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African American Documents 18th-19th Century

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Identifier: MS101
Abstract This small collection of documents and correspondence pertains to Africans and their descendents in the Americas in the 18th and 19th centuries. Slavery materials from Rhode Island, Cape of Good Hope, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Virginia include correspondence on the slave trade and slave cargos, assignments on chain gangs, bills of sale, manumission papers, and wills with bequests regarding slaves. Free African Americans in Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts...

Cyrus Colter (1910-2002) Papers

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Identifier: 11/3/1/2
Abstract The papers of Cyrus Colter (writer and educator; member the faculty of Northwestern University's Department of African-American Studies) spans the years 1935 to 1995. It consists of biographical material, correspondence, speeches, and publications. The bulk of the collection consists of drafts of Colter's publications, especially his two last novels, A Chocolate Soldier and City of Lights.

William H. Exum (1942-1986) Papers

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Identifier: 11/3/1/1
Abstract The William H. Exum Papers fill three and one-half boxes and are arranged in five subseries: biographical material, education files, correspondence, teaching files and publications files. Materials span the years 1964-1985.

Leon Forrest (1937-1997) Papers

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Identifier: 11/3/1/3
Abstract Leon Richard Forrest served as chairman of Northwestern University's African American Studies department from 1985 to 1994, and also held a professorship in the English department. The Leon Forrest Papers consist of 8 boxes spanning the years 1954 to 1998. The bulk of the papers consist of manuscripts and proofs of his novels.