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GIBBS, WILLIAM C., 1925-
William C. Gibbs, Jr., and Eththelle Faye Byoune Gibbs papers, 1926-2015

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gibbs, William C., 1925-
Title: William C. Gibbs, Jr., and Eththelle Faye Byoune Gibbs papers, 1926-2015
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1385
Extent: 10.5 linear feet (21 boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of correspondence documenting the lives of William C. Gibbs, Jr., and Eththelle Faye Byoune Gibbs, an African American couple from Chicago, as well as clippings they collected documenting politics and race relations in the United States.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Source

Gift, 2016

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], William C. Gibbs, Jr., and Eththelle Faye Byoune Gibbs papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Arranged and described at the folder level by Taylor Thomas, February 2017.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

William C. Gibbs, Jr., and Eththelle Faye Byoune Gibbs were a Chicago, Illinois-based African American couple working primarily in the twentieth century. William Gibbs was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 30, 1925 to Dr. William C. Gibbs, Sr. and Minnie C. Gibbs. He attended the University of Chicago (Illinois), and worked for the Chicago Post Office from 1948 to 1987 in a variety of positions, including Mailing Division Clerk; Letter Carrier; Supervisor; Civil Service Examiner; Contract Compliance Officer; Hearing Officer-Investigator; Postal Service Officer; Employee Relations Branch Manager; Director of Support, Springfield District Office; and Director of Finance Division, Chicago Post Office.

Eththelle Gibbs, born the first of six children in Montgomery, Louisiana, on April 14, 1924, graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1946. She was an elementary school teacher in Chicago, and Harvey, Illinois before being promoted to principal and later superintendent of Harvey Public Schools in 1971. She was an active member of the Southern University Alumni Association and of her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, of which she was selected as Woman of the Year in 2006.

William and Eththelle were married in June 1946 and resided in Chicago, Illinois, before moving to Harvey, Illinois, in 1954, where they were active at Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The couple had three sons, Spencer, Marvin, and William C. II, all of whom attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren Eththelle retired in 1991, and the couple then moved to San Antonio, Texas. There, they joined the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, where William Gibbs served as Steward Pro-Tem for twelve years before being designated Steward Emeritus in 2009. Eththelle Gibbs died October 4, 2009.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of William C. Gibbs, Jr., and Eththelle Faye Byoune Gibbs. The files include correspondence between William and Eththelle during their courtship and their respective correspondence with friends and peers throughout the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first centuries. Also included in the papers are printed materials from art museums and art publications that showcase or examine African American artists and their art, as well as newspaper clippings from 1966-2006, with a strong emphasis on politics and activism by African American individuals. Files relating to Eththelle Gibbs’s career as Harvey Public Schools principal and superintendent are also included. Eththelle's name appears throughout the collection as Eththelle, Eththell, and Eththel, though the finding aid reflects the most common form, Eththelle.

Arrangement Note

Organized in original order.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names

