Special Collections

Special collections are generally manuscript documents or archival collections specific to a library, historical society, or archival collection. Special collections at Clayton Library are materials that make up a special collection in other library or archival collections that have been microfilmed and made available for research at Clyton Library. The material in these collections normally covers America's colonial time period, but a few collections have material that covers the 19th and early 20th century also.

Andrea Collection (South Carolina)
Archives D’outre-Mer (France)
Archivo General de Simancas (Mexico)
Barbour Collection (Connecticut)
Barnes Papers (Tennessee)
Bexar Archives (or Spanish Archives)
Blake Collection (Texas)
British Colonial Office Records
Cabildo Records of Louisiana
Calvert Papers, 1516-1804 (Maryland)
Cape Cod Families (genealogical notes of)
Carter Family Papers, 1659-1797 (Virginia)
South Carolina Combined (Consolidated) Alphabetical Index
Cook Collection (Georgia)
Corbin Manuscript Collection, 1650-1850 (Massachusetts and neighboring states)
Cuban Papers (Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, or Legajos), 1763-1803+ (Gulf Coast)
Deville Collection : Acts of the French Monarch, 1650s-1791
Draper Manuscript Collection (trans-Alleghany west)
Emigrant Savings Bank Records, (New York City), 1841-1945
French Marine Service, Historque Port de Brest, Pierre Landais, #174 and Fonds De Manuscripts #31
Girard/Stevens/Geary Collections
Hale Collection (Connecticut)
Hammatt Papers
Hardin Papers (AKA the Atascosito Archives)
Hines Collection (North Carolina)
Hollingsworth (Leon S.) Genealogical Card File (Georgia)
Laredo Archives (Texas)
Lee Family Papers (Virginia)
Letters of Application and Recommendations during the Administration of…
Logan Papers, 1830-1852 and the Logan Family Papers, 1836-1973
Louisiana Colonial Records, 17th -18th Century
Manning Collection of Barnwell County, South Carolina, 1717-1965
McCubbins Collection, 1700s-1800s (North Carolina)
Nacogdoches Archives, 1733-1836 (Texas)
Natchez Trace Collection, 1759-1813
Panton, Leslie and Co. Papers, 1738-1937
Pintado Papers, 1781-1842
Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations
Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration
Seabury Papers, 1888-1905 (Mexico)
Shane Manuscript Collection, 1778-1858 (Kentucky and Ohio)
Sprague Collection, 1640-1850 (Massachusetts)
Territorial Papers of the United States
Turner Collection (Delmarva Peninsula)
Vosburgh Collection (New York Church Records), 1711-1913
Wagner Collection (Spanish Texas)

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