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J. Max and Ruth Clement Bond papers, 1912-2004, bulk 1930-1990

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of J. Max Bond, Sr. (1902-1991), educator, State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) official and president of the University of Liberia, and Ruth Clement Bond (1904-2005), chair of the English Department at Kentucky State College and at the University of Liberia, and president of the African-American Women's Association. The collection includes extensive family and professional correspondence, writings, and documents relating to educational, political, community and civil rights organizations in which the Bonds participated. The collection also contains photographs and ephemera.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1473
Bib ID 7031632 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bond, J. Max ; Bond, Ruth
Title J. Max and Ruth Clement Bond papers, 1912-2004, bulk 1930-1990
Physical Description 32 linear feet (42 Boxes: 17 document boxes 23 record cartons 1 oversized box)
Language(s) English , French .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

One folder: Box 33, folder 3, is restricted until 2032.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in six series.

Description

Summary

The J. Max and Ruth Clement Bond Papers consist of the personal and professional writings, correspondence, photographs, and financial and legal records of the couple. Of particular interest are Max Bond's professional documents and reports, and correspondence related to education in, and United States assistance to, African nations, especially Liberia and Nyasaland (present-day Malawi). The collection also includes a large amount of printed material related not only to Max Bond's career with the University of Liberia, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the US Department of State, but also to the couple's wide commitment to civil rights, political activism, and various community organizations. Among these printed materials, particularly well represented organizations are the African-American Institute and the many women's organizations with which Ruth Bond worked, including the Association of American Foreign Service Women, Church Women United, and International Women's Year, 1975.

  • Series I: Correspondence, 1934-1992, 2004

    This series contains correspondence pertaining to J. Max Bond's career as a member of United States Agency for International Development (US AID) and the United States Foreign Service, Ruth Bond's affiliation and leadership of various women's organizations, letters from the immediate and extended family, and a few Bond family financial and legal materials.

    General Correspondence includes letters to and from a wide variety of professional associates and Bond family members, as well as more occasional correspondents. Amongst the general correspondence can be found letters and cards from Ruth's brother, Rufus Clement, and sister, Abbie; Max's brothers Gilbert and Horace; and a number of nephews, nieces, and other extended family members, including Georgia State Senator Julian Bond. This correspondence has been arranged chronologically by decade, and runs from the 1930s through the 1990s.

    Correspondence from the immediate family includes letters to and from sons Max Jr. and George, and daughter Jane. This material, the majority written during the late 1950s and 1960s, contains extensive correspondence pertaining to Max's and George's secondary and university education, and many of these letters are copies written by Max Sr. to his sons from his various USAID and Foreign Service postings. Because much of the correspondence is addressed to both George and Max, Jr., their correspondence has been generally kept together, with the exception of a large group of letters addresses specifically to Max Jr. The Jane Bond correspondence primarily contains letters to her parents from the 1950s through the 1990s. The Max Bond, Jr. and George Bond correspondence, as well as the Jane Bond correspondence has been organized chronologically by decade.

    Note: Some correspondence, both professional and occasionally personal, can also be found in the Subseries II.1: Country and Regional, 1939-1990.

  • Series II: Country, Regional and Subject Files, 1935-1995

    Included here are reports, documents, and printed materials related to the countries in which the Bonds worked and toured, and their various interests and avocations. The material in this series is arranged alphabetically.

  • Series III: Writings, 1930-1988

    Manuscript drafts and notes by J. Max Bond make up the bulk of this series. Subject matter, largely concerning civil rights, the Black Panthers, and the Nixon administration, dates most of the manuscripts to the late 1960s-1970s. Where possible, drafts of the same manuscript have been grouped together and organized alphabetically, using the original titles; however, lack of dates makes it impossible to ascertain the chronological order of the drafts. A small amount of material in this series is by Ruth Bond and included here is her Master's thesis. The material is arranged alphabetically.

    Note: Most reports written by J. Max Bond, Sr. and Ruth Clement Bond can be found in Subseries II.1: Country and Regional, 1939-1990.

  • Series IV: Organizations, 1942-1995

    Newsletters, correspondence, notes, minutes, and photographs, related to the many organizations to which the Bonds belonged, make up the bulk of this, the largest series in the collection. The material comprising this series was scattered throughout the holdings with no discernable order. Documents, therefore, were gathered from across the collection and arranged chronologically by decade and, where appropriate, by years. At times, documents from different organizations were found nested together. Generally these stray documents have been left where they were found; for example, the Association of American Foreign Service Women (AAFSW) folders also contain material related to the Africa-America Institute (AAI) and other organizations. These cases reflect the very strong ties, both in terms of shared personnel and subject matter, between the organizations to which the Bonds belonged. In addition, the Bonds frequently received a very small amount of literature—often only a single document—from a vast array of organizations. The material related to these organizations has been grouped together within the General Organizations folders and arranged chronologically. Within the General Organizations folders there is much material dedicated to Women's groups.

    The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington (BGCGW: also known as Eastern Branch Boys' Club of Greater Washington) and its affiliate, the Women's Auxiliary Board (WAB), in which Max and Ruth Bond held leadership roles respectively, represent the single largest organizations within the series. Reflecting their organizational structure, the material relating to both groups has been kept together. The WAB's President's Book contains a representative assortment of documents related to this organization between 1970 and 1975, including a history, minutes, photograph albums, and materials regarding receptions for other organizations—especially those organizations associated with the Bonds.

    The Association of American Foreign Service Women (AAFSW) was strongly involved in the BGCGW/WAB. Although the AAFSW and WAB were two distinct organizations, many AAFSW members came to occupy leading roles in the WABGC. The AAFSW—and, through it, BGCGW/WAB— was also affiliated with the National Council of Women of the United States (NCWUS); Ruth Bond held a number of roles within each organization and the materials here reflect that involvement.

    Also within this series is material regarding the Africa-America Institute (AAI) and its African Scholarship Program of American Universities (ASPAU). The primary aim of the AAI was to facilitate the education and training of Africans studying in the United States by providing both financial support in the form of scholarships and a social, cultural, and legal support network. During the 1960s and early 1970s—the period of the Max and Ruth Bond's greatest involvement in the organization—the ASPAU was responsible for the selection, placement, funding, training, and orientation of students; Max and Ruth Bond were active in the selection and placement of scholarship students.

    Material regarding the African-American Scholars Council (AASC) can be found within the AAI material. Although the two organizations were not officially aligned, the AASC was founded by James L. Hope, who had previously run the AAI's scholarship program. Also within the AAI documents are materials relating to the Hospitality and Information Service (THIS) for Diplomatic Residents and Families, as well as the Student Counseling Service and its subsidiary organizations, including the African-American Women's Council.

    Of general note, the Washington Women's Council is the successor of African-American Wives Group. It is through Church Women United that Ruth Bond became involved with the Bicentennial celebrations of 1976.

  • Series V: Personal, 1914-1995

    Family memorabilia, awards and travel ephemera; biographical manuscripts, interviews and notes concerning the Clement-Bond family history; drafts of the Bond children's school papers and documents relating to individual interests; diaries, day books, and journals; and financial files, all of which capture the personal lives of the Bond family, are found here.

