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Craft-Trotter family papers, 1884-1996.
BANC MSS 98/121 cz Box 1; BANC MSS 98/121 cz Box 2; BANC MSS 98/121 cz Box 3; BANC MSS 98/121 cz Box 4; ...
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Craft-Trotter family papers, 1884-1996
Craft Trotter family papers


Craft-Trotter family., creator


Trotter, William Monroe, 1872-1934


Craft, Ellen.


Craft, William.


Dammond, Ellen Craft.


Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A


Consists of family papers from the descendents of William and Ellen Craft and James M. Trotter, including a small amount of correspondence and original documents, as well as genealogical research notes and clippings gathered by various members of the families, tributes, memorials, plays, and other programs inspired by the families' history. Also contains materials relating to descendant, Ellen Craft Dammond of N.Y., who was active in the National Y.W.C.A, Wednesdays in Miss. and other women's organizations devoted to ending racism.


1884 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-ma -- n-us-ny
Craft-Trotter family -- Archives
Trotter, James M
Steward, Maude Trotter
Craft, Henry K
Wednesdays in Mississippi (Organization)
African American women
Fugitive slaves -- United States
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History
African American families -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African American families -- New York (State)
African American families -- California


For titles received as a part of this collection, search under: Ellen Craft Dammond or William Monroe Trotter.
Craft-Trotter family papers, BANC MSS 98/121 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1998.062--PIC).
William and Ellen Craft wrote of their dramatic escape from slavery in Georgia, with Ellen posing as a man in the company of his slave. They lived in England for a time, but eventually returned to Georgia where they operated a school. James M. Trotter was a member of the 54th Massachusetts regiment in the Civil War. His son, William Monroe Trotter, was a radical political activist and an associate of W.E.B. DuBois. Monroe's sister, Bessie, married Henry K. Craft, direct descendent of Charlie Craft, the first born son of William and Ellen.
In English.


Family papers.

Physical Description:

4 boxes, 5 oversize folders (1.85 linear ft.)




BANC MSS 98/121 cz Box 1
BANC MSS 98/121 cz Box 2
BANC MSS 98/121 cz Box 3
BANC MSS 98/121 cz Box 4
BANC MSS 98/121 cz oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 98/121 cz oversize folder 2
BANC MSS 98/121 cz oversize folder 3
BANC MSS 98/121 cz oversize folder 4
BANC MSS 98/121 cz oversize folder 5
BANC MSS 98/121 cz