Bibliography: George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled by staff of the Benson Ford Research Center’s Archives and Library Department based on materials in our collections. If you have questions about these resources, please use our Submit a Question feature. If you are interested in duplication, please see our Duplication Resources FAQ.

Archival

  • Acc. 1202 George Washington Carver Pamphlets and Bulletins
    • Pamphlets by George Washington Carver selected for use in the Great Americans Exhibit, 1899-1942
       
  • Acc. 89.432 Holton W. Diamond Papers 
    • box 1 Lab notes and reports; George Washington Carver Lab, 1945-1946
       
  • Acc. 285 Henry Ford Office Papers
    • box 1733 CART - CARZ includes Dr. George Washington Carver Of Tuskegee Institute 
    • box 1838 TUB - TV includes Dr. George Washington Carver of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
    • box 1994 CART-CARZ (includes Dr. George Washington Carver of Tuskegee Institute)
    • box 2087 TUS-TUZ (TV) (includes Tuskegee Institute - Dr. G. W. Carver) 
    • box 2112 BUS (includes Dr. George Washington Carver of Tuskegee Institute) 
    • box 2114 CART-CARZ (includes Dr. George Washington Carver of Tuskegee Institute)
    • box 2148 GRU-GRZ (GS-GT) (includes Alfred R. Grundel re: gift of cup and saucer to Dr. George Washington Carver)
    • box 2194 Richmond Hill - RICHE-RICHZ (RICI-BICJ) Richmond Hill Plantation - July - December (includes re: exchange of Court House site; also re: Floor stain contributed by George W. Carver)
    • box 2250 George Washington Carver (Tuskegee Institute, Alabama) (includes personal letters from Mr. Ford)
    • box 2381 RICHE-RICHZ RICI-RICJ - Richmond Hill Plantation - General Folder 1939 (includes recipe for Scuppernong Grape Wine; also Calvary Baptist Church; also Report of work done by Clinic; also dedication of George Washington Carver School)
    • box 2412 TUS-TUZ TV (includes Tuskegee Institute (George Washington Carver) 
    • box 2429 1941-1942 - ADA-Adams, A-H (includes George Matthew Adams re: Dr. George Washington Carver, etc.)
    • box 2440 BELLA-BEM (includes Thomas L. Beman re: biographical sketch of Dr. George Washington Carver)
    • box 2453 CART-CARZ- Dr. George Washington Carver Tuskegee Institute 1938-1942
    • box 2635 CART-CARZ George Washington Carver - General (includes Mr. Ford's acceptance as member of the Trustee Board of The George Washington Carver Foundation; also re: Funeral of Dr. Carver (died January 1, 1946)
    • box 2748 RICHE-RICHZ (RICI-RICJ) - Richmond Hill Plantation - George Washington Carver School
    • box 2767 TUS-TUZ (TV) includes Mr. Ford's letter to Dr. F.D. Patterson, resident of Tuskegee Institute, on the death of Dr. Carver)
    • box 2887 RICHE-RICHZ (RICI-RICJ) Richmond Hill Plantation - George Washington Carver School
    • box 3050 Richmond Hill Plantation - Re: Deeding of the George Washington Carver School (African American) to Bryan County Board of Education from the Ford Foundation; Also five small tracts adjoining The Consolidated School (White) and 2 school busses, 1950- 1955
    • box 3051 Richmond Hill Plantation - Re: adding higher grades to the George Washington Carver School, 1949-1950
       
  • Acc. 13 Engineering Library Vertical File for Henry Ford Collection
    • box 5 Carver, George Washington
    • box 27 George Washington Carver Clippings, Photographs, and Articles
       
  • Acc. 23 General Personal Records Series
    • box 1 C, 1925-1942 (contains letters from George Washington Carver) 
    • box 32 Letter: George Washington Carver to Frank Campsall, 1942 (copy) 
    • box 35 (oversized) – Memberships and Appointments - George Washington Carver Endowment Fund Association, July 31, 1943
       
