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AMISTAD [SCHOONER] CASE. COLLECTION, 1839-1973 and n.d. 6 reels of microfilm and 10 other items
The collection is composed of ten hard copy items, mostly copies of articles about the Amistad incident; a reel of microfilm from the Baldwin Family Papers at Yale University; and five reels filmed for the New York Public Library by William and Muriel Peters as part of their project to collect material about the incident. The latter reels include copies of originals at Columbia University, East Hampton Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the National Archives, as well as at the New York Public Library. The collection comprises correspondence, government documents, articles, reports, speeches, diaries, programs, press clippings, maps, and portions of books.
AMISTAD PRODUCTIONS. COLLECTION, 1993-1998. 3.4 linear feet
David Proper is a member of the United Church of Christ in Keene, New Hampshire, and is researching New Hampshire's role in the Amistad case. This addition to Amistad Productions includes presentations given by Mr. Proper for various UCC church groups and at a special showing of the Steven Spielberg movie Amistad in New Hampshire. Also included are a two page document from the records of the Church of Christ in Keene that details the adoption of resolutions against slavery and two newspaper articles on the movie.
SAMUEL STANFORD ASHLEY, 1819-1887. COLLECTION, 1883-1976. 13 items
The Reverend S.S. Ashley was a field agent for the U.S. Cluistian Commission (1864-1865), A.M.A. and Freedmen's Bureau Superintendent of Schools for eastern North Carolina (1865-1868), North Carolina state superintendent of public instruction (1868-1870), and acting president of the A.M.A.'s Straight University in New Orleans (1871-1874). After a brief respite from missionary effort, he was called by the Association in 1875 to pastoral and teaching positions in Atlanta. The papers include photocopies of biographical sketches, diary entries, and collected items. More Ashley items are in the A.M.A. Archives.
CARROLL BARBER. COLLECTION, 1991-1997. 0.4 linear feet
Mr. Barber is a former employee of the Amistad Research Center and a retired librarian. The collection includes National Parks' articles that detail the theft and recovery of the John Quincy Adams' bible signed by the Amistad Africans, three other rare books, and an article on the legacy of African-Mexicans in Mexico.
THOMAS A. CARDOZO. COLLECTION, 1874-1961. 7 items
Thomas Cardozo and his brother Francis were of Jewish and free black ancestry and both teachers for the American Missionary Association. The items are photocopies of originals and copies at the Department of Archives and History in Jackson, Mississippi. The originals are the procedings of Thomas's trial for impeachment as Mississippi State Superintendent of Education in 1876, an article of 1874 and a letter of 1876 about him. The copies were given to the Center by Euline Brock, who undertook research at the Center. They are copies of her typescripts of the article of 1874 and another one of 1876, the latter about the trial, and an excerpt from Jews and Slavery in the Old South, 1789-1865 by Bertram W. Korn (1961). Other items collected by Brock are to be added.
RUTH GROUT. COLLECTION, 1893 -1898 and n.d. 3 items
The collection was given to the Center by Ruth Grout and is about her mother Laura Marie Miller Grout, who was an American Missionary Association teacher of Appalachian Whites in Tennessee and African Americans in Georgia. The items are photocopies of two holographs and a typescript, and include a description of a home prayer meeting in 1894.
JEFFREY K. HADDEN-HARLAN PAUL DOUGLASS. COLLECTION, 1977-1979. 3 items
Jeffrey K. Hadden of the University of Virginia has given three items related to H. Paul Douglass, whose papers the Center holds, including a brochure describing the Douglass Collection of Religious Projec, a program of a joint meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research Association, and a speech read by James H. Davis at the meeting.
LINCOLN ACADEMY (Kings Mountain, North Carolina), 1888-1955. COLLECTION, 1915-1957. 5 folders
Mrs. Walter Edward Ricks and Mrs. Eula Wellmon Dunlap attended Lincoln Academy, an American Missionary Association school. They have given the Center these materials, including corrpondence, invitations, and a manuscript of remembrances of school experiences.
CHARLES HENRY THOMPSON, 1826-1902. COLLECTION, 1901-1904 and 1976. 16 items
Charles H. Thompson was born in Little York, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Oberlin College Theological Seminary in 1860 and received the D.D. from Avery College in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1870. From 1871 to 1874, he was professor of theology at Straight University in New Orleans for the A.M.A. He later taught at Alcorn University in Mississippi and served pastorates in Augusta, Georgia, and Lexington, Kentucky. He was a missionary among African Americans in Cincinnati, where he died. The papers are photocopies of school records and church directories and originals of correspondence about him. Sixty more Thompson items are in the A.M.A. Archives.
THOMAS DeSALIERE TUCKER. COLLECTION, 1883-1899, 1962-1963, 1975-1976, and n.d. 13 items
Thomas Tucker was born in Sierra Leone. He was sent to college in Ohio by A.M.A. missionaries at the Mendi Mission. He graduated in 1866. During the 1860s, he worked as a missionary for the A.M.A among the freedmen in Virginia. He moved to New Orleans, where he received his law degree from the A.M.A.'s Straight University in 1882. He later moved to Florida, where he became the first president of what is now Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahasee. The items are photocopies of school records, biographical entries, and a program and originals of correspondence about Tucker. Twenty-five more Tucker items are in the A.M.A. archives.