The Gerrit Smith
Broadside and Pamplet
Syracuse University Library
This digitization project was supported
by 2002 Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing
awarded by the New York State Library.
The personal collection of Gerrit Smith himself, the Gerrit
Smith Papers at Syracuse University, contain a significant volume
of his collected works, publications by others on important themes of
the day, and a large body of correspondence. Among the correspondents
are Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Beecher Stow, Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and William Henry Seward. The collection
has been microfilmed, and an index prepared, which supplements the WPA
Project Calendar of the Gerrit Smith Papers. Smith's outgoing correspondence
is not indexed, largely because of its progressive illegibility.
Included among the publications authored by Gerrit Smith are various
circulars, speeches, sermons, and tracts which deal with such topics as
abolition, suffrage, temperance, transportation, and the postal system.
With this project, we can now provide full text access to 214 of these
More information about Gerrit Smith can be found in the Gerrit
Smith Virtual Museum, and in the Gerrit
Smith Papers which hold Smith's correspondence and other publications
written by by him and others.
Introduction: By Dr. Milton C. Sernett,
Professor of African American Studies and History, Adjunct Professor of
Religion, Syracuse University