HAMPTON, EARNEST, 1918-1961.
Earnest and Cynthia Sherman Hampton family papers, circa 1909-1985

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:/25593/8zcwx


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hampton, Earnest, 1918-1961.
Title: Earnest and Cynthia Sherman Hampton family papers, circa 1909-1985
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1078
Extent: 1 linear feet (1 box), 1 oversized papers box (OP), and 2 oversized bound volumes (OBV)
Abstract:Papers of Earnest and Cynthia Sherman Hampton, an African American family from Atlanta, Georgia, including photograph albums, printed material and scrapbooks.
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.

Source

Purchase, 2007.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Earnest and Cynthia Sherman Hampton family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Arranged and described at the item level by Kathleen Shoemaker, 2018.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Earnest Hampton (1918-1961) was an African American chauffeur from central Georgia, born to Cicero Hampton (1882-1958). Hampton, who served in World War II as a warrant officer, married Cynthia E. Sherman (1915-2007), a seamstress and underwriter. The Hamptons lived in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the family papers of Earnest Hampton and his wife, Cynthia Sherman Hampton, circa 1909-1985. The collection includes photograph albums, printed material and scrapbooks. The photograph albums include Earnest's Hampton's World War II and family album, Cynthia Sherman's 1948 family album, and another Sherman family album.

Arrangement Note

All three OBVs are in one box. Items are fragile.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
OBV1 - Earnest Hampton’s World War II album, including family photos, 1944-1948
OBV2 - Cynthia Sherman’s family album, 1948
OBV3 - Sherman family album, 1950s-1970s

includes photos from the turn of the century

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