Corporate Names

Topical Terms

Geographic Names


Container List

African American Art
Box Folder Content
9 2 Art and notes on African American artists, 1994-1999
10 18 Art and notes on African American artists, 2001-2002
11 5 Articles from Hampton University Museum publication, undated
10 3 Notes on African American artists, 2003-2004
9 3 Printed material on artist John Biggers, 2000-2001
9 4 Printed material on African American artists, 2000
9 5 Printed material on African American artists, 1998
9 6 Printed material on artist Jacob Lawrence, 1996-2001
9 7 Printed material on artist Annie Lee, 1990-1993
9 8 Printed material on African American artists, 2001-2005
9 9 Printed material on African American artists, 1991-2001
9 10 Printed material on African American artists, 1998-2002
9 11 Printed material on African American artists, 1990-2002
9 12 Printed material on African American artists, 1992-2003
10 1 Printed material on African American artists, 1990-2000
10 2 Printed material on African American artists, 1996-2006
10 4 Printed materials on African American artists, 2001-2004
10 5 Printed materials on African American artists, 2000-2004 [1 of 2]
10 6 Printed materials on African American artists, 2000-2004 [2 of 2]
10 7 Printed materials on African American artists, 1994-2003
10 8 Printed materials on African American artists, 1996-2003
10 9 Printed materials on African American artists, 1998-2001
10 10 Printed materials on African American artists, 1992-2004
10 11 Printed materials on African American artists, 2001-2002
10 12 Printed materials on African American artists, 2000-2003
10 13 Printed materials on African American artists, 2001-2002
10 14 Printed materials on African American artists, 2002-2003
10 15 Printed materials on African American artists, 1998-2003
10 16 Printed materials on African American artists, 1997-2003
10 17 Printed materials on African American artists, 2001-2003
10 19 Printed materials on African American artists, 1999-2001
11 1 Printed materials from Crisis magazine, circa 1998
11 2 Printed materials on African American artists, circa 2001
11 3 Printed materials on African American artists, 1996-2003
11 4 Printed materials on African American artists, 1995-2001
11 6 Printed materials on African American artists, 1996-2002
11 7 Printed materials on African American artists, 1995-1998
11 8 Printed materials on African American artists, circa 1992
11 9 Printed materials on African American artists, 2001-2003
11 10 Printed materials on African American artists, undated [1 of 7]
11 11 Printed materials on African American artists, undated [2 of 7]
11 12 Printed materials on African American artists, undated [3 of 7]
11 13 Printed materials on African American artists, undated [4 of 7]
11 14 Printed materials on African American artists, undated [5 of 7]
11 15 Printed materials on African American artists, undated [6 of 7]
11 16 Printed materials on African American artists, undated [7 of 7]
17 7 Printed materials on African American artists, 1994-2005
17 8 Printed materials on African American artists, 2002-2004
17 9 Printed materials on African American artists, circa 2004
17 10 Printed materials on African American artists, 1999-2004
17 11 Printed materials on African American artists, 1992-2003
17 12 Printed materials on African American artists, 2000-2004
17 13 Printed materials on African American artists, 1993-2005
17 14 Printed materials on Native American art, circa 2001
17 15 Printed materials on Native American art, circa 2002
Clippings
21 1 Clippings, 1966-2003
20 16 Clippings, 1988-1994
11 17 Clippings, 1997 January-1997 February
