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Alexander Gumby collection of Negroiana, 1800-1981

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0527
Bib ID 4078845 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gumby, L. S. Alexander, 1885-1961
Title Alexander Gumby collection of Negroiana, 1800-1981
Physical Description 88 linear feet (17 boxes 1 oversize folder)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. by subject or category.

Unmounted clippings are arranged: by subject in 14 file boxes.

Description

Summary

A collection concerned with the various phases of black life in America, containing clippings, pamphlets, photographs, pictures, extracts from periodicals, and a representative group of approximately 350 letters, signatures, manuscripts, and documents. Among the letters are several each from Countee Cullen, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Dumas, fils, William Lloyd Garrison, Claude McKay, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Mencken, William Pickens, Albert A. Smith, and Booker T. Washington. Also, eighteen slavery documents.

Most of the material is mounted in 161 scrapbooks or groups of folio leaves. The clippings are from both general and specialized newspapers and magazines ranging in date from 1850 to 1960, however the majority of the material falls between 1910 and 1950. Whole volumes are devoted to major figures such as Joe Louis, Booker T. Washington, Paul Robeson, and Josephine Baker. Four scrapbooks contain signatures, signed photographs, and letters from a great variety of individuals. Among the unnumbered volumes of personal scrapbooks there are six volumes labeled "Gumby's Autobiography" containing personal letters, calling cards, photographs, post cards, and other printed material relating to Gumby's life.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Name of Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

See also: Ms Coll/Slavery & Ms Coll/Plimpton/Slavery

"The Unwritten History": Alexander Gumby's African America. Columbia University Libraries.

Alternate Form Available

Part I: Letters, manuscripts, doucments (2 boxes) is on microfilm

scrapbooks 1-139: Microfilm available for.

Unnumbered scrapbook: Autobiography.. (5 vols.) is on microfilm

Unnumbered scrapbook: Autographs (4 vols.) is on microfilm

Ownership and Custodial History

Gumby collected this material during the first half of the 20th century.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/1989.

Scott Joplin items Processed BRC 02/--/1982.

Revision Description

2010-02-10 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bibliographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brochures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greeting cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Postcards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sound recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Visiting cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
African American athletes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African American scientists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African American teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African American women Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans in the performing arts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Louis, Joe, 1914-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McKay, Claude, 1890-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pickens, William, 1881-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slavery -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Albert Alex Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Born Feb. 1, 1885, in Maryland, Gumby was the son of Evangelist Levi Thomas and Louisa Morris Gumby. In 1901, he and his sister were sent to live with their grandparents and there the young man who loved reading made his first scrapbook at the age of 16 with some old wallpaper and a paste of flour and water. Gumby's first clippings were of President McKinley's assassination in Sept. 1901.

He spent the next year at Dover State College in Delaware studying law to fulfill his grandmother's dream for him. But he became impatient and felt his skills were inadequate. He packed his scrapbooks and eventually headed to New York City, where he immediately fell in love with the place that would be his home until his death almost 60 years later.

"At once I became a New Yorker in spirit and principle for I found here more freedom of action than I had ever known before," Gumby wrote in his 1951 essay, "The Adventures of My Scrapbook," for the Columbia Library World. Gumby became an enthusiastic fan of theatre and art and "formed the habit" of collecting all the playbills, pictures, and clippings he could find of his favorites.

During those early years in New York, Gumby wrote that it seemed "a willingness to change jobs was a mark of a youth's ambition." A friend told him of a job as a waiter at Columbia and there he began his relationships with a number of professors and students. He also clipped "everything I could find" about popular professors and President Nicholas Murry Butler.

By 1910, he organized his clippings and began to take his role more seriously. Gumby studied other collections in libraries across the U.S. and Canada, and also began collecting rare book editions and manuscripts with the help of his wealthy friend who was a partner in a Wall Street firm. And he met with other collectors like Arturo Schomburg.

