ABOLITION & EMANCIPATION. PART 1: PAPERS OF THOMAS CLARKSON, WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, ZACHARY MACAULAY, HARRIET MARTINEAU, HARRIET BEECHER STOWE & WILLIAM WILBERFORCE FROM THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY
Wiltshire, England: Adam Matthew Publications, 1996.
Correspondence, reports, printed materials, manuscript essays, journals, diaries of leading abolitionists in the United States and Britain, dating from 1773 to 1899. Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846), along with William Wilberforce (1759-1833), founded the British Anti-Slavery Society in 1787 and witnessed the passage of British Anti-Slavery laws in 1807 and the abolition of slavery in British Colonies in 1833. Correspondence from both men are reproduced as well as Clarkson's manuscript essays. Zachary Macaulay (1768-1838) was especially active in the Sierra Leone colony founded by Wilberforce. An extensive collection of letters by Macaulay are included. Political economist Harret Martineau (1802-1876) was a leading abolitionist in Britain; letters and manuscript essays written by Martineau are included. William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) founded the influential newspaper The Liberator in 1831 and the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1834. Letters from Garrison, including some to Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Pease, are reproduced here. Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), best known as the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, was a prolific writer in the second half of the nineteenth century. Correspondence and manuscripts of a full range of her writings are included.
Guide includes detailed listing of contents with brief extracts and brief biographies. The digital version of the guide is available online at http://www.adam-matthew-publications.co.uk/digital_guides/abolition_emancipation_part_1.
ABSTRACTS OF JAMAICA WILLS, 1625-1792, IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM.
East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng: E.P. Microform, 1972.
This collection of 312 abstracts of wills of English colonists or landholders in Jamaica during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was abstracted by Verona I.C. Smith (Mrs. Sidney Smith). Her collection spans the rise and maturation of the Jamaica sugar industry and constitutes a prime source for the social historian. Most of the testators were big planters or merchants. The wills record the names of the testator, beneficiaries, executors, and witnesses, the date of the will, the residence and occupation of the testator, and the disposition of the estate. The wills throw light on the social composition of the Jamaican planter class, its wealth and familial ties as well as on race relations in colonial Jamaica.
A description of contents and arrangement is at the beginning of the reel. An index is at the end of the reel
ANTI-ABOLITION TRACTS. NO. 1-6, 1862-66.
New York: Van Evrie, Horton, 1862.
The anti-abolition tracts in this collection are Abolition and Secession (1864), Free Negroism (1862), The Abolition Conspiracy to Destroy the Union (1863) The Negro's Place in Nature (1864) The Six Species of Men (1866), and Soliloquies of the Bondholder, the Poor Mechanic, the Poor Farmer, the Freed Negro, the Soldier's Widow, the 'Radical' Congressman, the Political Preacher, the Returned Soldier, the Southerner (1866).
A guide in the Special Collections Office lists the complete titles.
ANTI-SLAVERY PROPAGANDA IN THE OBERLIN COLLEGE LIBRARY.
Louisville, Ky.: Lost Cause, 1968.
Oberlin College Library's collection of American anti-slavery propaganda includes over 2500 pamphlets covering annual reports, proceedings, platforms, and addresses of anti-slavery societies published before the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863. In 1835 Oberlin College, a center of anti-slavery activity, first admitted blacks as students. The collection is arranged by main entry, generally author. The first microcard for each title includes eye-legible bibliographic data in the form of a catalog card. Each title is fully described in Ellis Library's card catalog.
An uncataloged guide, Anti-Slavery Propaganda in the Oberlin College Library, available in the Special Collections Office, lists the titles included in the collection.
Birmingham Female Society for the Relief of Negro Slaves. RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRMINGHAM LADIES SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF BRITISH NEGRO SLAVES.
East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1970.
