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Repository: St. Louis Mercantile Library Special Collections
Title: M-357: Dr. Helen E. Nash Collection of African Americana and Africana
Date: ca. 1850-2012
Extent: 16 linear feet (8 record boxes, 1 flat box, 1 large plastic tub)
Location note: Vault and ITE
Abstract: The Helen E. Nash Collection encompasses excellent examples of publishing related to African and African-American culture from early captivity narratives to first editions of Uncle Tom's Cabin as well as works by Langston Hughes and more contemporary authors and poets; rare maps and books that document the slave trade in Europe and America; and manuscripts and broadsides related to emancipation and African-American life in the Civil War era.
Arrangement note: The Nash Collection has been cataloged and works from it can be located in the online public access catalog, MERLIN.
Conditions Governing Access note: This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note: Some of the material in this collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and the judgment of Library staff. Library staff members reserve the right to deny reproduction services for any reason at any time.
Copyright Information: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Fee Services: Fees associated with staff research time, cost recovery in reproductions processing time and materials, and licensing may apply.
Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UM - St. Louis."