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Richard Sears Research Collection

Overview

Abstract

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

General Research Notes and Papers

Berea Essays

Berea College Founders and Presidents

Slavery Project

Essays and Reviews

Manuscript: Day of Small Things with Handwritten Notes

The Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogical Collection

Research on Kentucky, Camp Nelson, and Berea Histories



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Richard Sears Research Collection, 1796-2008 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

By Lori Myers-Steele

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Collection Overview

Title: Richard Sears Research Collection, 1796-2008Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Sears, Richard D. -- 1940-

Extent: 21.0 Boxes (General)

Arrangement:

The collection is organized by series as follows:

Series I: General Research Notes and Materials    

This series contains research notes made by Sears and records and articles utilized by Sears in his research.  Records include articles, indexes, files, correspondence, newsletters and other materials.  See also Series VIII.

Series II: Berea Essays        

This series contains numerous essays written by Sears about Berea College, the College’s founders and commitments, and the town of Berea.  See also Series VIII.

Series III: Berea College Founders and Presidents

This series contains extensive writings and research on the founding members of Berea College and their families, Berea College presidents, trustees, first students, supporters, area abolitionists, exiles, and African American settlers in the Berea area. See also Series VIII.                                                          

Series IV: Slavery Project 

This series contains an essay on slavery, abolitionism, and social Justice as well as copies of correspondence of abolitionist William Goodell.

Series V: Essays and Reviews

This series contains a number of essays and reviews of articles written by Sears.  Topics of the essays and essays being reviewed primarily regard Camp Nelson, the Civil War, and Berea.

Series VI: Manuscript: Day of Small Things with Handwritten

This series includes a copy of the manuscript of Day of Small Things with handwritten notes by Sears.

Series VII: Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogical Collection

This series contains a copy of Sears’ Sullivan County, Missouri, Genealogical Collection and a CD containing files regarding the writing of the book.

Series VIII: Research on Kentucky, Camp Nelson and Berea Histories

This series contains records and articles utilized by Sears in his research on the subjects of Kentucky, Camp Nelson and Berea (including Berea College).  Records include copies of letters, photographs, articles and clippings, census, notes by Sears, three ledgers of handwritten research notes, and other materials.  See also Series I, II and III.

Subjects: Abolitionists -- Kentucky -- Biography., African American history., Antislavery movements -- Kentucky., Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources., Appalachian Region, Southern -- History., Babbitt family., Berea (Ky.) -- Genealogy., Berea (Ky.) -- Race relations., Berea, (Ky.), Berea College, Berea College -- Faculty, Berea College -- History, Berea College -- Presidents, Camp Nelson (Ky.) -- History., College integration -- Kentucky -- Berea -- History -- 19th century., Davis family., Embree family., Fairchild, Edward Henry -- 1815-1889, Fairchild family., Fee, John Gregg -- 1816-1901, Freedmen -- Kentucky., Frost family., Gilman family., Kentucky -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century., Madison County (Ky.) -- Genealogy., Madison County (Ky.) -- History., Rogers family.

Languages: English

Abstract

Richard D. Sears was Professor of English and Theatre, 1967-2010, and the Chester D. Tripp Chair in Humanities at Berea College.  He has published numerous books and articles on various aspects of Kentucky history including the abolitionist movement, Camp Nelson, and Madison County.  In particular, Sears devoted many years to researching and writing about the origins of Berea College and it founding members and families.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the papers and research notes of Richard D. Sears.  Included in the collection are general research notes and materials on many of the topics Sears researched and wrote on as well manuscripts and completed copies of his works.

Subject/Index Terms

Abolitionists -- Kentucky -- Biography.
African American history.
Antislavery movements -- Kentucky.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- History.
Babbitt family.
Berea (Ky.) -- Genealogy.
Berea (Ky.) -- Race relations.
Berea, (Ky.)
Berea College
Berea College -- Faculty
Berea College -- History
Berea College -- Presidents
Camp Nelson (Ky.) -- History.
College integration -- Kentucky -- Berea -- History -- 19th century.
Davis family.
Embree family.
Fairchild, Edward Henry -- 1815-1889
Fairchild family.
Fee, John Gregg -- 1816-1901
Freedmen -- Kentucky.
Frost family.
Gilman family.
Kentucky -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Madison County (Ky.) -- Genealogy.
Madison County (Ky.) -- History.
Rogers family.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Accruals: The collection of papers were donated by Richard Sears to Berea College over a period of time from 2006 through 2016.

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 the collection other than federal copyright regulations.

Acquisition Source: Richard Sears

Preferred Citation: [Object identification/Folder/Box], Richard Sears Research Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information:

The collection of papers were donated by Richard Sears to Berea College over a period of time from 2006 through 2016.  The collection was opened for research in February 2016.

