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.

Series 1
Correspondence, 1945-2008
Boxes 1-6 and 40

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of correspondence to and from Joe Cumming as well as family correspondence to and from his wife Emily Cumming and their son Doug Cumming from 1945-2008. Correspondence is primarily personal and between Joe and his associates and extended family. Joe Cumming's correspondence also includes business correspondence between himself and coworkers at Newsweek, such as former Atlanta Bureau chief William Emerson and journalist Marshall Frady; other journalists, such as the Atlanta Constitution's Ralph McGill and Atlanta Journal's Paul Hemphill; and fellow faculty and staff at the University of West Georgia. Also included is correspondence between Cumming and authors including Mary Hood and Walter Griffin; and various editors and publishers including Michele Ross of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Don McKinney of McCall's, Nancy J. Elliott of Peachtree Publishers, Ltd., and representatives of Harper's, Esquire, and other publications. Correspondence also includes attached materials, such as photographs and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Restrictions on Access

Due to privacy concerns, some materials in the series have been redacted.

Family correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 [Cumming], Doug, 1979 August 6
1 2 Cumming, Emily, 1949-circa 1951
1 3 Cumming, Emily, 1973-circa 1979
1 4 Cumming, Emily, circa 1983-1989
1 5 Cumming, Emily, 1990-1993
Joe Cumming correspondence
1 6 1945-1949
1 7 1950-1957
1 8 1959-1967
40 1 1966, restricted material
1 9 1968-1969
1 10 1970
1 11 1971
1 12 1972
2 1 1973
2 2 1974
2 3 1975
2 4 1976
2 5 1977 January-June
2 6 1977 July-December
3 1 1978
3 2 1979
3 3 1980 January-April
3 4 1980 May-December
3 5 1981 January-August
4 1 1981 September-December
4 2 1982
4 3 1983 January-April
4 4 1983 May-December
4 5 1984
5 1 1985
40 2 1985, restricted material
5 2 1986
5 3 1987
5 4 1988
40 3 1988, restricted material
5 5 1989
5 6 1990
5 7 1991
6 1 1992
6 2 1993-1994
6 3 1995-1999
6 4 2000-2008
6 5 undate
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