Collection Name: Gumby, L. S. Alexander, collector
Repository Name: Columbia University, University Libraries, Butler Library , New York NY
NUCMC Number: MS 74-272
Type: L. S. Alexander Gumby collection on the American Negro
Dates: ca. 1800-1960
Extent: ca. 5000 items
Description: Correspondence, personal papers, documents, pamphlets, newspaper and periodical clippings, and other papers, chiefly 1910-50, on various phases of Negro life in America. Includes scrapbooks devoted to Josephine Baker, Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, Booker T. Washington, and other major figures, and letters of Countee Cullen, Frederick Douglass, Alexandre Dumas, fils, William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln, Claude McKay, H. L. Mencken, William Pickens, Albert A. Smith, and Booker T. Washington. Gift of Mr. Gumby, 1951-60.

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