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Series IV. Personal, 1950s-2012, inclusive


0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

A small amount of personal material found scattered throughout the collection. Of chief interest are the photographs of Dumpson (box 5, folder 7), either alone, or posed with New York City officials or other dignitaries, both casually and at award ceremonies.


Series IV is sorted in rough chronological order.

Personal. Press photos, circa 1950s-2008, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Graphic Materials)

Personal. Award, blue ribbon, circa 1965, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents

Approximately 100-inch (or 8.33-foot) blue ribbon "To Comm. James R. Dumpson," with hundreds of typed names. Likely presented to Dumpson on his 1965 resignation as New York City Welfare Commissioner.

Personal. Cards and programs, 1968-2012, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Personal. 1270 Fifth Avenue theft, 1980 September, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents

Four-page itemized inventory of "articles stolen from Apt. 15N, 1270 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan," between September 5-8, 1980.

Personal. 1270 Fifth Avenue Cooperative, Inc. Board Minutes, 2007 July 10

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 11 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Personal. Financial, 1984-1986, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 12 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Personal. Financial (2 folders), circa 2006-2007, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 13-14 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Personal. Award, "Spirit of Life", 1992 April 24

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 15 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents

State of New York "Legislative Resolution honoring Dr. James R. Dumpson upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 'Spirit of Life' Award."

Personal. "Hanging By a Thread: Gonna Make Me a Quilt" (Jeree Wade thesis), 1995, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 16 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Personal. P.C. [Personal Computer] Info and Brother Fax Machine, circa 1997-2007, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 17 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Personal. Medical insurance, 2006-2008, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 18 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Personal. Poems by David Walker, undated, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 5, Folder: 19 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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