Slavery, Abolition, Emancipation and Freedom Primary Sources from Houghton Library

Discover Digitized Primary Sources Detailing Black Experiences with Slavery, Abolition, Emancipation, and Freedom

Slavery, Abolition, Emancipation, and Freedom: Primary Sources from Houghton Library (SAEF) is a growing digital collection highlighting materials related to Black history and culture from Harvard University's Houghton Library. These materials were hand-selected to provide freely accessible digitized primary sources for scholars of all sorts. You can Explore the Collection to browse the entire collection or view guides and curated selections. You can see the Collections in Context and read essays from Harvard University students that provide social and historical context for materials ranging from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. You can Teach the Collection and utilize a teaching unit for bringing Black studies and primary sources into the classroom. SAEF is designed to provide you with resources for whatever research and discovery you imagine.