Compiled by Angela McMillian, Digital Reference Specialist
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain
a wide variety of material associated with Sojourner Truth,
including manuscripts, photographs, and books.
This guide compiles links to digital materials related
to Sojourner Truth that are available throughout the Library
of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external
Web sites focusing on Sojourner Truth and a bibliography containing
selected works for both general and younger readers.
Library of Congress Web Site | External
Web Sites | Selected Bibliography
NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911
The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks
are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association
(NAWSA) Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections
Division. These scrapbooks document the activities of the
Geneva Political Equality Club which the Millers founded
in 1897, as well as efforts at the state, national, and
international levels to win the vote for women. The collection
incldues a photomechanical print of Sojourner
Truth that includes a quote.
the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin,
This collection portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota,
and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth
centuries through first-person accounts; biographies; promotional
literature; local histories; ethnographic, antiquarian,
and colonial archival documents, and other texts drawn from
the Library of Congress' General Collections and Rare Books
and Special Collections Division.
for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage
Association Collection, 1848-1921
The NAWSA Collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets,
and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. They
are a subset of the Library's larger collection donated
in November 1938 by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime president
of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Search
the full text of the collection on Sojourner Truth
to locate other documents.
Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship
This exhibition showcases the incomparable African-American
collections of the Library of Congress. It displays more
than 240 items, including books, government documents,
manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings.
and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
Search PPOC using the subject heading Truth,
Sojourner,--d. 1883 to find digital images related
American History Month Portal
In celebration of African-American History Month, this
Web site highlights the many resources on African-American
history and culture available from our extensive online
Features and Activities
Slavery to Civil Rights: A Timeline of African-American
Use this interactive time line-based activity to introduce
the topic of African-American history through primary
This feature presentation introduces teachers and students
to the topic of Immigration. The Resistance
and Abolition page within the African section includes
a photograph of Sojourner Truth. She is also mentioned
in the text.
Nineteenth Century Women: Struggle and Triumph
Students synthesize information from primary sources
and write their impressions of women in the Northeast,
Southeast, or the West during the nineteeth century.
Slavery in the United States: Primary Sources and the Historical Record
This lesson introduces students to primary sources -- what they are, their great variety, and how they can be analyzed
Suffragists and Their Tactics
Students work primarily with two American Memory collections,
for Women" Suffrage Pictures: 1850-1920 and Votes
for Women: 1848-1921, to understand how the suffragists
of the early twentieth century changed the requirements
for voting in America.
Suffrage Strategies: Voices for Votes
Students examine a variety of primary source documents
related to the women's suffrage movement. They identify
different methods that people used to influence and change
attitudes and beliefs about suffrage for women. Students
create original documents encouraging citizens to vote
in current elections.
Women's Suffrage: Their Rights and Nothing Less
Students describe and compare methods used by suffragists
to pass the nineteenth Amendment at the national level.
Examine print materials, photographs, and webcasts presenting women’s sometimes-overlooked contributions to history; learn about women as diverse as Jane Addams, Dorothea Lange, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Zora Neale Hurston.
Preacher, abolitionist, and women's rights advocate Sojourner
Truth died in Battle
Creek, Michigan, on November 26, 1883.
Web Guides produced by the Digital Reference Section
of the Library of Congress
Sites in the Digital Collections
This guide highlights contributions by African Americans
to the arts, education, industry, literature, politics,
and much more as represented in the vast online collections
of the Library. Sojourner Truth is included in the Civil
War and Reconstruction section.
This guide provides links to resources for slavery and
a bibliography containing selections for both general
and younger readers.
Cornell University Library Making of America Collection
The collection includes 955 volumes from twenty-two nineteenth-century periodicals digitized by Cornell University as part of the original Making of America project.
the American South, from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital
publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts,
images, and audio files related to southern history, literature,
and culture. The collection includes several titles
that pertain to Sojourner Truth.
Women's Hall of Fame: Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth was inducted into the National Women's
Hall of Fame in 1981.
Trail of Sojourner Truth in Ulster County, New York By Corinne
Nyquist Librarian, Sojourner Truth Library
Page developed by Librarian Corinne Nyquist from the Sojourner
Truth Library provides information and primary resources
that pertain to Sojourner Truth.
Institute of Battle Creek
In 1998 the Sojourner Truth Institute of Battle Creek was
established as an affiliate of the Battle Creek Community
Foundation to "expand the historical and biographical
knowledge of her life's work and carry on her mission by
teaching, demonstrating and promoting projects that accentuate
the ideals and principles for which she stood."
Truth Memorial Web Site
This site describes the origin of the Sojourner Truth Memorial
project, its mission, and it provides links to resources
pertaining to Truth.
Gilbert, Olive. Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Bondswoman
of Olden Time, with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence
Drawn from Her Book of Life ; Also , A Memorial Chapter.
New York: Penguin Books, 1998.
LC Call Number: E185.97 .T875 [Catalog
Papers of Sojourner Truth, 1853-1883.
LC Call Number: MMC [Catalog
Mabee, Carleton. Sojourner Truth--Slave, Prophet, Legend.
New York: New York University Press, 1993. LC Call Number:
E185.97.T8 M32 1993 [Catalog
Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: A Life, a Symbol.
New York: W. W. Norton, 1996.
LC Call Number: E185.97.T8 P35 1996 [Catalog
Stetson, Erlene. Glorying in Tribulation: The Lifework
of Sojourner Truth. East Lansing: Michigan State University
LC Call Number: E185.97.T8 S74 1994 [Catalog
Whalin, Terry. Sojourner Truth: American Abolitionist.
Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour, 1997.
LC Call Number: E185.97.T8 W48 1997 [Catalog
Mattern, Joanne. Sojourner Truth: Early Abolitionist.
New York: PowerKids Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E185.97.T8 M36 2003 [Catalog
McKissack, Pat. Sojourner Truth: A Voice for Freedom.
Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2002.
LC Call Number: E185.97.T8 M37 2002 [Catalog
Ruffin, Frances E. Her Story, Her Words: The Narrative
of Sojourner Truth. New York: Rosen, 2004.
LC Call Number: E185.97 .T897 2004 [Catalog
Slade, Suzanne. Sojourner Truth: Preacher for Freedom
and Equality. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books, 2008.
LC Call Number: E185.97.T8 S58 2008 [Catalog
Swain, Gwenyth. Sojourner Truth. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda
LC Call Number: E185.97.T8 S93 2005 [Catalog