  • Series VI: Photographs, 1912-1990s

    The bulk of the material in this series comprises personal and family photographs, as well as pictures from some of the many events hosted by one of the organizations with which the Bonds were affiliated, especially the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Also included are slides and photographs from trips abroad. These photographs, a mix of black and white, and color, were scattered throughout the collection with little discernable order. Most of them were loose and unidentified, yet there were also some albums and a few labeled photographs. Whenever possible, photographs found in the same location have been kept together. Easily identifiable material was arranged according to the people featured and the nature of the event.

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One folder: Box 33, folder 3, is restricted until 2032.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); J. Max and Ruth Clement Bond Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material-- at Columbia

J. Max Bond, Jr. Papers at Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Archives, Columbia University Library

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers processed Daniel Callahan (Columbia 2012), Liane Carlson (Columbia 2013), Jean-Christophe Cloutier (Columbia 2013), Lindsay Gibson (Columbia 2015), Asheesh Siddique (Columbia 2015), Simon Taylor (Columbia 2013), and Aaron Winslow (Columbia 2014) 2010.

Finding aid written Daniel Callahan (Columbia 2012), Liane Carlson (Columbia 2013), Jean-Christophe Cloutier (Columbia 2013), Lindsay Gibson (Columbia 2015), Asheesh Siddique (Columbia 2015), Simon Taylor (Columbia 2013), and Aaron Winslow (Columbia 2014) 07/--/2010.

Revision Description

2010-09-16 File created.

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

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University of Liberia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Widening Horizons (Washington, D.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development, and Peace (Location of meeting: Copenhagen, Denmark). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1980 :.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World Day of Prayer International Committee Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

James Max Bond, Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth Clement Bond, husband and wife, both hailed from prominent and well-educated African-American families.

J. Max Bond, Sr., State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) official and president of the University of Liberia, was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 15, 1902. His father, James M. Bond (1863-1929), a Congressional Minister and community leader served as the first director of the Kentucky Commission on Interracial Cooperation. After graduating from the Oberlin College Theological Seminary in 1893, James Bond married Jane A. Browne, who was also a graduate of Oberlin. Together they had six children, including Max Sr.

Ruth Elizabeth Clement was born in Louisville, Kentucky on May 22, 1904. Her father, George Clinton Clement was a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; in 1946 her mother, Emma Clarissa Williams Clement, became the first African-American woman to be named American Mother of the Year. Both of Ruth's parents were graduates of Livingstone College and her father also had an LL.D. from Wilberforce University. Ruth was one of seven children.

Max Sr. graduated from the High School Department of Simmons University in Louisville, Kentucky in 1921 and attended the Lincoln Institute. After graduation, he moved to Chicago, where, from 1922 to 1926, he earned his B.P.E. from George Williams College (known today as Roosevelt University). While pursuing his degree, Max also worked as the director of the Oakland School Playground from 1923 until 1925. From 1926 to 1928 he was employed as physical education director at the Pittsburgh YMCA, before earning an M.A. in Education and Educational Administration at the University of Pittsburgh in 1930. Between 1929 and 1931 Max also served as the director of the Kentucky Interracial Commission.

Ruth, like her parents, attended Livingstone College, but received both her B.A. (1925) and an M.A. (1930) from Northwestern University where she majored in English Literature and Sociology. In the years between acquiring her degrees, Ruth taught English at Louisville Central High School and from 1930 to 1932 she was head of the English Department at Kentucky State College.

In 1931 Max and Ruth Clement married and moved to Los Angeles where Max was enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Southern California (USC). Although Ruth also began graduate studies at USC, she suspended her formal academic pursuits shortly after the birth of the Bonds' first child in 1933. Max received his Ph.D. in Sociology in 1936 with a dissertation entitled "The Negro in Los Angeles." Upon obtaining his doctorate, Max embarked on a career as an educator. His first position, from 1934-1938, was with the Tennessee Valley Authority as Director of Negro Personnel and Education. Ruth became known for her Tennessee Valley Authority quilt designs, which were sewn by the wives of African-American men who built dams for the TVA in the mid-1930s. Next, Max served as Dean of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana (1938-1940); from 1940-1944 he was employed as as Dean of the School of Education at the Tuskegee Institute (today Tuskegee University).

In 1944 the first of Max and Ruth's foreign sojourns began: Max accepted a job with the US State Department's Inter-American Educational Foundation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he served as director of the educational mission and Ruth was on the faculty of L'Ecole Normale de Martissant. The Bonds left Haiti in 1947 when Max was appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Education of Clark Atlanta University. In 1950 the State Department sent the Bonds to Liberia, where Max, following a reorganization of the University of Liberia, became the university's first President and Ruth headed the English Department. The Bonds enjoyed a close working relationship with Liberian President William Tubman.

Max's stint in Liberia lasted until 1955, at which point he began his work as an official in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Max's first appointment was as Education Advisor to Afghanistan's Minister of Education; next he took up a similar role in Tunisia. Just as he had done in Liberia, Max played a role in the reorganization of Kabul University and the University of Tunis. In 1960 the Bonds returned to the United States, taking up residence in Washington, D.C. briefly, before spending a year in Sierra Leone. Max's final tour of duty was in Nyasaland (now Malawi), where he organized teacher training programs. Following his retirement in 1966, Max joined Ruth in becoming active in community issues in the D.C. area. During the 1960s Ruth served as President of the African-American Women's Association, and in 1978 she was part of a National Council of Negro Women fact-finding mission that studied the role of women in Senegal, Togo, and the Ivory Coast.

Other educators in the extended Clement and Bond families included Ruth's brother, Rufus Early Clement, and Max Sr.'s brother, Horace Mann Bond. Rufus E. Clement was a long-time president of Atlanta University. Horace Bond, author of The Education of the Negro in American Social Order, served as the first African-American President of Lincoln University, as well as the head of the Bureau of Education and Social Research at Atlanta University. He also co-founded the Africa-America Institute, an organization with which Max Sr. and Ruth were closely involved.

The Bonds had three children, all of whom followed their parents' educational lead. Jane Emma Clement Bond (b. 1933), who received her Ph.D. from University College, London University, became a professor of European History and Modern France at Baruch College; J. Max Bond, Jr. (1935-2009), an architect and Columbia University professor, was a graduate of Harvard University; and George Clement Bond (b. 1936), obtained his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and was the Director of the Institute for African Studies at Columbia University, as well as a Professor of Anthropology at Teachers College.

Max died in 1991and Ruth in 2005.

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Series I: Correspondence, 1934-1992, 2004

This series contains correspondence pertaining to J. Max Bond's career as a member of United States Agency for International Development (US AID) and the United States Foreign Service, Ruth Bond's affiliation and leadership of various women's organizations, letters from the immediate and extended family, and a few Bond family financial and legal materials.

General Correspondence includes letters to and from a wide variety of professional associates and Bond family members, as well as more occasional correspondents. Amongst the general correspondence can be found letters and cards from Ruth's brother, Rufus Clement, and sister, Abbie; Max's brothers Gilbert and Horace; and a number of nephews, nieces, and other extended family members, including Georgia State Senator Julian Bond. This correspondence has been arranged chronologically by decade, and runs from the 1930s through the 1990s.