At the same time, Gumby took a variety of other jobs to help sustain his passion. He became, for instance, the personal butler of a wealthy banker in the same area now known as Riverdale's Wave Hill. Gumby also was a founding member of the Southern Utopia Fraternity, a group organized for "young men from the South who came to New York seeking a larger experience."

Soon he became better known more for his collection of rare editions than for his scrapbooks and he opened the Gumby Book Studio at 2144 Fifth Avenue between 131st and 132nd Streets in Harlem. The historian lined his studio with books and continued clipping and pasting historic documents in his scrapbooks. Gumby's Studio grew so popular that it became a gathering place for many artists, actors, musicians, intellectuals, gays and lesbians of the Harlem Renaissance. Gumby called it the first "unpremeditated interracial movement in Harlem."

Meanwhile, Gumby's reputation as "The Count" and "Mr. Scrapbook" also continued to grow and he was asked to exhibit his collections in cities along the East Coast, earning him a listing in the 1922 edition of the Private Book Collectors' Who's Who. But by the Crash of 1929, Gumby's wealthy friend lost millions and the Studio lost support of its regulars. The collapse took such a toll on Gumby that he was forced to give up the Studio, sell many of his editions, and store his scrapbooks in the cellar of an acquaintance's house.

"The loss of my studio and fatigue from overwork," he wrote, sent Gumby first to Riverside Hospital in the Bronx and then to Randall's Island Hospital where he spent the next four years. In both hospitals, though, he continued collecting newspaper articles (some about his own hospitalization), photographs of visiting friends, and get well cards, all of which are included in his six autobiographical scrapbooks.

When he was released in 1934, Gumby set about retrieving his collections and restoring their condition, all the time adding more and more clippings, autographs and other documents. By 1950 he gave his collection to Columbia and in 1951, the University hired him for eight months to organize the materials.

Alexander Gumby considered his "History of the Negro in Scrapbook" more than a hobby. He wrote that, "The collection could well be called 'The Unwritten History.'" Gumby concentrated on African American history primarily because, "There are so many surprising and startling historical events pertaining to, or relating to the American Negro that are not recorded in the Standard Histories, dictionaries and school text-books, or if so, they are shaded so that they sound like a Ripley's 'Believe It or Not.' "

From "Black History Remains Alive in Alexander Gumby's Popular Scrapbooks" By Jo Kadlecek. Columbia News. Published: Feb 18, 2002.

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Series 1: Letters, Manuscripts, Documents, and Art


Subseries I.1: Letters, Manuscripts, and Documents



Box A Cataloged letters and manuscripts: Slavery documents -- Miscellaneous uncalaloged letters -- Holograph drafts and final typescripts of Gumby's own letters

[Available on microfilm # 96-2040 and 96-2041]



Box B Cataloged letters and manuscripts: Slavery documents -- Miscellaneous uncalaloged letters -- Holograph drafts and final typescripts of Gumby's own letters

[Available on microfilm # 96-2040 and 96-2041]


Subseries I.2: Art



Flatbox 189 Argudin, P. Portrait of Alexander Gumby, [New York], 1934



Box 19 Artist's Pallette, signed by numerous friends, 1934-1938

Series II: Autographs and Photographs



Cmi Box 27 Scrapbook: Autographs, Letters, Manuscripts: Volume 1



Cmi Box 28 Scrapbook: Autographs, Letters, Manuscripts: Volume 2

[Not on Microfilm.]



Cmi Box 29 Scrapbook: Autographs, Letters, Manuscripts: Volume 3

[Not on Microfilm.]



Cmi Box 30 Scrapbook: Autographs, Letters, Manuscripts: Volume 4

[Not on Microfilm.]

Series III: Scrapbooks


Numbered Scrapbooks



Cmi Box 31 Scrapbook 1: Adventures

[Available on Microfilm Reel 1.]



Cmi Box 32 Scrapbook 2: Amalgamation of races: part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 1.]



Cmi Box 33 Scrapbook 3: Amalgamation of races: part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 1.]



