Skip to main content

Hubert family collection

 Collection — Box: 1-15
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0040

Scope and contents

This collection includes items that document various family members and the Zack and Camilla Hubert Foundation. Beautine Hubert DeCosta (donor of the collection) is the most documented family member within the collection. She attended Spelman College, but received her A.B. degree from Georgia State College, Savannah, Georgia in 1933. Beautine also attended Atlanta University where she received her Masters Degree from the School of Social Work in 1942. Most of her career in social work was in Baltimore, Maryland. Of particular note, among her papers are programs from the family life and marriage institutes she directed in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Also, there is a small amount of documentation on Charles Hubert who graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in 1909 and later received his D.D. degree in 1923. He joined the Morehouse College faculty in 1914 and served as acting president of Morehouse College in 1937, a position he held for three years until the election of President Benjamin E. Mays in 1940.

Additional materials donated by the family are represented in addenda to the finding aid. The additions mirror the arrangement and series titles in the original donation of materials.


  • 1902-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1952 - 1996


Rights Statement

All materials in this collection are either protected by copyright or are the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information, please contact

Historical note

The Hubert Family trace their history from enslavement in the 1800s on the Benjamin Hubert plantation in Warren County, Georgia. After emancipation Zack Hubert and his brothers purchased 165 acres of land in Georgia, becoming among the few black landowners in the state. Zack Hubert never attended school but highly valued education. He and his wife Camilla, sent all twelve of their children to college. Eleven of the twelve graduated from Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. Upon graduation they pursued successful careers in education, agriculture, and business. A family history, Profile of a Black Heritage was published in 1977 by family member, Lester F. Russell. For more information about the family visit their website


6 Linear feet

Language of Materials


Hubert family collection, 1902-2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


404-978-2109 (Fax)