Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials, circa 1859-1894
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Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-112
Dates:
circa 1859 - 1894
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.63 linear feet
(2 boxes)
Repository:
This collection, which dates from circa 1859-1894, contains materials relating to abolitionist Frederick Douglass. It includes several of his speeches reproduced in booklets and pamphlets, a visiting card, a portrait bearing his autograph, and 28 issues of
Douglass'
Monthly
, which ran from 1858 to 1863.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into 3 series. Series 1:Douglass' Monthly newspaper 2:Booklets 3: Other Materials.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore but fled north in 1838 to settle in Massachussetts. He soon joined the antislavery movement, and by the mid-1840s his commanding eloquence in offering firsthand testimony to the oppressions of slavery had transformed him into one of the movement's most persuasive spokesmen. Douglass' reforming zeal remained strong all his life. After the Civil War put an end to slavery, he continued to be a leading defender of the rights of African Americans during Reconstruction.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Collection of Frederick Douglass materials, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Purchased by the Anacostia Community Museum to support an exhibition on Frederick Douglass.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Visiting cards Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Speeches Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspapers Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Booklets Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Antislavery movements -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspapers -- 19th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu
http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Collections/ArchiveCollection