Two Wills and Death Certificate - J. Frank Harrison, Jr.
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains primarily correspondence between the family members and letters (5 hollinger boxes) addressed to James Harrison, Jr. from many individuals. James Harrison, Jr. had friends throughout the world and during the course of his lifetime he lived in many different places. He attended Haines Institute in Augusta, Georgia and later Howard University in Washington, D.C.. Correspondence exists as early as 1926 between him and his family. He maintained a correspondence with the Black philosopher, Alain Locke, during the 1930's and 40's and there are 2 boxes of correspondence from him.
Another series of material exists for Victor Partridge (1938-198?), son of Gladys Harrison. Material on Victor's college days at Lafayette College and his career as a school teacher in the Atlanta Public School system are present. Two scrapbooks exist documenting Dorothy Harrison Puckett's teaching career in Atlanta and her sorority work with Delta Sigma Theta. An additional scrapbook contains primarily postcards of Germany and Austria and another scrapbook contains newspaper clippings concerning Robert Harrison's tragic death from an automobile accident in 1952. One box of photographs exists.
Restrictions on Use
There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.
From the Collection: 7.5 Cubic feet
From the Collection: English
Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository
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Atlanta GA 30303