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Anti-Slavery Collection

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Publications

Bills of Sale

Correspondence, 1825-1863

Miscellaneous Documents

Speeches



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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 5: Speeches, 1854-1866Add to your cart.
Several published speeches, from 1854 through 1866, regarding slavery in the territories, emancipation, union, the Civil Rights Bill, and Congressional representation in the states formerly in rebellion immediately following the war.  Arrangement within series is chronological.
Folder 5.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Speech of Mr. Everett of Massachusetts on the Nebraska and Kansas Territorial Bill, 1854, Feb 8Add to your cart.
Item 2: Speech of Charles Sumner: The Crime against Kansas, 1856, May 19Add to your cart.
Item 3: Speech of Hon. S.A. Douglas of Illinois: Non-Interference by congress with slavery in the territories, 1860, May 15Add to your cart.
Item 4: Speech of Charles Sumner: The Barbarism of Slavery, 1860, June 4Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letter from Hon. W.H. Seward, 1860, May 21Add to your cart.
Item 6: Speech of Charles Sumner: Emancipation!, 1862, Oct 6Add to your cart.
Item 7: Union for the Sake of the Union: To the People of Michigan, 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 5.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: A discourse preached on the Sabbath following the Assassination of the President, 1865Add to your cart.
Item 2: Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner: Protection of Freedmen, 1865, Dec 20Add to your cart.
Item 3: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Grand National Council, Union League of America, 1865Add to your cart.
Item 4: Rooms of ‘The National Union Boys in Blue.’, 1866, Nov 3Add to your cart.
Item 5: Proceedings of the national union convention, 1866, Aug 14Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Freedman’s Bureau: Reports of Generals Steedman and Fullerton, 1866Add to your cart.
Item 7: National Union Club Documents: Speeches, 1866Add to your cart.
Item 8: Speech of Hon. Lyman Trumbull: The Civil Rights Bill (Veto Message), 1866, April 4Add to your cart.
Item 9: Speech of Hon. James W. Nye, 1866, Feb 28.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Speech of Hon. Thaddeus Stevens: Basis of Representation, 1866, Jan 31Add to your cart.
Item 11: Speech of F.C. Beaman: Representation of the Rebellious States, 1866, Feb 24Add to your cart.
Item 12: Speech of Hon. B.F. Wade: Against the immediate restoration of the seceded states, 1866, Jan 18Add to your cart.

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[Series 5: Speeches, 1854-1866],
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