The principal source cited in these footnotes is the Booker T. Washington Papers in the Division of Manuscripts of the Library of Congress, a rich collection of approximately a million letters, speeches, reports, newspaper clippings, and other documents. All Unpublished sources and newspaper clippings cited in the footnotes without a place reference are from this collection. The Library of Congress has been engaged, since these notes were taken, in microfilming and rearranging the collection, and many of the items are now in different boxes from the ones in which I saw them. Occasionally, where a footnote cites two or more sources, the notation [ LC] is used to differentiate these materials. Researchers should seek the assistance of the staff of the Division of Manuscripts in locating items in the Booker T. Washington Papers.
All other manuscripts cited are identified as to place, " LC" standing for the Library of Congress. Among these other collections is a smaller but substantial Booker T. Washington collection in the archives of Tuskegee Institute.
The principal published source is Louis R. Harlan and Raymond W. Smock , eds., The Booker T. Washington Papers, 11 vols. to date ( Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972- ). Documents in this source are cited as in BTW Papers, with volume and pages. Other published sources appear with full title at their first mention in any chapter and by short title thereafter.