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Sterrett-Hodge family papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1060

Collection Overview

Photographs, correspondence, printed materials, legal documents, and ephemera (1886-1978) document the lives of members of the Sterrett and Hodge families of Charleston, SC and New York, NY. Materials are arranged in two series. The first series: Photographs, mostly undated, document several individuals including members of the Noisette, Cole, Romay, Dillahunts and other family members. The second series: Manuscript materials consists of correspondence, printed materials, and legal records.

Dates

  • 1886-1978

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Biographical Note

Bascom Franklin Hodge (1898-1978), a WWI veteran and WWII Tuskegee Airman, was the grandson of Reverend Norman Bascom Sterrett (1841-1921), founder and pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Hodge was born in New York, the son of Gertrude Minerva Sterrett (1866-1946) and her husband Leander Watson Hodge (1861-1934). He attended the Charles Reynaud School for Embalming and embarked in the funeral home business with his mother and cousin, Norman B. Sterrett, Jr. (1879-1944), an Avery Normal Institute graduate who ran for New York State Legislature on the Equal Rights Party. In the army reserves, Hodge served as a captain of the Tuskegee Airmen 99th Pursuit Squadron until 1958. Hodge compiled documents pertaining to the Sterrett, Hodge and related families of Charleston, S.C. and New York, N.Y., including photographs and government records.

Extent

0.5 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Bascom Franklin Hodge (1898-1978), a WWI veteran and WWII Tuskegee Airman, was the grandson of Reverend Norman Bascom Sterrett (1841-1921), founder and pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Hodge was born in New York, the son of Gertrude Minerva Sterrett (1866-1946) and her husband Leander Watson Hodge (1861-1934). He attended the Charles Reynaud School for Embalming and embarked in the funeral home business with his mother and cousin, Norman B. Sterrett, Jr. (1879-1944), an Avery Normal Institute graduate who ran for New York State Legislature on the Equal Rights Party. In the army reserves, Hodge served as a captain of the Tuskegee Airmen 99th Pursuit Squadron until 1958. Hodge compiled documents pertaining to the Sterrett, Hodge and related families of Charleston, S.C. and New York, N.Y., including photographs and government records.

Abstract

The papers are divided in two series. The photograph series consists of original individual and family portraits of Sterrett-Hodge family members with notations on back by Bascom Franklin Hodge stating their relationship to him. Included are images of Noisette, Cole, Romay, Dillahunts and other family members. The biographical and printed material series consists of correspondence, ephemera, and material on birth, death, and marriage of the Sterrett-Hodge family members. It also includes a photographic booklet (1943) of the Tuskegee Army Flying School with an inscription by Captain Bascom F. Hodge.

Collection Arrangement

1. Photographs

2. Manuscript materials

Acquisitions Information

Materials were donated by Elizabeth Johnson in 1996.

General Physical Description note

(27 folders)

Processing Information

Edited by Aaron Spelbring, 10, 2012

Encoded by Aaron Spelbring, 10, 2012

Creator

Title
Inventory of the Sterrett-Hodge Family Papers, 1886 - 1978 AMN 1060
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Edited by Aaron Spelbring; machine-readable finding aid created by: Aaron Spelbring
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

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