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Archives & Manuscripts

African Americans

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Josiah H. Branson account book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-003
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume account book, labeled by Branson as volume 2. The book records Branson's business transactions as a cobbler. Entries include the amount received and the work done, including making shoes, slippers, and boots, repairing shoes, slippers, and boots, and soling, heeling, and capping shoes and boots.

Carter Nash correspondence

Identifier: HC.MC-950-134
Scope and Content note This collection contains the letters of Carter Nash, an inmate of a federal correctional institution, to Special Collections at Haverford College, regarding his religious beliefs and requests for books, written from 1999 to 2000. Eventually, this correspondence led to the publication of a September 2000 column in the journal Quaker Life. A copy of the column is also included.

William Parker scrapbook

Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-012
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume scrapbook which is comprised of clippings of an article on the Christiana Riot, published in 1910 by the Atlantic Monthly, but originally published in 1866. The article, "The Freedman's Story," was written by William Parker, a former slave who escaped slavery and became an abolitionist and activist in Pennsylvania, and was a key actor in the Christiana Riot, and described his memory of the event. It is not known who compiled the scrapbook.

Smiley family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1113
Abstract In 1883, Quakers Albert Keith Smiley and his brother Daniel Smiley organized the first annual conference to discuss assistance to Native Americans at their estate at Lake Mohonk in New York state. These conferences were widely attended by specialists in various fields, as well as important officials. Only later were Native Americans represented, but they did come. The concern to "uplift" was also directed at Filipino, Hawaiian, African American and Puerto Rican peoples, though attention at the...

Joseph Walton diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-083
Scope and Content note This collection includes 19 volumes of Joseph Walton's handwritten diaries and a folder of his religious writings. Diary entries focus on Walton's various religious visits in the U.S., and include details about his travel, attendance at meetings, and descriptions of the communities he visited. During his travels in Maryland, in volume 4, Walton discusses the status of free African Americans, particularly the ramifications of newly free former slaves for American politics, and issues surrounding...