Find a Rosenwald School
The most comprehensive listing of Rosenwald Schools can be found in the Rosenwald Fund records located at Fisk University. Part of these records, a collection of card files, contain over 5,000 photographs accompanied by statistical information about Rosenwald Schools. Each entry varies, but may include:
- Historic and current name of the school
- Location (state and county)
- Year of Rosenwald Fund grant
- Number of teachers
- Grant application number
- Total cost
- Amount contributed by Negroes, whites, the public, and the Rosenwald Fund
- Photographs of the school, an earlier structure replaced by a new school, shops, teacher's home, people
- Descriptive notes
These school cards have been digitized by Fisk University's Franklin Library and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A searchable database is available through Fisk University's website. While this is the most complete list of Rosenwald Schools, it is not exhaustive.
Note: This is a primary source record. Inaccuracies or inconsistencies are part of the historical record and may be found in this source. Occasionally a school record is not found in the cards. Cross-referencing with other portions of the Rosenwald Fund records at Fisk University; state and county department of education records located in your own state; and oral history sources, topographical maps, and other sources is highly recommended.