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Middleton "Spike" Harris slavery and abolition collection

Title
Middleton "Spike" Harris slavery and abolition collection, 1718-1876.
Author
Harris, M. A., 1908-1977
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 34 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 2Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 34 Box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
.3 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects
Source (note)
  • Middleton "Spike" Harris
Biography (note)
  • Author, amateur historian, collector and dealer of African Americana. Middleton Alexander "Spike" Harris (1908-1977) was founder of the Negro History Associates in 1964, an organization which collected and disseminated information about African Americans.
Call Number
Sc MG 34
OCLC
747037827
Author
Harris, M. A., 1908-1977, collector.
Title
Middleton "Spike" Harris slavery and abolition collection, 1718-1876.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
volume
Summary
The Middleton "Spike" Harris Slavery and Abolition Collection consists of individual documents pertaining to slavery and abolition in the United States. Included are legal documents, indentures, manumission papers, bills of sale, agreements to hire slaves and other business records, deeds, letters, and indentures referencing specific slaves and their masters and detailing the situations for which the documents were produced. The states in which these documents were issued are Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
There are also letters from the following abolitionists: Granville Sharp, Gerrit Smith, Charles Sumner, and Francis Jackson.
Biography
Author, amateur historian, collector and dealer of African Americana. Middleton Alexander "Spike" Harris (1908-1977) was founder of the Negro History Associates in 1964, an organization which collected and disseminated information about African Americans.
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Sc MG 34
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