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Anti-Slavery Collection

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Publications

Bills of Sale

Correspondence, 1825-1863

Miscellaneous Documents

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Anti-Slavery Collection | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Anti-Slavery CollectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1796-1881

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

The records are arranged into five series:

Series 1 - Publications

Series 2 - Bills of Sale

Series 3 - Correspondence

Series 4 - Miscellaneous Documents

Series 5 - Speeches

Subjects: Abolitionists., American Anti-Slavery Society., Antislavery movements -- Kentucky., Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources., Berea, (Ky.), Berea College, Fairchild, Edward Henry -- 1815-1889, Fee, John Gregg -- 1816-1901, Fee, Matilda., Slavery -- Controversial literature., Slavery –- Kentucky., Temperance., United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Anti-Slavery Collection, collected by Berea College librarians (through donation and purchase) consists primarily of publications, letters, bills of sale and reports; records date from 1769- 1865, although one retrospective account was recorded in 1916.  Most of the materials in the collection relate to slavery and support Berea College’s open opposition to the institution of slavery.

Of particular note in the collection is a letter and separate autograph of Levi Coffin, President of the Underground Railroad in Cincinnati, and letters from James Birney and Thomas Garrett. Also in the collection is an anti-slavery publication of 1856 written by William Goodell, a compatriot of Berea founder John G. Fee, as well as typescript accounts by Matilda Hamilton Fee.  The slave deeds in the collection remain a testament to the stark reality of slavery.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists primarily of publications, letters, bills of sale and reports dating from 1769- 1865 (with one exception: a retrospective account recorded in 1916).  Most of the material in the collection relates to slavery and Berea College’s open opposition to the institution of slavery.

Subject/Index Terms

Abolitionists.
American Anti-Slavery Society.
Antislavery movements -- Kentucky.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Berea, (Ky.)
Berea College
Fairchild, Edward Henry -- 1815-1889
Fee, John Gregg -- 1816-1901
Fee, Matilda.
Slavery -- Controversial literature.
Slavery –- Kentucky.
Temperance.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use by researchers other than federal copyright restrictions.

Related Materials:

Papers of the William Goodell Family, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY

Berea College Archives Founders and Founding, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY

John G. Fee Papers, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY

E.H. Fairchild Papers, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY

Cassius M. Clay Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item/Folder], Anti-Slavery Collection, Berea College Archives Historical Collection 03, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Other Note: BCA 0168 HC 03


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[Series 1: Publications, 1835-1881],
[Series 2: Bills of Sale, 1769-1849],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1825-1863, 1825-1863],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous Documents, 1785-1859],
[Series 5: Speeches, 1854-1866],
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Series 1: Publications, 1835-1881Add to your cart.
Broadsides, polemics, organizational statements, and periodicals all denouncing the institution of slavery.  Arrangement within series is chronological.
Folder 1.1: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Anti-Slavery Record, 1:6, June 1835 and 2:1, January 1836Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Anti-Slavery Examiner, 1:2, September 1836. Consists of 3rd edition of Appeal to the Christian Women of the South by Angelina Grimke.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Harriet Martineau, The Martyr Age in the United States of America. Report, New York: SW Benedict, 1839, from The London and Westminster Review.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Dr. Channing’s Last Address: Delivered at Lenox, on the 1st of August, 1842, The Anniversary of Emancipation in the British West Indies. Boston, Oliver Johnson, 1842.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Constitution of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. New York, 1845.Add to your cart.
Item 6: A Friendly Address from British Christians to the Ministers and Elders of the American Presbyterian Church, Who Bore a Faithful Testimony Against Slavery in the Late General Assembly at Philadelphia. 1846 (on back, end of letter from Anna W. Richardson)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Mr. Adams on the Amistad Case, from The National Intelligencer, House of Representatives, March 2, 1847.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Speeches of Hon. Charles Sumner, on the Boston Memorial for the Repeal of the Fugitive Slave Bill, and in Reply to Messrs. Jones of Tennessee, Butler of South Carolina, and Mason of Virginia.  Senate of the United States, June 26 and 28, 1854.  Washington D.C.: Buell and Blanchard, 1854.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Appeal to the People of Maine, by a Citizen. August 1, 1855.Add to your cart.
Item 10: The Constitutional Duty of the Federal Government to Abolish American Slavery: An Expose of the Position of the American Abolition Society. New York, 1856Add to your cart.
Item 11: The African Repository, 57:5, May, 1881, Washington DC. Arthur Tappan, No. 677, New York, The American Tract Society, 1865(?)Add to your cart.
Item 12: The Constitution of the Emancipation League in the City of New York.Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Publications, 1835-1881],
[Series 2: Bills of Sale, 1769-1849],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1825-1863, 1825-1863],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous Documents, 1785-1859],
[Series 5: Speeches, 1854-1866],
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