British records relating to America in microfilm
In the early nineteenth century, Birmingham was an important center of anti-slavery activity. Birmingham itself was a prosperous manufacturing town engaged in some cotton trading. Joseph Sturge, one of the leaders in the British anti-slavery movement, was secretary of the Birmingham anti-slavery society and active in several national anti-slavery organizations. On April 8, 1825, Lucy Townsend and Mary Lloyd founded the Birmingham Ladies Society, which published several pamphlets, compiled annual reports, and recorded minutes relating to their activities. Members wrote letters and petitions urging others to support their cause. They supported education as a means of solving the problem of freed slaves, focusing on aid to blacks in British territories. They were reluctant to deal with the problem of American slavery for fear of inflaming the issue.
A description of the contents and their arrangement is on the first reel.
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Black Panthers. FBI FILE ON THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY, NORTH CAROLINA.
Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1986.
The Black Panthers were a radical, sometimes violent, political organization. They were founded in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seal. At first, they advocated arming the black populace so they could protect themselves from politicians, law enforcement authorities, and business owners whom they considered to be oppressive. The Black Panthers believed that economic unfairness was the basic problem for blacks, not racial discrimination. So in the late 1960's, they began working with white revolutionary groups with whom they shared goals. By the early 1970's, the Black Panthers changed their methods by stressing community service within established political and social groups.
It contains an introduction that describes the origin and philosophy of the Black Panther Party and a summary of the provided FBI material. Each reel's contents is divided into sections and the date of the first and last documents in each section is also listed. This same information is also found at the beginning of the first reel.
BLACK WORKERS IN THE ERA OF THE GREAT MIGRATION, 1916-1925.
Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1985.
Black Studies Research Sources
With the booming economy in northern cities during World War I, approximately one-half million blacks left the South and headed north in pursuit of work. This collection consists of federal documents that pertain to the changing patterns of both labor and migration during the decade after the war. Specifically, these documents refer to agricultural and industrial labor, unionism, housing, race relations, veteran employment, and the processes of migration.
Schipper, Martin Paul. Black workers in the era of the great migration, 1916-1925 : guide.
The guide contains historical background on the Great Migration, the sources of this collection, a reel index, and a subject index.
Bryce, James Bryce , Viscount, 1838-1922. JAMES BRYCE, VISCOUNT BRYCE OF DECHMONT, AMERICAN CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1922.
East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1964.
British records relating to America in microform
James Bryce, jurist, historian, and politician, was a member of Parliament from 1880 to 1906 and a member of three cabinets. He first visited the United States in 1871 and last in 1921. His knowledge of the United States is reflected in his book, The American Commonwealth, published in 1888. As British ambassador to the United States from 1907 to 1913, he singled out as his most important task the furtherance of good relations between Britain and the United States. Topics discussed in his papers include various presidential campaigns and elections, tariffs, the Negro problem, civil service reform, Canadian-American relations, international copyright legislation, American city government, the Armenian question, the Irish question, women's suffrage, the Venezuela crisis, German propaganda, maritime disputes, and the League of Nations.
A description of the collection and its arrangement appears on the first reel.
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Buckley-Mathew, George Benvenuto. BUCKLEY-MATHEW COLLECTION.
East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1967.
British records relating to America in microform
These ninety-one letters were mainly addressed to Sir George Buckley-Matthew (1807-1879), a British diplomat. Of particular interest is the period during which he served as British consul in Charleston, South Carolina (1850-1853), and Philadelphia (1853-1856). A number of the letters discuss the capture of free West Indian Negro seamen and their sale in the southern United States. Many of the letters were written by British and American statesmen and diplomats. One from William Gladstone concerns Mathew's resignation of his consular post at the request of the United States government after he attempted to recruit Americans for service in the Crimean War.
A description of the collection and its arrangement is on the reel.
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California. Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots. TRANSCRIPTS, DEPOSITIONS, CONSULTANT REPORTS, AND SELECTED DOCUMENTS OF THE GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON THE LOS ANGELES RIOTS.
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress (for Microcard Editions), 1966.
