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African American Success Foundation Collection

Identifier: 2020.22

Content Description

The African American Success Foundation (AASF) collection contains administrative files, photographs, awards and printed materials documenting the operation and history of the organization. The collection also includes Board of Directors agendas and minutes, by-laws, articles of incorporation, Lydia Donaldson Tutts Jones Memorial research papers, photographs of the AASF summits, journals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, audio-visual materials, awards, and ephemera.


  • 1999-2020

Conditions Governing Access

African American Success Foundation Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

The African American Success Foundation (AASF) was founded in 1997 and operated as a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization until 2020, governed by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders, scholars, professionals and business people who volunteered their time because of their dedication to AASF‘s mission — Promoting the Positive Image of African Americans. The work of the organization was conducted through committees of the Board with the help of additional volunteers throughout the country, enabling AASF to successfully fund scientific research and disseminate information that will inform the public about the success attitudes and behaviors of African American high achievers.

Founded by Dr. E. Carol Webster, President/CEO Emerita of the African American Success Foundation — the think tank whose mission for 20 years until its successful completion in 2020 was to provide research grants to scholars to study Black success instead of the usual focus on Black deficits, failings, and dysfunctions and to broadly disseminate this information to promote the positive image of African Americans.


11 Hollinger Boxes

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The collection is arranged into six series: Series I: Administrative Documents, Series II. Photographs, Series III. Printed Materials, Series IV. LYDIA Donaldson Tutts Jones Memorial grantees and research papers, Series V. Awards, and Series VI. Ephemera.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The African American Success Foundation (AASF) collection was donated by founder, president and CEO D. E. Carol and Charles Webster.

African American Success Foundation Collection
Ramona La Roche
August 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center Repository

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