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Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0847
The Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records is an artificially assembed collection by the curators of Special collections, with materials that span from the 18th to the 19th century and primarily document the enslavement of African Americans in the United States.

Dates

  • 1775-1860

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.47 Cubic Feet (1 legal full-sized box)

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection of materials selected by the curators of Special Collections. Please see the file descriptions for biographical or historical information regarding specific items.

Scope and Contents

The Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records is an artificially assembled collection which spans from the 18th to the 19th century. This collection includes records, primarily legal documents, related to the enslavement of black people in the United States prior to ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in December 1865. See file descriptions for additional information on individual items.

Custodial History

Some of the materials in this collection were originally a part of the Johns Hopkins University Black Americana collection, MS.0672.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection consists of purchases from various antiquarian dealers and booksellers. Please see individual file descriptions for more information.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2015 by Jordon Steele with additional description by Kristen Diehl in 2019.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA