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James W. Bridges papers, 1946-1992

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/vhc70

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bridges, James W.
Title: James W. Bridges papers, 1946-1992
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1479
Extent: 3.25 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of African American artist and soldier James Bridges including photographs and printed material
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Purchased from David McCord bookseller, 2018

Custodial History

Purchased from a dealer; provenance and custodial history unknown.


[after identification of item(s)], James W. Bridges papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of African American Collections, Pellom McDaniels, III, as part of the Rose Library's holdings in African American history and culture.


Arranged and described at the folder level by Elizabeth Roke, September 2018. The collection arrived at the Rose Library in no discernible order. Elizabeth Roke aggregated the records by record type during accessioning.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

James W. Bridges (1938-2018) was born on February 3, 1938. He was a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, and attended Clark College. Bridges served as an Arts and Crafts director for the United States Army in Korea from circa 1970-1990. He died in Atlanta on January 14, 2018.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of James W. Bridges from 1946-1992 and contains clippings, correspondence, and photographs. The bulk of the collection contains photograph albums compiled by Bridges during his tours in Korea. Color and black-and-white photographs depict Bridges, residents of Korea, Korean buildings and surrounding landscape, and military life. One photograph album possibly contains photographs from Bridges childhood. Other materials in the collection include a small amount of correspondence, certificates, and printed material mostly related to Bridges service in the Army. The collection also contains a copy of a Clark College yearbook.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Certificates, 1990s
1 2 Clark College (Atlanta, Ga.) yearbook, 1946
1 3 Clippings and printed material
1 4 Correspondence, 1987-1992
1 5 Loose photographs [1 of 2]
1 6 Loose photographs [2 of 2]
2 - Photograph albums, circa 1970-1990
3 - Photograph albums, circa 1970-1990
4 - Photograph albums, circa 1970-1990