Memo from Annette Baxter to Mary Scotti, regarding the library committee and the Women's Center, October 27, 1971
BARNARD COLLEGE TO Mary Scotti FROM Annette Baxter SUBJECT Library Committee of W.C. DATE 10/27/71 I know we are in no position to begin buying expensive microfilm archives on Women's History. But I thought it might be useful for you to keep a file of such long-distant possibilities for purchase as the enclosed. I am sending this material to you rather than to Mrs. Haverstick, the chair of the Library Committee, because there seems to be no reason for burdening her with such items at present. Let us simply have you keep a file "for the Library Committee's long-term consideration." OK? A.K.B.
Southern Historical Manuscripts Plantation Records from the Department of Archives Louisiana State University Part 1 of a Continuing Microform Program Over 10,500 Items and 190 Bound Volumes Price: $640.00 Available December 1971 Microform Division Greenwood Publishing Co. 51 Riverside Avenue Westport. Connecticut 06880
SOUTHERN HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS on MICROFICHE. Selected by Eugene Genovese, Chairman, Department of History, University of Rochester and John Milton Price, Director of Archives, Louisiana State University. Plantation Records in the LSU Archives The first part of a large micropublishing program, these Plantation Records have been selected by Eugene Genovese and John M. Price to show every aspect of life on the planta- tions of Louisiana, southwestern Mississippi, and the lower Mississippi Valley. Included are two collections, Minor and Liddell, of extraordinary value, with smaller collections present to supplement and amplify their content. Covering more than a century, but concentrating on the four decades between 1830 and 1870, the Minor Family Papers are the records of a Mississippi family of bankers and plant- ers. The Minors were wealthy and influential citizens whose records deal with such matters as speculation in land and cotton in the 1830s, management of their four plantations from 1840 to 1870, treatment of Negroes, and the effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction policies on Mississippi banks. The Liddell Papers record the activities of two generations of planters in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, in the pro- duction of cotton, sugar, and lumber. Their correspondence and record books are unusually informative, dealing with family occurrences, as well as business affairs and the day-to- day management of their plantations. Of great interest are records on the Civil War, in which a Liddell served, and its aftermath. In attempting to revive planting interests with the use of freedmen, the records document the crisis attend- ing the breakdown of the economic and social system in the post-Civil War South. Smaller collections in this set include the papers of planters such as Louis Bringier of Louisiana, a Confederate officer; a Methodist minister, John Burruss; a shopkeeper, Eli Capell; and a physician and professor of “Negro Medicine,” Samuel Cartwright. Particularly interesting are the papers of two families of free Negroes in Louisiana (the Chelette Papers and the Badin Papers) and the personal diaries of Mary Bateman, Priscilla Bond, Mrs. Isaac Hilliard, Eliza Magruder, James Monette, and Clarissa Town. The Southern Historical Manuscripts Program The program will comprise manuscripts for research in the history of the Old South. Beginning with plantation records for the region of the lower Mississippi Valley, it will be ex- panded to include complementary records for the rest of the South and progress from there to cover the major southern ports and the commodities trade. Ultimately, the program will make available a comprehensive and representative ar- chive for students and other researchers in such diverse fields as social history, economic history, agricultural history, black studies, and the history of the American South in general. STANDARDS Greenwood microfiche conform to standards established by the American National Standards lnstitute. They are positive silver transparencies with full legible positive titles. Measuring 105mm x 148mm (roughly 4"x6"), they carry a maximum of 98 pages of documents at a reduction ratio not exceeding 24:1. Every care is taken to avoid damage in handling and packing. Greenwood adheres to the following standards of the American National Standards Institute: PH5.9-1970 Specifications for Microfiches, Type A1 Microfiche PH1.28-1969 Specifications for Photographic Film for Records, Sil- ver Gelatin Type, on Cellulose Ester Base PH4.20-1958 (R1970) Photographic Filing Enclosures for Storing Processed Photographic Films, Plates, and Papers PH5.4-1970 Storage of Silver Gelatin Microfilm Cover: The Houmas House on the Burnside plantation owned by the Bringiers. 1961 by Clarence John Laughlin in Ghosts Along the Mississippi.
