Collection Facts

Extent: 
113 items
Dates of Original: 
1851 - 1859
Collection Owner:
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Historical Context

In 1851, The North Star paper, founded by Frederick Douglass, merged with the Liberty Party Paper of Syracuse and was renamed the Frederick Douglass' Paper. The abolitionist paper not only rejected slavery, but also the oppression of women and other minority groups.

Scope of Collection

The collection contains over 100 issues of the Frederick Douglass' Paper, spanning from its inception in 1851 through 1859. The contents relate to abolitionist issues of the time period.