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|Size||3.0 linear feet feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1500 items items)|
|Abstract||Katherine Du Pre Lumpkin (1897-1988) was YWCA national student secretary, southern region, 1920-1925; research director at the Council of Industrial Studies, Smith College, 1932-1939, and at the Institute of Labor Studies, Northampton, Mass., 1940-1953; professor of sociology at Wells College, Aurora, N.Y., 1957-1967; and an author. This collection contains correspondence, writings (mainly unpublished), research materials, lecture notes and drafts, photographs, and other papers of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin. Most of the material relates to Lumpkin's primary research interests--race relations, criminology, labor, and southern history. Also included is material concerning Lumpkin's work as YWCA national student secretary and her extensive involvement in community activities in Charlottesville, Va., 1967-1978, some family letters, and some genealogical material.|
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|1897||Katharine DuPre Lumpkin born in Macon, Ga.|
|1912-1915||Attended Brenau College, Gainesville, Ga.; received A.B. in history|
|1915-1917||Worked as teaching assistant in history, Brenau College|
|1918-1919||Attended Columbia University; received M.A. in sociology|
|1920-1925||Worked as YWCA national student secretary, southern region|
|1925-1928||Attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; received Ph.D. in sociology with minors in labor history and international relations|
|1928-1929||Appointed instructor in economics and sociology, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.|
|1929-1930||Awarded post-doctoral fellowship, Social Science Research Council, New York City|
|1932-1939||Served as director of research, Council of Industrial Studies, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.|
|1933||Published The Family: A Study in Membership Roles|
|1934||Published Shutdowns in the Connecticut Valley: A Study of Worker Displacement in the Small Industrial Community|
|1937||Published (with Dorothy W. Douglas) Child Workers in America|
|1938||Published The South in Progress|
|1940-1953||Served as research director, Institute of Labor Studies, Northampton, Mass.|
|1947||Published The Making of a Southerner|
|1949||Awarded the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship for 1950|
|1956-1957||Appointed visiting lecturer in sociology, Mills College, Oakland, Calif.|
|1957-1967||Appointed professor of sociology, Wells College, Aurora, N.Y.|
|1967||Retired; moved to Charlottesville, Va.|
|1967-1971||Taught extension courses in criminology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.|
|1967-1978||Member of the League of Women Voters|
|1970-1975||Participated in founding Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) of Charlottesville/Albemarle County, and served on the board of directors|
|1974||Published The Emancipation of Angelina Grimke|
|1974-1978||Served on the state board of directors of the Citizens' Association for Justice in Virginia|
|1975-1978||Served as the League of Women Voters representative on the state board of OAR of Virginia|
|1979||Moved to Chapel Hill, N.C.|
|1988||Died in Chapel Hill, N.C.|
Correspondence, writings (mainly unpublished), research materials, lecture ntoes and drafts, photographs, and other papers of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin. Most of the material relates to Lumpkin's primary research interests--race relations, criminology, labor, and southern history. Also included is material concerning Lumpkin's work as YWCA national student secretary and her extensive involvement in community activities in Charlottesville, Va., 1967-1968. There are also some family letters and genealogical materials.Back to Top
Much of the correspondence relates to Lumpkin's research and writing projects, particularly The Making of a Southerner; an unpublished novel, "Eli Hill"; The Emancipation of Angelina Grimke; and an article, "The General Plan Was Freedom." There are also some letters about her books The Family: A Study in Membership Roles and Child Workers in America. Most of this correspondence is with editors about publishing arrangements, revisions, sales, and distribution; with librarians about research materials; and with scholars about Lumpkin's work. Letters from friends, scholars, and others responding to The Making of a Southerner constitute the bulk of the 1947 files. Other correspondence pertains to articles, book reviews, and teaching and research appointments.
Much of the later correspondence focuses on Lumpkin's activities after her retirement from Wells College in 1967. Lumpkin's interest in criminal justice is reflected in letters relating to her memberships in the League of Women Voters, Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR), and the Citizens Association for Justice in Virginia (CAJV). There is no correspondence relating to Lumpkin's participation in other organizations to which she belonged--the American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Common Cause, and the Women's Political Caucus. Later correspondence, beginning ca. 1964, also concerns health matters.
Other correspondence relates to Lumpkin's work as a national student secretary for the YWCA. Most of these letters are between Lumpkin and Leslie Blanchard of the Student Department of the YWCA, and other student secretaries. Some of the YWCA letters are photocopies. There are also a few letters relating to Lumpkin's years at Brenau College, Columbia University, and the University of Wisconsin. A few of Lumpkin's childhood letters to and from family members, as well as some later letters from her mother are included. The scrapbook, which is on microfilm, also contains a few letters.
Primarily unpublished manuscripts, drafts, project proposals, and book reviews. Much of the unpublished material consists of Lumpkin's M.A. thesis, dissertation, unpublished articles based on her dissertation, and drafts of her "Parental and Home Rating Scale," which grew out of her doctoral research and was used in the research for her book on child labor. Some case studies are filed with the scale. Other material includes notes for books and articles, typescript and printed copies of book reviews by Lumpkin, and project proposals submitted with fellowship applications to the Social Science Research Council and to various publishers.