Arrangement and processing of the collection was completed by Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist, in January 2016, with the aid of student assistant archivists Joseph Muth and Janae Quinlan.  The finding aid was created by Lori Myers-Steele and Hillary Howard, Archives Processing Assistant.

Other Note: BCA 0250


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Research Notes and Papers],
[Series 2: Berea Essays],
[Series 3: Berea College Founders and Presidents],
[Series 4: Slavery Project],
[Series 5: Essays and Reviews],
[Series 6: Manuscript: Day of Small Things with Handwritten Notes],
[Series 7: The Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogical Collection],
[Series 8: Research on Kentucky, Camp Nelson, and Berea Histories],
[All]

Series 3: Berea College Founders and PresidentsAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: African American Settlers: Adams FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: African American Settlers: Ballard FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: African American Settlers: Best FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: African American Settlers: Black FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: African American Settlers: Blythe FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: African American Settlers: Burnam FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: African American Settlers: Cavanaugh FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: African American Settlers: Chenault FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: African American Settlers: Crawford FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: African American Settlers: Denny FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: African American Settlers: Dudley FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: African American Settlers: Elmore FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: African American Settlers: Gates FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: African American Settlers: Gentry FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: African American Settlers: Glascoe FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: African American Settlers: Green FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: African American Settlers: Hagan FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: African American Settlers: Heron FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: African American Settlers: Miller FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: African American Settlers: Ross FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: African American Settlers: Saddler FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: African American Settlers: Vaughn FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: African American Settlers: Vinegar FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: African American Settlers: Walker FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: African American Settlers: White FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: African American Settlers: Willis FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: African American Settlers: Yates FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Ahnentafels for Research: All AhnentafelsAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Ahnentafels for Research: List of Ahnentafel FamiliesAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Babbitt: Ancestors of Maria Babbitt FairchildAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Babbitt: Babbitt CuttingAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Babbitt: New Babbitt FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Babbitt: Nicholas EverettAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Burdettes and Harrisons: Ancestors of Burdettes and HarrisonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Burdettes and Harrisons: Descendants of John AndersonAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Burdettes and Harrisons: Harrison/Burdette RejectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Burnam: Ancestors of the Burnam FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Candee: AncestorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Clay: AncestorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Colporteurs and Abolitionists: ColporteursAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Colporteurs and Abolitionists: HawleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Colporteurs and Abolitionists: JonesAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Colporteurs and Abolitionists: West PeterAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Colporteurs and Abolitionists: FiskAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Davis: Ancestors of James Scott DavisAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Davis: New Davis FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Embree: Ancestors (old)Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Embree: Ancestors (new)Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Exiles: Bland FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Exiles: Dobbs FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Exiles: ExilesAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Exiles: Haley FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Exiles: ToddAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Exiles: Williams FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Faculty and Staff: Britton or Brittain FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Chittenden FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Faculty and Staff: Clark ChamberlainAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: Faculty and Staff: DodgeAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Faculty and Staff: GilbertAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Faculty and Staff: LesterAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Faculty and Staff: Lincoln and MarshallAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Faculty and Staff: Robe FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Faculty and Staff: TitusAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Faculty and Staff: Waters, Otis BirdAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Faculty and Staff: Wheeler and ToppingAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Fairchild: Ancestors (Book)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Fee: Ancestors of John G. Fee, Matilda Hamilton, and John G. HansonAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Frost: Ancestors of William and Eleanor Frost (Pt. 1)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Frost: Ancestors of William and Eleanor Frost (Pt. 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Further Research: Founders and Presidents p. 1-48Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Further Research: Founders and Presidents p. 49-98Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Further Research: Founders and Presidents p. 99-148Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Further Research: Founders and Presidents p. 149-198Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Further Research: Founders and Presidents p. 199-215Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Further Research: AbbreviationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Further Research: Ancestral Lines CuttingAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Further Research: BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Further Research: Extra Entries from Torry and SanbornAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Further Research: Footnote RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Further Research: Fort Wayne BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Further Research: Founders Research List from Torrey's MarriagesAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Further Research: Research NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Further Research: Torrey and SanbornAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Further Research: Vital Records and NEHGR MaterialAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Further Research: List of Founders and Presidents FamiliesAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Gilman: Ancestors of Dr. Louise [Gilman] Hutchins Pt. 1Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Gilman: Ancestors of Dr. Louise [Gilman] Hutchins Pt. 2Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hutchins: Hutchins AncestorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Hutchins: CutsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Hutchins: Letter to Constance R. HanscomAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Hutchins: Letter to WhiteakerAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Hutchins: New AncestorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Hutchins: New Murch FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Local Supporters: Best FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Local Supporters: Gay FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Local Supporters: Mitchell FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Local Supporters: Moore FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Local Supporters: Rawlings/Rawling FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Local Supporters: Sayers FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Local Supporters: Thompson FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Local Supporters: West FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Local Supporters: Woolwine FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Local Supporters: Wright FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Marsh: Ancestors of Eleanor Marsh FrostAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Marsh: CutsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Marsh: New Marsh FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: AbolitionistsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: BeechersAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: BirneyAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: BlanchardAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: FinneyAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: GaleAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: HawleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: HowardAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: PearsonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: RiceAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: ShipherdAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: Smith-GerritAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: TappanAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: ThomeAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: No Further Development: NFD Abolitionists: WeldAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: No Further Development: NFD Faculty and Staff: Faculty and AdministrationAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: No Further Development: NFD Faculty and Staff: Guinn FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: No Further Development: NFD Faculty and Staff: Hart FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: No Further Development: NFD Trustees: TrusteesAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: No Further Development: Hart TreasurerAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: No Further Development: Munday FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: No Further Development: Rejects from Founders and PresidentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: No Further Development: Torrey EntriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: No Further Development: Whitney Lawrence GenealogyAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Pratt: Ancestors of Almon Bradley PrattAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Pratt: New Pratt AncestorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Pratt: CutsAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Ancestors of Rogers, Embree, Davis, and Pratt (1/2)Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rogers: Ancestors of Rogers, Embree, Davis, and Pratt (2/2)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Smith, Anne: Weatherford Book (1/2)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Smith, Anne: Weatherford Book (2/2)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Smith, Anne: AbbreviationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Smith, Anne: Ancestry of Richard VaughnAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Smith, Anne: Anne's CuttingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Smith, Anne: Bennet FarmAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Smith, Anne: Colonial WillsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Smith, Anne: Letter to ASWAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Smith, Anne: List of FamiliesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Smith, Anne: New Smith FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Smith, Anne: Table of ContentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Stewart: StewartAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Local Supporters (to be selected): Ballard FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Local Supporters (to be selected): Becknell FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Local Supporters (to be selected): Brannaman FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Local Supporters (to be selected): Carr FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Local Supporters (to be selected): Coyle Family)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Local Supporters (to be selected): Davis FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Local Supporters (to be selected): Denham FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Local Supporters (to be selected): Durham FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Local Supporters (to be selected): ElderAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Local Supporters (to be selected): GallowayAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Local Supporters (to be selected): HamiltonAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Local Supporters (to be selected): Hayes FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Local Supporters (to be selected): KirbyAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Local Supporters (to be selected): MaupinAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Local Supporters (to be selected): McWilliams FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Local Supporters (to be selected): OggAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Local Supporters (to be selected): RichardsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Local Supporters (to be selected): Van WinkleAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Local Supporters (to be selected): Vaughn FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Trustees: BartonAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Trustees: Burdette, GabrielAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Trustees: Clark, PeterAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Trustees: CravathAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Trustees: EmerickAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Trustees: HartAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Trustees: HaywoodAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Trustees: HendersonAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Trustees: JacksonAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Trustees: Preston FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Trustees: RenfroAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Trustees: ScofieldAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Trustees: ShackelfordAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Trustees: Smith, JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Trustees: StappAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Weatherford: 1786 Will of Matthew Marable WillAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Weatherford: Marable GenealogyAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Weatherford: Ancestors of Willis Duke WeatherfordAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Weatherford: The Creek FamiliesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Weatherford: Thomas Jefferson WeatherfordAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Weatherford: Direct Ancestors of Willis Duke WeatherfordAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Weatherford: Indian SourcesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Weatherford: Weatherford NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Weatherford: Weatherford SummaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Weatherford: Weatherfords are Very Rare in Colonial Virginia RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Berea Magazine ArticleAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: BlurbsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Charlotte County Letter AnotherAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Charlotte County LetterAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Hutchins LetterAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Letter to Constance R. HanscomAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Letter to Lois Crabtree JohnsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Letter to NGSAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Letter to St. Louis LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Materials from Allen County Public LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Lunenburg County LetterAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Message to Steve Meyers, LibrarianAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Publishing Information from EOGNAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Rogers BlurbAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Rogers LetterAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Valentine WilliamsAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Research Notes and Papers],
[Series 2: Berea Essays],
[Series 3: Berea College Founders and Presidents],
[Series 4: Slavery Project],
[Series 5: Essays and Reviews],
[Series 6: Manuscript: Day of Small Things with Handwritten Notes],
[Series 7: The Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogical Collection],
[Series 8: Research on Kentucky, Camp Nelson, and Berea Histories],
[All]


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