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Benjamin W. Austin Liberian Autograph Collection

Names:
American Colonization Society  Search this
Cheeseman, Joseph James, 1843-1896  Search this
Extent:
0.06 Linear feet ((1 box) (4 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Correspondence
Lithographs
Signatures (names)
Place:
Liberia
Date:
circa 1862-1895
bulk 1884-1889
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 1812-1895 and measures .06 linear feet, is comprised of correspondence from Liberian elected officials and diplomats, and other individuals involved in the American Colonization Society. The primary recipient of these letters is Benjamin W. Austin, an American autograph collector and historian. The collection also includes a lithograph image of Joseph James Cheeseman, the president of Liberia from 1892 until his death in 1896; a collection of autograph cards bearing the signatures of other members of the Liberian government; and a newspaper clipping of an article on the American Colonization Society.
Scope amd Contents note:
The collection which dates from 1862 to 1895, bulk dates 1880-1889, documents an artificial grouping of letters, visiting cards, and articles that address the personalities of various early government officials of what was then the Republic of Liberia. Of particular interest are the series for letters addressed to Rev. Ben W. Austin who was at one time the secretary of the Northwestern Literary and Historical Society in Sioux City and later, the secretary of the Trinity Historical Society in Dallas, Texas. There is also an interesting letter from Joseph J. Roberts, the first President of Liberia.
Arrangement note:
The papers are arranged into two series. Folders are arranged alphabetically within series, while documents are organized chronologically.

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Printed Material
Biographical/Historical note:
The roots of the country of Liberia can be traced to the American Colonization Society. The society was instrumental in the founding of the colony of Liberia in 1821. Controversial even at its beginnings, it advocated the removal of free people of color from the United States, where they suffered restrictive legislative rights, to Africa. It was thought in Africa, African Americans would enjoy freedoms that would always be denied to them by free whites in the Americas.

Originally begun as a colony of the United States, Liberia was governed by white agents until the appointment of Joseph Jenkins Roberts in 1842. In 1847 Liberia's legislative body voted to declare independence from the United States and elected Roberts as the first President.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Correspondence from the Republic of Liberia collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Correspondence
Lithographs
Signatures (names)
Citation:
Benjamin W. Austin Liberian Autograph Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-049
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Benjamin W. Austin Liberian Autograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-049
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Thomas Jefferson's and James Madison's autographs

Signer:
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
James Madison, 16 Mar 1751 - 28 Jun 1836  Search this
Medium:
Letterpress and ink on paper with two wax seals
Dimensions:
53.3 x 41.9 cm (21 x 16 1/2")
Type:
Document
Place:
United States\New Jersey\Middlesex\Perth Amboy
Date:
Dec 23, 1806
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Robert M. Grace in memory of her father, John E. Rovensky
Object number:
AD/NPG.77.31
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Promotional and souvenir program autographed by Marian Anderson

Written by:
Sol Hurok, American, 1888 - 1974  Search this
Subject of:
Marian Anderson, American, 1897 - 1993  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (29.8 x 22.2 cm)
Type:
programs
Date:
ca. 1954
Topic:
African American  Search this
Families  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jackie Bryant Smith
Object number:
2010.66.153
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.66.153
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Autographed Baseball

Signer:
Robinson, Frank  Search this
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
Associated Place:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
Sports  Search this
Professional  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lou Newman
ID Number:
1999.0265.082
Accession number:
1999.0265
Catalog number:
1999.0265.082
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1300350
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Autographed Baseball

Maker:
Stall and Dean  Search this
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
Associated Place:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
Sports  Search this
Baseball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lou Newman
ID Number:
1999.0265.076
Accession number:
1999.0265
Catalog number:
1999.0265.076
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Autographed Baseballs
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1300344
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Autographed Baseball

Maker:
Spalding  Search this
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
Associated Place:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
ca 1959
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
Sports  Search this
Professional  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lou Newman
ID Number:
1999.0265.085
Accession number:
1999.0265
Catalog number:
1999.0265.085
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Autographed Baseballs
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1300353
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Baseball, autographed by Connie Mack.

Signer:
Mack, Connie  Search this
Maker:
Spalding  Search this
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
horesehide (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
autographed baseball
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Baseball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Credit Line:
Juliana C. Jones and Robert M. Jones in memory of Thomas J. Jones
ID Number:
1993.0460.02
Catalog number:
1993.0460.02
Accession number:
1993.0460
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Autographed Baseballs
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1163328
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Baltimore Orioles Autographed Baseball

Referenced:
Ripkin, Jr., Cal  Search this
Baltimore Orioles  Search this
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
Place made:
Taiwan
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
Sports  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2009.0243.14
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.14
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Autographed Baseballs
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1391870
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Ernest Tubb signing autographs

