Welcome to Southwestern University Special Collections! This site highlights notable Special Collections holdings and digital exhibits at Southwestern University, as well as special projects in research and pedagogy from the Southwestern University community.

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Visualization of slave exchange in the Michael Reed Papers

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Network visualization of the Michael Reed Papers in which the nodes represent slaveowners and the edges represent enslaved people who are bought,…

[Ledger of daily slave activities]

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Ledger detailing the daily activities of those who were slaves to Michael Reed. Names of those enslaved include Jack, Dan, Ed, Gim/Jim, Johan,…