Guide to the Slavery Collection of U.S. Government Documents

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
© 2004
Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Slavery Collection of U.S. Government Documents, 1817-1865

Collection number: Wyles Mss 106

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    16 April 2004
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2004 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Slavery Collection of U.S. Government Documents,
Date (inclusive): 1817-1865
Date (bulk): (bulk 1841-1854, 1860)
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 106
Extent: .8 linear feet (2 document boxes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Slavery Collection of U.S. Government Documents. Wyles Mss 106. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2004.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains 126 chronologically arranged printed United States government documents dealing with slavery issues. Included are memorials, messages, reports, resolutions, many being numbered miscellaneous documents of the various sessions of the Congress, Senate and House of Representatives. Many are from state legislatures, North and South. Some are from the President of the United States. Several pertain to the American Colonization Society.

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1 - 2

1817

Box 1: 3

1820

Box 1: 4 - 5

1828

Box 1: 6

1829

Box 1: 7 - 8

1838

Box 1: 9 - 10

1839

Box 1: 11

1840

Box 1: 12 - 16

1841

Box 1: 17 - 21

1842

Box 1: 22 - 30

1844

Box 1: 31 - 33

1845

Box 1: 34 - 36

1846

Box 1: 37 - 45

1847

Box 2: 1 - 8

1848

Box 2: 9 - 22

1849

Box 2: 23 - 36

1850

Box 2: 37

1852

Box 2: 38 - 48

1854

Box 2: 49 - 50

1855

Box 2: 51 - 52

1856

Box 2: 53

1857

Box 2: 54 - 57

1858

Box 2: 58 - 64

1860

Box 2: 65 - 66

1861

Box 2: 67

1862

Box 2: 68 - 69

1865