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Series 4
Subject files, 1944-2009
Boxes 13, 18-25, 40, OP2, and AV2

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of subject files compiled by Joe Cumming from 1944-2009. Subject files include research notes, printed material, and correspondence about topics of interest to or research by Cumming. The most prevalent topic is education, including Cumming's research on education theory; lecture notes and course proposals; and notes on Cumming's own approach to education, which he referred to as "New Learning." Courses taught by Cumming at the University of West Georgia include College Headstart; Getting the Picture: History, News, and You; Language of News; Magazine Writing; Newswriting I; Opinion Writing; and Public Relations. Joe Cumming also guest-lectured at Carrollton Junior High School for an Enrichment course and with his son, Doug Cumming, at the College of Charleston on Joe's "Preparation for College Learning" in 1995 and 1996. Also included are notes on the 1996 Real World 101 course at College of Charleston.

Other topics include personal travels and vacations, such as a family reunion and trips to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina; events such as the 2009 Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (now Rose Library) 12th Night Revel, the 1982 Family Secret book launch event, 2004 Townsend Prize for Fiction Award Luncheon, and the 2009 "Northern Light" art exhibition by Cumming's son, Walter Cumming; and research on agricultural science, the arts, literature, Carroll County, economics, emerging writers, health, Homer, humor, Humanism, jazz music, law, Andrew Nelson Lytle, politics, religion, theater, and Y2K. Also included are three unidentified photographs. Cumming's 1947 Refoulé murder notes appear to be statements by a reporter and at least one associate of the victim; there are no corresponding printed materials or writings by Cumming on this topic.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Restrictions on Access