Cmi Box 34 Scrapbook 4: Art

[Available on Microfilm Reel 1.]



Cmi Box 35 Scrapbook 5: Art

[Available on Microfilm Reel 1.]



Cmi Box 36 Scrapbook 6: Art

[Available on Microfilm Reel 1.]



Cmi Box 37 Scrapbook 7: Art, Negro

[Available on Microfilm Reel 2.]



Cmi Box 38 Scrapbook 8: Baker, Josephine

[Available on Microfilm Reel 2.



Cmi Box 39 Scrapbook 9: Basketball

[Available on Microfilm Reel 2.]



Cmi Box 40 Scrapbook 10: Book reviews. Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 2.]



Cmi Box 41 Scrapbook 11: Book reviews. Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 2.]



Cmi Box 42 Scrapbook 12: Breaking the bonds of slavery

[Available on Microfilm Reel 2 & 3.]



Cmi Box 43 Scrapbook 13: Breaking the bonds of slavery

[Available on Microfilm Reel 2 & 3.]



Cmi Box 44 Scrapbook 14: Dr. Ralph Bunche

[Available on Microfilm Reel 3.]



Cmi Box 45 Scrapbook 15: Dr. George Washington Carver

[Available on Microfilm Reel 3.]



Cmi Box 46 Scrapbook 16: Catholics

[Available on Microfilm Reel 3.]



Cmi Box 47 Scrapbook 17: Classic art

[Available on Microfilm Reel 3.]



Cmi Box 48 Scrapbook 18: Ezzard Charles and Joe Woolcott

[Available on Microfilm Reel 4.]



Cmi Box 49 Scrapbook 19: Cole & Johnson and Will Marion Cook

[Available on Microfilm Reel 4.]



Cmi Box 50 Scrapbook 20: Columbia University

[Available on Microfilm Reel 4.]



Cmi Box 51 Scrapbook 21: Poet Countee Cullen

[Available on Microfilm Reel 4.]



Cmi Box 52 Scrapbook 22: Dancers Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 5.]



Cmi Box 53 Scrapbook 23: Dancers Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 5.]



Cmi Box 54 Scrapbook 24: Frederick Douglass

[Available on Microfilm Reel 5.]



Cmi Box 55 Scrapbook 25: W.E.B. Du Bois

[Available on Microfilm Reel 5.]



Cmi Box 56 Scrapbook 26: Paul Laurence Dunbar Poet

[Available on Microfilm Reel 6.]



Cmi Box 57 Scrapbook 27: Education North and South

[Available on Microfilm Reel 6.]



Cmi Box 58 Scrapbook 28: Ethiopia Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reels 6 and 7.]



Cmi Box 59 Scrapbook 29: Ethiopian and Italian War Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reels 6 and 7.]



Cmi Box 60 Scrapbook 30: Father Divine

[Available on Microfilm Reel 7.]



Cmi Box 61 Scrapbook 31: Football

[Available on Microfilm Reel 8.]



Cmi Box 62 Scrapbook 32: Marcus Garvy

[Available on Microfilm Reel 8.]



Cmi Box 63 Scrapbook 33: Green Pastures

[Available on Microfilm Reel 8.]



Cmi Box 64 Scrapbook 34: Greenwich Village

[Available on Microfilm Reel 8.]



Cmi Box 65 Scrapbook 35: Gumby's Scrapbook vol. 100. The Gumby Studio No. 1

[Available on Microfilm Reel 9]



Cmi Box 66 Scrapbook 36: Gumby's Scrapbook vol. 101. The Gumby Studio No. 2

[Available on Microfilm Reel 9]



Box 15 Folder 37 Gumby Book Studio: Quarterly

[Available on Microfilm Reel 9]


Box 15 Folder 38 Gumby Book Studio: Guest Book

[Available on Microfilm Reel 9]



Cmi Box 67 Scrapbook 39: Haiti

[Available on Microfilm Reel 9]



Cmi Box 68 Scrapbook 40: Harlem - Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 10.]