Correspondence from the immediate family includes letters to and from sons Max Jr. and George, and daughter Jane. This material, the majority written during the late 1950s and 1960s, contains extensive correspondence pertaining to Max's and George's secondary and university education, and many of these letters are copies written by Max Sr. to his sons from his various USAID and Foreign Service postings. Because much of the correspondence is addressed to both George and Max, Jr., their correspondence has been generally kept together, with the exception of a large group of letters addresses specifically to Max Jr. The Jane Bond correspondence primarily contains letters to her parents from the 1950s through the 1990s. The Max Bond, Jr. and George Bond correspondence, as well as the Jane Bond correspondence has been organized chronologically by decade.

Note: Some correspondence, both professional and occasionally personal, can also be found in the Subseries II.1: Country and Regional, 1939-1990.



Box 1 Folder 1 to 11 General, 1930s-1990s, Undated (11 Folders), 1930s-1990s, Undated



Box 2 Folder 1 to 9 General, 1930s-1990s, Undated (9 Folders), 1930s-1990s, Undated



Box 3 Folder 1 to 8 General, 1930s-1990s, Undated (8 Folders), 1930s-1990s, Undated



Box 4 Folder 1 to 2 General, 1930s-1990s, Undated (2 Folders), 1930s-1990s, Undated


Family


Box 4 Folder 3 Max and Ruth Bond--Personal, circa 1934-1978, 2004, 1934-1978, 2004


Box 4 Folder 4 to 11 George and Max Bond, Jr., 1948-1970s (8 Folders), 1948-1970s



Box 5 Folder 1 to 7 George and Max Bond, Jr., 1948-1970s (7 Folders), 1948-1970s


Box 5 Folder 8 Max Bond, Jr.--University, 1950-1953


Box 5 Folder 9 to 10 Jane Bond, 1950s-1960s (2 Folders), 1950s-1960s



Box 6 Folder 1 to 7 Jane Bond, 1970s-1990s (7 Folders), 1970s-1990s



Box 7 Folder 1 to 3 Jane Bond, 1970s-1990s (3 Folders), 1970s-1990s


Box 7 Folder 4 Family Reunion, 1978


Professional and Organizational


Box 7 Folder 5 General, 1961-1978


Box 7 Folder 6 to 11 Afghanistan, 1954-1957, 1978, Undated (6 Folders), 1954-1957, 1978, Undated



Box 8 Folder 1 Afghanistan, 1954-1957, 1978, Undated, 1954-1957, 1978, Undated


Box 8 Folder 2 African American Institute, 1978-1983


Box 8 Folder 3 Atlanta University, 1948-1950


Box 8 Folder 4 Haiti, 1946-1947


Box 8 Folder 5 Howard University, 1966-1968


Box 8 Folder 6 Institute of Computer Technology, 1967-1968


Box 8 Folder 7 to 12 Liberia, 1950-1978 (6 Folders), 1950-1978



Box 9 Folder 1 Liberia, 1950-1978


Box 9 Folder 2 to 6 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland), 1961-1967 (5 Folders), 1961-1967


Box 9 Folder 7 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland)--and Travel Documents, 1963-1966


Box 9 Folder 8 to 9 Sierra Leone, 1953-1962


Box 9 Folder 10 Senator Heinz, 1982


Box 9 Folder 11 Tunisia, 1957-1960, Undated, 1957-1960, Undated



Box 10 Folder 1 to 3 Tunisia, 1957-1960, Undated, 1957-1960, Undated


Box 10 Folder 4 to 6 Women's Organizations, 1960s-1990 (3 Folders), 1960s-1990


Box 10 Folder 7 "Young, Andrew", 1979


Legal and Financial


Box 10 Folder 8 to 11 General, 1940s-1980s (4 Folders), 1940s-1980s



Box 11 Folder 1 Fundraising and Contributions, 1975-1979


Box 11 Folder 2 Lawsuit--Amtrak, 1975-1989


Box 11 Folder 3 to 4 Lawsuit--Police Brutality, 1989-1992 (2 Folders), 1989-1992


Box 11 Folder 5 Lawsuit--Police Brutality--Notes, 1989, Undated, 1989, Undated


Box 11 Folder 6 Jackson, Abbie--Estate, 1986


Invitations



Box 12 Folder 1 General, 1949-1990


Box 12 Folder 2 to 6 Professional, 1951-1990 (5 Folders), 1951-1990

Series II: Country, Regional and Subject Files, 1935-1995

Included here are reports, documents, and printed materials related to the countries in which the Bonds worked and toured, and their various interests and avocations. The material in this series is arranged alphabetically.


Subseries II.1: Country and Regional, 1939-1990

The bulk of the material in this subseries is related to the countries and regions in which Max Bond worked while employed by the United States Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Materials include reports—many of which were written by Max Bond—correspondence, printed material and ephemera. Printed materials include a small collection of Liberian newspapers, several broadsides of Liberian government proclamations, pamphlets, newspapers, and brochures—published by various African states as well as the US State Department. Also here are Ruth Bond's notes and report of her trip to West Africa in 1978. The trip, a feasibility study, was sponsored by the International Division of the National Council of Negro Women. Some correspondence, both professional and occasionally personal, can also be found here.


Afghanistan



Box 11 Folder 7 Basic Data, 1956, Undated, 1956, Undated


Box 11 Folder 8 Description--Draft, Undated


Box 11 Folder 9 Education--Reports, 1952, 1956, 1952, 1956


Box 11 Folder 10 Ephemera, 1955, Undated, 1955, Undated



Box 13 Folder 1 "Proverbs, 100 Afghan Persian"--Christy Wilson, 1961


Box 13 Folder 2 Reports, 1955-1957, Undated, 1955-1957, Undated


Box 13 Folder 3 Reports--Ill Treatment, 1956, Undated, 1956, Undated


Box 13 Folder 4 Reports--Terminal, 1962, Undated, 1962, Undated


Africa


Box 13 Folder 5 to 7 General, 1954-1989 (3 Folders), 1954-1989


Box 13 Folder 8 American Aid--Proposals, 1975-1983, Undated, 1975-1983, Undated



Box 41 Folder 1 Education--Charts and Statistics, 1966, Undated, 1966, Undated



Box 13 Folder 9 Education Notes, 1966


Box 13 Folder 10 Memos and Reports, 1957-1962, Undated, 1957-1962, Undated


Box 13 Folder 11 Printed Material, 1960s-1970



Box 14 Folder 1 Report--Draft--International Institute of African Guidance and Development, circa, 1960s


Box 14 Folder 2 to 3 Trip to--Ruth Bond's Report, 1978 (2 Folders), 1978


Box 14 Folder 4 Cuba--"A Public Survey on the Quality of Health Care,", 1988


Box 14 Folder 5 Haiti, 1945-1947, 1987, 1945-1947, 1987


Box 14 Folder 6 Haiti--Printed Material, 1945-1946


Box 14 Folder 7 India--Education--Reviews, 1955-1956


Box 14 Folder 8 Indochina, 1972


Box 14 Folder 9 Korea--United States Policy, 1974


Box 14 Folder 10 Lebanon--Education--Proposal, circa, 1950s


Box 14 Folder 11 "Lebanon, Letters From"--Edward Marion Hope, 1951-1966


Liberia



Box 15 Folder 1 General, 1972-1990


Box 15 Folder 2 to 3 Description--Draft, Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 15 Folder 4 Ephemera, 1950-1954


