Collections

1825, a Pivotal Year on the Niagara Frontier
Materials documenting the City of Buffalo and Niagara Frontier in 1825.
1964 Rochester Riot Photographs
This collection of images documents Rochester’s 1964 race riots, offering a vivid and revealing glimpse into Rochester’s, and the nation’s, past.
African Repository and Colonial Journal
A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.
Albion Winegar Tourgee Collection
Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.
American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter
An 1843 publication by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society relating to the abolishment of slavery.
The Anti-Slavery Record
Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Anti-Slavery Record, published in 1836.
Christian Investigator
Selected issues of the Christian Investigator, an anti-slavery publication, created by abolitionist William Goodell in the mid-19th century.
Douglass Monthly
The Douglass' Monthly is a newspaper created by Frederick Douglass, following the success of his earlier weekly publications. The newspaper relates to the abolitionist movement as well as other social reform topics.
The Emancipator

Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, from 1838 through 1839.

Frederick Douglass' Paper
A collection of the mid-19th century anti-slavery newspaper, the Frederick Douglass' Paper, a successor to Douglass’ first abolitionist paper, The North Star.
Huntington Deeds
Deeds documenting land transactions from the early history of Huntington.
Huntington Legal Manuscripts
Legal manuscripts of early Huntington, NY.
The Liberator
A collection of the noted abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, dating from the mid-19th century and Civil War era.
National Anti-Slavery Standard
Selected issues of the newspaper, National Anti-Slavery Standard, which promoted equality and emancipation during the mid-19th century.
National Freedman
An issue of the National Freedman, an anti-slavery publication, from 1865.
New National Era
The abolitionist newspaper, New National Era, was published by Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C. between 1870 and 1874.
North Star
A collection of the anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, published by noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the mid-19th century.
Radical Abolitionist
A collection of the Radical Abolitionist newspaper published by the Central Abolition Committee during the mid-19th century.