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Eolyn C. Guy family papers : Boston, Mass., circa 1930-1948.
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Eolyn C. Guy family papers: Boston, Mass., circa 1930-1948


Guy, Eolyn C., creator


Guy, Eolyn C., correspondent.


Klugh, David S., -1934, correspondent.


Klugh, David S., Jr, correspondent.


Guy, Maurice, Jr, correspondent.


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


Contains handwritten and typescript notes and personal correspondence, hotel bill, store receipt, NAACP membership card, etc., of family members related to a prominent black Baptist pastor in Boston, David S. Klugh, Sr. Most of the correspondence belongs to Eolyn [Klugh] Guy and concern personal matters including the birh of her son. The rest of the contents include: One letter and one receipt belonging to David S. Klugh, Sr., one calling card of Mrs. David S. Klugh, one store receipt and one NAACP membership card (1942) belonging to his son, David S. Klugh, Jr., a typescript story, "Story of the Circus Parade" (1 p.), and a hand-drawn program (5 p.) for a stage play [likely an informal family or church play] titled, "Poverties of 1933" featuring the Klugh children. Inside the program are hand-sketched scenes from the play, in ink, and parts of song lyrics, one of which is written in Black English verse. Also includes five playfully written typescript notes written on behalf of Eolyn Guy's three-month old son, M. Guy [Maurice Jr.], to other family members. Also includes a photocopy of a newspaper clipping (The Guardian, Dec. 21, 1935) with a portrait of Dr. Klugh and a story about the one-year anniversary of his death.


1930 (issued)


African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African American women -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African American clergy -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African American churches -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African American Baptists -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African American children -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African American women authors -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Amateur plays
Black English -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Noirs américains -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Noires américaines -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Clergé noir américain -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Églises noires américaines -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Baptistes noirs américains -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Enfants noirs américains -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Écrivaines noires américaines -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Théâtre d'amateurs
Black English (Dialecte) -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African American Baptists
African American children
African American churches
African American clergy
African American women
African American women authors
African Americans
Amateur plays
Black English
Massachusetts -- Boston
Guy, Eolyn C -- Archives
Guy, Eolyn C -- Correspondence
Klugh, David S -- -1934 -- Correspondence
Klugh, David S -- -1934 -- Portraits
Jr -- Klugh, David S -- Correspondence
Klugh family -- Correspondence
Jr -- Guy, Maurice


Transferred from the M.M. O'Shaughnessy papers, (BANC MSS 92/808 c).
Eolyn C. Guy was the sister of Reverend David S. Klugh, Sr. of Boston. She was the author, under her maiden name, Eolyn Klugh, of the article, "Colored girls at work in Boston" (Opportunity; Oct. 1928; p.295-299), a survey study of occupations held in Boston by young colored women with some high school education.
Reverend Dr. David Simpson Klugh, Sr. became pastor of the Peoples Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1918, serving until his death on Dec. 21, 1934.
Preferred citation: Eolyn C. Guy family papers : Boston, Mass., circa 1930-1948, BANC MSS 2011/56, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.


membership cards.
Personal correspondence.

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1 folder.




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