Box 15 Folder 5 Ephemera--Programs and Bulletins, 1950-1954


Box 15 Folder 6 "Folktales of the Liberian Tribes"--Charles S. G. Boayue, Undated


Box 15 Folder 7 Manly, Arthur Nanuh--Report of Trip to the United States, 1953


Box 15 Folder 8 Periodicals, 1950-1954



Box 41 Folder 2 Proclamation, 1954


Box 41 Folder 3 Sketch--University of Liberia Amphitheatre, Undated



Box 15 Folder 9 Trip to--Notes, 1978


Box 15 Folder 10 Tubman, William, 1951-1954, 1971, 1951-1954, 1971


Box 15 Folder 11 University of--Bulletin, 1953



Box 16 Folder 1 University of--English Theses--Students of Ruth Bond, 1953-1954


Box 16 Folder 2 University of--Yearbooks, 1952-1954


Malawi (formerly Nyasaland)


Box 16 Folder 3 "An AID Employee in Nyasaland,", 1962-1964


Box 16 Folder 4 Controversy, Textbook Distribution, 1964-1965, Undated, 1964-1965, Undated


Box 16 Folder 5 Printed Material, 1964-1973


Box 16 Folder 6 Reports, 1965


Box 16 Folder 7 Reports--Education, 1962


Box 16 Folder 8 Reports--End of Tour, 1964



Box 41 Folder 4 Maps, Undated



Box 16 Folder 9 Namibia--Printed Material, 1960s-1970


Box 16 Folder 10 Nigeria--Printed Material, Circa, 1950s


Box 16 Folder 11 Senegal--Trip to--Notes, 1977-1978


Sierra Leone



Box 17 Folder 1 Education--Proposal, 1961


Box 17 Folder 2 Ephemera, 1961


Box 17 Folder 3 "--Old and New of,", 1939


Box 17 Folder 4 Reports, 1959


Box 17 Folder 5 South Africa, 1978-1990


Box 17 Folder 6 South Africa--Printed Material, 1978-1979


Box 17 Folder 7 Sudan--Printed Material, 1976-1978


Box 17 Folder 8 Tanzania--Printed Material, 1977


Box 17 Folder 9 Togo--Trip to, 1978


Tunisia


Box 17 Folder 10 American Women's Club of, 1957-1959


Box 17 Folder 11 Education--Report, 1958


Box 17 Folder 12 Ephemera, 1957-1959



Box 18 Folder 1 University Proposal, Undated


Box 18 Folder 2 Uganda--Printed Material, Undated


United States--State Department



Box 12 Folder 7 to 8 Bulletins, 1969-1986 (2 Folders), 1969-1986


Box 12 Folder 9 Employees of African Descent, 1965-1966, Undated, 1965-1966, Undated


Box 12 Folder 10 Program Training, Circa, 1960s


Box 12 Folder 11 West Africa--Observations of, Circa, 1952-1954


Box 12 Folder 12 West Africa--Printed Material, 1960-1961


Box 12 Folder 13 Zambia--Printed Material, 1970


Subseries II.2: Subject Files, 1935-1995

This subseries features an eclectic mix of personal and vocational interests of both Max and Ruth Bond. Included are materials produced by or regarding the extended Bond-Clement family. Areas of vocational interest comprise the Tennessee Valley Association, the Tuskegee Institute, various educational topics and the Washington, DC community.

Max Bond's clipping folders, which contained un-annotated newspaper and magazine articles primarily from mainstream media sources such as theNew York Times,theWashington Post, Time, The New RepublicandThe Nation,and mostly dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, were not retained. Selected folder headings, created by Max Bond, give an indication of the subjects that he collected: "Africa," "African Jewelry," "Art-Theatre-Agriculture," "Black Colleges," "Black Education," "Black Intelligence," "Black Male Crisis," "Black Politicians," "Black Power," "Black Related Recent Current," "Black Vote," "Black and White Together Movements," "Blacks/Africa," "Blacks in Nixon's Employ," "Church," "Civil Rights," "Criminals," "Grenada's Rape-Rush's Rule," "Impeachment," "Indians + Other Minorities," "Rev Jackson," "Jaworski," "Job Discrimination," "Justice Dpmt. Violation," "Kent State," "Martin L King," "Medicare," "Myth + Sham," "NAACP," "Negro + Other Leaders," "Nixon-Agnew + Hiss," "Outstanding Blacks/Black Leaders," "Panthers," "Police Brutality," "Politics Reagan's Fall," "RACIAL: Whites + Blacks," "South African White Churches," "Snow 1987," "Student Protest Groups," "Wallace of Alabama," "What Citizens Should Know," and "Wine + Foods."


Box 12 Folder 14 African-Asian-American Peoples Organization--Proposal, 1957


Box 12 Folder 15 "The African Influence on Afro-American Art"--Lois Jones Pierre Noel, Circa, 1970s


Box 12 Folder 16 African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church, 1968-1975


Box 12 Folder 17 Afro-Americans Problems Conference--Proposal, Circa, 1965


Box 12 Folder 18 Bond, Horace--"From Negro to American Man"--Address to Lincoln College,, 1956


Box 12 Folder 19 Bond, Horace--"A Study of Factors Involved in the Identification and Encouragement of Unusual Academic talent Among Under Privileged Populations,", 1967



Box 18 Folder 3 Bond, Julian--Clippings, 1969-1979


Box 18 Folder 4 Bond, Julian--Remarks: Anniversary of Fair Housing Act, 1988


Box 18 Folder 5 Bond, Zelema--Proposal--Supportive Educational Services, 1971


Box 18 Folder 6 Boston--African-American Research, 1987-1988, Undated, 1987-1988, Undated


Box 18 Folder 7 Brann, Joan--State Department Appointment, 1977


Box 18 Folder 8 Clothing--Patterns, Circa, 1950s


Box 18 Folder 9 Clement, Rufus E., 1947, 1967-1969, 1947, 1967-1969



Box 42 Clement, Rufus E--Audio Tape--Shining Light Award, 1968



Box 41 Folder 5 The Committee for the Future--SYNCON Booklet, 1973



Box 18 Folder 10 Eckhardt, Celia--Feminism, Undated


Education


Box 18 Folder 11 General, 1965-1967, 1978, 1965-1967, 1978


Box 18 Folder 12 "The Evaluation of Higher Institutions,", 1937


Box 18 Folder 13 International Students--Africa, 1962, 1981, Undated, 1962, 1981, Undated


Box 18 Folder 14 International Students--Printed Material, 1966-1981


Box 18 Folder 15 International Students--Reports, Circa, 1970s-1980


Box 18 Folder 16 Knoxville People's College--Proposal, Undated


Box 18 Folder 17 Louisiana--Reports, 1937-1940


Box 18 Folder 18 Phoenix Indian School, 1972-1973


Box 18 Folder 19 Teacher Education Questionnaire, 1948


Box 18 Folder 20 U. S. Commission on Civil Rights--Testimony of Arthur S. Fleming, 1981


