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The African American Documents is a small collection of documents and correspondence pertaining to Africans and their descendents in the Americas in the 18th and 19th centuries. Slavery materials from Rhode Island, Cape of Good Hope, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Virginia include correspondence on the slave trade and slave cargos, assignments on chain gangs, bills of sale,
The Aldridge Collection consists of materials relating to 19th century African-American tragedian Ira Frederick Aldridge (1807-1867) and his children, mainly his daughter Amanda Christina Elizabeth Aldridge (known as Amanda Ira Aldridge, who composed under the pseudonym Montague Ring; 1866-1956). Included in the collection are correspondence, photographs and engravings, newspaper clippings, musical manuscripts and scores, personal and legal documents, articles, memorabilia,
Correspondence, certificates, muster rolls, military reports, and other documents, including many fragmentary items, relating to Andrew Jackson and various phases of his life and times. Most Jackson correspondence is composed of incoming letters to him. About 34 items in the collection are handwritten or signed by Jackson. Topics in the collection include Jackson's military career, his business affairs, real estate
Materials collected by dance critic Ann Barzel, documenting the history of dance in Chicago and worldwide. Research collection includes brochures and other publicity, newsclippings, programs, souvenir books, audiovisual material, posters and prints, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.
Papers of A. B. Blackburn, A. W. Blackburn, W. H. Blackburn of North Carolina, and other family members. Consists of correspondence, journal account book, financial documents, deeds, wills, Civil War documents, and other miscellaneous items.
Cahusac, Jean Marie, Lettres de Mr. Cahusac, Américain, Juge de Paix à Fleurance. Manuscript (Ms 798)
Copies of 94 pieces of correspondence and other documents concerning the travels of Cahusac to the United States, Guadalupe, St. Thomas, and Haiti. Text in French. Codex Ms 798.
The Captain Harry Dean papers spans from 1817-1973 with the bulk of material from 1909-1934. Dean was an African-American sailor who supported the Pan-Africanism movement. Dean spent the majority of his adolescent and adult years sailing throughout Europe and Africa. In 1900, he purchased a ship, “The Pedro Gorino,” which he captained before coming back to America, circa 1920. The
The CARO Photo Archive is a collection of still images (with a limited number of videos) created by Cook County Government throughout the 20th century, with some older photos dating back to the 1800s. Many of these photos were collected by or fell into the possession of former Secretary to the Board and County Historian Matthew B. DeLeon. Additionally, he
Christopher Reed (1942 - ) is an author and historian who specializes in the history of African Americans in Chicago. From 1987 to 2009, he served as a professor at Roosevelt University. Aside from his academic pursuits, Dr. Reed serves on the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and various community organizations on the city’s West Side. The Christopher Reed papers span
Stephen A. Douglas, lawyer, judge, politician. The Stephen A. Douglas papers document his professional and personal life from 1764-1908. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, reports, memoranda, notes, financial and legal documents, portraits, maps, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and artifacts. The largest portion of the collection consists of Senate and Constituent correspondence.
Reuben Thomas Durrett (1824-1913), lawyer, manuscript and book collector, and Kentucky historian. The Reuben T. Durrett Collection of Broadsides, Broadsheets, and Circulars consist primarily of broadsides relating to political issues, national and local elections, and meetings. Also contains business advertisements; announcements for the sale of lands and slaves; and posters relating to church matters, opposition to slavery, speeches, stagecoach fares,
Reuben Thomas Durrett (1824-1913), lawyer, manuscript and book collector, and Kentucky historian. Edmund Lyne (d. 1791), was an entrepreneur and operator of salt licks, a whiskey still, and a ferry service in Blue Licks, Kentucky. The Reuben T. Durrett Collection of the Edmund Lyne Estate Papers consists of business records from the latter part of Lyne's life and documents related
Reuben Thomas Durrett (1824-1913), lawyer, manuscript and book collector, and Kentucky historian. The Lewis family were 18th century land dealers in Kentucky. The Reuben T. Durrett Collection of the Lewis Family Papers consists primarily of legal and business documents connected with the Kentucky land dealings of John Lewis and his sons, Gabriel and Warner Washington Lewis. It contains receipts, land
Letters by Edward Coles, chiefly to Mr. and Mrs. James Madison on historical and personal matters; 13 business letters to Isaac Prickett, 1831-44; 13 letters by Isaac A. Coles, 1809-35. Also present are later letters discussing the donation of Coles' papers to Chicago Historical Society, 1881-83. Other topics of the Coles correspondence include slavery in the U.S. and in Illinois;
Richmond. Receipt for $1159 from James Fox for 3 enslaved people. Jos. Chew, her attorney, signing for her. Witnessed by Geo. D. Nicholson. On reverse is Fox's deed of same enslaved people to Mrs. Wormeley for same sum, dated March 10, 1813.
William H. English (1822-1896) combined active careers in politics and business with an avid interest in the history of his native state of Indiana. An influential member of the Democratic Party, he was a member of the House of Representatives from 1852 to 1860 and was a candidate for the vice-presidency in 1880. English aspired to write a history of
The Eugene Winslow Papers (1851-1994) consist of materials related to Eugene Winslow’s professional life as an artist and in publishing as the Vice President of the Afro-Am Publishing Company. The collection includes newspaper and journal articles, photographs, Winslow’s sketches, and his drafts of biographical summaries for "Great Negroes Past and Present." The collection also includes a small amount of material
Primarily correspondence of the Everett family, concerning family news and health issues, and also covering abolition, temperance, women's rights, rights of African-Americans, and moral reform. Printing, education, pioneer life, and religion are all discussed within the papers. Papers include materials of Robert Everett, the pastor of Welsh Congregationalist churches in Oneida County, NY, and publisher of Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd (The
The Archives of the Illinois Central Railroad Company document the activities of the Company and its subsidiary lines and companies from before its charter on Feb. 10, 1851, through and a bit beyond 1972, when the line merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to become Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. The collection includes correspondence of administrators and staff, minutes,
The Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music, amassed by engineer and organist J. Francis Driscoll (1875-1959), is one of the largest and most representative collections of its kind. The approximated 80,000 pieces of sheet music and related material were arranged into sections by Driscoll himself, and reflect his collecting interests and preferences. Some of the music is arranged according to
Incomplete (pages 81-296) manuscript of an anti-slavery essay written by Joseph Bachellor Goddard, a Congregational minister in Londonderry, Vermont, and 1816 graduate of Williams College, who argued for the elimination of slavery, but sharply criticized the program of the American Colonization Society. Goddard preached in Londonderry from 1827 to 1838, and later in Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Also included
Conway manuscripts regarding financial matters. Includes: St. Clair County, Illinois Territory. Indenture of Lucey, a Black woman, bound to Robert Chesney for 40 years. Witnessed by Conway and Mark Ward (his mark). Notarial statement by Conway. Indorsed: "Recorded in entry book of slaves." (1815 October 9, ADS, 3 pages); Letter, from Edwardsville, to Judge of the Probate Court, Waterloo, Monroe
Soldier & statesman; Governor of Kentucky.
Legal and family papers, diary (1869), a bank book, and ca. 70 receipts. Topics include slavery, Parker's service in the U.S. House of Representatives, his work as a lawyer and judge, his sentencing of John Brown at Charles Town in 1859, and his support for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Includes a manuscript map of Major
Fielding Lewis, plantation owner. Papers contain business records, legal documents, tax receipts and other records that document the management of an ante-bellum plantation on the James River. The collection also includes receipts for purchase of slaves as well as daily expenses.