Episcopalians, newspaper editors, school administrators, and legislators. The papers reflect Andrews’s concern with gathering and disseminating information and statistics on legal education, adult illiteracy, the training of college teachers in North Carolina (including African- Americans), the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of North Carolina, and many other subjects of public concern and North Carolina historical interest. Included are four letters from William Howard Taft, 1921, 1923, and 1928.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains letters pertaining to Andrews’s interest in legal education, adult illiteracy, and the training of African-American teachers in North Carolina. Included are a letter concerning Andrews’s article “Negro Congregations and Communicants” (1939) and a letter from Andrews to Clifford P. Morehouse of The Living Church recording African-American church statistics (1943).