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Guide to the Nineteeth Century Americana Collection, ca. 1754-1926
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Nineteeth Century Americana Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1754-1926
    Collection number: Mss 2
    Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Multiple purchases.



    Publication Rights

    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

    [Identification of item], Nineteeth Century Americana Collection, Mss 2, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Scope and Content

    The collection is partially processed, with folder titles generally referring to personal surnames or names of organizations. When more than one individual with the surname is represented in a folder, it often is unclear if the individuals are members of the same family.
    The collection is largely correspondence from the eastern part of the U.S., especially New England, New Jersey and, Pennsylvania. The bulk of the collection is nineteenth century, with a few late 18th century and early 20th century items. There also are a few British items.
    Major subjects represented in the collection include slavery, abolition, Civil War, and overseas missions.