11 18 Clippings, 1997 February-1997 March
11 19 Clippings, 1997 March-1997 April
11 20 Clippings, 1997 April-1997 July
11 21 Clippings, 1997 July-1997 August
12 1 Clippings, 1997 August-1997 September
12 2 Clippings, 1997 September-1997 October
12 3 Clippings, 1997 October-1997 November
12 4 Clippings, 1997 November-1997 December
12 5 Clippings, circa 1997 December
12 6 Clippings, circa 1998 January
12 7 Clippings, circa 1998 February [1 of 2]
12 8 Clippings, circa 1998 February [2 of 2]
12 9 Clippings, circa 1998 March [1 of 2]
12 10 Clippings, circa 1998 March [2 of 2]
12 11 Clippings, circa 1998 April
12 12 Clippings, 1998 May-1998 July
12 13 Clippings, 1998 August-1998 September
12 14 Clippings, circa 1998 October
12 15 Clippings, circa 1998 November
12 16 Clippings, circa 1998 December
12 17 Clippings, circa 1999 January [1 of 2]
12 18 Clippings, circa 1999 January [2 of 2]
13 1 Clippings, circa 1999 February [1 of 3]
13 2 Clippings, circa 1999 February [2 of 3]
13 3 Clippings, circa 1999 February [3 of 3]
13 4 Clippings, circa 1999 March
13 5 Clippings, 1999 April-1999 June
13 6 Clippings, circa 1999 June
13 7 Clippings, circa 1999 July [1 of 2]
13 8 Clippings, circa 1999 July [2 of 2]
13 9 Clippings, circa 1999 August
13 10 Clippings, circa 1999 September [1 of 2]
13 11 Clippings, circa 1999 September [2 of 2]
13 12 Clippings, circa 1999 October
13 13 Clippings, circa 1999 November
13 14 Clippings, circa 1999 December
13 15 Clippings on the 2000 Presidential election, 2000 November [1 of 5]
13 16 Clippings on the 2000 Presidential election, 2000 November [2 of 5]
13 17 Clippings on the 2000 Presidential election, 2000 November [3 of 5]
13 18 Clippings on the 2000 Presidential election, 2000 November [4 of 5]
13 19 Clippings on the 2000 Presidential election, 2000 November [5 of 5]
14 1 Clippings on the 2000 Presidential election, 2000 December [1 of 5]
14 2 Clippings on the 2000 Presidential election, 2000 December [2 of 5]
14 3 Clippings on the 2000 Presidential election, 2000 December [3 of 5]
14 4 Clippings on the 2000 Presidential election, 2000 December [4 of 5]
14 5 Clippings on the 2000 Presidential election, 2000 December [5 of 5]
14 6 Clippings, circa 2001 January [1 of 3]
14 7 Clippings, circa 2001 January [2 of 3]
14 8 Clippings, circa 2001 January [3 of 3]
14 9 Clippings, circa 2001 February [1 of 3]
14 10 Clippings, circa 2001 February [2 of 3]
14 11 Clippings, circa 2001 February [3 of 3]
14 12 Clippings, circa 2001 March [1 of 2]
14 13 Clippings, circa 2001 March [2 of 2]
14 14 Clippings, circa 2001 April [1 of 2]
14 15 Clippings, circa 2001 April [2 of 2]
14 16 Clippings, circa 2001 May [1 of 2]
14 17 Clippings, circa 2001 May [2 of 2]
15 1 Clippings, circa 2001 July [1 of 2]
15 2 Clippings, circa 2001 July [2 of 2]
15 3 Clippings, circa 2001 August [1 of 2]
15 4 Clippings, circa 2001 August [2 of 2]
15 5 Clippings, circa 2001 September [1 of 2]
15 6 Clippings, circa 2001 September [2 of 2]
15 7 Clippings, circa 2001 October [1 of 2]
15 8 Clippings, circa 2001 October [2 of 2]
15 9 Clippings, circa 2001 November [1 of 2]
15 10 Clippings, circa 2001 November [2 of 2]
15 11 Clippings, circa 2001 December [1 of 2]
15 12 Clippings, circa 2001 December [2 of 2]
15 13 Clippings, circa 2003 January
15 14 Clippings, circa 2003 February [1 of 3]
15 15 Clippings, circa 2003 February [2 of 3]
15 16 Clippings, circa 2003 February [3 of 3]
15 17 Clippings, circa 2003 March [1 of 2]
15 18 Clippings, circa 2003 March [2 of 2]
15 19 Clippings, circa 2003 April
16 1 Clippings, circa 2003 May
16 2 Clippings, circa 2003 June [1 of 2]
16 3 Clippings, circa 2003 June [2 of 2]
