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Isaac Fisher Papers

Correspondence and papers, 1902-1976

Manuscript Collection 500



INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Isaac Fisher (1877-1957?) was a black educator, graduate of Tuskeegee Institute, and president of the Branch Normal College at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, from 1902 to 1911.  Following his departure from Arkansas he taught at both Fisk University and Hampton Institute.

The five reels of microfilm in this collection were taken from original documents held at the Tuskeegee Institute by Dr. Elizabeth L.Wheeler during a 1980 research trip.  Wheeler's interests were primarily concerned with Fisher's years at Pine Bluff and the filming sequence is neither chronological nor alphabetical.  The arrangement of the papers in their filmed sequence is listed within this finding aid.

RESTRICTIONS: Persons quoting from the Fisher papers for publication must also cite the original collection held by Tuskeegee Institute.

Microfilmed copies of original documents held by the Tuskeegee Institute, Tuskeegee, Alabama, were donated to Special Collections by Dr. Elizabeth L. Wheeler, Fayetteville, Arkansas, February, 1982.

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in September, 1991.


CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION
(5 reels of microfilm)

Reel 1

1) General correspondence 1902-1925 (163 frames).
2) Newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and general correspondence 1925-1953 (12 frames).
3) Photograph.  Black and white.  Isaac Fisher, undated.  (1 frame).
4) Programs and general correspondence 1926 (48 frames).
5) Immigration officer's certificate for Isaac Fisher 1925 (1 frame).
6) General correspondence, receipts, and certificates 1926-1938 (500 frames).
7) General correspondence, undated (18 frames)

Reel 2

1) Newspaper clippings 1899-1943 (260 frames).
2) General correspondence 1939-40 (19 frames).
3) Dedication exercise program, Pine Bluff 2-17-40 (1 frame).
4) General correspondence 1939-1957 (111 frames).
5) Dedication exercise program, Pine Bluff 2-17-40 (1 frame).
6) General correspondence 1941 (6 frames).
7) Office of Price Administration of Rental Property 1941 (1 frame)
8) General correspondence 1936-1942 (6 frames).
9) Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute Diploma of 1898 (2 frames).
10) Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College.  Master of Arts Diploma of 1911 (2 frames).
11) Correspondence and Clippings (including Isaac Fisher Obituary) 1907-1948 (88 frames).
12) Article re: Isaac Fisher. "A Letter from Booker T. Washington", Everybody's Magazine, April 1915, pp. 223-224 (2 frames).
13) General correspondence 1932-1939 (2 frames).
14) Addresses, manuscripts, outlines 1907-1940 (33 frames).
15) Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute Trade Diploma for Sallie Aleese Fisher, May 25, 1916 (2 frames).
16) Newspaper clippings 1907-1913 (13 frames).
17) Correspondence course manuscript by Isaac Fisher for Hampton Institute, "Religion and Life Today" (2 frames).
18) Newspaper clippings 1913-1979 (17 frames).
19) General correspondence 1937-1944 (12 frames).
20) Addresses, manuscripts, outlines, undated (30 frames).
21) Newspaper clippings, addresses, outlines, correspondence 1929-1937 (5 frames).
22) Committee on Public Information Certificate of Honor in World War I (3 frames).
23) Addresses, newspaper clippings 1908-1933 (9 frames).
24) Fisk University News, October 1918, 13 pages, Isaac Fisher, editor (8 frames).
25) Newspaper clippings and general correspondence 1930-1940 (10 frames).
26) Addresses, manuscripts and general correspondence 1916-1939 (267 frames).
27) Policemen's Commission, Pine Bluff, Ark. 1911 (1 frame).
28) Newspaper clippings 1926-1939 (3 frames).
29) Correspondence and poll tax receipts 1922-1939 (2 frames).
30) Articles and general correspondence 1895-1939 (64 frames).
31) Church programs 1939-1943 (5 frames).
32) General correspondence and manuscripts 1913-1943 (100 frames).
33) Funeral memorial book dedicated to Sallie A Fisher  (May 29, 1884 - April 15, 1958), buried in St. Paul, Minn. (1 frame).
34) Music compositions by Isaac Fisher, undated (7 frames).
35) General correspondence 1931-1937 (3 frames).
36) Newspaper clippings and programs 1899-1937 (3 frames)
37) Manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and general correspondence 1899-1942 (191 frames).
38) Photograph, black and white, "Some of the Branch Normal Faculty, Pine Bluff, Ark." (1 frame).
39) Photograph, black and white, "Tuskegee Institute Quartet." Undated (1 frame).
40) Photograph, black and white, "Tuskegee Institute Northern Quartet 1898-99." (1 frame).
41) Photograph, black and white, Sallie Fisher, Paris 1925-26 (1 frame).
42) Photograph, black and white, Isaac Fisher, undated (1 frame).
43) Newspaper clippings and articles, 1924-1942 (66 frames).
44) Funeral memorial book dedicated to Dr. Isaac Fisher, Nov. 2, 1877 - August 23, 1957, buried in New Canada, Minn. (2 frames).
45) Constance Fisher, general correspondence, 1957 (7 frames).
46) Presentation to Isaace Fisher from Branch Normal College, 1905 (1 frame).
47) Photograph, black and white, "Isaac Fisher Marching Band," undated (1 frame?)
48) Notebooks, manuscripts and outlines, mostly undated (738 frames).
49) General correspondence, travel brochures, programs, articles (460 frames).