Cmi Box 69 Scrapbook 41: Harlem - Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 10.]



Cmi Box 70 Scrapbook 42: Roland Hayes and Marion Anderson

[Available on Microfilm Reel 11.]



Cmi Box 71 Scrapbook 43: Langston Hughes: Poet, author and paly-writer

[Available on Microfilm Reel 11.]



Cmi Box 72 Scrapbook 44: Morris [Maurioce] the artists' model

[Available on Microfilm Reel 11.]



Cmi Box 73 Scrapbook 45: Inter-marriage of negros and whites

[Available on Microfilm Reel 11.]



Cmi Box 74 Scrapbook 46: Inter-marriage white & black

[Available on Microfilm Reel 11.]



Cmi Box 75 Scrapbook 47: Jazz. Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 11.]



Cmi Box 76 Scrapbook 48: Jazz. Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 11.]



Cmi Box 77 Scrapbook 49: Jewish-Prophet-Others

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12.]



Cmi Box 78 Scrapbook 50: Johnson, Jack

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12.]



Cmi Box 79 Scrapbook 51: Lafayette Theatre

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12.]



Cmi Box 80 Scrapbook 52: Libraries

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12.]



Cmi Box 81 Scrapbook 53: Little Theaters. Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12.]



Cmi Box 82 Scrapbook 54: Little Theaters. Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12.]



Cmi Box 83 Scrapbook 55: Joe Louis 1

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12 & 13.]



Cmi Box 84 Scrapbook 56: Joe Louis 2

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12 & 13.]



Cmi Box 85 Scrapbook 57: Joe Louis 3

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12 & 13.]



Cmi Box 86 Scrapbook 58: Joe Louis 4

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12 & 13.]



Cmi Box 87 Scrapbook 59: Joe Louis 5

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12 & 13.]



Cmi Box 88 Scrapbook 60: Joe Louis 6

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12 & 13.]



Cmi Box 89 Scrapbook 61: Joe Louis 7

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12 & 13.]



Cmi Box 90 Scrapbook 62: Joe Louis 8

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12 & 13.]



Cmi Box 91 Scrapbook 63: Joe Louis 9

[Available on Microfilm Reel 12 & 13.]



Cmi Box 92 Scrapbook 64: Lynchings and Race Riots. Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 13.]



Cmi Box 93 Scrapbook 65: Lynchings and Race Riots. Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 13.]



Cmi Box 94 Scrapbook 66: Florence Mills

[Available on Microfilm Reel 13.]



Cmi Box 95 Scrapbook 67: Moving Pictures I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 13.]



Cmi Box 96 Scrapbook 68: Moving Pictures I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 13.]



Cmi Box 97 Scrapbook 69: Music

[Available on Microfilm Reel 13 & 14.]



Cmi Box 98 Scrapbook 70a: Music

[Available on Microfilm Reel 13 & 14.]



Cmi Box 99 Scrapbook 70: Music Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 13 & 14.]



Cmi Box 100 Scrapbook 71: NAACP Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 14.]



Cmi Box 101 Scrapbook 72: NAACP Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 14.]



Cmi Box 102 Scrapbook 73: Negro and Communism

[Available on Microfilm Reel 14.]



Cmi Box 103 Scrapbook 74: Negro as a Soldier No. 1

[Available on Microfilm Reel 14 & 15.]



Cmi Box 104 Scrapbook 75: Negro as a Soldier No. 2

[Available on Microfilm Reel 14 & 15.]



Cmi Box 105 Scrapbook 76: Negro as a Soldier No. 3

[Available on Microfilm Reel 14 & 15.]



Cmi Box 106 Scrapbook 77: Negro as a Soldier No. 4

[Available on Microfilm Reel 14 & 15.]



Cmi Box 107 Scrapbook 78: Negro Business, Labor, and Newspapers

[Available on Microfilm Reel 15.]



Cmi Box 108 Scrapbook 79: Negro Columnists. Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 15.]



Cmi Box 109 Scrapbook 80: Negro Columnists. Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 15.]