Box 18 Folder 21 University of the District of Columbia, 1981, 1988, 1981, 1988


Box 18 Folder 22 Diplomatic Lists, 1966-1979


Box 18 Folder 23 Funerals, 1960s-1990s


Box 18 Folder 24 Home Repair, Circa, 1960s-1971


Box 18 Folder 25 International Glass Plant, 1969


Box 18 Folder 26 Library of Congress, 1980


Box 18 Folder 27 Lincoln University, 1985-1994


Box 18 Folder 28 Kentucky Opera Association--Complaint, 1965


Box 18 Folder 29 Parker, Judge Barrington, 1987


Box 18 Folder 30 Programs and Events, 1949-1988, Undated, 1949-1988, Undated


Box 18 Folder 31 Refugees, 1981-1983


Box 18 Folder 32 Robinson, Henry S., 1960-1988, Undated, 1960-1988, Undated


Box 18 Folder 33 Sociology, Department of--University of Southern California, 1959-1966


Box 18 Folder 34 Sociology, Negro Doctorates in--Questionnaires, Undated


Box 18 Folder 35 Southern Negro Youth Conference, 1940, Undated, 1940, Undated


Tennessee Valley Association (TVA)


Box 18 Folder 36 "Effects of Pickwick Landing Reservoir on Waterloo and Riverton, Alabama,", 1935


Box 18 Folder 37 Negro Training Program, 1935, Undated, 1935, Undated


Box 18 Folder 38 Quilts--Exhibit, 1990-1995



Box 19 Folder 1 Textile Museum, 1988-1992


Box 19 Folder 2 Tuskegee Institute--Army Airforce Training Program, 1944, Undated, 1944, Undated


Box 19 Folder 3 Tuskegee Institute--Ephemera, 1942-1943, 1965, 1942-1943, 1965


Box 19 Folder 4 United States Civil Rights, 1963-1970


Box 19 Folder 5 Women--Reports, 1977, 1991, Undated, 1977, 1991, Undated


Washington, D. C.


Box 19 Folder 6 General, 1968-1986, Undated, 1968-1986, Undated


Box 19 Folder 7 Education, 1950s-1960s


Box 19 Folder 8 Park Bill--Max Bond Senate Testimony, 1967


Box 19 Folder 9 Program for Laymen Overseas, 1966, 1978, 1966, 1978

Series III: Writings, 1930-1988

Manuscript drafts and notes by J. Max Bond make up the bulk of this series. Subject matter, largely concerning civil rights, the Black Panthers, and the Nixon administration, dates most of the manuscripts to the late 1960s-1970s. Where possible, drafts of the same manuscript have been grouped together and organized alphabetically, using the original titles; however, lack of dates makes it impossible to ascertain the chronological order of the drafts. A small amount of material in this series is by Ruth Bond and included here is her Master's thesis. The material is arranged alphabetically.

Note: Most reports written by J. Max Bond, Sr. and Ruth Clement Bond can be found in Subseries II.1: Country and Regional, 1939-1990.


J. Max Bond, Sr.


Box 19 Folder 10 "Aging"--Drafts and Notes, 1975, 1980, Undated, 1975, 1980, Undated


Box 19 Folder 11 "For America's Senior Citizens--Departure or Security," 1971-1972, Undated, 1971-1972, Undated


Box 19 Folder 12 to 16 "American Myth"--Drafts, Undated


Box 19 Folder 17 "Becoming a Negro" --Fragment, Undated


Box 19 Folder 18 "Bicentennial--Chapter 1", Undated


Box 19 Folder 19 "Education of the Negro in America"--Notes, Undated


Box 19 Folder 20 to 21 "Golden Thread", Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 19 Folder 22 to 23 "Holocaust Makers and Dream Killers", Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 19 Folder 24 "Martin Luther King Assassination", Undated


Box 19 Folder 25 "The Modern American Termites", Undated


Box 19 Folder 26 Minorities and Desegregation--Drafts and Research Material, 1970s


Box 19 Folder 27 Movements, Undated


Box 19 Folder 28 "Nation Out of Focus"--Outline and Proposal, 1974, Undated, 1974, Undated


Box 19 Folder 29 to 33 [Nation Out of Focus], Undated (5 Folders), Undated



Box 20 Folder 1 to 6 [Nation Out of Focus], Undated (6 Folders), Undated


Box 20 Folder 7 "New Nation", Undated


Box 20 Folder 8 "The Pall of Mylai", Undated


Box 20 Folder 9 to 10 "Panthers"--Draft, Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 20 Folder 11 to 16 "Permissiveness", Undated (6 Folders), Undated


Box 20 Folder 17 to 19 "Religion", Undated (3 Folders), Undated


Box 20 Folder 20 to 22 "Sickness", (3 Folders)


Box 20 Folder 23 "Southern Strategy", Circa, 1970s


Box 20 Folder 24 "Teachers of Democracy", Undated


Box 20 Folder 25 "Youth"--Draft, Undated


Box 20 Folder 26 "Washington's Elderly World," Circa, 1970s


Box 20 Folder 27 to 28 Untitled Drafts, Undated (2 Folders), Undated



Box 21 Folder 1 to 5 Untitled Drafts, Undated (5 Folders), Undated


Box 21 Folder 6 Untitled Drafts--Ruth's Edits, Undated


Box 21 Folder 7 Untitled Drafts and Notes, Undated


Ruth Bond


Box 21 Folder 8 "Birth of an Article,", 1988


Box 21 Folder 9 "Birth of an Article"--Notes and Drafts, 1988


Box 21 Folder 10 "Citizens of Christ and Democracy,", Undated


Box 21 Folder 11 "The Criminal in English Drama"--M.A. Thesis, 1930


Box 21 Folder 12 "The Criminal in English Drama"--M.A. Thesis --Notes, Circa, 1930


Box 21 Folder 13 "Trivia: Inauguration Day,", 1969


Box 21 Folder 14 Untitled Drafts, 1970-1979


Box 21 Folder 15 to 16 Notes and Drafts, Undated

Series IV: Organizations, 1942-1995

Newsletters, correspondence, notes, minutes, and photographs, related to the many organizations to which the Bonds belonged, make up the bulk of this, the largest series in the collection. The material comprising this series was scattered throughout the holdings with no discernable order. Documents, therefore, were gathered from across the collection and arranged chronologically by decade and, where appropriate, by years. At times, documents from different organizations were found nested together. Generally these stray documents have been left where they were found; for example, the Association of American Foreign Service Women (AAFSW) folders also contain material related to the Africa-America Institute (AAI) and other organizations. These cases reflect the very strong ties, both in terms of shared personnel and subject matter, between the organizations to which the Bonds belonged. In addition, the Bonds frequently received a very small amount of literature—often only a single document—from a vast array of organizations. The material related to these organizations has been grouped together within the General Organizations folders and arranged chronologically. Within the General Organizations folders there is much material dedicated to Women's groups.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington (BGCGW: also known as Eastern Branch Boys' Club of Greater Washington) and its affiliate, the Women's Auxiliary Board (WAB), in which Max and Ruth Bond held leadership roles respectively, represent the single largest organizations within the series. Reflecting their organizational structure, the material relating to both groups has been kept together. The WAB's President's Book contains a representative assortment of documents related to this organization between 1970 and 1975, including a history, minutes, photograph albums, and materials regarding receptions for other organizations—especially those organizations associated with the Bonds.

