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Identifier: P0694

Title: Dr. Herman Dreer Collection

Description: Dr. Herman S. Dreer (1888-1981) moved to St. Louis in 1914 after receiving degrees from Bowdoin College, the Virginia Theological Seminary, and the University of Chicago. In St. Louis, Dr. Dreer taught at Sumner High School, Harris Stowe State College, and Poro College where he was active in student theatrical productions and a strong advocate of teaching African-American history. Dr. Dreer supported the establishment of Stowe Teachers College as a training center for African-American teachers in 1940, and he participated in a successful legal battle to strike down St. Louis' segregated subdivision covenants. Dr. Dreer was a published author and held leadership positions at Central Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Antioch Baptist Church, and King's Way Baptist Church. From 1967 to 1975 he wrote a column for the St. Louis Argus. The Dr. Herman Dreer Collection contains twelve photographs primarily dating from the 1930s that relate to Dreer's career and family. See also the Herman H. Dreer Collection in the MHS Archives. Subjects include: Sumner High School historical theatrical production; Dreer's colleagues and students in African-American history programs; first freshman class of Douglass University; Central Baptist Church; family groups; Dr. Dreer being honored as an Outstanding Alumnus of Bowdoin College in 1975.

Rights: UND


Dates: ca. 1925 - 1975

Type(s): Collection




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