Reel 3

1) Notebooks, pamphlets, programs and articles, 1907-1957 (44 frames).
2) Virginia State Teacher's Certificate, 1929 (1 frame).
3) Certificate of contribution to Booker T. Washington Memorial Fund (1 frame).
4) Programs, undated (2 frames).
5) City of Lexington, Kentucky Teacher's Certificate, 1913 (1 frame).
6) The Milling Workers Debating Club of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute Certificate of Honor 1898 (1 frame).
7) Award of Merit for Business Ideas, 1915 (1 frame).
8) Newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and general correspondence, 1906-1940 (63 frames).
9) Constance Fisher, general correspondence 1957 (3 frames).
10) Manuscripts, notes, newspaper clippings and general correspondence, 1903-1948 (1350 frames).
11) Photograph, black and white, Dr. F. A. McKenzie, undated (1 frame?).

Reel 4

1) Manuscripts, undated (230 frames).
2) General correspondence, 1908-1940 (30 frames).
3) Manuscripts, undated (100 frames).
4) Articles, newspaper clippings, programs, 1910-1948 (56 frames).
5) General correspondence and programs, 1927-1948 (60 frames).
6) Newspaper clippings and articles, 1903-1939 (35 frames).
7) Manuscripts, undated (5 frames).
8) Reports, articles, newspaper clippings, undated (9 frames).
9) Manuscript, undated (93 frames).
10) Newspaper clippings, 1931-1932 (5 frames).
11) General correspondence and manuscripts, 1931-1940 (250 frames).
12) Pamphlets, programs, articles, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, 1919-1934 (150 frames).
13) General correspondence, 1931-1934 (10 frames).
14) Manuscripts, notebooks, plays (300 frames).
15) General correspondence, 1911-1938 (10 frames).
16) Newspaper clippings and manuscripts, 1901-1927 (37 frames).
17) General correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuscripts (200 frames).
18) Notebooks, undated (40 frames).
19) Manuscript, undated (300 frames).

          CONSTANCE FISHER PAPERS

Reel 5

1) Correspondence: Isaac Fisher to Constance Fisher, 1936-1937 (23 frames).
2) Articles, newspaper clippings, undate (4 frames).
3) Correspondence: Isaac Fisher to Constance Fisher, 1924 (1 frame).
4) Newspaper clipping, 1939 (1 frame).
5) Manuscript, undated (4 frames).
6) General correspondence to Isaac Fisher 1946 (1 frame).
7) Correspondence: Isaac Fisher to Constance Fisher, 1924 (1 frame).
8) General correspondence to Isaac Fisher, 1924 (1 frame).
9) Notebooks, financial records, articles of Isaac Fisher, 1896-1930 ( 65 frames).
10) Correspondence: Isaac Fisher to Constance Fisher, 1926-1936 (3 frames).
11) Photograph, black and white, Sallie A. Fisher and Constance Fisher in Hot Springs, Arkansas, undated (1 frame).
12) Photograph, black and white, Sallie A. Fisher in Paris, France, undated (1 frame).
13) Photograph, black and white, Constance Fisher, undated (1 frame?).
14) Photograph, black and white, Isaac Fisher, undated (1 frame?).
15) Constance Fisher, general correspondence, 1973-1976 (4 frames).
16) Sallie A. Fisher, correspondence, 1957 (1 frame).
17) Constance Fisher, correspondence, 1974 (2 frames).
18) Articles, undated (9 frames).
19) Isaac Fisher general correspondence, 1948 (1 frame).
20) Articles, newspaper clippings, 1917-1920 (17 frames).
21) Isaac Fisher, general correspondence, 1937 (5 frames).
22) Articles, newspaper clippings, 1920-1940 (15 frames).
23) Correspondence: Isaac Fisher to Constance Fisher, undated (1 frame).
24) Articles, notebooks 1917-1920 (12 frames).
25) Correspondence: Isaac Fisher to Constance Fisher, 1931 (1 frame).
26) Articles pertaining to Constance Fisher, undated (2 frames).
27) Correspondence: Isaac Fisher to Constance Fisher, 1924-1928 (8 frames).
28) Correspondence: Isaac Fisher to Constance Fisher, 1924-1938 (8 frames).
29) General correspondence: Isaac Fisher, 1915-1928 (5 frames).
30) Newspaper clippings, articles 1929 (3 frames).
31) General correspondence: Isaac Fisher, 1928-1940 (7 frames).
32) Newspaper clippings, articles, notebooks, 1937 (6 frames).
33) General correspondence: Isaac Fisher, 1910-1937 (6 frames).
34) General correspondence: Constance Fisher, 1976 (3 frames).
35) General correspondence: Isaac Fisher, 1910-1945 (124 frames).
36) Correspondence: Isaac Fisher to Constance Fisher, 1910-1930 (20 frames).
37) Photograph, black and white, Isaac Fisher, undated (1 frame).
38) General correspondence: Isaac Fisher, 1916-1927 (100 frames).



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