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Louis R. Harlan papers


Louis R. Harlan papers
Harlan, Louis R.
Collection number:
92-136, 2000-23
72.00 linear feet
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University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

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.

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