Maker:
Horenstein, Henry  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place Made:
United States: New Hampshire, Reeds Ferry, Lone Star Ranch
Negative:
1973
Print:
2003
Credit Line:
Horenstein, Henry
ID Number:
2003.0169.086
Accession number:
2003.0169
Catalog number:
2003.0169.086
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Cultures & Communities
Music & Musical Instruments
Art
Popular Entertainment
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1271256

Calvin Coolidge's autograph

Signer:
Calvin Coolidge, 4 Jul 1872 - 5 Jan 1933  Search this
Charles Evans Hughes, 11 Apr 1862 - 27 Aug 1948  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper with wax seal
Dimensions:
48.2 x 58.5 cm (19 x 23 1/16")
Type:
Document
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
Aug 17, 1923
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Robert M. Grace in memory of her father, John E. Rovensky
Object number:
AD/NPG.77.25
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.77.25

Grover Cleveland's autograph

Signer:
Stephen Grover Cleveland, 18 Mar 1837 - 24 Jun 1908  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
26.5 x 20.3 cm (10 7/16 x 8")
Type:
Document
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
Apr 28, 1885
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Robert M. Grace in memory of her father, John E. Rovensky
Object number:
AD/NPG.77.28
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.77.28

William McKinley's autograph

Signer:
William McKinley, 29 Jan 1843 - 14 Sep 1901  Search this
Medium:
Engraving and ink on paper with blue paper seal
Dimensions:
40.6 x 53.3 cm (16 x 21")
Type:
Document
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
Aug 1, 1901
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Robert M. Grace in memory of her father, John E. Rovensky
Object number:
AD/NPG.77.32
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.77.32

James Madison's autograph

Signer:
James Madison, 16 Mar 1751 - 28 Jun 1836  Search this
Robert Smith, 1757 - 1842  Search this
Medium:
Ink and engraving on parchment with wax seal
Dimensions:
40.6 x 26.6 cm (16 x 10 1/2")
Type:
Document
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
Nov 12, 1811
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Robert M. Grace in memory of her father, John E. Rovensky
Object number:
AD/NPG.77.33
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.77.33

James Monroe's autograph

Signer:
James Monroe, 28 Apr 1758 - 4 Jul 1831  Search this
Medium:
Ink on parchment
Dimensions:
40.6 x 29.1 cm (16 x 11 7/16")
Type:
Document
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
Jun 21, 1819
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Robert M. Grace in memory of her father, John E. Rovensky
Object number:
AD/NPG.77.34
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.77.34

Franklin Pierce's autograph

Signer:
Franklin Pierce, 23 Nov 1804 - 8 Oct 1869  Search this
James Guthrie, 1792 - 1869  Search this
Medium:
Engraving and ink on parchment
Dimensions:
32.3 x 40 cm (12 11/16 x 15 3/4")
Type:
Document
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
Jun 5, 1856
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Robert M. Grace in memory of her father, John E. Rovensky
Object number:
AD/NPG.77.35
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.77.35

John Tyler's autograph

Signer:
John Tyler, 29 Mar 1790 - 18 Jan 1862  Search this
Abel Parker Upshur, 17 Jun 1791 - 28 Feb 1844  Search this
Medium:
Ink on parchment
Dimensions:
38 x 33 cm (14 15/16 x 13")
Type:
Document
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
Jun 3, 1844
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Robert M. Grace in memory of her father, John E. Rovensky
Object number:
AD/NPG.77.38
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.77.38

Woodrow Wilson's autograph

Signer:
Woodrow Wilson, 28 Dec 1856 - 3 Feb 1924  Search this
Thomas Watt Gregory, 1861 - 1933  Search this
Medium:
Ink and letterpress on paper with red paper seal
Dimensions:
40.6 x 53.2 cm (16 x 20 15/16")
Type:
Document
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
Oct 21, 1915
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Robert M. Grace in memory of her father, John E. Rovensky
Object number:
AD/NPG.77.40
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.77.40

Bartolomeo Vanzetti's autograph

Signer:
Bartolomeo Vanzetti, 11 Jun 1888 - 23 Aug 1927  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
13.7 x 9.8 cm. (5 3/8 x 3 7/8")
Type:
Document
Place:
United States\Massachusetts
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
AD/NPG.81.4
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.81.4

George Meade's autograph

Signer:
George Gordon Meade, 31 Dec 1815 - 6 Nov 1872  Search this
Associated Person:
Ole Peter Hansen Balling, 13 Apr 1823 - 1 May 1906  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
8.6 x 21.3 cm. (3 3/8 x 8 3/8")
Type:
Document
Date:
Nov 16, 1866
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
AD/NPG.74.7
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.74.7

Abraham Lincoln's autograph

Signer:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
Associated Person:
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Ole Peter Hansen Balling, 13 Apr 1823 - 1 May 1906  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
5.4 x 7.9 cm. (2 1/8 x 3 1/8")
Type:
Document
Date:
Sep 23, 1864
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
AD/NPG.74.8
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.74.8

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