  • Acc. 1657 Irving R. Bacon Papers
    • box 10 Dr. George W. Carver  
      • Notes and sketches  
      • Pamphlets
      • Photographs  
      • Drawing by Carver 
         
  • Acc. 1 Fair Lane Papers
    • box 72 Can-Car (includes cards from George Washington Carver)
    • box 112 George Washington Carver
      • Biographical material regarding Carver and his work, undated
      • Correspondence to/from/regarding, 1923-1942
      • Death, January 5, 1943, correspondence regarding, January - June 1943
      • "1938 Carver Calendar," Tuskegee Institute, inscribed to Henry Ford by Carver
    • box 124 Richmond Hill Schools; George Washington Carver School, undated 
       
  • Acc. 587 Office of Henry Ford and Clara Ford Estate Records 
    • box 55 Richmond Hill Files of Robert Ross – Schools - George Washington Carver schools, 1946
    • box 201 (OS) Dearborn Water Works: Chart Book, circa 1923-1928 (Book 22) (site of a George Washington Carver Laboratory)
       
  • Acc. 93.1.380 Ferguson vs. Ford Motor Company Records 
    • box 15 Peanuts (George Washington Carver)
       
  • Acc. 241 Department Executive Records 
    • box 1 Carver, George Washington
       
  • Acc. 6 Edsel B. Ford Office Papers
    • box 104 CR-CU (includes Crowell Publishing address highlighting Edison, Ford and Carver) 
    • box 129 TI-TY (includes L. G. Treadway Service Corp, literature on Dearborn Inn cottages; Tuskegee Institute, correspondence between HF and George Washington Carver in reference to Country Home, September 1937 magazine which included article of Greenfield Village schools)
    • box 155 PL-PRE (includes James Hale Porter re: George Washington Carver’s treatment for infantile paralysis)
    • box 171 PL-Q (includes Clarence Poe, The Progressive Farmer, reference to articles on Dr. George Washington Carver)
       
  • Acc. 2018.12 George Washington Carver Commemorative Stamp Collection
     
  • Acc. 64.167.512 Sidney Olson Research Notes on Henry Ford
    • box 5 Henry Ford - George Washington Carver, 1941-1942 
       
  • Acc. 1527 Ford R. Bryan Papers 
    • box 10 Curtis, A. W. (Assistant to George Washington Carver)
       
  • Engineering and Blueprint Aperture Card Collection
    • drawer 5
      • George Washington Carver Laboratory 
      • George Washington Carver Memorial
         
  • Small Accessions
    • Acc. 655 George Washington Carver Laboratory Records, 1943-1946
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 101 Schools - Carver School
    • box 150 Scientists - Carver, George Washington

Periodicals

  • The Herald, “George Washington Carver” Volume 8, Issue 17, Page 19 
  • The Herald, “Address of George W. Carver given at Martha-Mary Chapel, July 24, 1942” Volume 9, Issue 14, Page 11
  • The Herald, “ Dr. Carver’s Research” Volume 9, Issue 14, Page 11
  • The Herald, “Development of New Laboratory – George Washington Carver” Volume 9, Issue 14, Page 12
  • The Herald, “George W. Carver Memorial Cabin” Volume 9, Issue 14, Page 1 
  • The Herald, “A Biographical Sketch – George W. Carver” Volume 9, Issue 14, Page 12 

Ford News

  • Carver, George Washington A Great Negro School, 21:11:295+:1-3

Audio Visual (materials may be restricted due to format, please contact reference staff in advance for access)

Oral Histories

  • Acc. 94.15.1 Claude Harvard (Harvard discusses his interactions with Henry Ford, George Washington Carver) 
     
  • Acc. 1583 Smith, Robert and Donald Sullivan Oral History Transcripts (Ford Farms, George Washington Carver Laboratory), 1979
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  • Acc.1600 Curtis, Austin W. Oral Reminiscences (George Washington Carver), 1979 

Vertical File

  • Carver, George Washington (2 folders)

Books

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