Anti-slavery newspaper publisher William Goodell’s assortment of newspapers and pamphlets are a part of the Anti-Slavery Collection in Oberlin College Library Special Collections. This notebook shows the handwritten notes of William Lloyd Garrison, which became the founding document, “Declaration of the Anti-Slavery Convention.” It was presented in 1833, in Philadelphia, to establish a new national anti-slavery movement.
This notebook, donated to the college by Goodell’s daughter, Maria G. Frost, broadened the college’s collection. The effort was strengthened when Frost, her son, Oberlin Professor William Goodell Frost, and others called for donations in a February 29, 1884, newspaper ad. The request asked residents to donate postcards, pamphlets, letters, and other items to chronicle the anti-slavery movement.
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