Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records
Scope and Contents
The Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records is an artificially assembled collection which spans from the 18th to the 19th century. This collection contains handwritten records including deeds of sale, contracts, and other legal documents related to the human trafficking and enslavement of Black people in the United States prior to ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in December 1865.
- Creation: 1775-1860
- Johns Hopkins University (Collector, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.
Biographical / Historical
This is an artificially assembled collection of materials selected by the curators of Special Collections. Please see the file descriptions for biographical or historical information regarding specific items.
0.47 Cubic Feet (1 legal full-sized box)
Language of Materials
The Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records is an artificially assembed collection by the curators of Special collections, with materials that span from the 18th to the 19th century and primarily document the enslavement of African Americans in the United States.
Some of the materials in this collection were originally a part of the Johns Hopkins University Black Americana collection, MS.0672.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection consists of purchases from various antiquarian dealers and booksellers. Please see individual file descriptions for more information.
This collection was processed in 2015 by Jordon Steele and reprocessed by Kristen Diehl in 2019.
- Guide to the Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records
- Kristen Diehl
- 2019 March
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA