Martin Grove Brumbaugh was Republican governor of Pennsylvania from 1915 to 1919. He served as superintendent of schools for Huntingdon County, 1884-1890; president of Juniata College in 1895 and 1926; superintendent of public schools of Philadelphia, 1906-1915; and was appointed the first commissioner of education in Puerto Rico from 1900 to 1902. Author of A History of the German Baptist Brethren in Europe and America, he is the only member of the Church of the Brethren to have held the Commonwealth’s highest executive office.

Executive Correspondence, 1915-19. Correspondence to and from Governor Brumbaugh. Included are several telegrams from Washington, D.C. concerning draft boards. The April 5th, 1918 telegram requests colored men for general military service. Also included is a copy of a procession order for an unidentified military parade. Dated Oct. 7, 1916, from "Philadelphia, Headquarters, Chief Marshall, Military Parade, 408 City Hall," the order affirms the inclusion of Company B of the First Colored Regiment in the parade.

Personal Papers, 1879-1915. Contained in this series are invitations to different events, programs of the Huntingdon County Teachers’ Institute programs, and copies of three newspapers. The Daily Local News, July 22, 1887, contains three articles about African Americans. The first article, from Atlanta, Georgia, concerns "colored teachers from all parts of the state refusing to attend the Peabody Normal Institute." The second article from Chicago is about a group of African Americans who were refused service in a saloon. Two men had the saloon keeper arrested and taken to court were he was held for violating the rights of "all citizens in their civil and legal rights." The last article from Summitville, Indiana, reports the stabbing death of an African American woman with a ten-inch butcher knife.

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