The Huttner Abolition and Anti-Slavery CollectionThe collection includes publications of the American Anti-Slavery Society and documents recording the sale of slaves. There are books by Frederick Douglas. W.E.B. DuBois, John Greenleaf Whittier, William Lloyd Garrison, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Also included are autographed letters by William Lloyd Garrison, Lydia Maria Child, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Martineau, Henry Ward Beecher, and Edward L. Pierce. .
Generous contributions from the community allowed the Library to acquire the core of the collection in 1974 from Chicago attorney Robert L. Huttner who originally gathered the material. The Library has continued to build this collection adding hundreds of new items since its acquisition.
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