Included Both on Microfiche and in Full-Size Printed Form: Complete Inventories, Subject and Main-Entry Catalogs THE COLLECTIONS Badin, Norbert. FAMILY PAPERS, 1829-1900 (mainly 1870-1890). 684 items and 56 bound volumes. Business and personal papers of a free Negro planter of Melrose, Louisiana, and family. The bound volumes are largely pamphlets from the popular literature of the period. Bateman, Mary. DIARY, 1856. 1 bound volume. Diary of a young girl living with relatives at Argyle Plantation, near Greenville, Mississippi. Bond, Priscilla “Mittie”Munnikuysen. DIARY, 1857-1869. 86 items and 2 bound volumes. Diary of life on a sugar plantation in Louisiana during the Civil War. Bringier, Louis Amedee. PAPERS, 1876-1901. 599 items and 14 bound volumes. Personal, business, and military correspondence and plantation records of a prominent Louisiana family of French extraction. Burruss, John C. FAMILY PAPERS, 1825-1882. 407 items. Papers of three generations of a Methodist family, chieﬂy relating to early Methodism in Mississippi and to the religious justification of slavery, but also including business and plantation records and military correspondence. Capell, Eli J. FAMILY PAPERS, 1817-1900 (mainly 1839-1889). 298 items. Capell, Eli J. MERRITT M. SHILG MEMORIAL COLLEC- TION PAPERS, 1840-1900 (mainly 1842-1890). 1,002 items. Correspondence and business papers of a merchant planter and his family in Mississippi including two letters from Jefferson Davis. Also included are plantation diaries and other records of the Pleasant Hill Plantation, Amite County, Mississippi. Cartwright, Samuel A. FAMILY PAPERS, 1826-1864. 67 items and 2 bound volumes. Correspondence and other writings on medical, political, and racial topics of this professor of “Negro Medicine.” Chelette, Atala. FAMILY PAPERS, 1819-1900 (mainly 1840-1899). 160 items. Personal papers of a free Negro family of Natchi- toches Parish, Louisiana, including an act of manu- mission, 1819. Duncan, Stephen. FAMILY PAPERS, 1846-1899. 255 items and 11 bound volumes. Correspondence, business papers, diaries, and both personal and plantation records of two generations of a wealthy Mississippi family. Hilliard, Mrs. Isaac H. DIARY, 1849-1859, 1866. 1 bound volume. Diary of the wife of an Arkansas planter with descriptions of travels in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Jenkins, John C. FAMILY PAPERS, 1840-1900 (mainly 1840-1855). 89 items and 13 bound volumes. Papers of a planter and experimental agriculturalist and horticulturist. Liddell, Moses St. John R. FAMILY PAPERS, 1813-1900 (mainly 1838-1870). 6,261 items and 49 bound volumes. Extensive papers of a wealthy and inﬂuential Mississippi and Louisiana family. LSU Dept. of Archives (comp.). SLAVERY COLLECTION, 1804-1860. 38 items. A miscellaneous topical collection of manuscripts. Magruder, Eliza A. DIARY, 1846-1857. 2 bound volumes. Diary of a young girl at the home of her uncle on his plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, including commentary on local social life. Minor, William J. FAMILY PAPERS, 1748-1898 (mainly 1830-1870). 410 items and 37 bound volumes. Papers of a family of Mississippi bankers and planters spanning three generations. Monette, James. DIARY, 1848-1863. 1 bound volume. Plantation diary giving details of day-to-day routine on the Bellview (later Pleasant Hill) Plantation in Louisiana. Spyker, Leonidas P. FAMILY PAPERS, 1856-1900 (mainly 1856-1860). 1 bound volume. Unusual records of a planter of northwestern Louisiana and his family. Town, Clarissa E. Leavitt. DIARY, 1853. 4 items and 1 bound volume. This is a transcript of “Grandma Town’s Diary” prepared by her great-granddaughter, regarding life near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Available December 1971 Price $640.00 Microform Division GREENWOOD PUBLISHING CO. 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, Conn. 06880 (203) 226-3571 TWX 710-457-3586 Cable: greenpress westportoonnecticut © 1971 by Greenwood Publishing co.
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