16 4 Clippings, 2005 January-2005 August
16 5 Clippings, 2005 September-2005 November
16 6 Clippings, 2005 November-2005 December
16 7 Clippings, circa 2006 January [1 of 2]
16 8 Clippings, circa 2006 January [2 of 2]
16 9 Clippings, circa 2006 February [1 of 3]
16 10 Clippings, circa 2006 February [2 of 3]
16 11 Clippings, circa 2006 February [3 of 3]
16 12 Clippings, circa 2006 March
16 13 Clippings, circa 2006 April
16 14 Clippings, 2006 May-2006 June
16 15 Clippings, circa 2006 July
16 16 Clippings, circa 2006 August
17 1 Clippings, 2006 September-2006 October
17 2 Clippings, circa 2006 November [1 of 3]
17 3 Clippings, circa 2006 November [2 of 3]
17 4 Clippings, circa 2006 November [3 of 3]
17 5 Clippings, circa 2006 December [1 of 2]
17 6 Clippings, circa 2006 December [2 of 2]
Correspondence
18 6 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, 1945-1948
18 7 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, circa 1946 [1 of 6 ]
18 8 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, 1944-1946
18 9 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, 1946-1948 [1 of 2]
18 10 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, 1946-1948 [2 of 2]
18 11 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, 1946-1949 [1 of 2]
18 12 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, 1946-1949 [2 of 2]
18 13 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, circa 1946 [2 of 6]
18 14 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, circa 1946 [3 of 6]
18 15 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, circa 1946 [4 of 6]
18 16 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, circa 1946 [5 of 6]
18 17 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, circa 1946 [6 of 6]
20 15 Correspondence between William and Eththelle Gibbs, 1946-1996
1 1 Correspondence, 1989 December-1990 July
1 2 Correspondence, 1990 July-1990 October
1 3 Correspondence, 1990 October-1991 January
1 4 Correspondence, 1991 February-1991 March
1 5 Correspondence, 1991 March-1991 August
1 6 Correspondence, 1991 September-1991 December
1 7 Correspondence, 1992 January-1992 February
1 8 Correspondence, 1992 March-1992 May
1 9 Correspondence, 1992 May-1992 June
1 10 Correspondence, 1992 May-1992 August
1 11 Correspondence, 1992 August-1992 September
1 12 Correspondence, 1992 September-1992 November
1 13 Correspondence, 1992 November-1993 February
1 14 Correspondence, 1993 February-1993 July
1 15 Correspondence, 1993 July
2 1 Correspondence, 1993 July-1993 September
2 2 Correspondence, 1993 October-1993 November
2 3 Correspondence, 1993 November-1993 December
2 4 Correspondence, 1994 January-1994 February
2 5 Correspondence, 1994 March-1994 May
2 6 Correspondence, 1994 May-1994 July
2 7 Correspondence, 1994 May-1994 August
2 8 Correspondence, 1994 August-1994 October
2 9 Correspondence, 1994 October-1994 November
2 19 Correspondence, 1994 November-1994 December
19 3 Correspondence, 1995-2001
2 11 Correspondence, 1995 January-1995 February
2 12 Correspondence, 1995 February-1995 April
2 13 Correspondence, 1995 April-1995 June
2 14 Correspondence, 1995 June-1995 July
2 15 Correspondence, 1995 July-1995 September
2 16 Correspondence, 1995 September-1995 October
2 17 Correspondence, 1995 October-1995 November
2 18 Correspondence, 1995 December-1996 January
3 1 Correspondence, 1996 January-1996 February
3 2 Correspondence, 1996 February-1996 March
3 3 Correspondence, 1996 March-1996 April
3 4 Correspondence, 1996 April-1996 May
3 5 Correspondence, 1996 May-1996 July
3 6 Correspondence, 1996 July-1996 August
3 7 Correspondence, 1996 August-1996 September
3 8 Correspondence, 1996 September-1996 November
