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

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dumpson, James R., 1909-2012
Title: James R. Dumpson papers
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1922-2015
Abstract: Speeches, conference papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, and publications of James R. Dumpson (1909–2012), New York City Commissioner of Welfare (1959–1965). When appointed Dumpson was the first African American welfare commissioner in the United States, and the first social worker to oversee welfare in New York. He later served as Dean of Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service (1967–1974), and Administrator of New York City's Human Resources Administration (1974–1976). The collection includes material from Dumpson's time as United Nations Advisor and Chief of Training in Social Welfare to the Government of Pakistan (1953–1954), and from his work in South Vietnam during the 1960s and 1970s for the U.S. Senate Sub-Committee on Refugees and Escapees.
Quantity: 22.82 Linear Feet (in 22 record cartons and 2 document boxes).
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Call Phrase: MS 3078