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ENLS-5010-01 English Capstone Seminar, Colored Conventions Project: Petitions Research

Colored Conventions Research at Tulane

Louisiana Reports

State Archives

Contact the state archives of Louisiana to see if the archive holds material related to Colored Convention petitions to the state legislature.

State House and Senate Journals

Researchers can follow actions related to petitions after they are sent from Colored Convention delegates to state legislatures.

State journals may provide information. If digitized, these journals are freely available on the web in digital collections such as Google Books and the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Petition Announcements in Newspapers

Newspaper readers watched for announcements about government actions. Use the databases listed on the 19th-Century Newspaper page in this guide to search for information about petitions.

Tips: It is helpful to have a date range and location in mind. If an announcement is not found, check the newspaper database's issue calendar to make sure the issues for this time period were digitized and added to the collection.

Louisiana State Museum: Reconstruction, A State Divided

U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates

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