3 9 Correspondence, 1996 November-1996 December
3 10 Correspondence, 1997 January-1997 February
3 11 Correspondence, 1997 February-1997 March
3 12 Correspondence, 1997 March-1997 April
3 13 Correspondence, 1997 April-1997 May
3 14 Correspondence, 1997 May-1997 August
3 15 Correspondence, 1997 August-1997 September
3 16 Correspondence, 1997 September-1997 December
3 17 Correspondence, 1997 December-1998 March
3 18 Correspondence, 1998 March-1998 May
4 1 Correspondence, 1998 May-1998 August
4 2 Correspondence, 1998 August-1998 September
4 3 Correspondence, 1998 September-1998 December
4 4 Correspondence, 1998 December-1999 May
4 5 Correspondence, 1998-1999
4 6 Correspondence, 1999 May-1999 July
4 7 Correspondence, 1997-2000 [1 of 2]
4 8 Correspondence, 1997-2000 [2 of 2]
4 9 Correspondence, 1999-2000
4 10 Correspondence, 1999 July-1999 December
4 11 Correspondence, 1999 March-2000 February
4 12 Correspondence, 1999 January-1999 March
4 13 Correspondence, 1999 March-1999 April
4 14 Correspondence, 1999 April-1999 July
4 15 Correspondence, 1999 July-1999 September
4 16 Correspondence, 1999 September-1999 November
4 17 Correspondence, 1999 November-1999 December
5 1 Correspondence, 1999 December-2000 March
5 2 Correspondence, 2000 February-2000 April
5 3 Correspondence, 2000 May-2000 June
5 4 Correspondence, 2000 June-2000 July
5 5 Correspondence, 2000 July-2000 October
5 6 Correspondence, 2000 October-2001 January
5 7 Correspondence, 2001 January-2001 April
5 8 Correspondence, 2001 April-2001 September
5 9 Correspondence, 2001 September-2001 December
5 10 Correspondence, 2001 December-2002 February
5 11 Correspondence, 2002 March-2002 September
5 12 Correspondence, 2002 August-2002 October
5 13 Correspondence, 2002 October-2002 December
5 14 Correspondence, 2002 December-2003 March
5 15 Correspondence, 2003 March-2003 June
5 16 Correspondence, 2003 June-2003 August [1 of 2]
5 17 Correspondence, 2003 June-2003 August [2 of 2]
5 18 Correspondence, 2003 October-2003 December
18 3 Correspondence between Marvin Gibbs and Apriel Gibbs, circa 2004
18 4 Correspondence between Marvin Gibbs and Apriel Gibbs, 2004-2010
6 1 Correspondence, 2004 January-2004 April
6 2 Correspondence, 2004 May-2004 July
6 3 Correspondence, 2004 July-2004 September
6 4 Correspondence, 2004 September-2004 November
6 5 Correspondence, 2004 November-2005 February
6 6 Correspondence, 2005 February-2005 April
6 7 Correspondence, 2005 May-2005 December
6 8 Correspondence, 2005 December-2006 March
17 17 Correspondence between Marvin Gibbs and Apriel Gibbs, circa 2005 [1 of 4]
17 18 Correspondence between Marvin Gibbs and Apriel Gibbs, circa 2005 [2 of 4]
18 1 Correspondence between Marvin Gibbs and Apriel Gibbs, circa 2005 [3 of 4]
18 2 Correspondence between Marvin Gibbs and Apriel Gibbs, circa 2005 [4 of 4]
6 9 Correspondence, 2006 April-2006 August
6 10 Correspondence, 2006 August-2006 December
6 11 Correspondence, 2006 December
6 12 Correspondence, 2007 January-2007 March
6 13 Correspondence, 2007 March-2007 September
6 14 Correspondence, 2007 October-2008 June
6 15 Correspondence, 2008 June-2009 January
6 16 Correspondence, 2009 February-2009 May
6 17 Correspondence, 2009 May-2009 August
6 18 Correspondence, 2009 September-2009 November
6 19 Correspondence, 2009 November-2009 December
18 5 Correspondence between Gibbs family members, 2010
7 1 Correspondence, 2010 January-2010 March
7 2 Correspondence, 2010 March-2010 May
7 3 Correspondence, 2010 May-2010 July
7 4 Correspondence, 2010 July-2010 September
7 5 Correspondence, 2010 September-2010 November
7 6 Correspondence, 2010 November-2011 January