In 1965 the arrest of a twenty-one year old black suspected of drunken driving touched off a series of riots in the Watts district of south-central Los Angeles. The riots lasted for five days, resulting in thirty-four deaths and about $40 million in property damage. Governor Edmund Brown set up a commission to make an objective study of the riots. The commission was charged with determining why the arrest set off the riots, why the riots continued to spread, what efforts were made by police to control the riots, what actions were taken by private individuals, and what effect looting had in the spread of the riots. The documents in the collection are the result of sixty-four meetings of the governor's commission. They include testimony and statements from administrators, law enforcement officers, members of the state, county, and local governments, representatives of business and labor, residents of the area, spokesmen for minorities, social workers, consultants, and other experts.
A table of contents and bibliographies appear at the beginning of the first reel.
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CIVIL RIGHTS DURING THE JOHNSON ADMINISTRATION, 1963-1969.
Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1984.
Black studies research sources
The administration of Lyndon Johnson saw extensive activity in government and society in the area of civil rights. This collection is divided into three sections. Part 1 is titled "The White House Central Files;" part 2, "Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Administrative History;" and part 3, "Oral Histories." The material focuses on the legislative and administrative actions of the government to enact and enforce civil rights legislation.
The guide contains historical background on civil rights activities during the Johnson administration, information on sources for the documents in this collection, a table of contents, and a subject index.
CLAUDE A. BARNETT PAPERS. PART THREE: SUBJECT FILES ON BLACK AMERICANS, 1918-1967, SERIES B.
Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1985.
Black Studies Research Sources
We own Series B: Colleges and Universities, 1918-1966.
Claude Barnett founded the Associated Negro Press (ANP) in March 1919 and remained director during a time of great social change, retiring in 1964. After his retirement the ANP ceased to exist. The ANP provided information of interest to black readers including news, opinion columns, reviews of books, movies, and records as a wire service to black newspapers. In addition to his work with the ANP, Barnett served as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, participated in Republican Party Campaigns, the National Negro Business League, and the United Negro College Fund. In addition, he served on the boards of the Tuskegee Institute, American National Red Cross, Provident Hospital, and other organizations. In 1934 he married the well-known concert singer and actress, Etta Moten. The Claude Barnett Papers are arranged by subject in eleven series. The collection includes correspondence, memos, reports, and clippings on agriculture, colleges and universities, economic conditions, entertainers, artists and authors, medicine, military, philanthropic and social organizations, politics and law, race, religions, and personal files.
The guide contains a brief biography of Claude A. Barnett and a short history of the Associated Negro Press, along with a description of each subject filmed on the reel and a detailed reel list. It includes an index of major subjects covered.
Collins, Doctor, a.k.a. “A Professional Planter.” PRACTICAL RULES FOR MANAGEMENT AND MEDICAL TREATMENT OF NEGRO SLAVES IN THE SUGAR COLONIES.
London: J. Barfield, 1811.
There are two parts to this book of advice for slaveholders in the British sugar colonies. Part 1 deals with the general management of slaves. Part 2 deals with how to treat various illnesses and diseases that may affect them. There is an appendix at the end with lists of drugs, medical instruments, weights and measures, and prepared compositions.
(Microfilmed by Southwestern Microfilm, Inc., Dallas, TX.)
Congress of Racial Equality. CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY (CORE) PAPERS, 1960-1976.
Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1984.
Black studies research sources
This collection covers the period of intense civil rights activity by CORE during the early 1960s. Parts 1 and 2 cover field projects conducted in the South and West during this period. Part 3 covers the educational and legal aspects of CORE's work from 1960 to 1976. This latter section is organized into Administrative Files, Leadership Development Files and Legal Department Files. Parts 1 and 2 have introductions at the beginning of the first reels that give a history and the functions of the western and southern regional offices. The series on the Legal Department Files in Part 3 has a list of contents of the files and the legal cases CORE was interested in.
Congress of Racial Equality. Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) papers : [guide].
Each volume contains background on the collection, a table of contents and a reel index.
Davenport, William, 1725-1797. PAPERS OF WILLIAM DAVENPORT & CO., 1745-1797.
Wakefield, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1998.
