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African-American Resources

Jackson Davis Collection of African-American Educational Photographs

This collection comprises photographs from 1910 to 1940, taken throughout the South.

Electronic texts from the Jackson Davis Collection

A Southern Planter:
To the citizens of the Southern States 1796 [Illustrations] (20 KB)


Anonymous:
The Sorrows of Yamba or The Negro Woman's Lamentation 1795 [Illustrations] (15 KB)


Brooke, M.L.:
Brooke family correspondence Assen.No.38 137 1841 [Illustrations] (10 KB)


Cabell, William D.:
Letter from William D. Cabell to his brother Joseph 1856 August 18 [Illustrations] (15 KB)


Carr, Mildred:
Letter from Mildred Carr in Liberia to James Miner 1858 January 29 [Illustrations] (6 KB)


Higginson, T. W.:
Pay of Colored Troops 1864 December 8 [Illustrations] (5 KB)


Hubard, Robert Thruston:
Robert Thruston Hubard's Negroes in Buckingham 1841 [Illustrations] (15 KB)


Ish, William K.:
Three Hundred Dollars Reward: A broadside issued by William K. Ish and Joseph L. Hawling to recover three slaves June 10, 1839 (5 KB)


Mann, W. A. and Lusk, John A. M.:
Public hiring of free negroes February 5, 1855 (5 KB)


Murray, Stirling:
Diary of Stirling Murray, a fragment from 1816 dealing with the slave trade in Havana 1816 [Illustrations] (10 KB)


New, Anthony:
Printed Letter, 1794 1794 February 27 [Illustrations] (10 KB)


Richards, William T. J. and Richards, James.:
One hundred dollar reward!: A broadside to recover a run away slave issued by William T. J. Richards for the James Richards estate September 24, [18--?] [Illustrations] (5 KB)


Smythe, A. M.:
Letter from Mrs. A. M. Smythe to her cousin, Feb 17, 1837 concerning the sale of a family of slaves. 1837 February 17 [Illustrations] (10 KB)


Wallace, G. B.:
Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave 1855, April 18 [Illustrations] (5 KB)


Watson family:
Slave account entries May 10, 1858 [Illustrations] (8 KB)


Williams, Jane E:
Slave bill of sale from Jane E. Williams 1816 [Illustrations] (5 KB)

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Mark Twain in His Times

(Stephen Railton, Department of English, University of Virginia)
This is a work-in-progress. Drawn mainly from the resources of the Barrett Collection, it focuses on how "Mark Twain" and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated. The goal is to allow readers, scholars, students and teachers to see what Mark Twain and His Times said about each other, in a way that can speak to us today. Incorporating Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: Text, Illustrations, and Early Reviews (Virginia H. Cope, Department of English, University of Virginia).

Creating Online Materials for Teaching United States History

(University of Virginia, June 16-22, 1996)
This site contains roughly 100 archival images of letters, pamphlets, drawings, and other documents from the late 19th and early 20th century. Includes a link to sample teaching projects created using these documents.

Texts from the "Arise and Build!" Exhibition


Childs, Starling W.:
Letter from Starling W. Childs to Miss Mary-Stuart Smith Nov. 17, 1895 [Illustrations] (6 KB)


Cocke, Chas. H.:
Letter from Chas. H. Cocke to M. Louise Cocke Nov. 3, 1895 [Illustrations] (6 KB)


Harrison, James A., William E. Peters, and R. Heath Dabney:
Address to the Students of the University of Virginia [Illustrations] (6 KB)


Hughes, Robert M.:
Letter from Robert M. Hughes to Armistead Gordon Nov. 26, 1895 [Illustrations] (7 KB)


McKenney, W. D.:
Letter from W. D. McKenney to Paul Barringer Oct. 7, 1896 [Illustrations] (10 KB)


Mead, William R.:
Letter from William R. Mead to Dr. Barringer Nov. 5, 1895 [Illustrations] (6 KB)


W. G. M. [Chicken Peddler]:
Burning of University of Virginia [Illustrations] (7 KB)


Pleasants, James:
Letter from James Pleasants to Frank Smith Oct. 28, 1895 [Illustrations] (7 KB)


