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Guide to the Slavery Collection of U.S. Government Documents
Wyles Mss 106  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Slavery Collection of U.S. Government Documents,
    Date (inclusive): 1817-1865
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1841-1854, 1860)
    Collection Number: Wyles Mss 106
    Extent: .8 linear feet (2 document boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Slavery Collection of U.S. Government Documents. Wyles Mss 106. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2004.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains 126 chronologically arranged printed United States government documents dealing with slavery issues. Included are memorials, messages, reports, resolutions, many being numbered miscellaneous documents of the various sessions of the Congress, Senate and House of Representatives. Many are from state legislatures, North and South. Some are from the President of the United States. Several pertain to the American Colonization Society.