Digitized Archival Collections
The archival collections listed below have been fully digitized and made available online. The digital versions are complete and presented in a manner that reflects their physical/intellectual arrangement. Select a collection to see more information.
Estate and business documents of Adams, a free man of African descent living and working in Trenton, New Jersey, in the late 18th century.
The African American History Collection is comprised of individual letters, documents, and other manuscript items from the William L. Clements Library relating to slavery, abolition movements, and various aspects of African American life, largely dat …
Letters and documents relating to the services of Colonel Jonathan Chase, of the 13th and 15th New Hampshire Militia regiments, during the Revolutionary War.
The Lydia Maria Child Papers consist of ninety mostly personal and at times provocative letters dating largely from 1831 to 1894. The bulk is letters from Lydia Maria Child to her wealthy Boston abolitionist and philanthropic friends, the Lorings.
Comprised of 70 muster rolls and 15 additional letters and documents of the German regiments employed by the British to fight in the American Revolutionary War.
This collection is made up primarily of incoming correspondence to Gilbert and Adeline James of Cherry Creek, New York. Gilbert’s brother Henry James sent 18 letters, most written while serving in the 7th Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War.
The Samuel Latham Mitchill Papers touch on a wide variety of topics, including domestic politics and foreign affairs; relations with European powers; the Barbary Wars and other naval matters; the Aaron Burr conspiracy; and Washington, D. C., society.
The Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society papers consist of materials collected by the society, including correspondence to and from various members about slavery, fugitive slaves, the conditions of freemen, and other progressive issues; printed ann …