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The Dreams of Benjamin Banneker

Over the 200 years since the death of Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), his story has become a muddled combination of fact, […]


Rare Books & Pamphlets

Pamphlet materials range from the 19th century to the present. Our collection is particularly strong with materials pertaining to slavery […]


Staff Favorites: A Mysterious Dispatch

Each Thursday in October, underbelly staff members will highlight their favorite collections items in honor of American Archives Month. Choosing […]


Return of the Whipping Post: Mining the Museum

(This is the second part of a two part series – The first part of the story was posted on […]