Walter O. Evans Collection of Frederick Douglass and Douglass Family Papers
The Collection contains digitized correspondence, scrapbooks, personal papers, writings, photographs, printed material, ephemera, and other papers relating to Frederick Douglass. Also included in the collection are materials that document the personal and professional lives of multiple members of the Douglass family, including children Lewis Henry Douglass, Frederick Douglass, Jr., and Charles Remond Douglass, and daughter-in-law Helen Amelia Loguen Douglass. The scrapbooks, chiefly compiled by Douglass’s sons, contain newspaper clippings and ephemera about Douglass’s work as an orator, author, publisher, and statesman as well as everyday family life. Letters from Douglass include several sent from Haiti while he served as consul. Letters from Lewis Douglass to his fiancée and later wife Helen Amelia Loguen document his service in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the famous all-Black Union Army regiment. The collection also includes several photographs, manuscripts in Douglass’s hand, and typescripts of his addresses.