Cmi Box 110 Scrapbook 81: Negro Entertainers

[Available on Microfilm Reel 15.]



Cmi Box 111 Scrapbook 82: Great Negro Fighters 1

[Available on Microfilm Reel 15.]



Cmi Box 112 Scrapbook 83: Great Negro Fighters 2

[Available on Microfilm Reel 15.]



Cmi Box 113 Scrapbook 84: Great Negro Fighters 3

[Available on Microfilm Reel 15.]



Cmi Box 114 Scrapbook 85: Great Negro Fighters 4

[Available on Microfilm Reel 15.]



Cmi Box 115 Scrapbook 86: The Negro in Africa. Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 16.]



Cmi Box 116 Scrapbook 87: The Negro in Africa. Part II

[Available on Microfilm Reel 16.]



Cmi Box 117 Scrapbook 88: Negro in Baseball

[Available on Microfilm Reel 16.]



Cmi Box 118 Scrapbook 89: Negro in Bondage

[Available on Microfilm Reel 16.]



Cmi Box 119 Scrapbook 90: Negro in Congress

[Available on Microfilm Reel 16.]



Cmi Box 120 Scrapbook 91: Negro in Drama. Part 1

[Available on Microfilm Reel 16 & 17.]



Cmi Box 121 Scrapbook 92: Negro in Drama. Part 2

[Available on Microfilm Reel 16 & 17.]



Cmi Box 122 Scrapbook 93: Negro in Drama. Part 3

[Available on Microfilm Reel 16 & 17.]



Cmi Box 123 Scrapbook 94: Negro in Drama. Part 4

[Available on Microfilm Reel 16 & 17.]



Cmi Box 124 Scrapbook 95: Negro in Politics

[Available on Microfilm Reel 17.]



Cmi Box 125 Scrapbook 96: Negro in Politics

[Available on Microfilm Reel 17.]



Cmi Box 126 Scrapbook 97: Negro in Stamps

[Available on Microfilm Reel 17.]



Cmi Box 127 Scrapbook 98: Negro Musicals on Broadway

[Available on Microfilm Reel 17.]



Cmi Box 128 Scrapbook 99: Negro Musicals on Broadway

[Available on Microfilm Reel 17.]



Cmi Box 129 Scrapbook 100: Eminent Negro Poets

[Available on Microfilm Reel 17.]



Cmi Box 130 Scrapbook 101: Negro Poets. Part 2

[Available on Microfilm Reel 17.]



Cmi Box 131 Scrapbook 102: Negro Religions

[Available on Microfilm Reel 18.]



Cmi Box 132 Scrapbook 103: Negro Schools

[Available on Microfilm Reel 18.]



Cmi Box 133 Scrapbook 104: Negro Schools. Part 2

[Available on Microfilm Reel 18.]



Cmi Box 134 Scrapbook 105: Negro Sports

[Available on Microfilm Reel 18.]



Cmi Box 135 Scrapbook 106: Olympic Games

[Available on Microfilm Reel 18.]



Cmi Box 136 Scrapbook 107: Opera

[Available on Microfilm Reel 18.]



Cmi Box 137 Scrapbook 108: Pickens, William

[Available on Microfilm Reel 18.]



Cmi Box 138 Scrapbook 109: Porgy

[Available on Microfilm Reel 18.]



Cmi Box 139 Scrapbook 110: Protestantantism

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19.]



Cmi Box 140 Scrapbook 111: Radio and Television

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19.]



Cmi Box 141 Scrapbook 112: Paul Robeson

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19.]



Cmi Box 143 Scrapbook 114: Jackie Robinson

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19.]



Cmi Box 144 Scrapbook 115: Sugar Ray Robinson

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19.]



Cmi Box 145 Scrapbook 116:Rogers, J. A.

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19.]



Cmi Box 146 Scrapbook 117: William Shakespeare

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19.]



Cmi Box 147 Scrapbook 118: Social Equality. Part I

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19 & 20.]



