Freedmen’s Bureau Papers at Suffolk University

Professor Robert Bellinger and librarian Sarah Griffis examine projection of Freedmen's Bureau document. Suffolk students and historians have convenient access to the Freedmen’s Bureau papers now that the University’s Sawyer Library is home to a complete microfilm copy of the letters, marriage and hospital registers, census lists, and other documents that together tell the story of American people freed after the Civil War. The Mildred F. Sawyer Library is making the National Archives and Records Administration’s Freedmen’s Bureau collection available in partnership with the New England chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Records’ relevance today “These records will teach our students about a very important era in public history and provide historical background to issues such as the ongoing discussion of memorials and monuments of the Civil War,” said Suffolk History Professor Robert…
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