Randolph, W.C.N.:
Letter from W. C. N. Randolph to A. Gordon Jan. 13, 1896 [Illustrations] (8 KB)
Letter from W.C.N. Randolph to Mr. McCabe June 22, 1896 [Illustrations] (6 KB)
Letter from W.C.N. Randolph to Mr. Gordon Jan. 24, 1896 [Illustrations] (9 KB)


Thornton, John T.:
Letter from John T. Thornton to Mrs. E. Rosalie Thornton Oct. 27, 1895 [Illustrations] (10 KB)


Thornton, W. M.:
Letter from W. M. Thornton to Carter Thornton April 14, 1896 [Illustrations] (8 KB)


Williams, Randolph:
Letter from Randolph Williams to Miss Mary-Stuart Oct. 31, 1895 [Illustrations] (7 KB)

Other texts from Special Collections

Works larger than 100KB can be retrieved in sections by way of a Table of Contents [TOC] button.
Barbauld, Anna Laetitia:
The Works of Anna Laetitia Barbauld, with a Memoir by Lucy Aikin 1825 [Illustrations] (56 KB)


Brooke, Frances, 1724?-1789:
The history of Lady Julia Mandeville 1763 (400 KB) TOC


Dove, Rita:
Lady Freedom Among Us (The University of Virginia's Four-Millionth Volume) [Illustrations, sound and video files] (4 KB)


Emerson, Nancy:
The Diary of Nancy Emerson 1860-1870 (60 KB)


Hamilton, Alexander:
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church November 8, 1789 (10 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church n.d. (5 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church January 22 (10 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church October 2, 1791 (10 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church January 7, 1789 (5 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church October 23, 1794 (5 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church March 22, 1801 (5 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church January 31, 1791 (5 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church December 27, 1793 (10 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church September 24, 1796 (5 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church November 1791 (5 KB)


Jefferson, Thomas:
An Act Establishing the University 1818 (15 KB)
A Bill for the establishment of an University 1818 [Illustrations] (15 KB)
Letter to John Churchman (August 8, 1787) 1787 (5 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church (February 17, 1788) 1788 (10 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church (August 17, 1788) 1788 (10 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church (September 21, 1788) 1788 (10 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church (June 23, 1790) 1790 (10 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church (June 7, 1793) 1793 (10 KB)
Letter to Mr. Church (December 11, 1793) 1793 (5 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church (September 8, 1795) 1795 (10 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church (May 24, 1797) 1797 (10 KB)
Letter to Catharine Church (January 11, 1798) 1798 (10 KB)
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church (January 11, 1798) 1798 (10 KB)
Letter to Catharine Church (January 22, 1800) 1800 (5 KB)
Letter to Catharine Church (March 27, 1801) 1801 (10 KB)
Letter to Mrs. Cruger (December 15, 1808) 1808 (10 KB)
Letter from Thomas Jeffersonpage to W. W. Woodward 1810 (10 KB)
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Thomas Cooper 1817 (15 KB)
87 Letters to and from Jefferson, 1805-1817 1805-1817 (290 KB)
52 Letters to and from Jefferson, 1818-1819 1818-1819 (150 KB)
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259 Letters to and from Jefferson, 1819 1819 (700 KB)
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126 Letters to and from Jefferson, 1820 1820 (360 KB)
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210 Letters to and from Jefferson, 1821 1805-1860 (500 KB)
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124 Letters to and from Jefferson, 1821-1822 1821-1822 (360 KB)
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152 Letters to and from Jefferson, 1823 1823 (485 KB)
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141 Letters to and from Jefferson, 1824 1824 (395 KB)
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232 Letters to and from Jefferson, 1825 1825 (565 KB)
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339 Letters to and from Jefferson 1826-1860 1826-1860 (660 KB)
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Lincoln, Abraham:
Letter to the Secretary of War August 18, 1862 (5 KB)


Madison, James:
Letter to Thomas S. Grimke [Illustrations] (10 KB)


Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron:
Lancelot and Elaine (80 KB)
Charge of the Light Brigade [Illustrations] (10 KB)


Twain, Mark:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Illustrations, with many supporting documents]


United States:
Declaration of Independence 1776 (15 KB)

Washington, George:
Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church December 4, 1798 (5 KB)


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