7 7 Correspondence, 2011 January-2011 April
7 8 Correspondence, 2011 April-2011 June
7 9 Correspondence, 2011 June-2011 August
7 10 Correspondence, 2011 August-2011 September
7 11 Correspondence, 2011 September-2011 November
7 12 Correspondence, 2011 November-2011 December
7 13 Correspondence, 2011 December-2012 January
7 14 Correspondence, 2012 February-2012 March
7 15 Correspondence, 2012 March-2012 May
7 16 Correspondence, 2012 May-2012 August
7 17 Correspondence, 2012 August-2012 October
7 18 Correspondence, 2012 October-2013 January
8 1 Correspondence, 2013 January-2013 March
8 2 Correspondence, 2013 March-2013 July
8 3 Correspondence, 2013 July-2013 September
8 4 Correspondence, 2013 September-2013 November
8 5 Correspondence, 2013 November-2014 February
8 6 Correspondence, 2014 February-2014 May
8 7 Correspondence, 2014 May-2014 September
8 8 Correspondence, 2014 September-2014 November
8 9 Correspondence, 2014 November-2014 December
8 10 Correspondence, 2015 January-2015 February
8 11 Correspondence, 2015 February-2015 April
8 12 Correspondence, 2015 May-2015 June
8 13 Correspondence, 2015 June-2015 August
8 14 Correspondence, 2015 August-2015 October
8 15 Correspondence, 2015 October-2015 December
Personal papers
21 3 Art publications, 1977-2005
21 4 "Anthology of Poems for the Primary Grades, Collected by Eththel [sic] F. Gibbs", 1952
19 1 Eththelle Gibbs, disciplinary correspondence as principal, 1970-1971
19 2 Eththelle Gibbs, ephemera.1935-2009
19 4 Eththelle Gibbs, superintendent contract, Harvey Public Schools, 1988-1989
19 5 Eththelle Gibbs, public schools career files, 1966-1969
19 10 Eththelle Gibbs, speeches, undated, [1 of 2]
19 11 Eththelle Gibbs, speeches, undated [2 of 2]
19 12 Eththelle Gibbs, greeting cards and correspondence, 1973-2006
20 1 Eththelle Gibbs, personal files, 1946-1998
20 2 Eththelle Gibbs, personal files, 1998-2003
20 3 Eththelle Gibbs, correspondence as superintendent of Harvey Public Schools, 1986-1990
20 4 Eththelle Gibbs, files as superintendent of Harvey Public Schools, 1992-1995
20 5 Eththelle Gibbs, notes as superintendent of Harvey Public Schools, 1990-1991
20 6 Eththelle Gibbs, employment contract information, 1985-1989
20 7 Eththelle Gibbs, retirement and family files, 1960-1993
20 10 Eththelle Gibbs, Parents Pushing for Better Education, 1973-1974
20 11 Eththelle Gibbs, superintendent contract and vita, 1988-1993
20 12 Eththelle Gibbs, correspondence, 1992-2001
20 14 Eththelle Gibbs, professional files, 1967-2004
20 17 Eththelle Gibbs, professional files, circa 2002
20 18 Eththelle Gibbs, church and family documents, 1984-1998
20 19 Eththelle Gibbs, Harvey Public Schools documents, 1981-1990
21 2 Eththelle Gibbs, certificates and cards, 1973-2010
20 9 Illinois State University law seminar, 1991
19 6 Japanese study team's visit to Harvey Public Schools, 1988 [1 of 4]
19 7 Japanese study team's visit to Harvey Public Schools, 1988 [2 of 4]
19 8 Japanese study team's visit to Harvey Public Schools, 1988 [3 of 4]
19 9 Japanese study team's visit to Harvey Public Schools, 1988 [4 of 4]
8 16 Legal documents and funeral arrangements for Minnie C. Gibbs, 1984
8 17 Legal documents and funeral arrangements for William C. Gibbs, Sr., 1984-1986
8 18 Legal documents and correspondence from William C. Gibbs, Sr.'s estate, 1986
17 16 Photocopies of correspondence pertaining to African American men in the Chicago Postal Service, 1926-1931
20 13 Publications, 1887-1985 [BULK, 1965-1985]
9 1 San Antonio Black Business Directory, 1998-2004
20 8 The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, 1987-198
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