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

Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Box Folder Content
18 1 "Abbo's Scrap Book" clippings, 1944
18 2 Agricultural science clippings, 1975
18 3 "Ancient Rome" guest lecture for Latin class, 2003
18 4 Arts clippings, 1975-1989
18 5 Atlanta Magazine research, 1977-1979
18 6 Augusta State University, College Headstart course, 1991
18 7 Augusta Walk Among the Roots: Cumming family reunion, 1997
18 8 Ben Franklin Academy, journalism lecture, 1993
18 9 Book reviews, 1950-1991
18 10 Broadcast research, 1975-1978
18 11 Carroll County, 1990-1997
18 12 Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, 1997-1998
18 13 Carrollton City Schools, Framework for Lifetime Learning staff development course, 1994
18 14 Carrollton Junior High School, Enrichment course, 1996
40 4 Carrollton Junior High School, Enrichment course, 1996, restricted material, 1996
18 15 "City Magazines" research, 1967 February 18
18 16 College of Charleston, "Preparation for College Learning" proposal, 1991-1994
18 17 College of Charleston, "Preparation for College Learning" lectures, 1995
19 1 College of Charleston, "Preparation for College Learning" promotional materials, 1995-1996
19 2 College of Charleston, Real World 101 course, 1996
19 3 College Planning Network and Academia Group, "Preparation for College Learning" proposal, 1996
19 4 Conroy, Pat research, 1995-1997
AV2 - "'Conversations' with Joe Cumming-aired channel 13, 1991 June 11?" (original: VHS)
19 5 Duncan, Sammy notes for broadcast, 1976 September
19 6 Ebony Inn Foundation, 1998
19 7 Economic trends, 1975 [1 of 2]
19 8 Economic trends, 1975 [2 of 2]
19 9 Economics clippings, 1947-1990
19 10 Education theory research, 1964-1986
19 11 Education theory research, 1987-1989
19 12 Education theory research, 1990
19 13 Education theory research, 1991 [1 of 2]
20 1 Education theory research, 1991 [2 of 2]
20 2 Education theory research, 1992-1993
20 3 Education theory research, 1994-2007
13 5 Emerging writers research, 1979-1980 [1 of 2]
13 6 Emerging writers research, 1979-1980 [2 of 2]
20 4 Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, 12th Night Revel, 2009
20 5 "The Empty Soapbox" research, 1968-1987
20 6 The Family Secret book launch, 1981-1982
20 7 Fowler, Wyche clippings and correspondence, 1985-1986
20 8 George Mason University, The New College curriculum design, 1994-1995
20 9 Georgia 2000: The Next Generation School Project, 1992
20 10 Georgia Women of Achievement board of trustees activity, 1992-1994
20 11 "Getting the Picture - History, News, and You: A Supplemental Sequence in Support of Teaching American History from 5th to 8th Grades" teaching aids, 2004-2005
20 12 Gettysburg trip, 1997-2007
21 1 Griffith, Benjamin research, 1994
21 2 Health clippings, 1989
21 3 Hickory Flats Middle School, "The Use of Learning" lecture, 1996 February 21
21 4 Homer and the Epic tradition notes, 1971
21 5 Humanism, 1988-1989
21 6 Humor clippings, 1965-1971
21 7 Jazz music clippings, 1988-1998
21 8 Joseph B. Cumming scholarship, 1984
21 9 Kanuga trip, 2002
21 10 "Law and History," Alexander M. Sanders, Jr., South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association Convention presentation, 1990 October 27
21 11 Lytle, Andrew Nelson research, 1986-1993
21 12 Mass Communications exit exam, 1991
25 12 McGill, Ralph, 1969-2010
21 13 "The Moment of Art" television show proposal, 1980-1983
21 14 Naval Reserve activity, 1945-1965
21 15 New Learning, correspondence, 1986-1990
21 16 New Learning, correspondence, 1991-1999
22 1 New Learning, research for book, 1991
22 2 New Left speech research, 1967-1970
22 3 "Off the Shelf" television show proposal, 1980-1981
22 4 Photographs, 1975
22 5 Pickens Library, "History, News, and You-How to Find Yourself on the Map of Time" presentation, 1993 October 28
22 6 Poetry clippings, 1947
22 7 Politics clippings, 1955-1992
22 8 The Prisoner of Second Avenue program, undated [photocopy]
22 9 Rabun Gap-Nacoochee high school students survey, 1992
22 10 Refoulé murder notes, 1947
22 11 Religion clippings, 1965-1994
22 12 "Rote Learning/Visualize Learning" teaching aid, undated
22 13 Society of Colonial Wars membership application, 1961-1973
22 14 "Some Things that are Important at the Times Publishing Co.: The Eugene Patterson Years," 1988
22 15 Tater Patch Players, "Brigadoon," 1979
22 16 Tater Patch Players, community theater launch, 1977-1978
23 1 Tater Patch Players, meeting and auditions, 1978 April 1
OP2 1 Tater Patch Players, meeting and auditions, 1978 April 1, Georgia Bicentennial Official Highway Map 1976-1977, Georgia Department of Transportation, 1977
23 2 Tater Patch Players, "Oklahoma" program, 1980 July
23 3 Timemap development, circa 1996
23 4 Townsend Prize for Fiction Award Luncheon, 2004
23 5 "Tuscan Preamble" lecture, 2003
23 6 Unidentified course notes, 1987-1990
23 7 University of Georgia School of Journalism, Mass Communications III syllabus, 1975 January 31
23 8 University of West Georgia, College Headstart course correspondence, 1991-1994
23 9 University of West Georgia, College Headstart course lecture materials, 1987-1994
23 10 University of West Georgia, College Headstart course presentation, 1992
23 11 University of West Georgia, College Headstart course promotion, 1991-1993
AV1 - University of West Georgia, College Headstart course promotion, 1991-1993, "Doug and Joe Pitch to CHS on CHS, 1993 May 13" (original: audio cassette)
23 12 University of West Georgia, College Headstart course summary report, 1993
23 13 University of West Georgia, College Headstart course syllabus, 1992-1993
23 14 University of West Georgia, evaluation standards of journalism and English course work, 1985-1986
23 15 University of West Georgia, Getting the Picture: History, News, and You course, 1988
24 1 University of West Georgia, Language of News course proposal, 1989-1996
24 2 University of West Georgia, Language of News course, 1988-1989
24 3 University of West Georgia, Language of News course, 1990-1992
24 4 University of West Georgia, Magazine Writing course, 1990
24 5 University of West Georgia, Mass Communications courses calendars, 1990-1991
24 6 University of West Georgia, Mass Communications courses notes, undated
24 7 University of West Georgia, Mass Communications professor Glenn Novak, 1989 July 10
24 8 University of West Georgia, New Learning proposals, 1988-1991
24 9 University of West Georgia, Newswriting I course, 1989
24 10 University of West Georgia, Opinion Writing course, 1989
24 11 University of West Georgia, planning and prioritization, 1994-1995
24 12 University of West Georgia, "Preparation for College Learning" lecture, 1998
24 13 University of West Georgia, "Preparation for College Learning" proposals, 1995-1996
24 14 University of West Georgia, President Beheruz N. Sethna, Ph.D., 1995
24 15 University of West Georgia, Public Relations course, 1989-1993
24 16 University of West Georgia, "The Restless River" lecture, 1987
25 1 University of West Georgia, strategic planning, 1987
25 2 University of West Georgia, vision statement, 1995
25 3 University of West Georgia, West Georgia College 101: Freshman Seminar, 1986-1987
25 4 "The Use of Learning" lecture proposal, 1988-1996
25 5 Walter Cumming "Northern Light" art exhibition, 2009
25 6 "Weapons of the Spirit" film review, 1990 February 2
25 7 West Georgian research, 1982-1984
25 8 West Georgian workshop, 1981-1982
25 9 Wright Properties Partnership, 1968-1971
25 10 Writing Across the Curriculum workshop, 1995-1996
25 11 Y2K research, 199
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