British Records Relating to America in Microform
These records, accounts, papers, and ledgers give details on a wide range of issues relating to Davenport’s role as a specialist slave trader in eighteenth-century Britain. They include the costs of outfitting voyages, suppliers of trade goods, shareholding of investors, the number, age, and sex of slaves delivered, and the financial settlements at the end of voyages. His accounts give insights into the impact of geographical change in patterns of slaving in Africa on profits in the British slave trade between the 1750s and 1780s.
The guide contains a brief biography of Davenport, contents of the three reels, and bibliological references. (Filmed from the collection owned by Keele University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Staffordshire, England)
Dillard University, New Orleans Amistad Research Center. COUNTEE CULLEN PAPERS 1921-69.
New Orleans: Amistad Research Center, 1975.
Borders, Florence E. Guide to the microfilm edition of the Countee Cullen papers, 1921-1969.
Dromgoole, Edward 1751-1815. EDWARD DROMGOOLE PAPERS IN THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY.
Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina, 1966.
Edward Dromgoole (1751-1815) was a merchant, planter, and Methodist preacher in Brunswick County, Virginia. One son, Edward Dromgoole Jr. (1788-1840), was a physician, planter, merchant, and Methodist preacher. The other son, George Coke Dromgoole (1797-1847), was a lawyer, planter, and political figure of Brunswick County. The first group of papers, those of Edward Dromgoole, Sr., and his son, Edward, from 1770 to 1830, are valuable for the study of the early Methodist movement in America. Religious problems are discussed, including the controversy among Methodists regarding slavery. The papers also discuss the western movement of settlers, the attitude of those settlers toward slavery, and free Negroes in Ohio. The George Coke Dromgoole papers (1830-1848) were written by a wide circle of political and business friends and reflect their opinions on railroads in the 1830s, Texas annexation, the Mexican War, the political campaigns from 1840 to 1847, and other political activity. Well-known correspondents in these papers include John Wesley, Francis Asbury, Silas Wright, and Thomas Hart Benton.
An uncataloged guide, The Edward Dromgoole Papers in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina Library, available in the Special Collections Office, provides background, a list of correspondents, and reel notes.
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DuBois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963. PAPERS OF W.E.B. DUBOIS, 1803 (1877-1963) 1965.
Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1980.
This collection preserves the writings of W.E.B. DuBois, an historian by profession, and a civil rights pioneer by conviction. He wrote twenty-one books and countless journal articles. DuBois corresponded with Sherwood Anderson, Andrew Carnegie, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Margaret Mead, Albert Schweitzer, Booker T. Washington, Roy Wilkins, and other significant figures. Those interested in African-American studies, American history, and political science have the opportunity to witness the nearly century old development of DuBois' political and social philosophy as they peruse this collection.
The collection is arranged into twenty series, with each listed and described. Copyright regulations pertaining to the use of this collection are explained. The microfilm reels are listed, as are selective items for which there is an index. Four years are mentioned in the title. The years 1877-1963 denote the time period in which there are items written by and to W.E.B. DuBois. The oldest item in the collection is a copy of a land grant made to James DuBois in 1803. Finally, 1979 is the year in which DuBois' stepson, David Graham DuBois, donated additional items.
McDonnell, Robert W. The papers of W.E.B. Du Bois, 1803 (1877-1963) 1979 : a guide.
The guide contains a biographical sketch of W.E.B. DuBois, and a description of the scope and content of this collection and of DuBois materials in other repositories.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION CONFIDENTIAL FILES: FBI WIRETAPS, BUGS, AND BREAK-INS: THE NATIONAL SECURITY ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE CARD FILE AND SURREPTITIOUS ENTRIES FILE.
Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1988.
Contains card files of FBI surreptitious activity from 1942 to 1975 for organizations investigated by the FBI, including wire taps, bugs, and break-ins.
Guide contains an introduction to the collection and a reel index.
FEDERAL SURVEILLANCE OF AFRO-AMERICANS (1917-1925): THE FIRST WORLD WAR, THE RED SCARE, AND THE GARVEY MOVEMENT.
Frederick, Md.: University Publications of America, 1985.
