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

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.

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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