Cmi Box 148 Scrapbook 119: Social Equality. Part 2

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19 & 20.]



Cmi Box 149 Scrapbook 120: Social Equality. Part 3

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19 & 20.]



Cmi Box 150 Scrapbook 121: Social Equality. Part 4

[Available on Microfilm Reel 19 & 20.]



Cmi Box 151 Scrapbook 122: The South. Part 1

[Available on Microfilm Reel 20.]



Cmi Box 152 Scrapbook 123: The South. Part 2

[Available on Microfilm Reel 20.]



Cmi Box 153 Scrapbook 124: The South. Part 3

[Available on Microfilm Reel 20.]



Cmi Box 154 Scrapbook 125: South Schools

[Available on Microfilm Reel 20.]



Cmi Box 155 Scrapbook 126: Supreme Court and the Negro

[Available on Microfilm Reel 20.]



Cmi Box 156 Scrapbook 127: They Broke Through Discrimination

[Available on Microfilm Reel 20.]



Cmi Box 157 Scrapbook 128: Thurman, Wallace, Jean Toomer and Claude McKay

[Available on Microfilm Reel 20.]



Cmi Box 158 Scrapbook 129: Urban League

[Available on Microfilm Reel 20.]



Cmi Box 159 Scrapbook 130: Booker T. Washington

[Available on Microfilm Reel 21.]



Cmi Box 160 Scrapbook 131: Booker T. Washington. Part 2

[Available on Microfilm Reel 21.]



Cmi Box 161 Scrapbook 132: Booker T. Washington. Part 3

[Available on Microfilm Reel 21.]



Cmi Box 162 Scrapbook 133: Ethel Waters

[Available on Microfilm Reel 21.]



Cmi Box 163 Scrapbook 134: Wipper, Leigh

[Available on Microfilm Reel 21.]



Cmi Box 164 Scrapbook 135: White Fighters

[Available on Microfilm Reel 21.]



Cmi Box 165 Scrapbook 136: Williams and Walker

[Available on Microfilm Reel 21.]



Cmi Box 166 Scrapbook 137: Johnson, James W.

[Available on Microfilm Reel 22.]



Cmi Box 167 Scrapbook 138: Mencken, Henry L.

[Available on Microfilm Reel 22.]



Cmi Box 168 Scrapbook 139: Miscellaneous

[Available on Microfilm Reel 22.]



Box 16 Folder 140 & 141 Greeting and Christmas Cards



Box 17 Folder 142 Stamp Scrapbook



Box 18 Folder 143 Tony P. [Gumby's cat]



Cmi Box 169 Scrapbook 144: Poetry



Cmi Box 170 Scrapbook 145: Odd, Strange and Curious



Cmi Box 171 Scrapbook 146: Art



Cmi Box 172 Scrapbook 147: Literature



Box 18 & 19 Folder 148 & 149 Stewart, James



Box 20 Folder 150 Sinatra, Frank


Box 20 Folder 151 Movie Stars


Gumby's Autobiography In Scrapbooks



Cmi Box 26 Autobiography In Scrapbooks: Number 1 & 2 in one volume

They were microfilmed and are on microfilm 96-2042.



Box 21 Gumby's Autobiography In Scrapbooks: Number 3

[Available on Microfilm Reel 95-2042. [The target on the microfilm label this as "Volume 2"]



Box 22 Gumby's Autobiography In Scrapbooks: Number 4

[Available on Microfilm Reel 96-2042. [The target on the microfilm label this as "Volume 3"]



Box 23 Gumby's Autobiography In Scrapbooks: Number 5

[Available on Microfilm Reel 96-2043. [The target on the microfilm label this as "Volume 4"]



Box 24 Gumby's Autobiography In Scrapbooks: Number 6

[Available on Microfilm Reel 96-2043. [The target on the microfilm label this as "volume 5"]

Part IV: Subjects



Box 1 Africa


Box 1 Africa - The Congo


Box 1 Africa - East Africa

[Scrapbook compiled by James Arthur Hutton, Manchester, England]


