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Series 1
Correspondence and personal papers, 1919-2005
Boxes 1-26, OP 1-8 and BV 1-2

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of Undine Smith Moore’s correspondence and personal papers from 1919-2005. The correspondence includes personal letters, speaking engagement requests, and professional correspondence relating to her tenure at Virginia State College. Correspondence dated after her death contains incoming and outgoing letters to Moore’s daughter, Mary Moore Easter, regarding publication requests for Moore’s compositions.

Personal papers consist of Moore’s biographical information and curriculum vitae, royalty agreements and statements, and memorabilia from her time at Fisk University. The bulk of material consists of journals detailing her personal and professional interactions as well as notes compiled for income tax preparation.

Family papers contain the correspondence, greeting cards, diplomas, financial, and legal documents of Moore’s relatives including Mary Moore Easter, her husband, James Arthur Moore, and her sister, Eunice Byus. Of particular interest is a scrapbook of James Arthur Moore containing correspondence, programs, and clippings.

Arrangement Note

Arranged into three groups of correspondence, personal, and family papers. Correspondence is arranged in chronological order. Personal papers and family papers are arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content Note The series consists of Undine Smith Moore’s correspondence and personal papers from 1919-2005. The correspondence includes personal letters, speaking engagement requests, and professional correspondence relating to her tenure at Virginia State College. Correspondence dated after her death contains incoming and outgoing letters to Moore’s daughter, Mary Moore Easter, regarding publication requests for Moore’s compositions. Personal papers consist of Moore’s biographical information and curriculum vitae, royalty agreements and statements, and memorabilia from her time at Fisk University. The bulk of material consists of journals detailing her personal and professional interactions as well as notes compiled for income tax preparation. Family papers contain the correspondence, greeting cards, diplomas, financial, and legal documents of Moore’s relatives including Mary Moore Easter, her husband, James Arthur Moore, and her sister, Eunice Byus. Of particular interest is a scrapbook of James Arthur Moore containing correspondence, programs, and clippings.
Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 1919-1941
1 2 1941-1949
1 3 1950-1955
1 4 1956-1959
1 5 1960-1963
1 6 1964-1966
1 7 1967-1969
1 8 1970
1 9 1971 January-March
1 10 1971 April-June
1 11 1971 July-September
1 12 1971 October-December
1 13 1972 January-June
1 14 1972 July-August
2 1 1972 September-October
2 2 1972 November-December
2 3 1973 January-May
2 4 1973 June-December
2 5 1974 January-June
2 6 1974 July-December
2 7 1975 January
2 8 1975 February
2 9 1975 March-December
2 10 1976 January-June
2 11 1976 July-September
2 12 1976 October-December
2 13 1977 January-April
2 14 1977 May-June
3 1 1977 July-August
3 2 1977 September-October
3 3 1977 November-December
3 4 1978 January-February
3 5 1978 March-April
3 6 1978 May
3 7 1978 June-July
3 8 1978 August-September
3 9 1978 October-November
3 10 1978 December
3 11 1979 January-March
3 12 1979 April-May
4 1 1979 June-August
4 2 1979 September-December
4 3 1980 January-February
4 4 1980 March
4 5 1980 April
4 6 1980 May
4 7 1980 June-August
4 8 1980 September-October
4 9 1980 November-December
4 10 1981 January-February
4 11 1981 March-April
4 12 1981 May-August
4 13 1981 September-December
5 1 1982 January
5 2 1982 February
5 3 1982 March
5 4 1982 April
5 5 1982 May-September
5 6 1982 October-December
5 7 1983 January-March
5 8 1983 April-June
5 9 1983 July-August
5 10 1983 September-October
5 11 1983 November-December
5 12 1984 January-February
6 1 1984 March-April
6 2 1984 May-September
6 3 1984 October-December
6 4 1985 January-February
6 5 1985 March-April
