William Still-An African-American Abolitionist is a collection of digitized archival resources, detailing the life and times of Still and his family, primarily his daughter, Caroline Still Anderson. Covering much of his social and political activities, the collection provides a glimpse into Still’s life, highlighting his accomplishments, fatherhood, family matters, and concerns for the state of affairs of African Americans in the nineteenth century. This site includes family letters, family photographs and abolitionist pamphlets from the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries.
Many individuals contributed to the success of this project.
Temple University Libraries staff:
Temple University Student Assistants:
Audrey Lengel, Digital Library Initiatives
John Shortino, Special Collections Research Center
Yan Wang, Digital Library Initiatives
Conservation and housing of the William Still letters and photographs, as well as abolitionist pamphlets, were completed by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts.
In transcribing some of William and Caroline Still's correspondence, Temple University Libraries utilized the retroReveal image discovery tool to enhance some digital images.The Libraries wish to thank the retroReveal Project and the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library for the free use of its software.
William Still: An African-American Abolitionist, with rare and unique materials drawn from the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, is sponsored by a Federal Save America’s Treasures Grant administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Temple University Libraries is grateful for this support.
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