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Poster Offering 300 Dollar Reward for a Fugitive from Slavery

 Collection
Call Number: MS183

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one poster from 1856 offering a 300-dollar reward for a fugitive from slavery named Tom, from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dates

  • 1856

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Extent

1.42 Linear Feet (1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection includes one poster from 1856 offering a 300-dollar reward for a fugitive from slavery named Tom, from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Arrangement

This collection is organized in one series.

Custodial History

This item was found in the Ryder Collection of Confederate Archives in 2011; the Ryder collection was cataloged as part of the WPA in 1939/1940 but in later decades the catalog ( A Calendar of the Ryder Collection of the Confederate Archives at Tufts College 1940) was forgotten and library staff added other materials to the Ryder collection, usually items from the South, from the 18th and 19th century and around the time of the Civil War.

Because the item was not part of the original Ryder collection, it was removed and a separate, 'artificial' collection was created.

Processing Information

Processed by Susanne Belovari, spring 2012.

Processing status

This collection is processed.

Processing Information

In February 2021 this finding aid was reviewed for offensive description by Collections Management Archivist Adrienne Pruitt. Terms pertaining to slavery were updated according to P. Gabrielle Foreman, et al. “Writing about Slavery/Teaching About Slavery: This Might Help” community-sourced document, accessed December 15, 2020, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A4TEdDgYslX-hlKezLodMIM71My3KTN0zxRv0IQTOQs/mobilebasic.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

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