Black studies research sources
The collection consists of materials gathered by the Justice Department's Bureau of Investigation (renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935), military and naval intelligence, the Department of State, and the Post Office Department on the activities of black radicals from 1917 to 1925. The information concerns black communists and socialists, Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association, radical black publications (such as The Crusader, The Defender, and The Messenger), the Pan African movement, the race riots of 1919, the draft evasions during the First World War, the attitudes and the morale of the black military units, the African Blood Brotherhood, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The guide lists all the documents and includes a subject index.
Federal Writers' Project. SLAVE NARRATIVES, A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SLAVES.
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1941.
(Also, New York: Andronicus; 1970?; 168 microfiche cards).
In 1937 and early 1938, workers of the Federal Writers' Project interviewed former slaves. Some 2000 narratives were gathered from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The generally untrained interviewers were given questionnaires to use as guides. They recorded the narratives as nearly as possible in the words and dialect of the speaker without alteration. In addition, they collected photographs, transcripts of laws, advertisements, and records of sale, transfer, and manumission of slaves. They also interviewed white people regarding slavery. Narratives are arranged by state and then alphabetically by informant. There is no subject or personal name index.
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Yetman, Norman R., 1938- Life under the "peculiar institution"; selections from the Slave Narrative Collection.
This book, published under two different titles, includes an excellent chapter by Norman R. Yetman on the background of this slave narrative collection. The book also contains selected narratives. In addition, Benjamin A. Botkin's Lay My Burden Down (326.973 F317l) provides selections from the narratives.
Ferrar, Nicholas. FERRAR PAPERS, 1590 TO 1790: IN MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Academic Microform Publishers, 1992.
British Records Relating to America
Over 3,000 letters and business papers of the family of Nicholas Ferrar (died 1620) make up this collection, The business archive of the Virginia Company of London and its subordinate, the Somer Islands Company, formed the beginning of the collection. In 1625 the family moved from London to their Huntingdonshire manor, Little Gidding, and family correspondence from Mrs. Ferrar and her two sons, Nicholas and John make up the bulk of the collection. The letters continue with correspondence of various Ferrar descendents, including Susanna Collett and her five eldest daughters. In addition to correspondence, the collection includes prints purchased in Nicholas Ferrar's travels from 1613 to 1617. Correspondence includes the Woodnoth, Brooke, Fielding, Barridge, and Cave families.
The guide consists of an introduction and finding list by David Ransome, in addition to genealogical charts of the Ferrar family.
GALE-MORANT PAPERS, 1731-1925
East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng: EP Microfilm Limited, 1977.
British records relating to America
The Gale and Morant families went to Jamaica in the seventeenth century. Over several generations they acquired sugar plantations and slaves. The papers concern family and business affairs from the mid-seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries, with a concentration of materials for the period from 1765 to 1835. The papers shed light on slavery and the life and work on Jamaican sugar estates. A great deal of information is recorded on the lists of slaves, such as age, country of origin, occupation, physical condition, and value. Sex ratios, age distribution, and the number of births and deaths can be derived from using these records. Also included are letters concerning plantation livestock, shipments of sugar and rum, crop accounts, deeds, bonds, and wills.
An uncataloged guide, The Gale-Morant Papers is available in the Special Collections Office.
Garvey, Marcus 1887-1940. MARCUS GARVEY: FBI INVESTIGATION FILE.
Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1978.
During the decade of the 1920's, when most Americans experienced more prosperity than they ever had before, some poor blacks were desperately searching for a way in which they, too, could increase their standard of living. Marcus Garvey, a black American leader, born in Jamaica, took advantage of their situation. He started a "Back to Africa" movement that promised them a better life in a land where they no longer would be members of a minority race. Garvey also founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and had as many as 2 million followers. Many sent him money which he used to set up black businesses, profits of which were supposed to finance the movement. In 1925, however, Garvey was convicted of mail fraud in connection with the sale of worthless stock in one of the businesses, The Black Star Line, a supposed shipping company. "The Back to Africa" movement declined after Garvey was incarcerated.
Not accompanied by a guide. Includes New York Times articles, 1962-1971, archives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Universal Negro Improvement Association.
