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Evelyn Manuel Huber collection of Mumford and Huber family material

Ms. Coll. 1072

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Huber, Evelyn Manuel, 1917-2002
Creator:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Creator:
Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
Title:
Evelyn Manuel Huber collection of Mumford and Huber family material
Date [inclusive]:
1884-1993
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1072
Extent:
0.42 linear feet (1 box + 1 book)
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains letters from Lewis and Sophia Mumford to Evelyn Manuel Huber, Lewis Mumford's cousin once removed. The letters date from 1959 to 1993 and document the private and professional activities of Lewis and Sophia Mumford. A family photo album of the Baron, Huber and Mumford families is also included.
Cite as:
Evelyn Manuel Huber collection of Mumford and Huber family material, 1884-1993, Ms. Coll. 1072, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Evelyn Manuel Huber (1917-2002) was born on September 28, 1917 in Rumson, New Jersey to Herbert Emil Huber and Horacina Manuel Miller. Her brother Herbert Emil, Jr. was born in 1915. Huber's paternal grandmother, Theresa Marie Baron Huber, was the sister of Elvina Baron Mumford (mother of Lewis Mumford).

Huber graduated from Merchantville High School in 1936. A poet at heart, she earned her income at J.B. Lippincott Co., the 41st International Eucharistic Congress and the Philadelphia College of Physicians. During World War II, she served in the United State Marine Corps Women's Reserve Battalion and was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. She was honorably discharged in 1945.

Huber passed away on June 10, 2002.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection contains letters written to Evelyn Manuel Huber by her first cousin once removed, Lewis Mumford and his wife Sophia. The Mumford's daughter Alison also contributed a few letters as did Sophia Mumford's father, William Wittenberg. Arranged chronologically, the letters kept Huber up to date of the Mumfords's daily activities, including Lewis's writing. Huber took advantage of her famous relative and would often send the Mumfords poems she had written. The Mumfords in turn would provide feedback and encouragement.

The remaining part of the collection contains a photo album of the Baron, Huber and Mumford families. The physical album was falling apart so the photographs were removed but their page placement remains intact.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kristine McGee

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Evelyn Manuel Huber, 1997.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

University of Pennsylvania: Lewis Mumford Papers, Ms. Coll. 2.

University of Pennsylvania: Sophia Wittenberg Mumford Papers, Ms. Coll. 958.

Separated Materials note

The story of Utopias by Lewis Mumford has been catalogued and placed in the University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library's Rare Book Collection. Call no. HX806 .M7 1922.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts, American--20th century
  • Photographs
Subject(s)
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Families

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Huber, Ernest George Bernard: water color.

1 1

Letters, 1959-1993.

1 2-4

Miscellaneous ephemera, 1961 and undated.

1 5

Negatives, 1971.

1 6

Photograph album, 1884-1971.

1 7-9

Tin type photographs, undated.

1 10