Unique, hand-written correspondence and documents comprise around 30% of this collection. Included in the collection are such types of primary documents as:
- Correspondence of major African American leaders
- Speeches, sermons, and lectures
- Articles, essays, editorials, and other major writings from more than 200 newspapers: African American, abolitionist, and reform newspapers
- Receipts, poems, and other miscellaneous documents
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