Harper, Robert Goodloe, 1765-1825. ROBERT GOODLOE HARPER FAMILY PAPERS, MS. 431 IN THE MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Baltimore, Md.: Maryland Historical Society, 1970.
Robert Goodloe Harper was a congressman and Baltimore lawyer. He served briefly in the North Carolina state legislature and soon was elected to the United States Congress. He served as chair of the Ways and Means Committee from 1747 to 1801. In 1799 he moved to Baltimore and was chosen to represent Maryland in the Senate in 1816. While in the Senate he ran for vice-president as a Federalist. Much of the correspondence concerns political topics. However, a significant amount deals with Harper's role in efforts to establish colonies for blacks in Ohio and Africa. He was an influential member of the Maryland State Colonization Society and proposed the name "Liberia" for the settlement in Africa.
An uncataloged guide, Marks, Bayly Ellen. Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Robert Goodloe Harper Papers, is in the Special Collections Office provide a description of the contents for each reel, a biographical sketch, a bibliography of Harper's published works, and information in the provenance of the collection.
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INVESTIGATIVE CASE FILES OF THE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, 1908-1922.
Washington, D. C: National Archives, 1982.
National Archives Microform Publications. Microcopy no. M1085
The three reels that Ellis Library has of this 955 reel collection contain information on a variety of topics. Reel 319 has the investigative records relating to German aliens (Old German Files), 1915-1920. This contains letters and reports on suspected spies, and interviews with suspicious Germans. Reel 320 continues the files, and in addition contains reports on the American Protective League, the Loyal Black Knights of the Camp of Israel, and civil rights groups. Reel 482 has miscellaneous reports.
Long, Edward. CANDID REFLECTIONS UPON THE JUDGMENT LATELY AWARDED BY THE COURT OF KING’S BENCH, IN WESTMINSTER-HALL, ON WHAT IS COMMONLY CALLED THE NEGROE-CAUSE, BY A PLANTER.
This pro-slavery pamphlet argues that slaves from the West Indies should not be emancipated when brought into Great Britain.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FBI FILE.
Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1984.
Black studies research sources
FBI documents released under the Freedom of Information Act record King's role in the civil rights movement and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The activities of the Communist Party, USA are documented. The file dates from 1958 through the campaign for a King national holiday in the 1970s. Documents that might be viewed as a violation of King's personal privacy and information gained by telephone wiretaps and hotel room "bugs" remain classified and thus are not included in the collection.
Martin, Samuel. THE PAPERS OF SAMUEL MARTIN, 1694/5-1776, RELATING TO ANTIGUA
Samuel Martin was an eighteenth-century civic leader and plantation owner on the island of Antigua. His views on plantation management, including the treatment of slaves and land use, were progressive compared those held by his contemporaries. Martin advocated for better treatment of slaves, arguing that a healthy and well trained slave would make plantations more successful. Martin also supported better use of farmland, including crop rotation. Active in the public life of Antigua, Martin served as speaker of the assembly and colonel of the militia. “The papers include the commercial, political and personal lives of the Martin family of Antigua and county Berkshire from the mid-eighteenth through the last nineteenth centuries. Volumes included in this microfilm edition are the letter books of Samuel Martin (1694/5-1776), and related documents. The core of this collection are the six volumes of Martin’s outgoing correspondence, beginning with his return to Antigua in 1750, after many years residence in England, and ending with his death in 1776.” The collection is an “important source for the study of eighteenth-century West Indian planters, and of the island societies which they shaped and were shaped by at the height of the era of sugar and slavery” -- p 4, Guide
The guide provides biographical data on Samuel Martin and his family, background information on the historical view of plantation owners of the West Indies, and notes about the scope and significance of the collection. A list of contents for each reel is also included. Guide also available online: http://www.microform.co.uk/guides/R71446.pdf
Memminger, Christopher Gustav, 1803-1888. CHRISTOPHER GUSTAVUS MEMMINGER PAPERS.
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Library, 1966.