The Association of American Foreign Service Women (AAFSW) was strongly involved in the BGCGW/WAB. Although the AAFSW and WAB were two distinct organizations, many AAFSW members came to occupy leading roles in the WABGC. The AAFSW—and, through it, BGCGW/WAB— was also affiliated with the National Council of Women of the United States (NCWUS); Ruth Bond held a number of roles within each organization and the materials here reflect that involvement.

Also within this series is material regarding the Africa-America Institute (AAI) and its African Scholarship Program of American Universities (ASPAU). The primary aim of the AAI was to facilitate the education and training of Africans studying in the United States by providing both financial support in the form of scholarships and a social, cultural, and legal support network. During the 1960s and early 1970s—the period of the Max and Ruth Bond's greatest involvement in the organization—the ASPAU was responsible for the selection, placement, funding, training, and orientation of students; Max and Ruth Bond were active in the selection and placement of scholarship students.

Material regarding the African-American Scholars Council (AASC) can be found within the AAI material. Although the two organizations were not officially aligned, the AASC was founded by James L. Hope, who had previously run the AAI's scholarship program. Also within the AAI documents are materials relating to the Hospitality and Information Service (THIS) for Diplomatic Residents and Families, as well as the Student Counseling Service and its subsidiary organizations, including the African-American Women's Council.

Of general note, the Washington Women's Council is the successor of African-American Wives Group. It is through Church Women United that Ruth Bond became involved with the Bicentennial celebrations of 1976.


Box 21 Folder 17 to 21 General, 1942, 1954 1960s-1994, 1942, 1954, 1960s-1994


Box 21 Folder 22 to 24 General--Women, 1950s-1994, Undated (3 Folders), 1950s-1994, Undated



Box 22 Folder 1 to 7 General--Women, 1950s-1994, Undated (7 Folders), 1950s-1994, Undated


Box 22 Folder 8 African Women's Organization in America, 1965-1966


African-American Institute (AAI)


Box 22 Folder 9 to 14 General, 1963-1981 (6 Folders), 1963-1981



Box 23 Folder 1 to 3 General, 1982-1990s


Box 23 Folder 4 African-American Scholars Council, 1974-1975 (with "Women of Africa"), 1974-1975


Box 23 Folder 5 African-American Women's Council, 1967-1972


Box 23 Folder 6 African Embassies, 1977


Box 23 Folder 7 The African Student in Washington--Transcripts, 1976



Box 42 The African Student in Washington--Voice of America--AudioTapes 1-3, 1976



Box 23 Folder 8 Student Aid Documents, 1971-1983


Box 23 Folder 9 Student Aid Documents--National Association for Foreign Student Affairs,, 1979-1981


Box 23 Folder 10 Student's Ball--An African Evening, 1977


Box 23 Folder 11 THIS--The Hospitality and Information Service, 1966-1969


Box 23 Folder 12 Washington Women's Council, 1961-1968


African-American Women's Association


Box 23 Folder 13 to 18 General, 1971-1976



Box 24 Folder 1 to 11 General, 1976-1990s, Undated, 1976-1990s, Undated



Box 40 Folder 1 Photograph Album--Beige, Undated


Box 40 Folder 2 Photograph Album--Black, Undated



Box 24 Folder 12 Africare, 1976-1977


Box 24 Folder 13 American Foreign Service Association, 1970-1971, 1983, 1970-1971, 1983


Box 24 Folder 14 American Red Cross, 1985-1988


Box 24 Folder 15 Amicale Americano-Malagasy, 1984-1985


Association of American Foreign Service Women


Box 24 Folder 16 to 17 General, 1967-1969 (2 Folders), 1967-1969



Box 25 Folder 1 to 8 General, 1970-1990s


Box 25 Folder 9 Black Women's Agenda, 1979, 1987, 1979, 1987


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington


Box 25 Folder 10 to 15 General, 1968-1975, Undated, 1968-1975, Undated



Box 26 Folder 1 to 8 General, 1976-1995, Undated, 1976-1995, Undated


Box 26 Folder 9 Annual National Conference, 1982


Box 26 Folder 10 Award Presented to J. Max Bond, 1971


Box 26 Folder 11 Board Meetings and General Documents, 1975-1983


Box 26 Folder 12 "Boy's Club,", 1984-1985


Box 26 Folder 13 "Boys' & Girls' Club,", 1985-1986


Box 26 Folder 14 "Forms & Letters, Treasurers Reports, Grants,", 1986-1987


Box 26 Folder 15 History--Women's Auxiliary Board, 1992


Photographs


Box 26 Folder 16 General, 1970-1971, 1986, 1989, Undated, 1970-1971, 1986, 1989, Undated



Box 40 Folder 3 Bound Album, 1970-1973


Box 40 Folder 4 President's Book Women's Auxiliary Board, 1970-1975 (Bound), 1970-1975



Box 26 Folder 17 Recipes, 1986


Box 26 Folder 18 Talent Show Journal, 1971



Box 27 Folder 1 Treasurer Reports and Minutes, 1970-1983


Box 27 Folder 2 "Women's Auxiliary Education Assistance,", 1986-1987


Box 27 Folder 3 Capital Hill Restoration Society, 1966-1971


Church Women United (CWU)


Box 27 Folder 4 to 16 General, 1960s-1975 (13 Folders), 1960s-1975



Box 28 Folder 1 to 6 General, 1975-1990s, Undated (6 Folders), 1975-1990s, Undated


Box 28 Folder 7 Anniversary, 30th--Celebration, 1971


Box 28 Folder 8 Anti-War Material, 1972


Box 28 Folder 9 Bethune, Mary McLeod--Funeral & Memorial, 1974


Box 28 Folder 10 to 11 Bicentennial, 1975 (2 Folders), 1975


Box 28 Folder 12 Board of Managers Program, 1974


Box 28 Folder 13 Conference of Church and Synagogue Women, 1970-1972


Box 28 Folder 14 Conference, Governor Romney's, 1974


Box 28 Folder 15 to 17 International Women's Year, 1975-1977 (3 Folders), 1975-1977


Box 28 Folder 18 International Women's Year--Report--"...To Form a More Perfect Union...,", 1976



Box 29 Folder 1 People's Platform, 1973-1976


Box 29 Folder 2 Planetary Pupil, 1970-1972


Box 29 Folder 3 World Day of Prayer, 1974-1988


Box 29 Folder 4 Civil Rights--Leadership Conference, 1975


Box 29 Folder 5 Committee for National Security, 1987


Box 29 Folder 6 Congressional Black Caucus, 1970-1971


Box 29 Folder 7 Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (Dacor), 1988


Box 29 Folder 8 to 10 District of Columbia Bicentennial, 1987-1989 (3 Folders), 1987-1989