6 6 1985 May-June
6 7 1985 July-September
6 8 1985 October-November
6 9 1985 December
6 10 1986 January-April
7 1 1986 May-July
7 2 1986 August-September
7 3 1986 October-December
7 4 1987 January-May
7 5 1987 June-October
7 6 1987 November-December
7 7 1988 January-April
7 8 1988 May-August
7 9 1988 September
7 10 1988 October
7 11 1988 November
8 1 1988 December
8 2 1989 January 1-15
8 3 1989 January 16-31
8 4 1989 February-December
8 5 1990-1995
8 6 1996-2000
8 7 2002-2006
8 8 No date [1 of 6]
8 9 No date [2 of 6]
8 10 No date [3 of 6]
8 11 No date [4 of 6]
9 1 No date [5 of 6]
9 2 No date [6 of 6]
9 3 Greeting cards, 1941 [1 of 3]
9 4 Greeting cards, 1941 [2 of 3]
9 5 Greeting cards, 1941 [3 of 3]
9 6 Greeting cards, 1972
9 7 Greeting cards, 1977-1987
9 8 Greeting cards, 1988-1989
10 1 Greeting cards, no date [1 of 3]
10 2 Greeting cards, no date [2 of 3]
10 3 Greeting cards, no date [3 of 3]
10 4 Envelopes, empty [1 of 7]
10 5 Envelopes, empty [2 of 7]
10 6 Envelopes, empty [3 of 7]
10 7 Envelopes, empty [4 of 7]
10 8 Envelopes, empty [5 of 7]
11 1 Envelopes, empty [6 of 7]
11 2 Envelopes, empty [7 of 7]
Personal papers
12 1 Address book, 1986-1987
12 2 Address book, no date
12 3 Address book, notes, no date
12 4 Autograph book, Fisk University, 1922
12 5 Awards and honors, 1972-1980
26 18 Awards and honors, 1976
12 6 Biographical information, no date
OP1 - Blueprints for residence, no date
12 7 Calendars, 1951
12 8 Calendars, 1976-1979
OP2 - Calendars, 1982
OP3 - Calendars, 1984-1985
OP4 - Calendars, 1987
13 1 Calendars, 1986-1989
13 2 Calendars, pocket, 1979-1989
13 3 Commissioned works by Moore, no date
13 4 Contracts, 1960-1981
13 5 Curriculum vitae, no date
OP5 - Diplomas, 1920-1926
13 6 Financial documents, 1937-1978
13 7 Funeral arrangements and programs, 1989
13 8 Genealogy, no date
13 9 Interview of Moore, no date
13 10 Invitations, 1926-1979
13 11 Invitations, 1984-1988
14 1 Journal, 1963
14 2 Journal, 1971
14 3 Journal, 1973
14 4 Journal, 1973-1974
14 5 Journal, 1974
14 6 Journal, 1974 May-June
14 7 Journal, 1974 September-November
15 1 Journal, 1974 December-1975 April [1 of 2]
15 2 Journal, 1975 December-1975 April [2 of 2]
15 3 Journal, 1975
15 4 Journal, 1976 February-October
15 5 Journal, 1976 June
15 6 Journal, 1976 May-September
15 7 Journal, 1976 December-1977 January
16 1 Journal, income tax, 1976
16 2 Journal, 1977 May-July
16 3 Journal, 1977 August-September
16 4 Journal, 1978
16 5 Journal, 1978 March-June
16 6 Journal, 1978 September-November
16 7 Journal, 1978-1979
16 8 Journal, 1979
17 1 Journal, income tax, 1980
17 2 Journal, 1980-1981
17 3 Journal, 1982
17 4 Journal, 1982 July
17 5 Journal, 1983
17 6 Journal, 1983
17 7 Journal, 1983
17 8 Journal, 1984
17 9 Journal, 1984-1985
18 1 Journal, 1985
18 2 Journal, 1985 June-November
18 3 Journal, 1985-1986
18 4 Journal, 1986 April-September
18 5 Journal, 1986 May-September
18 6 Journal, 1986 July-December
18 7 Journal, 1986 August-1987 October
18 8 Journal, 1987 January-June
19 1 Journal, 1987 June-December
19 2 Journal, 1987-1988
19 3 Journal, income tax, 1987-1988
19 4 Journal, 1988 February-May
19 5 Journal, 1988 May-November
19 6 Journal, 1988 October-1989 January
19 7 Journal, no date
20 1 Journal, no date
20 2 Ledger notebook, 1974-1975
20 3 Ledger notebook, 1984
OP6 - Ledger notebook, 1987
20 4 Legal documents, 1958-1996
20 5 Legal documents, 1997-2004
20 6 Marriage certificate, 1938
20 7 Receipt book, 1982-1987
20 8 Receipt book, 1987
20 9 Report cards, 1920, 1926
20 10 Royalty agreements, 1970-1974
OP7 - Royalty agreements, 1950-1960
20 11 Royalty statements, 1979-1985
20 12 Royalty statements, 1986
20 13 Royalty statements, 1987-1988
21 1 Royalty statements, 1988-1994
21 2 Taxes, notes, 1985-1986
21 3 Travel, 1971-1972
21 5 Wedding invitation and book, 1938
21 6 Will and testament, 1989
Family papers
21 7 Byus, Eunice, application for Petersburg Public Schools and transcript for Virginia State College, 1939
21 8 Byus, Eunice, condolences for the death of Hardie Turnbull Smith, 1954
21 9 Byus, Eunice, correspondence, 1916-1930