Christopher G. Memminger was a South Carolina politician who became heavily involved in the secession controversy in 1860. He chaired the committee that drafted the new constitution of the Confederate States of America in 1861 and he served as secretary of the treasury in the cabinet of Jefferson Davis. After the Civil War, he returned to Charleston where he practiced law and helped develop the state's public school system. This collection of his papers dates from 1803 to 1915, but most heavily concentrates on the period from 1858 to 1868. It includes a number of official reports submitted by Memminger as treasury secretary to the Confederate Congress. It also includes papers on the "slave problem" and Reconstruction. The material is arranged chronologically and includes a few papers from Memminger's son, Thomas B. Memminger.
An uncataloged guide, Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Christopher G. Memminger Papers, is available in the Special Collection office. The guide contains background information on Christopher Memminger and the collection.
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Napton, William Barclay WILLIAM BARCLAY NAPTON PAPERS
Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Libraries,
William Barclay Napton moved to Fayette, Missouri, in 1832 to practice law. He was appointed attorney general of the state by Governor Boggs in 1836. He remained in that position until 1851. As a leader of the pro-slavery forces in western Missouri, he helped organize the pro-slavery convention at Lexington in 1855. He was appointed to the State Supreme Court in 1857 but was forced to retire in 1861. Reappointed to the high court in 1873, he served until 1880. This collection contains letters from his wife (1858-1861), writings from his student days at Princeton (1825-1829), and diaries that he kept from 1863 to 1883.
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. PAPERS OF THE NAACP: PART 1, 1909-1950: MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, RECORDS OF ANNUAL CONFERENCES, MAJOR SPEECHES, AND SPECIAL REPORTS.
Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1982.
This collection includes the core elements of the papers of the NAACP from 1909 to 1950 held by the Library of Congress, which detail the association's structure, activities, and development at its highest level. The collection provides insight on many aspects of American Race Relations. The materials are divided into separate categories for filming, including Minutes of the Board of Director's Meetings, Monthly Reports of NAACP Officers (1918-1950), Annual Conference Proceedings, Proceedings of the Annual Business Meetings, and Special Correspondence (1910-1939). Correspondents include Thurgood Marshall, W.E.B. DuBois, Juanita E. Jackson, and Joel E. Springarn.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. A guide to papers of the NAACP. Part I, 1909-1950, Meetings of the Board of Directors, records of annual conferences, major speeches, and special reports.
Edited by Ralph Boehm, the guide includes an introduction to the collection, a detailed description of the items on each reel, and a subject index to Reels 8-14.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. PAPERS OF THE NAACP: PART 14, RACE RELATIONS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA, 1940-1955.
Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1993.
The material reproduced in this collection covers the development of NAACP foreign policy from 1940 to 1955. During World War Two and with the formation of the United Nations, the NAACP attempted to foster democratic principles in America and the European colonial empire, especially Africa. Topics include colonial liberation movements in Africa, the American Council on African Education, the Bandung Conference of 1955, Haiti, India, Italian colonies in Africa, the Palestinian conflict, the Virgin Islands, and the United Nations. NAACP figures involved include Walter White, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Rayford Logan.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. PAPERS OF THE NAACP: PART 19, YOUTH FILE.
Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1995.
Series A (1919-1939) is the general file. Although only a few documents precede 1936, these hint at the NAACP's vision for youth organization before the youth councils were firmly established. Series B contains the first alphabetical half of the subject files of the NAACP Youth Department from 1940 through 1955. This series begins with "A" (American Jewish Congress) and runs through "M" (Motion Picture Project). Series C (1940-1955) is the second half of the subject file and runs from NAACP through Youthbuilders. The subject files in Series "C" fall into two broad categories: files pertaining to the organization of the NAACP youth movement and files pertaining to cooperation with other organizations. Series D (1956-1965) contains the Youth Department Files. These files document the youth movement of the NAACP between 1956 and 1965. Efforts to develop the NAACP youth movement at both local and national levels are covered. Local files include material on membership drives, sit-in demonstrations, fair employment, and other campaigns. National office files document NAACP programs designed to engage youths in the organization. They also include the files of many field workers and regional staff members who reported to the national office on their organizational work.