Box 29 Folder 11 Foreign Student Service Council, 1967-1972


Box 29 Folder 12 Friends of the National Museum of African Art, 1985-1988


Box 29 Folder 13 Inter-American Commission of Women, 1972-1980


Box 29 Folder 14 International Visitors Service, 1967-1969


Box 29 Folder 15 to 17 Liberian Ore Limited, 1963-1992


Box 29 Folder 18 National Association for Community Development, 1969


Box 29 Folder 19 National Council of Churches


National Council of Negro Women


Box 29 Folder 20 to 21 1969-1993


Box 29 Folder 22 "International Women's United for Equality,", 1975



Box 30 Folder 1 "Report and Recommendations: Feasibility Trip to Senegal, Ivory Coast and Togo,", 1978


Box 30 Folder 2 to 3 "Women & Housing: A Report on Sex Discrimination in Five American Cities,", 1975



Folder 4 to 10 National Council of Women of the United States, 1964-1976, Undated, 1964-1976, Undated



Box 30 Folder 11 "85th Annual Meeting,", 1973


Box 30 Folder 12 Civil Rights for Women of Conscience, 1965


Box 30 Folder 13 White House Conference "To Fulfill These Rights,", 1966


Box 30 Folder 14 National Women's Political Caucus, 1971-1972


Box 30 Folder 15 Northwestern University, 1985-1992


Box 30 Folder 16 Overseas Education Fund, 1980-1981


Box 30 Folder 17 Public Television--Community Service Awards, 1973


Box 30 Folder 18 Rural America--Coming of Age, 1980



Box 31 Folder 1 United Planning Organization, "The Polycultural Pre-School Program,", 1975


United Nations


Box 31 Folder 2 General, 1975


Box 31 Folder 3 to 5 Decade for Women, 1984-1986 (3 Folders), 1984-1986


Box 31 Folder 6 UNIFEM, 1990-1991


Box 31 Folder 7 to 12 International Women's Year 1973-1977 (6 Folders), 1973-1977


Box 31 Folder 13 International Women's Year--French Materials, 1974


Box 31 Folder 14 Universities--General, 1970s-1990s


Box 31 Folder 15 Youth for Understanding, 1986-1987



Box 32 Folder 1 to 3 Widening Horizons, 1964-1975, Undated, 1964-1975, Undated


Box 32 Folder 4 to 5 Women & Labor, 1973-1989 (2 Folders), 1973-1989


Box 32 Folder 6 Women's International Religious Fellowship, 1970-1972


Box 32 Folder 7 Women's National Democratic Club, 1968-1994


Box 32 Folder 8 World Council of Churches, 1978


Box 32 Folder 9 to 10 World Day of Prayer, 1958-1988

Series V: Personal, 1914-1995

Family memorabilia, awards and travel ephemera; biographical manuscripts, interviews and notes concerning the Clement-Bond family history; drafts of the Bond children's school papers and documents relating to individual interests; diaries, day books, and journals; and financial files, all of which capture the personal lives of the Bond family, are found here.


Subseries V.1: General, circa 1914-1992

The materials in this subseries range across decades and include awards, diplomas, birth certificates, educational and employment documents, clippings, and extended family genealogical and biographical materials, as well as ephemera.


Biographical and Family History



Box 41 Folder 6 Article--"The Life and Times of J. Max Bond," by Ruth M. Bond, 1992



Box 32 Folder 11 Biographical Notes, Undated


Box 32 Folder 12 to 13 Bond, James--"Life on the Margins: An Autobiography," Undated (2 Folders) Needs to be Photocopied., Undated


Box 32 Folder 14 Bond, James--Tributes, 1979-2003


Box 32 Folder 15 Bond, Ruth--Oral History Transcripts, 1992-1994


Box 32 Folder 16 Clement-Bond Family History, Circa 1946, 1970s


Box 32 Folder 17 Clement, Emma C. 1914, 1946, 1952, 1914, 1946, 1952


Box 32 Folder 18 Clippings, 1950s-1992



Box 33 Folder 1 Awards, 1975-1991


Box 33 Folder 2 Bond Children--Physician Reports, 1942

[Restricted until 2032]


Box 33 Folder 3 George Bond, Circa, 1950s


Box 33 Folder 4 George Bond--Diploma--London School of Economics, 1968


Jane Bond


Box 33 Folder 5 Bibliographies and Notes, 1967-1980, Undated, 1967-1980, Undated


Box 33 Folder 6 Curriculum Vitae, Undated


Box 33 Folder 7 to 9 Economics and International Politics--Articles by Others, 1970s-1980s (3 Folders), 1970s-1980s


Box 33 Folder 10 And Fernando Howard, 1953-1963, Undated, 1953-1963, Undated


Box 33 Folder 11 Journals, 1972, Undated, 1972, Undated


Box 33 Folder 12 Sarah Lawrence College, 1952


Box 33 Folder 13 "Le Syndicalisme Minoritaire..." and Notes, 1989, Undated, 1989, Undated


Box 33 Folder 14 Washington High School, 1948


Max Bond, Jr.


Box 33 Folder 15 Architecture, 1968-1980


Box 33 Folder 16 Financial, 1949, 1953-1958, 1949, 1953-1958


Box 33 Folder 17 School Papers, 1951-1952


J. Max Bond, Sr


Box 33 Folder 18 Curriculum Vitae, 1967, Undated, 1967, Undated


Box 33 Folder 19 Employment--Applications and Reports, Circa, 1960-1967


Box 33 Folder 20 Employment--Letters of Recommendation, 1967


Box 33 Folder 21 Employment--Travel Documents and Vouchers


Box 33 Folder 22 Death and Funeral, 1981-1982, 1992, 1981-1982, 1992


Box 33 Folder 23 J. Max Bond, Sr. and Ruth Clement Bond--Wills, 1981-1991


Ruth Clement Bond


Box 33 Folder 24 Class Notes, 1927


Box 33 Folder 25 Bibliographies, 1920 Circa 1950s, 1920, 1950s


Box 33 Folder 26 Employment Reviews, 1982-1983


Box 33 Folder 27 Sketches, Circa 1950s and 1960s, 1950s, 1960s


Box 33 Folder 28 Travel Ephemera, Circa, 1950s-1960s


Ephemera



Box 42 Audio Tape--Unidentified, Undated



Box 41 Folder 7 Award--Liberia, 1953 (Rolled), 1953


Box 41 Folder 8 Awards, 1957-1983


Box 41 Folder 9 Diploma, 1925 (Rolled), 1925


Box 41 Folder 10 Haiti Stamps, 1981



Box 34 Folder 1 Boy's Club Award, 1978, 1990, 1978, 1990


Box 34 Folder 2 Equal Rights Amendment Sash, Undated


Box 34 Folder 3 Eyeglasses, Undated


Box 34 Folder 4 Lincoln University Paper Weight, 1987


Box 34 Folder 5 Pins--Adlai Stevenson, Undated


Box 34 Folder 6 Wallet, Undated


Subseries V.2. Daybooks, Diaries, Notebooks and Personal Documents, 1925-1995

The bulk of this series is made up of diaries, notebooks and agendas kept by Ruth Clement Bond. Ruth's agendas—her daily appointment books—include appointments, invitations and often phone calls—both personal and professional—and mark her many and varied cultural interests and the extent of her activity with the organizations with which she worked.

