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Resources for Colored Conventions Research: A Guide for National
Affiliates and Public Use

Resources for Colored Conventions Research: A Guide for National Affiliates and Public Use is designed to provide assistance to users of and instructors teaching units connected to Colored Conventions: Bringing Nineteenth-Century Black Organizing to Digital Life, a digital humanities project of the University of Delaware.

Another guide, Resources for Colored Conventions Research at the University of Delaware, is available for University of Delaware faculty, students and staff. The guide provides links to UD-subscription databases and University of Delaware Library call numbers for print material.

The two guides were developed for the Colored Conventions Project, directed by Gabrielle Foreman, Ned B. Allen Professor of English and Professor of Black American Studies, University of Delaware.


Resources for Colored Conventions Research: A Guide for National Affiliates and Public Use offers information on a variety of resources. Please select a topic from the list or click a topic tab (above) to explore historical research related to the Colored Conventions.

  • Websites: Read digitized pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907 (Library of Congress), the Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection (Cornell University) and other websites
  • Letters/Papers: Look for the letters and papers of well-known African Americans
  • Census Records/City Directories: Find information about the Colored Conventions and their delegates by searching for U.S. census records and city directories
  • Petitions Research: Search for petitions in convention minutes, state house and senate journals, historical newspapers and books
  • History/Biography Databases: Learn about databases that provide articles in biographical, history, and 19th-century journal and magazine databases
  • Microform Collections: Examine historical documents on microfilm and fiche with equipment that allows users to view, print and scan images
  • Omeka: Consult video tutorials for information on publishing biographies and adding images to Coloredconventions.org and other Omeka sites

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Carol Rudisell
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Subjects:African American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Ethnic Studies, Foundations and Grants, History, Sexuality Studies, Women and Gender Studies
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