DUNBAR, LESLIE.
Leslie Dunbar papers, circa 1946-2005

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:/25593/8z7rz


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dunbar, Leslie.
Title: Leslie Dunbar papers, circa 1946-2005
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 694
Extent: 14.5 linear feet (19 boxes) and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of writer, consultant, educator Leslie Dunbar. The papers include correspondence, speeches and addresses, articles written by and about Dunbar, newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: In-process collection. As of May 2019, this collection is closed to researchers for processing."

Boxes 4-6 and 15 are restricted.

Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access audiovisual materials in this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Source

Gift, 1991, with subsequent additions

Citation

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

Processing

Processed by various staff; updated by Susan Potts McDonald, October 30, 2001


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Leslie Wallace Dunbar, writer, consultant, educator, was born January 27, 1921 in Lewisburg, West Virginia, the son of Marion Leslie and Minnie Lee Crickenberger Dunbar. He was a graduate of Cornell University (M.A., 1946, and Ph.D., 1948).

Dunbar served as a political science professor at Emory University (1948-1951), Mt. Holyoke College (1955-1958) and the University of Arizona (1981). He became chief of community affairs at the Savannah River Plant AEC (1951-1954), served first as director of research (1958-1961) and then executive director (1961-1965) of the Southern Regional Council, and executive director and secretary of the Field Foundation (1965-1980). Dunbar is a member of the board of directors of Village of Pelham (NY) Library Board (1980-1984), Children's Foundation (1980-1986), Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (1987- ), Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (1976-1987), Field Foundation (1978-1980), Minority Rights Group, NYC (1980-1985), Center National Security Studies (1980-1987), Amnesty International/U.S.A. (1984-1986), Winston Foundation for World Peace (1985- ), Voter Education Project (1987- ), and Ruth Mott Fund (1988- ).

As an author, Dunbar has published several books: A Republic of Equals (1966), The South of the Near Future (1980), Minority Report: How Our Social-Welfare Policies Don't Work and What We Can Do About Them (1984), The Common Interest: How Our Social-Welfare Policies Don't Work and What We Can Do About Them (1988), and Reclaiming Liberalism (1991). He also serves as book review editor for Southern Changes (1989- ).

Dunbar married Peggy Rawls, July 5, 1942 and is the father of two children.

Leslie Wallace Dunbar, writer, consultant, educator, was born January 27, 1921 in Lewisburg, West Virginia, the son of Marion Leslie and Minnie Lee Crickenberger Dunbar. He was a graduate of Cornell University (M.A., 1946, and Ph.D., 1948).

Dunbar served as a political science professor at Emory University (1948-1951), Mt. Holyoke College (1955-1958) and the University of Arizona (1981). He became chief of community affairs at the Savannah River Plant AEC (1951-1954), served first as director of research (1958-1961) and then executive director (1961-1965) of the Southern Regional Council, and executive director and secretary of the Field Foundation (1965-1980). Dunbar is a member of the board of directors of Village of Pelham (NY) Library Board (1980-1984), Children's Foundation (1980-1986), Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (1987- ), Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (1976-1987), Field Foundation (1978-1980), Minority Rights Group, NYC (1980-1985), Center National Security Studies (1980-1987), Amnesty International/U.S.A. (1984-1986), Winston Foundation for World Peace (1985- ), Voter Education Project (1987- ), and Ruth Mott Fund (1988- ).

As an author, Dunbar has published several books: A Republic of Equals (1966), The South of the Near Future (1980), Minority Report: How Our Social-Welfare Policies Don't Work and What We Can Do About Them (1984), The Common Interest: How Our Social-Welfare Policies Don't Work and What We Can Do About Them (1988), and Reclaiming Liberalism (1991). He also serves as book review editor for Southern Changes (1989- ).

Dunbar married Peggy Rawls, July 5, 1942 and is the father of two children.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Leslie Dunbar from circa 1946-2005. The papers include correspondence, speeches and addresses, articles written by and about Dunbar, newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed material. The materials document his involvement in a variety of organizations including the Southern Regional Council, Field Foundation, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Amnesty International, and the Center for Defense Information.

Arrangement Note

Generally arranged by record type.


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