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Amos Gerry Beman Scrapbooks

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 105

Scope and Contents

The scrapbooks provide evidence of the personal and professional life of Amos Gerry Beman, pastor and social activist, between 1830 and 1858. The scrapbooks contain writings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and printed ephemera by and about Beman. Scrapboks I and II consist of clippings of Beman's letters to the editor and articles by Beman, in addition to newspaper clippings of articles, poetry, and ephemera collected by Beman. Scrapbook III contains letters of recommendation, journal entries written by Beman in 1838 while living in Hartford, Connecticut, certificates and correspondence pertaining to the founding of the Temple Street African Church in New Haven, Connecticut, deeds, receipts, and other material. Scrapbook IV consists of articles of interest to Beman as well as articles on Beman's role in the "Colored Men's Convention" (1849) in New Haven. The scrapbooks are a window into Beman's work as a teacher, pastor, and social activist in Connecticut during the nineteenth century, and more broadly, the Temple Street African Church and the African-American community it served in New Haven at this time.

Dates

  • 1830 - 1858

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 1-4: Restricted Fragile material. All four scrapbooks have been digitized in their entirety. Preservation photocopies available for scrapbooks I, II, and IV. Scrapbook III available on microfilm. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Amos Gerry Beman Scrapbooks are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church, 1977.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.beman

Overview

The scrapbooks provide evidence of the personal and professional life of Amos Gerry Beman, pastor and social activist, between 1830 and 1858. The scrapbooks contain writings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and printed ephemera by and about Beman. Scrapboks I and II consist of clippings of Beman's letters to the editor and articles by Beman, in addition to newspaper clippings of articles, poetry, and other clippings of interest to Beman. Scrapbook III contains letters of recommendation, journal entries written by Beman in 1838 while living in Hartford, Connecticut, certificates and correspondence pertaining to the founding of the Temple Street African Church in New Haven, Connecticut, deeds, receipts, and other material. Scrapbook IV consists of articles of interest to Beman as well as an articles on the "Colored Men's Convention" (1849) that mentions Beman's role in the convention. The scrapbooks are a window into Beman's work as a teacher, pastor, and social activist in Connecticut during the nineteenth-century, and more broadly, the Temple Street African Church and the African-American community it served in New Haven at this time.

Amos Gerry Beman (1812-1874)

Amos Gerry Beman (1812-1874), African American pastor and social activist.

Existence and Location of Copies

All four scrapbooks have been digitized. Preservation photocopies available for scrapbooks I, II, and IV. Scrapbook III available on microfilm.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call number: JWJ MSS Beman.
Title
Guide to the Amos Gerry Beman Scrapbooks
Author
by David O. White, Connecticut Historical Commission and Beinecke staff
Date
March 1974
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • November 2013: [Revision description not specified]
  • 2010-02-10: Transformed with yale.addEadidUrl.xsl. Adds @url with handle for finding aid. Overwrites @url if already present.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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