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Roberts Settlement collection

Identifier: L176

Scope and Contents

This collection is a photostat copy of the Library of Congress collection of the same name (MMC-1624). The collection includes correspondence, indentures, free papers, business and tax receipts, deeds, family records, newspaper clippings, genealogical and other papers. The collection also includes military records relating to the Civil War and an 1832 contract to build the first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Indiana.


  • 1734-1944

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

The Roberts family was a group of free African Americans living in North Carolina and Indiana. Principal family members represented in the papers are Jonathan Roberts, Willis Roberts, Hansel Roberts, Stephen Roberts, and Elijah Roberts.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from the Library of Congress on 1971/10/26.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2012 December by Sarah Pfundstein. EAD finding aid created 2012 December by Sarah Pfundstein.
Roberts Settlement collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.