Post Family Papers Project
“We rejoice in commotion for it gives signs of vitality.” -- Mary Robbins Post to Amy Kirby Post
In the nineteenth-century, Rochester, New York was a boiling cauldron of civic activism. No other family epitomized this “commotion” of activity as much as the members of the Post family. The Post Family Papers Digitization Project has digitized all of the materials in the Post Family Papers housed in the University of Rochester Library. The work was undertaken by undergraduate and graduate students, and the materials, which include letters from Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman and many others are available for study.
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Contact the department of Rare Books and Special Collections for more information about using the collection in classes, or to volunteer in transcribing the letters.