William Still: An African-American Abolitionist -- Links

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by Aslaku Berhanu

Aboard the Underground Railroad: A national travel itinerary
National Park service list of people and places associated with the Underground Railroad, also includes locations and descriptions of Underground Railroad stops.

 

Drexel University College of Medicine, Archives & Special Collections
In its “Women Physicians 1850s-1970s” section of its archives, Drexel University’s College of Medicine holds several digitized materials concerning Caroline Still Anderson.

 

Explore PA History
The site holds a number of interactive multimedia tools regarding William Still, including an audio commentary, featuring Charles Blockson and Phil Lapsansky discussing Still's first meeting with his brother and the beginning of Still's work on the Underground Railroad.

 

House Divided
The site offers correspondence, newspaper clippings, government documents, diaries, and speeches on the Civil War and the Underground Railroad. There is also biographical information about William Still, along with digitized images and letters to him regarding the Underground Railroad.

 

Johnson House
The Johnson family participated in the American Anti-Slavery Society. Their home served as a station on the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia, PA.

 

The McGowan Index
The database indexes William Still's The Underground Railroad (1872) work with a focus on the runaway slaves. The information includes the dates of escape, the location of origin, gender, age, color, literacy, mode of escape, and estimated monetary value of the runaway in and out of the home state.

 

National Geographic: The Underground Railroad
This site includes a short interactive journey, maps, a timeline, and a number of curricula ideas and resources.

 

Pennsylvania Civil War Trails
Links to museums, Underground Railroad sites, and Civil War related sites, throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

Rutgers University Community Repository - RUcore
Digital access to Peter Still's papers shows correspondence about Still's quest to free his enslaved family members in Alabama, fundraising efforts for the purchase of his family, and the sale of a biography about Still written by Kate E.R. Pickard.

 

Temple University Libraries – Digital Collections
Offers access to the Temple University Libraries' primary historical and cultural resources, including the William Still Collection, which contains letters, photographs, and pamphlets.

 

A Thesis on Fibromata
Caroline Still Anderson’s thesis at Drexel University College of Medicine, Archives & Special Collections

 

The Underground Rail Road. A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters …
Digitized copy of William Still’s Underground Rail Road: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, etc. Philadelphia, PA: Porter & Coates, Publishers, 1872.

 

Still’s Underground Rail Road records: with a Life of the Author ...
Digitized copy of William Still's revised (1886) Still’s Underground Rail Road Records: With a Life of the Author. Philadelphia, PA: Still, William, Publisher, 1886.

 

University of Michigan, “Making of America”
A digital collection of 19th-century primary sources in American social history, includes several recollections by Underground Railroad figures

 

The Wilbur H. Siebert Underground Railroad Collection
The Wilbur H. Siebert Collection contains correspondence, notes, manuscripts, student papers, maps, and photographs related to the Underground Railroad.

 

William Still Journal in the Pennsylvania Abolition Society Papers
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s digital collection of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society Papers includes William Still’s journal, containing the arrivals of men and women escaping to freedom.  He dated each entry, wrote from where each person left, with whom he/she stayed, and their final destination.