Dr. Louis R. Harlan was a professor of history at the University of Maryland from 1966 to 1992. Dr. Harlan wrote a two-volume biography of Booker T. Washington entitled Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901 and Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915 and edited fourteen volumes of the Booker T. Washington Papers.
The Harlan papers consist of research files on Booker T. Washington, correspondence, campus activities files, manuscripts, and page proofs. The collection is unprocessed, but preliminary inventories are available in Inventories/Additional Information for the materials donated by Dr. Harlan in 1992 and 2000. A third accretion to the collection contains a single letter from Dr. Harlan to Dr. Joseph F. Citro dated January 22, 1997, and a color photograph of Dr. Harlan dated July 1993.
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This collection was donated by Dr. Louis R. Harlan to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1992. Dr. Harlan donated additional materials in 2000. In 2021, Constance Citro donated a letter and photograph from Dr. Harlan to her husband, Dr. Joseph F. Citro, who was mentored by Dr. Harlan.