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Middleton "Spike" Harris Civil War and Reconstruction collection,

Title
Middleton "Spike" Harris Civil War and Reconstruction collection, 1862-1867.
Author
Harris, M. A., 1908-1977,
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box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 34 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Additional Authors
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879.
Description
.2 linear feet (1 flat box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
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 that collected and disseminated information about African Americans.
Call Number
Sc MG 34
Author
Harris, M. A., 1908-1977, collector.
Title
Middleton "Spike" Harris Civil War and Reconstruction collection, 1862-1867.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
volume
Summary
The Middleton "Spike" Harris Civil War and Reconstruction Collection consists of documents pertaining to the Civil War from both the Union Army and the Confederate states. Among other items, there is a pay claim issued by the Confederate Army, U.S. Army discharge papers, and an amendment to the Negro Soldier Bill investing Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee with full power to call slaves into service. Included is a letter from William Lloyd Garrison in which he declares that the U.S. government should be held responsible for abolishing slavery. The Reconstruction era is represented by three documents including a signed loyalty oath, 1865, and a letter to President Andrew Johnson from someone seeking to be appointed an agent to sell cotton brought to market by freedmen in Texas, 1867.
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 that collected and disseminated information about African Americans.
Source
Middleton "Spike" Harris Purchase 1976 SCM 77-6
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Chronological Term
1800-1899
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 34
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