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Archives & Collections 


The Negro Entry Book 

Historians consider this one of the most important historical documents highlighting local African American history. Dr. Leroy Hopkins, writer of The Negro Entry Book: A Document of Lancaster City's Antebellum Afro-American Community states that not only is it unique due to it being the only directory to exist before 1843, but most importantly, The Entry Book is an invaluable guide to Lancaster City's Antebellum Black Population. 

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Review the new data base of entries.

Polite Family Collection 

Learn about the extraordinary lives of one of the most prominent African American families in Lancaster City. 

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