Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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
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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 2011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

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

Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

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

1 2

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

1 3-4

Articles (bulk 1973-1997, n.d.) 

1 5

Articles re: Maine abolitionists, 1969, 1985 

1 6

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

1 7

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

1 8

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

1 9

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

1 10

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

1 11

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

1 12

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

1 13

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

1 14

Genealogy - various black families in Maine 

1 15

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

1 16

Letters to or from Randolph Stakeman, 1987-1997 

1 17

List - John Edward Godfrey Collection of anti-slavery material 

1 18

Lists - handwritten re: population data 

1 19

Lists - names of people 

1 20

Lists - other 

1 21

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

1 22

Miscellaneous material 

1 23

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

1 24

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

1 25

Newspaper clippings re: Bowdoin African American alumni 

1 26

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

1 27

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

1 28

Photographs - miscellaneous (bulk undated and unidentified) 

1 29

Poem titled "Slavery," 1800 Nov 10 

1 30

Publications - miscellaneous, 1970s 

1 31

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

1 32

Sheet music - notes concerning 

Box
1A Oversize

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