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University of North Carolina--Chapel HillVarious digitization projects are making a whole variety of items available full-text on the internet. I have been compiling a list for Washington DC items. Months ago I sent out a message listing items on the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill website. The UNC-CH website reorganized its directories. If you have the earlier version of this message, from the earlier DCHIST list, please discard it, those URLs are nonfunctional and nonreferring. These URLs are correct.
These electronic editions are a part of the UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South. Documenting the American South (DAS) is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. It is organized into the projects listed above. The next one, now in the planning stage, will feature North Caroliniana. The Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors DAS, and the texts come primarily from its Southern holdings. An editorial board guides its development.
As of November 16, 2000, DAS includes 734 books and manuscripts. Most are accompanied by a full bibliographic record. We invite libraries to include bibliographic information on texts of interest in local online catalogs. Catalog records for these electronic texts are available in OCLC's Worldcat and in UNC-CH's OPAC at: http://www.lib.unc.edu/catalogs/uncchcats.html. The Academic Affairs Library is committed to the long-term availability of both texts and records.
This is a very neat site and there is much DC African American material--it is a bear to search, however....
First Negro Churches in the District of Columbia:
Elizabeth Keckley, ca. 1818-1907
Rose O'Neal Greenhow, 1814-1864
Solomon Northup, b. 1808
THE OLD CAPITOL AND ITS INMATES.
A Belle of the Fifties;
Memoirs of Mrs. Clay, of Alabama,
Covering Social and Political Life in
Washington and the South, 1853-66:
A Voice From the South:
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Library of Congress
Matthew Gilmore, rev October 2001