Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin papers, 1902-1988.

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Creator: Lumpkin, Katharine Du Pre, 1897-
Collection number: 4171
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Abstract: Katherine Du Pre Lumpkin (1897-1988) was YWCA national student secretary, southern region, 1920-1925; research director at the Council of Industrial Studies, Smith College, 1932-1939, and at the Institute of Labor Studies, Northampton, Mass., 1940-1953; professor of sociology at Wells College, Aurora, N.Y., 1957-1967; and an author. Correspondence, writings (mainly unpublished), research materials, lecture notes and drafts, photographs, and other papers of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin. Most of the material relates to Lumpkin’s primary research interests–race relations, criminology, labor, and southern history. Also included is material concerning Lumpkin’s work as YWCA national student secretary and her extensive involvement in community activities in Charlottesville, Va., 1967-1978, some family letters, and some genealogical material.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Correspondence, writings, research materials, lecture notes and drafts, and other papers of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, YWCA national student secretary; research director at the Council of Industrial Studies, Smith College, and at the Institute of Labor Studies, Northampton, Massachusetts; professor of Sociology at Wells College, Aurora, New York; and author. The majority of the material relates to research interests, including race relations and southern history. Correspondence chiefly pertains to Lumpkin’s writing projects, but also includes letters relating to her involvement with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Writings include articles on the Civil Rights Movement and the Underground Railroad. A number of the lectures in Series 3 discuss race relations and segregation, including black student protest in 1963 . Microfilm available.

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