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Guide to the James R. Dumpson Papers
circa 1922-2015
 MS 3078

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 05, 2019
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series IV. Personal, 1950s-2012. 0.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

A small amount of personal material found scattered throughout the collection. Of chief interest are the photographs of Dumpson (box 5, folder 7), either alone, or posed with New York City officials or other dignitaries, both casually and at award ceremonies.


Series IV is sorted in rough chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 7 Personal. Press photos
circa 1950s-2008
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 8 Personal. Award, blue ribbon

Scope and Contents

Approximately 100-inch (or 8.33-foot) blue ribbon "To Comm. James R. Dumpson," with hundreds of typed names. Likely presented to Dumpson on his 1965 resignation as New York City Welfare Commissioner.

circa 1965
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 9 Personal. Cards and programs
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 10 Personal. 1270 Fifth Avenue theft

Scope and Contents

Four-page itemized inventory of "articles stolen from Apt. 15N, 1270 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan," between September 5-8, 1980.

1980 September
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 11 Personal. 1270 Fifth Avenue Cooperative, Inc. Board Minutes
2007 July 10
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 12 Personal. Financial
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 13-14 Personal. Financial (2 folders)
circa 2006-2007
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 15 Personal. Award, "Spirit of Life"

Scope and Contents

State of New York "Legislative Resolution honoring Dr. James R. Dumpson upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 'Spirit of Life' Award."

1992 April 24
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 16 Personal. "Hanging By a Thread: Gonna Make Me a Quilt" (Jeree Wade thesis)
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 17 Personal. P.C. [Personal Computer] Info and Brother Fax Machine
circa 1997-2007
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 18 Personal. Medical insurance
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 19 Personal. Poems by David Walker

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