Title: Papers, 1850-1906 Description:6 linear ft.
Notes: Army officer and educator; founder and president of Howard University. - Correspondence (1850-1906), diaries, articles, speeches, memorabilia, genealogy, and other papers. Contains correspondence with outstanding individuals such as Abraham Lincoln, General William T. Sherman, and James G. Blaine. Includes material relating to Howard's service in the Indian wars, particularly fighting Chief Joseph; early Howard University materials, proceedings regarding the First Congregational Church, Washington, DC, and photographs. There is little concerning his Civil War service or work with the Freedmen's Bureau. Gifts of the Howard family, 1942-1961.
Subjects: Afro-Americans (for all permanent residents of the United States of black African ancestry); Education Afro-Americans (for all permanent residents of the United States of black African ancestry); Religion Army officers; Howard, Oliver Otis Bannock Indians; Wars, 1878 Chief Joseph (Indian chief) Civil War, 1861-1865; Campaigns and battles Congregational Church; Washington, DC First Congregational Church, Washington, DC Freedmen's Bureau Gilmore, Eliza O. H. Howard family; Genealogy Howard University; History Howard University, Washington, DC; President Indians; Wars; 19th century Indians of North America; Idaho Indians of North America; Montana Indians of North America; Oregon Indians of North America; Washington (territory) Joseph, Nez Percé chief, 1840-1904 Nez Percé Indians; Wars; 1877 United States Military Academy; Student life United States Military Academy; Students; Howard, Oliver Otis United States; Officers' military and personal papers; 19th and 20th centuries; 1850s and after Washington, DC; Churches; First Congregational Church
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS Fiche #: 4.72.57 NUCMC #: MS 83-1238
Staff, MSRC, "HOWARD, Oliver Otis" (2015). Manuscript Division. 99.