Log In| View Cart (0)
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

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



Contact us about this collection

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

By Lori Myers-Steele

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

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 8: Research on Kentucky, Camp Nelson, and Berea HistoriesAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs (some photocopies) of Early Berea CollegeAdd to your cart.
Includes: Camp Nelson, Fairchild, Frost, and Dodge
Folder 2: Writings by and about Julia A. HooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family memories of Julia Britton Hooks by Julia Hooks Gordon, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Information/writing about Robert Spence, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Forgotten Pioneers; regarding Mary E. Britton and Joseph LaineAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: List of Berea College founding families and descendantsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence regarding "Once Upon a Vision" script, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Once Upon a Vision by SearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Council for Positive Images: Correspondence regarding Once Upon a Vision, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Once Upon a Vision script with handwritten visual and audio notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Unpublished articles for Kentucky African American EncyclopediaAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Bracken County NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Capt. John Taylor's Company (partial lists)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: List of Civil War Soldiers (living in area in 1890)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Calendar of Events (handwritten), 1850sAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: List of Madison County churches, 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Proposal: Lion of White Hall; mini-series for televisionAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: List of Ministers, Madision County, 19th centuryAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Old Cane Springs, Madision County, KYAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Memorandum of Understanding: contract for writing book, 1983, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Information regarding Madison Femalie Institute, Richmond, KY, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Forward for book by T.D. Clark, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Manuscript: Berea's Camp Nelson- John G. Fee's Tradition of Racial Equality; comments on manuscript; bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Transcript/Notes on Slave Census, 1850-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Notes on EKU's Cassius M. Clay PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Piece for Maude Adam's Playwriting CompetitionAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: What I Remember; unknown author and dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Handwritten notes on Madison County populations; mid to late 1800sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Notes on State Bank and Trust of RichmondAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes on manufacturing, Madison County, mid to late 1800sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Notes on Kennedy family of KentuckyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: French Tipton Papers (copies of)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notes and copies of papers regarding Clarence C. WoodAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Histories and Genealogies; handwritten notes, various Kentucy familiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Histories John Miller Burnam, George Washington BurnapAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Notes and copies of correspondence regarding Curtis Field Burnam BidsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Curtis Field Burnam: Berea CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Oration by Burnam on the Occasion of the Laying of the Corner Stone of Library Building (Berea College)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Histories and Genealogies; handwritten notes, various Kentucy familiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Manuscript (Pages 1-171): Colonists in Southern Madison County by SearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Manuscript (Pages 172-248): Colonists in Southern Madison County by SearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Notes on Madison CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Research Notes: Various TopicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Lane Theological SeminaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Cemetery RecordsAdd to your cart.
Access Restriction: (Berea?)
Folder 21: Notes on Exile from BereaAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Notes on Early BereansAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notes on Early BereansAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Notes on Early BereansAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes on Early BereansAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Burnam V. Burnam; court case document copies, 1860Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Writing on the Rogers Family of Berea by SearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Writing on Berea Students by SearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Writing on acheivements and controversies of Fairchild by SearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Writing on Fairchild administration by SearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Handwritten transcriptions of J.A. R. Rogers' diariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Copies of Abram McCullen Papers regarding Camp Nelson from Ohio Historicial SocietyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Copies of entries from Oliver Haskel diaries (Camp Nelson)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Copies of letters and papers of Orlando Poes (Camp Nelson)Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Copies of letters of Carlisle Barracks (Camp Nelson)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Copy of William H. Chapman letter (Camp Nelson)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Copies of National Archives Records: Married soldiers; 119th USCT and wivesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Jackson County Information and census, 1860Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes on Clay-Fee private correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Photocopy of John G. Hanson letters while in exile; Fee letter in exile; notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Photocopies from American Missionary about and by FeeAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Notes and information regarding Kentucky countiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Genealogical information and handwritten notes; census informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Camp Nelson preservation and restoration, 1993, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Cemetery Records and Notes (Camp Nelson)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Copies of Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Camp Nelson)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Copies Consolidated Correspondence and Annual Report NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Copy letter of 1865, Camp NelsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Copies of letters and clippings regarding Mary ScottAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Photocopy of parts of "Freedom" with handwritten notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Camp Nelson notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: 1998 Trip NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Copies of writings and letters regarding Camp NelsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Miscellaneous handwritten notes on various subjectsAdd to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1865-1866Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1865-1866Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1865-1866Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, 1866-1867Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Copies of Freedman's Bureau letters, July 1865-May 1869Add to your cart.
Item 1: Record research book; Vol. 12, ndAdd to your cart.
Note on inside front cover: Table of Contents: Mostly Berea Except
Box 21Add to your cart.
Item 1: Record research book; Vol. 9, 1981-Add to your cart.
Note on inside front cover: Table of Contents: Almost All Berea exept KY Census 1790-478
Item 2: Record research book; Vol. 10, 1982Add to your cart.
Note on inside front cover: Table of Contents: Virtually all Berea Research
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript of C.M. Clay Biography by Green Clay, 1944Add to your cart.
Copy of manuscript

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]


Page Generated in: 0.189 seconds (using 250 queries).
Using 7.47MB of memory. (Peak of 7.78MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3 beta
Copyright ©2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hosted by LibraryHost