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Slavery.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

AM18-66, unknown

 Accession
Form of Material

Postcard of Old Slave Market St. Augustine.

Dates: unknown

AM19-22, January 6, 1866

 Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material

Harper's Weekly, 1-6-1877 Antique Mississippi 1866 - Counties RR with Decorative Header w/ enslaved stevedore.

Dates: January 6, 1866

AM19-50, circa 1934-1940s

 Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material

2 postcards or former slaves; 1 annotated, postmarked 1934, 1 circa 194?.

Dates: circa 1934-1940s

AM20-001, August 1, 1835

 Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material

Niles' Weekly Register, published in Baltimore, describing sentencing & hanging of men charged with planning slave revolt in Carson Grove, Madison County, MS on front page.

Dates: August 1, 1835

AM87-33, 1841

 Accession
Form of Material

Arkansas court document involving the Tucker family of Jefferson County, Arkansas, which used slaves as collateral for a debt.

Dates: 1841

AM88-12, 1831

 Accession
Form of Material

Deposition from slave owner in Wilkinson County, Mississippi and related summons, 1831.

Dates: 1831

Alfred P. Andrews Sylvester Magee Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M513
Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials collected and produced by A. P. Andrews, in his effort to substantiate Sylvester Magee’s claim to have been an adult enslaved man that served in the Civil War. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and journal articles, research notes produced by Andrews, photographs, and reel-to-reel tapes of oral histories of Magee and some of his family members.

Dates: 1965-1971; 1974; 1976; 1990-1992

Charles C. Bolton Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M672
Abstract

This collection consists of Dr. Charles C. Bolton’s research materials for his scholarly works.

Dates: Circa 1990s

A.I. and Fay Botnick Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M338
Abstract

Newspaper and magazine articles, journals, newspapers, bumper stickers, cartoons, etc. concerning anti-Semitism and Civil Rights.

Dates: circa 1819-1993

W.L. Chatham Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M78
Scope and Contents This letter, dated March 8, 1864, was written by W.L. Chatham to "Sis," who the donor has identified as Nancy Elizabeth Searcy. Chatham is writing from the mountains of Jefferson County, Tennessee, where he is in the Confederate Army guarding Bull's Gap.Chatham comments upon the military situation in Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia, and expresses concern about his family and his health. He also writes at length about the possibility of a rumored settlement whereby the...
Dates: March 8, 1864

Max L. Grivno Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M507
Abstract

Two original handwritten letters regarding slavery in Mississippi.

Dates: 1838; 1860

Sylvia Buck Hoover Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M622
Abstract

The Silvia Buck Hoover Collection consists of one scrapbook page containing information on the death of Silvia Buck Hoover, who claimed to be one of the last living slaves at her death in 1941. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying American history, the Civil War, and slavery.

Dates: 1941; 2016

Alexander Melvorne Jackson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M16
Scope and Contents The Alexander Melvorne Jackson papers contain correspondence and records pertaining to a wide variety of subjects. These include family concerns, Mississippi politics, the Mexican War, the New Mexico Territory, the Arizona Campaign of the Civil War and Texas Politics.A substantial portion of the collection consists of correspondence between Jackson family members. Dated between the years of 1846 and 1878 are 134 letters written by Alexander to his wife, Cordelia. The...
Dates: 1846-1892

Isaac Johnson Affidavit of Slave Ownership

 Collection
Identifier: M431
Abstract

A legal document regarding ownership of a female slave in Adams County, Mississippi Territory.

Dates: July 17, 1801

Lt. Cmdr. Arthur Landis, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M528
Form of Material

Slave Transfer Document, Abraham Lincoln Campaign Ribbon, Abraham Lincoln Oversized Campaign Ribbon, and a signature of General Nathan Bedford Forrest on a lined sheet of paper.

Dates: 1854; 1860; undated

Mississippi Historical Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M587
Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs, booklets, pamphlets, periodicals, postcards, and letters about Mississippi.

Dates: 1823-1976

Mississippi Territory Legal Document 1816

 Collection
Identifier: M549
Abstract

This collection contains a legal document concerning an 1811 dispute between William Robinson and Nathaniel Herbert over Robinson’s property arising from his business ventures. This collection would be of particular interest for researchers studying life in the South in the early nineteenth century.

Dates: 1816

James A. Riley Collection of Mississippi Documents, Newspapers, and Letters

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M23
Scope and Contents

Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.

Dates: 1646-to date

Jacob Thompson Speech

 Collection
Identifier: M224
Abstract

U.S. Congressman from Mississippi Thompson's speech to Congress on the war with Mexico and slavery.

Dates: January 9,1847

Virginia Governor's Communication Enclosing the Credentials of the Commissioner from Mississippi

 Collection
Identifier: M189
Abstract

Pamphlet aimed at gaining Virginia's support for a convention of slave-holding states.

Dates: February 1860

Ernest A. Walen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M123
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of documents collected by Ernest A. Walen of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The collection contains original letters, orders, printed material, official documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, prints, etc. covering the 19th Century with an emphasis on American Civil War materials and some 20th Century materials concerning the Civil War. Most of the material on the Civil War concerns the Confederacy, with some Federal documents included.

Dates: 1821-1955

Bell I. Wiley: Typescript of Southern Negroes, 1861-1865

 Collection
Identifier: M307
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a bound copy of the typescript for Southern Negroes, 1861-1865 by Bell I. Wiley. Although the book was published in 1938, the work was originally written as a dissertation during Wiley's studies at Yale University in the early 1930s. The copy in the collection was presented to the University of Southern Mississippi by Miss Anna Roberts on July 11, 1962, and is probably a carbon copy of the original dissertation. The typescript is...
Dates: circa 1933