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

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.

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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