Finding Aid for the John Harvey Furbay papers, 1936-1939

Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: John Harvey Furbay papers
Date (inclusive): 1936-1939
Collection number: 489
Creator: Furbay, John Harvey, 1903-1999.
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: John Harvey Furbay (1903-1999) was a professor, professional consultant, and college administrator who worked and studied in both the United States and Africa. The collection consists of Furbay's letters, educational and politically related ephemera, and personal papers.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Santa Barbara Public Library, May 18, 1954.

Processing Note

Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Harvey Furbay papers (Collection 489). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233052 

Biography/History

John Harvey Furbay was born on September 23, 1903 in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. He obtained his B.S. from Asbury College in 1924, his M.A. from New York University in 1927, and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1931. Furbay became a professor of biology and education and taught at Taylor University from 1927-29 and again from 1931-33. He also taught at the College of Emporia from 1933-35. Furbay was later president of the College of West Africa, Monrovia, Liberia from 1935-39. In addition to his career in education, Furbay was also an educational consultant with General Motors from 1957-81. His publications include World Without Strangers (1955), The Shape of Things to Come (1961), and Spotlight on Africa (1960).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of letters and papers relating to his administration as dean and acting president of the College of West Africa in Monrovia. Included are numerous examples of correspondence, personal memorabilia, governmental and official publications, and some research notes and papers. Whereas much of the material is denotative of personal souvenir keeping, many of the more official publications offer an important look at government publishing at a period in Liberian history (i.e. ca. 1930s) when censorship of dissent was on the rise.

Organization and Arrangement

Collection materials have been roughly grouped according to their dates of creation, reception, transaction, or publication.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Furbay, John Harvey, 1903-1999 --Archives.
College presidents --Liberia --Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Liberia, Souvenirs. 1936-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Poems, correspondence, and ephemera including pamphlets, flyers, and periodical clippings. Poetry (typeset) written by Edwin Barclay, president of Liberia from 1933-1944.
Box 1, Folder 2

Liberia, Souvenirs. 1936-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Academic administrative and governmental reports, periodicals, memos, and ephemera including event programs, flyers, and periodical clippings. Periodical publications include Marcus Garvey's The Black Man, with Garvey's poem Man Will Stay printed on the front cover.
Box 1, Folder 3

Liberia, Souvenirs. 1936-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Academic administrative reports, correspondence, notes, a small notebook, a small Liberian flag, and ephemera including event programs and periodical clippings.
Box 1, Folder 4

Liberia, Souvenirs. 1940-1943.

Scope and Content Note

Academic administrative reports, correspondence, notes, and ephemera including event programs and periodical clippings.
Box 1, Folder 5

Liberia, Souvenirs. 1940-1943.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly correspondence and notes with various ephemera including a event programs, periodicals, and periodical clippings, and a photographic postcard. Includes the newspaper The African Nationalist, vols. 3 and 4, no. 26, 28-31, 71 and 72.
Box 1, Folder 6

Liberia, Souvenirs. 1940-1943.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly correspondence and notes with various ephemera including a event programs and flyers, periodicals, and periodical clippings, and a photographic postcard. Includes the newspaper The African Nationalist, vols. 3 and 4, no. 31, 43 and 77.
Box 1, Folder 7

Liberia, Notes. 1936-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly notes (holograph and typescript) and correspondence with various ephemera including pamphlets, event programs, and periodical clippings.
Box 1, Folder 8

Liberia, Notes. 1936.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly notes (holograph and typescript), governmental reports, and correspondence with various ephemera including pamphlets, event programs, event invitations, and periodical clippings. Includes materials on slavery in Liberian society.
Box 1, Folder 9

Liberia, Notes. 1936.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, correspondence, and governmental reports with various ephemera including pamphlets, event programs, event flyers, event invitations, periodicals, and periodical clippings.