New-York Historical Society
Memorandum briefly discusses the early ideas and plans of colonization of Africa in chronological order
Brown University - John Hay Library
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Correspondence, financial and business papers, reports, and miscellaneous material relating to administrative and financial matters, membership, slavery and status of slaves in the pre-Civil War period, and emigration, colonization, and education in Liberia. Includes William McLain's papers and letterbooks of the Massachusetts Colonization Society. Correspondents include J. Ashmun, one of the society's early colonial agents; Stephen Allen Benson; Thomas Buchanan; Elliott Cresson; Thomas R. Hazard; John H.B. Latrobe; James Washington Lugenbeel; Joseph J. Roberts; and Gerrit Smith
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Power of attorney from John S. Chambliss to Captain David Boone of Natchez, Miss., relating to his claim for services rendered the society. Supporting affidavit of J.E. Calhoun of Claiborne County. Telegram dated Sept. 11, 1854, requesting that the Rev. W. McLean, agent of the Colonization Society, trace the receipt by Thomas Scott, Sr. in Greenville, Liberia, of twenty-five hundred dollars stolen from a Mr. Bell, Esqr. by African Americans
Massachusetts Historical Society
Records of the Massachusetts Colonization Society, an organization whose purpose was to send free black citizens of the United States, with their full consent, to colonize the coast of Africa, specifically Liberia. The records include minutes, constitution, financial records and reports, and annual reports. Also, correspondence, in particular with the American Colonization Society with whom they were closely related, and regarding Liberia College, a major concern of the society. Correspondents include Andrew P. Peabody, Amos A. Lawrence, William Coppinger, J.C. Braman, Joseph Tracy, and John Orcutt
University of Georgia - Special Collections Libraries
The collection consists of a broadside concerning an American Colonization Society expedition for Liberia on the first page of a folded sheet which also bears a letter by R.R. Gurley, secretary of the Society, to Senator W.C. Rives of Virginia
Virginia Historical Society
Minute book, 1825-1828, for the Virginia branch of the American Colonization Society, later the Colonization Society of Virginia (1828- 1859), providing information about the philosophy and benefits of emigration, the choice of Africa versus Haiti as a destination, the status of the free black population in society, "civilizing" and evangelizing Africa, propriety of allowing convicts to emigrate, providing the colony with farm implements, health and schooling, establishment of military organization and government, trade and commercial activity in the colony, discussion of the potential economic and moral effects of the eradication of the slave trade, southern patriotism, denunciation of abolitionists, legislation concerning freedmen and emigration costs, national unity, the colony of "New Virginia," Liberian independence, and colonization as a social and political necessity
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The society was formed in Washington, D.C. in 1816-1817 to help freed slaves emigrate from the United States to Africa. It purchased land for resettlement on the west coast of Africa in what is now Liberia, and it was initially supported by antislavery groups and by some slave holders. The society continued to be active after the Civil War, helping in individuals who wished to emigrate to Liberia. In the twentieth century it was primarily concerned with the promotion of education in Liberia. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, annual reports, minutes and proceedings, legal papers, and miscellaneous papers. The original documents are in the Library of Congress. For related materials see records of the Maryland Colonization Society. In English. Register available
New York Public Library
The collection depicts some of the Society's philanthropic activities and real estate holdings in Liberia, from the 1870s to the 1970s -- The collection consists of group portraits of college graduates and faculty; candid views of children, farm workers and medical staff; views of a cattle shipment; views of various structures, including a residence, farmhouses, medical facilities, a mission school, and urban properties; views of rural road construction and the construction of an infirmary; and views of medical staff using new operating room equipment. Of note is a studio portrait of Liberia College president Robert B. Richardson (1903); group portraits of Liberia College faculty and graduating students (ca. 1920s); and views of farmhouses, road construction, and farm workers and families from the experimental farm of the Mount Coffee Mission (ca. 1899). Also included are two views of a mission at Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa and a view of a residence in Sierra Leone
New York Public Library
The records of the New-York Colonization Society reflect the goals and projects funded by the society as well as its daily operations. The records have been divided into six series: Board of Directors, General Administration, Organizations and Scholarships, Financial Records, Printed Matter and Artifact