These papers include a number of routine personal and financial documents and give a glimpse of Pruitt's entire life. The bulk of the collection illustrates his wartime service with UNNRA. The variety of letters, telegrams, UNRRA bulletins, requisition forms, displaced persons registration forms and temporary duty (TDY) orders provide an excellent overview of that experience.
Other materials give an insight into Pruitt's experiences with local public housing, particularly Beecher Terrace, where he served as manager. A Beecher Terrace clipping scrapbook is found. There are also a number of family photographs, circa 1930s and a group photo, circa 1934-1935, of the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity taken at the University of Louisville before integration. There are also brochures from Pruitt's A.M.E. Zion Church. The collection ends with 15 certificates from the late 1940s and 1950s, several from the Commonwealth of Kentucky which certify Pruitt as a member of such boards and commissions as the Governors Commission on Education Desegregation, the Kentucky State College Board of Regents and the State Veterans Reemployment Rights Committee for Kentucky.
- circa 1925-1956
Entire Collection: 3.50 linear feet