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 John L. Humber estate
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