21 10 Byus, Eunice, correspondence, 1954-1968
21 11 Byus, Eunice, death certificate, funeral program, 1970
21 12 Byus, Eunice, financial material, 1930-1973
21 13 Byus, Eunice, invitation and program, 1913-1927
21 14 Byus, Eunice, legal documents, 1956-1970
21 15 Byus, Eunice, passport, no date
21 16 Byus, Eunice, Public Schools of Petersburg, 1909-1934
21 17 Byus, Eunice, Teachers College, Columbia University, certificate of admission, 1955
21 18 Byus, Jonathan, clippings and photographs, 1984-1988
21 19 Byus, Eunice, Zeta Phi Beta membership, 1926
21 20 Byus, Otis, obituary, 1984
21 21 Byus, Otis, report card, 1934
22 1 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [1 of 12]
22 2 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [2 of 12]
22 3 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [3 of 12]
22 4 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [4 of 12]
22 5 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [5 of 12]
22 6 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [6 of 12]
22 7 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [7 of 12]
22 8 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [8 of 12]
23 1 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [9 of 12]
23 2 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [10 of 12]
23 3 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [11 of 12]
23 4 Easter, Mary Moore, condolences on the death of Undine Smith Moore, 1989 [12 of 12]
23 5 Easter, Mary Moore, correspondence, 1985-1989
23 6 Easter, Mary Moore, correspondence, 1990-2005
23 7 Easter, Mary Moore, correspondence, no date
23 8 Easter, Mary Moore, legal documents, 1957
23 9 Easter, Mary Moore, resume, no date
23 10 Moore, James Arthur, award, 1964
23 11 Moore, James Arthur, correspondence, 1934-1966
23 12 Moore, James Arthur, death certificate, funeral program, 1963
OP8 - Moore, James Arthur, diplomas, 1926-1938
BV1 - Moore, James Arthur, dissertation, 1938
23 13 Moore, James Arthur, federal tax report, 1958
23 14 Moore, James Arthur, financial documents, 1937-1959
24 1 Moore, James Arthur, financial documents, 1963 [1 of 3]
24 2 Moore, James Arthur, financial documents, 1963 [2 of 3]
24 3 Moore, James Arthur, financial documents, 1963 [3 of 3]
24 4 Moore, James Arthur, financial documents, 1963-1965
24 5 Moore, James Arthur, grading, 1936
24 6 Moore, James Arthur, greeting cards, 1951 [1 of 2]
24 7 Moore, James Arthur, greeting cards, 1951 [2 of 2]
24 8 Moore, James Arthur, greeting cards, 1963
24 9 Moore, James Arthur, invoices and receipts, 1951-1973
24 10 Moore, James Arthur, legal documents, 1945-1964
24 11 Moore, James Arthur, newsletters, 1937
25 1 Moore, James Arthur, notebooks, no date
25 2 Moore, James Arthur, notes, no date
25 3 Moore, James Arthur, personnel files, no date
25 4 Moore, James Arthur, programs, 1935
25 5 Moore, James Arthur, register, 1951
25 6 Moore, James Arthur, research and writings, 1935
25 7 Moore, James Arthur, research and writings, no date
25 8 Moore, James Arthur, teaching files, 1934-1939
25 9 Moore, James Arthur, teaching files, no date
BV2 - Moore, James Arthur, scrapbook, 1927-1938
25 10 Moore, James Arthur, subject files, 1931
25 11 Moore, James Arthur, subject files, 1935
26 1 Moore, James Arthur, subject files, 1936
26 2 Moore, James Arthur, subject files, 1948
26 3 Moore, James Arthur, subject files, no date
26 4 Moore, James Arthur, subject files, no date
26 5 Moore, James Arthur, writings, 1935
26 6 Moore, James Arthur, writings, 1946 [1 of 3]
26 7 Moore, James Arthur, writings, 1946 [2 of 3]
26 8 Moore, James Arthur, writings, 1946 [3 of 3]
26 9 Moore, James Arthur, writings, no date
26 10 Moore, James Arthur, writings, no date
26 11 Moore, James Arthur, writings, no date
26 12 Smith, Clarence, birth certificate, 1895
26 13 Smith, Clarence, correspondence, 1923-1926
26 14 Smith, Clarence, military discharge certificate, 1928
26 15 Smith, Hardie, correspondence, 1931, 1951
26 16 Smith, Hardie, legal documents, 1941, 1951
26 17 Smith, James William, legal documents, 1883-1924
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