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Kornweibel (Dr. Theodore Jr.) Collection
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These papers include material collected by historian and author Dr. Theodore Kornweibel, Jr. while researching his book RAILROADS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.) It includes research material, photographs (photocopies, printed and digital), slides, and correspondence with libraries and historical societies across the United States.
Dr. Theodore Kornwiebel, Jr. was born on November 15, 1942 in Pasadena, California. His interest in railroading began as a child when he read every railroad book in the library. He became involved in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He says that "what really sealed my passion for African-American history was my first teaching job, which was at a still-segregated, all black state college in Texas, Prairie View A&M College (The African-American Railroad Experience, KPBS.org, p. 7 of 19)
19.25 Linear Feet 19 record cartons + 1 shoe box
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