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BOND, HORACE MANN, 1904-1972.
Horace Mann and Julia W. Bond family papers, 1866-2009

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z0z2

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972.
Title: Horace Mann and Julia W. Bond family papers, 1866-2009
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1144
Extent: 38.5 linear ft. (83 boxes), 147 oversized papers (OP), 2 bound volumes (BV), and A/V masters: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of African American educator Horace Mann Bond, librarian Julia Washington Bond, and their family including correspondence, personal papers, professional papers, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Due to privacy concerns financial and medical records are restricted from use until deaths of James Bond, Jane Bond Moore, and Julian Bond.

Series 6: Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to digital photographs in this collection.

Series 7: Use copies for audiovisual material have not been made at this time. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to this material.

Series 9: Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to unprocessed born digital materials in this collection. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to unprocessed born digital materials.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: Subseries 2.4 contains some copies of original materials held by other institutions; these copies may not be reproduced without the permission of the owner of the originals.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Horace Mann Bond papers, Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Julian Bond papers, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

Related Materials in This Repository

Howard Moore papers

Source

Purchase, 2010 with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Horace Mann and Julia W. Bond family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Sarah Quigley, Sarah Bogue, Ingrid Meintjes, and Lauran Whitworth, 2013.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Horace Mann Bond (1904-1972) was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to James Bond and Jane Alice (Browne) Bond. His parents were both children of former slaves. Jane Bond, a graduate of Oberlin College, was a teacher, and James Bond, also a graduate of Oberlin, worked as a Congregationalist minister, often in churches attached to historically black colleges in the south. Horace Mann Bond attended Lincoln University from 1919-1923, beginning work on his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1924. From 1924-1939, while also working to complete his dissertation, Social and Economic Influences on the Public School Education of Negroes in Alabama, 1865-1930, Bond taught at colleges throughout the south, including Langston University (Langston, Oklahoma), Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee), and Dillard University (New Orleans, Louisiana). In 1939, Bond became president of Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School in Fort Valley, Georgia, overseeing the institution's transition from a two-year junior college to a four-year college. In 1945, Bond accepted the presidency of Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), a position he held for 12 years before taking the position of Dean of the School of Education at Atlanta University. He retired from Atlanta University in 1971.

In 1929, Horace Mann Bond married Julia Agnes Washington (1908-2007). Julia's mother, Daisy Agnes Turner Washington, was a teacher, and her father, George Elihu Washington, was the principal of Pearl High School in Nashville, Tennessee. Julia was a graduate of Pearl High School, as well as Fisk University, where she met Horace. In 1964, Julia received a master's degree from the Atlanta University School of Library Service and worked both at Atlanta University's Trevor Arnett Library and the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. She also served on numerous library boards and friends groups in Atlanta. The couple had three children: lawyer Jane (Bond) Moore, civil rights activist and politician Julian Bond, and politician and media personality James Bond.

Horace Mann Bond (1904-1972) was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to James Bond and Jane Alice (Browne) Bond. His parents were both children of former slaves. Jane Bond, a graduate of Oberlin College, was a teacher, and James Bond, also a graduate of Oberlin, worked as a Congregationalist minister, often in churches attached to historically black colleges in the south. Horace Mann Bond attended Lincoln University from 1919-1923, beginning work on his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1924. From 1924-1939, while also working to complete his dissertation, Social and Economic Influences on the Public School Education of Negroes in Alabama, 1865-1930, Bond taught at colleges throughout the south, including Langston University (Langston, Oklahoma), Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee), and Dillard University (New Orleans, Louisiana). In 1939, Bond became president of Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School in Fort Valley, Georgia, overseeing the institution's transition from a two-year junior college to a four-year college. In 1945, Bond accepted the presidency of Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), a position he held for 12 years before taking the position of Dean of the School of Education at Atlanta University. He retired from Atlanta University in 1971.

In 1929, Horace Mann Bond married Julia Agnes Washington (1908-2007). Julia's mother, Daisy Agnes Turner Washington, was a teacher, and her father, George Elihu Washington, was the principal of Pearl High School in Nashville, Tennessee. Julia was a graduate of Pearl High School, as well as Fisk University, where she met Horace. In 1964, Julia received a master's degree from the Atlanta University School of Library Service and worked both at Atlanta University's Trevor Arnett Library and the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. She also served on numerous library boards and friends groups in Atlanta. The couple had three children: lawyer Jane (Bond) Moore, civil rights activist and politician Julian Bond, and politician and media personality James Bond.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the family papers of Horace Mann Bond and Julia W. Bond from 1866-2009. The papers include correspondence, Horace Mann Bond's personal and professional papers; Julia W. Bond's personal and professional papers; papers of other family members; printed material; photographs; audiovisual material; and collections created by the family including stamps and autographs. Correspondence includes letters between Julia and Horace Mann Bond from the 1930s as well as correspondence between Julia Bond and her parents and other family members.

Horace Mann Bond's papers include diaries, financial records, and membership cards. His papers also include professional correspondence that contains letters between Bond and colleagues such as W.E.B. Du Bois, W.C. Handy, Langston Hughes, Richard Nixon, Arthur Schomburg, Hale Woodruff, Kwame Nkrumah and Rufus Clement. There are teaching and university files documenting his courses and administrative responsibilities at Fort Valley State College, Lincoln University, and Atlanta University as well as research and writings, including drafts of his unpublished autobiography and a significant portion of research material from his project, "A Study of the Factors Involved in the Identification and Encouragement of Unusual Academic Talent among Underprivileged Populations".

Julia W. Bond's papers include diaries, financial and legal records, property records, and files relating to her education. They also contain records documenting her work as a librarian; materials relating to the death and estate of Horace Mann Bond; writings by Julia W. Bond; and writings by others. Materials relating to the death and estate of Horace Mann Bond include files relating to the placement of his papers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as well as files documenting the microfilming and use of those papers by researchers. Also present are files relating to the posthumous publication of two works: Education for Freedom: A History of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (1976) and The Star Creek Papers (1997), which Julia Bond also co-authored. Writings by Julia Bond include mostly short biographical pieces, and writings by others include articles, essays, and poems sent to Julia, mostly about Horace Mann Bond.

Other family members' papers primarily include materials relating to the three Bond children, their education and early careers. Printed material includes material written by the Bond family, primarily by Horace Mann and Julian Bond; printed material about the Bond family; and other printed material which includes material documenting educational issues, civil rights and African American history, and material written by or about the extended Bond and Washington families.

Photographs include portraits and snapshots of the nuclear Bond family, as well as numerous photos of Horace Mann Bond's teaching career, especially his work with the Julius Rosenwald Fund and his trips to Africa. Audiovisual material is limited but includes the film "An African Comes Home", which is a twelve-minute documentary of Horace Mann Bond's 1949 trip to Nigeria. Family collections include autograph and stamp collections gathered by various members of the Bond family.

Throughout the collection, "Bond family" when used in a series or subseries title refers specifically to Horace Mann Bond, Julia W. Bond and their children, Jane, Julian and James.

Arrangement Note

Organized into nine series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Horace Mann Bond papers, (3) Julia W. Bond papers, (4) Other family members' papers, (5) Printed material, (6) Photographs, (7) Audiovisual material, (8) Family collections, and (9) Born digital materials.

Finding Aid Note

An index of respondents to the questionnaires for Horace Mann Bond's "A Study of the Factors Involved in the Identification and Encouragement of Unusual Academic Talent among Underprivileged Populations" (Project 458) is available.


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