Preservation Week: Unique letters in our archives
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
A donor gave the archives 4 original letters related to the abolition movement in the US. Written by notable figures such as Horace Greeley, noted editor of the New York Tribune, and the sons of abolition leader John Brown, this small collection helps tell the story of the movement, particularly about its funding and the issues of Kansas statehood. Our archives scanned the documents, then a student researcher carefully transcribed them, taking care to arrange the transcriptions in the pattern of the letters. The originals and transcriptions were then posted to our institutional repository and made available for the world, while the originals were placed in acid-free folders and stored in a climate-controlled space.