Box 1 Africa - Stamps


Box 1 Africa - Union of South Africa



Box 2 Alabama


Box 2 British Race Relations


Box 2 Cartoons


Box 2 Civil Rights


Box 2 Civil Rights Bill


Box 2 Communism



Box 3 Crimes - News Clippings


Box 3 Crimes - The Virginus Outrage


Box 3 Crimes - Claraence Darrow


Box 3 Crimes - French - Petain


Box 3 Crimes - The Munn Trial


Box 3 Curtwright, Arthur


Box 3 Darden, Norman


Box 3 Death Notices


Box 3 Delaware


Box 3 Discrimination


Box 3 Education


Box 3 Educators


Box 3 Eisenhower, Dwight


Box 3 Ethopia



Box 4 Father Divine


Box 4 Films


Box 4 Florida


Box 4 Gibson, Althea


Box 4 Haiti


Box 4 Harlem


Box 4 Henson, Matthew


Box 4 History


Box 4 Housing


Box 4 Hughes, Langston



Box 5 Illinois


Box 5 Integration


Box 5 Inter-Racial Marriage


Box 5 Invitations


Box 5 Jack, Hulan E.


Box 5 Jackman, Harold


Box 5 Kennedy, John and Robert


Box 5 Kentucky


Box 5 King, Martin Luther


Box 5 Korean War



Box 6 Labor


Box 6 Labor - Negro Actors Guild


Box 6 Letters to the New York Times


Box 6 Liberia


Box 6 Lincoln, Abraham


Box 6 Literature


Box 6 Little Rock - 1957


Box 6 Little Rock - 1958


Box 6 Little Rock - 1959


Box 6 Louisiana


Box 6 Lucy Case



Box 7 Marshall, Charles


Box 7 Milestones


Box 7 Mississippi


Box 7 Music


Box 7 Music - Carnegie Hall


Box 7 Music - Times Hall


Box 7 Music - Town Hall



Box 8 NAACP


Box 8 Negro as Soldier


Box 8 New Jersey


Box 8 New York City Hospital


Box 8 North Carolina


Box 8 Nugent, R. Bruce


Box 8 Opera


Box 8 Painters


Box 8 Patton, General George S


Box 8 Personal Friends


Box 8 Personal Records



Box 9 Physicians


Box 9 Pictures


Box 9 Politics


Box 9 Powell, Adam Clayton


Box 9 Prack, Tony


Box 9 Religion


Box 9 Robeson, Paul



Box 10 Roosevelt, Eleanor


Box 10 Roosevelt, Theodore


Box 10 Royalty


Box 10 Science


Box 10 Segregation


Box 10 Sale of a Negro Woman, 1777


Box 10 Slavery


Box 10 The South


Box 10 South Carolina



Box 11 Sports - Baseball


Box 11 Sports - Boxing, Track, Football, Basketball



Box 12 Sports - Campenella, Roy


Box 12 Sports - Louis, Joe


Box 12 Sports - Patterson, Floyd


Box 12 Sports - Robinson, Jackie


Box 12 Sports - Robinson, Suagr Ray


Box 12 Supreme Court



Box 13 Theatre


Box 13 Theatre - "Change Your Luck"


Box 13 Theatre - Critics


Box 13 Theatre - "The Green Pastures"


Box 13 Theatre - Negro Players in the Casts of White Shows


Box 13 Theatre - The Playbill, 1937-1949


Box 13 Theatre - The Playbill, 1950-1959


Box 13 Theatre - "Porgy"


Box 13 Theatre - "St. Louis Woman"


Box 13 Tuskegee Institute


Box 13 The Unknown Soldier


Box 13 Urban League


Box 13 Whipper, Leigh


Box 13 Worthy, William D.



Box 14 Notebooks


Box 14 Miscellaneous

Part V: Books



Box 25 List of Books from Gumby's Library

Bound volume where Gumby listed some of his publications


Box 25 Books from Gumby's Library