Arthur D. Jewell, ca. 1930

Arthur D. Jewell, ca. 1930
Source: W. E. B. Du Bois Papers, Robert S. Cox Special Collections and University Archives Research Center, UMass Amherst Libraries. Courtesy of The University of Massachusetts Amherst

"M.I.T. ranking student" Arthur D. Jewell, shown at about the time he was a sophomore, ca. 1930. The portrait was likely enclosed with a letter he wrote to The Crisis in 1932.

In a letter dated June 9, 1932, Arthur Doles Jewell '32, SM '34 wrote to The Crisis, noting his recent graduation from MIT. Jewell earned his Bachelors in what was then General Engineering (Course IXb) at the Institute, where he would also earn his Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Course II) in 1934. In October of 1954, Jewell became the first black administrator appointed to Eastern High School, a formerly all-white high school in Washington, D.C. He had also served as principal at various other high schools, as professor of electrical engineering at Howard University, and as Systems Analyst Project Leader for Ordnance for The United States Marine Corp's Supply Activity in Philadelphia, PA.

Timeline: 1930s
School: School of Engineering
Department: Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Career: Education
Object: Image
Collection: Howard University, NAACP, Order of Operations 1921-1945, Students