JAMES FAMILY.
Archer and Belle James family papers, 1941-1945

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:/25593/8zgzh


Descriptive Summary

Creator: James family.
Title: Archer and Belle James family papers, 1941-1945
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 810
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Correspondence of Archer and Belle James, reflecting the daily lives of a mid-twentieth century middle class African American family.
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, 1998.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Archer and Belle James family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Student manuscript processor, August 2001.


Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence of Archer and Belle James from 1941-1954. The correspondence includes letters between Archer and Belle from 1941-1945, when Belle was living in Birmingham, Alabama and Archer was in Buffalo, New York. Archer and Belle write about their love for each other, financial concerns, deaths in the family, their children, home improvements, and popular entertainment such as radio programs. Also included are many letters from Belle's Uncle Daniel Eatman of Thomaston, Alabama in 1953 that primarily discuss financial concerns. Other interesting letters are from Belle's cousin, Lillian Price and her son Max concerning Max moving to Buffalo to live with the James family the summer following his high school graduation. The letters reflect the daily lives of a mid-twentieth century middle class African American family.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1941-1943
1 2 Correspondence, 1945
1 3 Correspondence, 1951
1 4 Correspondence, January-May 1953
1 5 Correspondence, June-October 1953
1 6 Correspondence, 1954
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