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Louis R. Harlan papers

 Collection 0275-UA

Louis R. Harlan was a professor of history at the University of Maryland from 1966 to 1992. Professor 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 a preliminary inventory is available as an external document.


  • 1944-2000

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection.

Materials of a sensitive nature, such as those containing personally identifiable information, are restricted for 75 years or the life of the individual and may by screened and removed by special collections staff. Please speak with a staff member if you believe that materials have been unnecessarily removed.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


72.00 Linear Feet

Guide to the Louis R. Harlan papers
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742