Many of the agendas also include messages, lists of addresses, notes for meetings, notes on various readings or topics of interest to her, and sometimes inserted note cards or invitations. Her notebooks, similarly, include addresses, lists of expenses, and notes on readings or meetings. The diaries and travel journals, while rarely kept on a daily basis, do include many lengthy entries regarding living and traveling abroad.

There are a few notebooks kept by J. Max Bond, Sr. in this series, and both Ruth and Max maintained diaries in 1956, the year that Max was appointed as Education Advisor to Afghanistan's Minister of Education.

Also here are guest books, baby books, passports, driver's licenses and other personal documents.


Bond, Max Sr.


Box 34 Folder 7 Automobile Documents, 1957


Box 34 Folder 8 Diary--Afghanistan, 1956


Box 34 Folder 9 Diary and Notebook, 1962


Box 34 Folder 10 Driver's License--Nyasaland, 1962


Box 34 Folder 11 Guest Book, Undated


Box 34 Folder 12 Notebook, circa, 1960s


Box 34 Folder 13 Notebook--Changing Cultural Image in the Black World, Undated


Box 34 Folder 14 Notebook--USC, circa 1930s (2 Notebooks), 1930s


Box 34 Folder 15 Passports, 1944-1989 (4), 1944-1989


Box 34 Folder 16 Personal Documents, 1960s-1970s


Box 34 Folder 17 Scrapbook--Newspaper Clippings, 1936


Bond, Ruth Clement



Box 35 Folder 1 to 19 Agendas or Day Books, 1959, 1968-1995 (19), 1959, 1968-1995


Box 35 Folder 20 to 22 Calendars, 1987-1991 (3), 1987-1991


Diaries and Journals



Box 36 Folder 1 Diary, 1933


Box 36 Folder 2 Diary, 1946


Box 36 Folder 3 Diary, 1967


Box 36 Folder 4 Diary, 1992, 1994, 1992, 1994


Box 36 Folder 5 Diary--Afghanistan and Travel, 1956


Box 36 Folder 6 Diary--Malawi, 1964-1965


Box 36 Folder 7 Diary--Journal, 1960


Box 36 Folder 8 Journal--London, 1989


Notebooks



Box 35 Folder 23 to 32 General, 1958, 1973-1992, Undated (10), 1958, 1973-1992, Undated


Box 35 Folder 33 Africa, Undated


Box 35 Folder 34 Africa--Liberia, 1954



Box 36 Folder 9 Expenses, 1994


Box 36 Folder 10 Expenses--Trip to West Africa, 1978


Box 36 Folder 11 Expenses and Travel, 1950-1963


Box 36 Folder 12 to 17 Organizations--General, 1972-1988 (6), 1972-1988


Box 36 Folder 18 Organizations--African American Institute, 1963-1964, Undated, 1963-1964, Undated


Box 36 Folder 19 to 20 Organizations-- Association of American Foreign Service Women and Boys Club,, 1968-1991


Personal Documents and Ephemera


Box 36 Folder 21 to 25 Address Books, circa 1950s, Undated (5), 1950s, Undated


Box 36 Folder 26 Driver Licenses--Africa, 1957, 1962, 1957, 1962


Box 36 Folder 27 French Phrase Book, 1954


Box 36 Folder 28 to 29 Guest Books, 1993 (2), 1993


Box 36 Folder 30 Graduation Bulletin--Northwestern University, 1925


Box 36 Folder 31 Passports, 1944-1972


Bond, George Clement



Box 34 Folder 18 Baby Book, 1936


Box 34 Folder 19 Driver's License--International, 1949


Bond, Max Jr.


Box 34 Folder 20 Baby Book, 1935


Subseries V.3: Financial, 1931-1994, undated

Financial documents, including income tax returns, bank account statements and checks, real estate information, receipts and bills, were extensively preserved. Although the financial material spans over sixty years, the bulk of the documents are from the 1950s and 1960s. The banks represented by cancelled checks and monthly statements include: the Alabama Exchange Bank and Tuskegee Institute Savings Bank of Tuskegee, Alabama; the Lincoln Bank & Trust Company of Louisville, Kentucky; Citizens Trust of Atlanta, Georgia; and the Whitney National Bank of New Orleans, Louisiana. Copies of income tax returns, although not inclusive, cover most of the years between 1961 and 1992. Also found here is extensive documentation regarding a rental property owned by the Bonds in Louisville, Kentucky.


Bank Statements and Checking Accounts



Box 37 Cancelled Checks, 1939-1954


Check Book Stubs



Box 38 1946 (1), 1946


Box 38 1949-1950 (2), 1949-1950


Box 38 1955-1956 (2), 1955-1956


Box 38 1960-1962 (1), 1960-1962


Box 38 1975-1994 (39), 1975-1994



Box 37 General, 1943-1986


Box 37 Budget--Home, 1947-1949


Box 37 Expenses--Africa Trip, 1978


Box 37 Income Tax Returns, 1940s, 1961-1992


Box 37 Life Insurance, 1931-1987


Box 37 Moving and Storage, 1945, 1950-1966, 1945, 1950-1966


Box 37 Property Tax Appeal, 1975


Box 37 Rental Property--Louisville, Kentucky--Bills and Receipts, 1960s-1970s


Box 37 Rental Property--Louisville, Kentucky--Documents and Correspondence, 1960s-1990


Box 37 Rich's Department Store--Receipts, 1948-1950s


Box 37 Tuskegee--Prairie Farms--Account Book, 1940-1941

Series VI: Photographs, 1912-1990s

The bulk of the material in this series comprises personal and family photographs, as well as pictures from some of the many events hosted by one of the organizations with which the Bonds were affiliated, especially the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Also included are slides and photographs from trips abroad. These photographs, a mix of black and white, and color, were scattered throughout the collection with little discernable order. Most of them were loose and unidentified, yet there were also some albums and a few labeled photographs. Whenever possible, photographs found in the same location have been kept together. Easily identifiable material was arranged according to the people featured and the nature of the event.



Box 39 Folder 1 General and Unidentified, Undated


Albums


Box 39 Folder 2 Family, 1920s-1980s


Box 39 Folder 3 to 4 "Red Album"-- Professional, Undated


Box 39 Folder 5 "White Album"--Personal, Undated


Family



Box 41 Folder 11 Emma C. Clement--Mother of the Year, 1946



Box 39 Folder 6 to 7 General, 1930s-1990s, Undated, 1930s-1990s, Undated


Box 39 Folder 8 Early Family Pictures, 1912, Undated, 1912, Undated


Box 39 Folder 9 to 10 Friends and Family, 1940s-1980s, Undated, 1940s-1980s, Undated


Box 39 Folder 11 Ghana, Undated


Box 39 Folder 12 Liberia, 1953-1954 (with labels), 1953-1954



Box 41 Folder 12 Liberia--University of, Undated (Rolled), Undated



Box 39 Folder 13 Negatives, Undated


Box 39 Folder 14 Organizations, 1950s-1980s, Undated, 1950s-1980s, Undated


Box 39 Folder 15 to 16 Professional, 1950s-1980s, Undated, 1950s-1980s, Undated


Box 39 Folder 17 Slides, 1958-1961

(Some Labeled)