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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the State Project Reports and Research Publications, 1933 - 1943 in the Records of the Work Projects Administration (Record Group 69) that includes four file units titled E 185.7H3 A Report of a Survey of Negro Youth Not in School (1936); HU 1437.T3 A Follow - Up Study of the 1936 Graduates of Houston Negro High Schools; F 675.N4A6 The Negroes of Nebraska (1940); and F 234.N3A6 The Negro in Virginia (1940). We also located Subject Files, 1935 - 1938 in Record Group 69 that includes a file unit titled 321 Negro Education General [1935-1936] and 321 Negro Education General . For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next, we located the WPA Information Division Photographic Index, ca. 1936 - ca. 1942 in Record Group 69 that includes two file units titled Black Grammar and High School Building Built by the Works Progress Administration and Works Progress Administration (WPA) Lunches Served to School Children. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) at email@example.com.
In addition, we located the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records, 2013 - 2017 in the Records of the National Park Service (Record Group 79) that includes files for 20 “Dunbar Schools - Oklahoma SP Dunbar School, Arizona MPS Dunbar School, Arizona MPS Cartwright School, Arizona MPS Whittier, John G., School, Arizona MPS Franklin School, Arizona MPS Arizona Academy--North Hall and South Hall, Arizona MPS Educational Buildings in Phoenix MPS, Arizona SP South Beaver School, Pennsylvania MPS Dunbar, Paul Lawrence, School, Florida MPS Sanibel Colored School, Florida SP Dunbar, Paul Lawrence, School, Florida MPS Tice Grammar School, Florida MPS Florida's Historic Black Public Schools MPS, Kentucky SP Union Station School, Tennessee SP Dunbar Public School, Texas Negro School: Withdrawn, Indiana MPS Washington, Booker T., School, West Virginia SP Fairmont Senior High School, and Alabama SP Dunbar High School. All of these files have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. Please use the information in the files to determine what school district has/had jurisdiction over it in order to request the school records you seek.
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Are you looking for any family surnames in particular? I found several articles using newspapers.com regarding Dunbar Schools which includes former attendees and images.