Plantation Records from the Department of Archives
Title: Plantation Records from the Department of Archives
Location: Jerome Library Main Microforms; fiche 976.3 L88p
Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards: Microfiche; 526 fiche
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Content Description: Records of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi plantations from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. These records include diaries, journals, correspondence, maps, invoices, cash books, and other materials about family history and plantation business. The fiche labeled "Slavery Collection" include information on slave auctions. The John Burrus papers include an eye witness account of the battle of Antietam and information about other battles such as Fredericksburg, Cold Harbor, and Gettysburg. Information about freedmen is available in the papers of Norbert Badin, a free African American farmer, and the papers of Atala Chelette. The original records are in the collection of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College.
Arrangement: Alphabetically by the name of the person or family except for a few fiche that are labeled "Slavery Collection."
Subject Categories: History; Multicultural Studies; Women's Studies
Keywords: plantation, louisiana, arkansas, mississippi, slavery, civil war, south
Time Period: 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century