Nineteenth Century Family Papers and Plantation Records of Davidson College Trustees

Davidson College’s “Justice, Equality, Community: Reimagining Humanities Curricula” project is a three-year, campus-wide initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2016-2019. As part of this initiative, Davidson College’s Archives and Special Collections has identified several manuscript collections for digitization. The first of these materials include the plantation records, sermons, and classroom notebooks of Davidson College trustees, shedding light on the interconnected nature of religion, education, and the institution of slavery in nineteenth century North Carolina.


North Carolina Digital Heritage Center