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The Earl Conrad/Harriet Tubman Research Materials

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This collection of research materials about Harriet Tubman (1821-1913; nurse, spy, scout, and conductor on the Underground Railroad) was assembled by historian-journalist Earl Conrad as supporting documentation for a number of biographical works on this extraordinary daughter of Africa. It was deposited in the New York Public Library's Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature and History by Mr. Conrad after completion of his work. The Collection consists of correspondence between Conrad and potential sources of relevant information and documentation, research notes from published works, statements and texts of interviews with members of Harriet Tubman's family as well as with persons who knew or worked with her, and the various typescripts and drafts preceding Conrad's completed publications. A number of photographs are included but many others have been transferred to the Schomburg Collection's Photograph and Prints Division for greater accessibility. The collection was assembled while the research was being done, generally in 1939 and 1940, and therefore reflects the documents and resources available at that time.
Conrad, Earl (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1939 - 1946
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 15
African American abolitionists
African American women -- History
African American women abolitionists
Antislavery movements
Fugitive slaves -- United States
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States
Underground railroad
Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913
Additional physical form: Microfilm copy available from Scholarly Resources Inc., 104 Greenhill Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805-1897.
Content: Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division and are described separately.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear feet)
Type of Resource
MSS Unit ID: 20868
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15028454
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 49ff04f0-a5ab-0132-7e32-58d385a7b928
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