Robert Lee Humber, Jr., Papers

Manuscript Collection #1316

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Robert Lee Humber, Jr., Papers
    Creator: Humber, Robert Lee, 1898-1970
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: This collection documents the life of Robert Lee Humber, Jr., (May 30, 1898-Nov. 10, 1970) who was well-known nationally and in many countries for his Movement for World Federation begun in 1940 as a way to promote lasting world peace. In North Carolina, he was also well-known for persuading the General Assembly and the Kress Foundation of New York to invest heavily in founding the North Carolina Museum which opened in 1956. Other interests of Dr. Humber were state politics (serving as a Democrat state senator from Pitt County), education (leading the effort to create Pitt Technical Institute), and the Southern Baptist denomination. These extensive files donated from the estate of his son John L. Humber cover all of his life’s work.
    Extent: 100.0 Cubic feet, 97 cubic foot boxes, consisting of correspondence, speeches, resolutions, minutes, bylaws, reports, and publications
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    August 22, 2017, (unprocessed), ca. 100 cubic feet; This collection documents the life of Robert Lee Humber, Jr., (May 30, 1898-Nov. 10, 1970) who was well-known nationally and in many countries for his Movement for World Federation begun in 1940 as a way to promote lasting world peace. In North Carolina, he was also well-known for persuading the General Assembly and the Kress Foundation of New York to invest heavily in founding the North Carolina Museum which opened in 1956. Other interests of Dr. Humber were state politics (serving as a Democrat state senator from Pitt County), education (leading the effort to create Pitt Technical Institute), and the Southern Baptist denomination. These extensive files donated from the estate of his son John L. Humber cover all of his life’s work. Gift of the estate of John L. Humber.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the John L. Humber estate

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is being processed. If you need to access this collection, you must first contact Dale Sauter at 252-328-0275 to make arrangements.

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert Lee Humber, Jr., Papers (#1316), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

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