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Africana Center Records

Call Number: UA113
Overview This collections contains the records of the Africana Center, founded at Tufts University in 1969 to address the needs and concerns of students of African descent. Records include subject files, artifacts, photographs, and publications.
Dates: 1939 -- 2019; Majority of material found within 1970 -- 2005

Dickinson, Hill and Co. Slave Trade Records

Call Number: MS181
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence and receipts from Dickinson, Hill and Co., a slave merchant and auctioneer firm based in Richmond, Virginia. The bulk of this collection’s materials are dated from 1850 to 1865.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1850 -- 1865; 1838 -- 1865

Gerald R. Gill Papers

Call Number: MS170
Overview Gerald R. Gill was a professor of American history at Tufts University from 1980 until his death in 2007. His research interests included African-American history, the history of the civil rights movement, pacifism, and the black student experience at Tufts. His papers document his teaching, research, university service, and scholarly activities, and include correspondence, subject files, teaching materials, and writings. There are also biographical materials, audiovisual materials, and...
Dates: 1921 -- 2007; Majority of material found within circa 1980s -- 2007

Jester Hairston Collection

Call Number: MS040
Scope and Contents This collection consists of phonograph records, interviews, correspondence, clippings, press releases, speeches, musical scores, photographs, and student records. The bulk of the collection consists of approximately 800 record albums on which Hairston either appeared, or which he collected. Genres represented include jazz, blues, choral, spoken word, contemporary Christian, gospel, orchestral, folk, classical, and world music, dating from 1910-1990. Hairston was well-known for his...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920 -- 1970; 1910 -- 1998

Poster Offering 300 Dollar Reward for a Fugitive from Slavery

Call Number: MS183
Overview 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

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Papers

Call Number: MS226
Scope and Contents The Rubin “Hurricane” Carter papers consist of Carter’s personal papers, including business and financial records; clippings and programs; correspondence; notes, writings, and speeches; extensive subject files; and records of court cases. The collection also includes photographs of Carter and others; numerous awards and honors; and artifacts such as a pair of boxing shorts and a mouth guard sent by a fan. Subject files include memos, agendas, minutes, correspondence, and reports from the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1995 -- 2009; 1950 -- 2014

West Medford African-American Remembrance Project Oral Histories

Call Number: MS123
Scope and Contents This collection includes oral histories created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology Associate Professor Rosalind Shaw. The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project was an oral history project conducted in 2005 and 2006 by the classes of Tufts University and Brandeis University in conjunction with Project LOCAL (Learning Our Communities American Lore). The aim of the West Medford Afro-American...
Dates: Majority of material found within 2005 -- 2006; 2005 -- 2012