Anne C. Stouffer Foundation records, 1960s-1990s.
Creator: Anne C. Stouffer Foundation.
Collection number: 4556
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Abstract: The Anne C. Stouffer Foundation was established in 1967 by Anne Forsyth of Winston-Salem, N.C., to promote the integration of preparatory schools in the South. Over its eight years of operation, the Foundation helped 142 students, chiefly African Americans, gain admission to preparatory schools in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and other southern states. A driving force in the Foundation’s work was novelist John Ehle, who was active in recruiting and placing students. By 1975, the Foundation’s goal of prepartory school integration was largely achieved, and the program was halted. Correspondence, reports, student files, photographs, audio tapes, and other materials relating to the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation’s work in integrating southern preparatory schools. Also included are some materials regarding grape growing that belonged to John Ehle, and materials regarding efforts to establish a music conservatory in South Africa.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Correspondence, reports, student files, photographs, audio tapes, and other materials relating to the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation’s work in integrating southern prep schools. The foundation was established in 1967 by Anne Forsyth of Winston- Salem, North Carolina, and ended in 1975 when the goal of integration was perceived to be largely achieved. Note: Collection contains restricted materials.