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Maine African American Archive (M253)

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Title:
Maine African American Archive
ID:
M253
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1979-2001
Date [inclusive]:
1800-2001 undated bulk 1979-2001
Extent:
0.75 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Research files concerning African Americans in Maine and New England, the bulk collected by Randolph Stakeman, Bowdoin College Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies Emeritus.
Preferred Citation note:

Maine African American Archive, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Research files concerning African Americans in Maine and New England, the bulk collected by Randolph Stakeman, Bowdoin College Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies Emeritus. Census data, genealogical information, and lists of names, principally centered on population studies, are included. There are also typescripts, copies of articles, newspaper clippings, and printed ephemera concerning slavery, abolitionism, and African American life.

Subject(s):
  • African-Americans -- Maine -- History -- Sources.
  • Antislavery movements -- New England -- Sources.
  • Race, Ethnicity and Gender
  • Social Movements and Services

African American art books in the Bowdoin College Library (1984 list)

Box 1 Folder 1

"Anchor of the Soul" - material concerning, 1992-1994, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2

Articles (bulk 1973-1997, n.d.)

Box 1 Folder 3-4

Articles re: Maine abolitionists, 1969, 1985

Box 1 Folder 5

"Black Population of Maine 1764-1900," by Randolph Stakeman (photocopied typescript), submitted 1987 to the "New England Journal of Black Studies"

Box 1 Folder 6

Census - Bangor, Maine, 1880, 1910 (includes Maureen Elgersman Lee's material)

Box 1 Folder 7

Census - population data, 1764-1840, 1970-1982

Box 1 Folder 8

"Civil Rights Activism in Maine, 1960 through 1971: An Historical Overview," by Charles Lumpkins (draft), 1993

Box 1 Folder 9

"Colored School," Portland, Maine, 1833-1856 (typescript) no author, no date

Box 1 Folder 10

Genealogy re: Freeman, Manuel and Mathews families in Maine (Shirley Davis' material, 1993)

Box 1 Folder 11

Genealogy re: London Atus (Joseph Foss' material, 1979-1992)

Box 1 Folder 12

Genealogy re: Robert Benjamin Lewis (Reginald Pitts' material)

Box 1 Folder 13

Genealogy - various black families in Maine

Box 1 Folder 14

International Review of African American Art, v.12 no.1 (photocopy) - contains images of John DeGrasse, Medical School of Maine, Class of 1849

Box 1 Folder 15

Letters to or from Randolph Stakeman, 1987-1997

Box 1 Folder 16

List - John Edward Godfrey Collection of anti-slavery material

Box 1 Folder 17

Lists - handwritten re: population data

Box 1 Folder 18

Lists - names of people

Box 1 Folder 19

Lists - other

Box 1 Folder 20

Lists - "References to Blacks in "The Brunswick Telegraph," 1867-1903

Box 1 Folder 21

Miscellaneous material

Box 1 Folder 22

Newspaper clippings re: African Americans in Maine (bulk 1980-2001)

Box 1 Folder 23

Newspaper clippings re: African Americans in New England (bulk 1986-1991)

Box 1 Folder 24

Newspaper clippings re: Bowdoin African American alumni

Box 1 Folder 25

Notes on articles in Documentary History Scrapbooks by Professor Ernst C. Helmreich

Box 1 Folder 26

Notes regarding material in Bowdoin College's Special Collections and Archives

Box 1 Folder 27

Photographs - miscellaneous (bulk undated and unidentified)

Box 1 Folder 28

Poem titled "Slavery," 1800 Nov 10

Box 1 Folder 29

Publications - miscellaneous, 1970s

Box 1 Folder 30

Research re: slaves and their owners, from Richard Judd, ca. 1987

Box 1 Folder 31

Sheet music - notes concerning

Box 1 Folder 32

Sheet music - "St. Patrick's Day is a Bad Day for Coons," 1901 Sep 8

Box 1A Oversize
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