American Colonization Society record example

    American Colonization Society

    Records: 347,200Complete: 98%

    The American Colonization Society was formed in Washington, DC, in 1817 to establish a colony in Africa for free people of color residing in the US. Most of the documents found here are letters between Liberia and representatives of the Society. Many cover fundraising issues relating to support and education in the newly-formed country. You will also find account books, annual reports, news clippings, and related manuscripts. The Society's most active period was prior to, and just after, the Civil War.

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    Example Records

    22 Nov 1851-16 Feb 1852, Domestic Letters, Incoming Correspondence
    22 Nov 1851-16 Feb 1852, Domestic Letters, Incoming Correspondence
    Letter Accompanying a Donation from a Methodist Church in Virginia
    Letter Accompanying a Donation from a Methodist Church in Virginia
    Joseph Tracy Letterbooks, Outgoing Correspondence
    Joseph Tracy Letterbooks, Outgoing Correspondence

    Source Information

    "American Colonization Society" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/2/american-colonization-society: accessed November 26, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Total Records
    347,200Complete: 98%
    Content Source
    Center for Research Libraries logoCenter for Research Libraries
    Published on Fold3
    05 Nov 2007
    Last Updated
    07 May 2008
    Description
    Documents relating to the American Colonization Society, 1792-1964, an organization best known for its role in founding Liberia.