Folders 50 and 51 contain a paperback copy of The Making of a Southerner (1981 reprint) and reviews of the book, 1947-1981. Also included in this series are notes and a typescript for the unpublished novel "Eli Hill"; notes for and reviews of The Emancipation of Angelina Grimke; and typescript copies of and correspondence relating to an article on Angelina Grimke written for The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. A complete list of Lumpkin's published writings is included in folder 99.
Primarily notes and some drafts of lectures delivered at college functions and in classes, primarily at Wells College, but also at Smith College and Mills College. Some of the lectures were also given in Charlottesville, Va. Most of the lectures relate to race relations and to Lumpkin's research projects. Early lectures are on The Making of a Southerner, and many of the later lectures focus on criminal justice. Announcements and programs for many of Lumpkin's talks are filed in folder 119.
More than half of the lectures were delivered as part of Lumpkin's course, "The Negro Minority in American Life." Lumpkin taught this course at Wells College from 1957 to 1967. The version of the lectures included here is for the course as it was taught during the 1966-1967 academic year. The lectures cover black history from the nineteenth century to 1967, but most of them focus on the twentieth century and particularly on the 1950s and 1960s. A survey of black protest during summer 1963, conducted by Lumpkin's class in 1963-1964, is filed with the lectures. For supporting material Lumpkin used with these class lectures, see the Printed Material and Microfilm series.
Folder 95 contains typescript copies and notes for lectures delivered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Unitarian Church in Charlottesville, Va. Also included in this series are notes and lectures on Fanny Kemble.
Subject files relate to various organizations to which Lumpkin belonged, her education and genealogy, and also include autobiographical information. Files for Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR), Citizen's Association for Justice in Virginia (CAJV), and the League of Women Voters pertain to Lumpkin's interest in criminal justice. Included in these files are meeting notes and minutes, reports, and publicity material. Some of this material provides information on the history and organization of OAR and CAJV, and on the 1972 Governor's Council on the courts in Virginia. The YWCA material contains proposals, reports, and meeting notes by Lumpkin; schedules for campus visits; and lists of members of the National Student Council in the Southern Division. Some items are faded photocopies.
Among the autobiographical materials are a vita written for the University of North Carolina's Southern Oral History Program and a sketch written for Alfred Knopf, Inc., in connection with The Making of a Southerner. The vita includes extensive comments on Lumpkin's professional involvements. Other autobiographical material includes notes Lumpkin wrote to accompany her papers when they were transferred to the Southern Historical Collection.
School material includes transcripts, loan agreements, and other material from Lumpkin's years at Brenau College, Columbia University, and the University of Wisconsin. A genealogy for Lumpkin's father, William Wallace Lumpkin, and family notes made by Lumpkin on the Lumpkin and Du Pre families are filed with the genealogical material.
Primarily reprints of articles by Lumpkin, material related to Lumpkin's tenure at the Institute of Labor Studies, and brochures, reports, pamphlets, and news releases used in Lumpkin's course, "The Negro Minority in American Life." Much of this material came from the Southern Regional Council and CORE. Material from each of these organizations has been kept together.
Two population maps from the Southern Regional Council are filed with oversize papers. These maps show the percentage of non white population in the counties of the southern states, and the southern counties in which desegregation was in effect in the spring of 1960.
Folder 115 contains a television script about the Grimke sisters for which Lumpkin was a consultant. Folder 121 contains material on Lumpkin's sister, writer Grace Lumpkin (d. 1980). Included are correspondence, obituaries, and an essay entitled "Memorial Day--1961."
The miscellaneous file (folder 126) contains certificates of membership in professional and honorary societies, items related to Lumpkin's retirement from Wells College, material pertaining to teaching assignments at the University of Virginia, a photocopy of Lumpkin's newspaper obituary, and other items.
Included are a scrapbook and loose pages of reviews of Lumpkin's books, clippings (some photocopies) used in the research for The Making of a Southerner, and materials on civil rights used in Lumpkin's course, "The Negro Minority in American Life." Lumpkin underlined and annotated many of the clippings for her course, most of which are from the New York Times. Parts of some of the articles are missing.
The filmed pages are numbered consecutively as follows: scrapbook, pages 1-90 (pages 43-45, 47 omitted); loose pages of reviews, pages 91-117; clippings related to The Making of a Southerner, pages 118-117; clippings related to "The Negro Minority in American Life," pages 139-687.
Primarily photographs of Lumpkin, either alone or with friends. Most of the photographs were taken on vacations and on camping, hiking, and canoeing trips in New England, upstate New York, and elsewhere. Many of the photographs from the 1920s relate to YWCA activities, including scenes at the National Training School student weekend conferences, and the 1924 Blue Ridge Conference. Some of the other photographs are of Lumpkin at Wells College; in her Charlottesville, Chapel Hill, and Aurora homes; and on a trip to Europe in 1970.
Processed by: Rebecca K. McCoy, Gina Overcash, Suzanne Ruffing, March 1982, September 1988, February 1996
Encoded by: Russell Michalak, May 2006
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top