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Draper Manuscript Collection

The collection is comprised of 491 volumes divided into 50 series, consisting chiefly of his research notes, correspondence, interviews and copies of military and government records.

"The collection as a whole covers primarily the period between the French and Indian War and the War of 1812 (ca. 1755-1815). The geographic concentration is on what Draper and his contemporaries called the "Trans-Allegheny West," which included the western Carolinas and Virginia, some portions of Georgia and Alabama, the entire Ohio River valley, and parts of the Mississippi River valley."

Draper Manuscripts

Harper, Josephine, A Printed Guide to the Draper Manuscripts, 1983. NOTE: Miami University has: King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Reference F586.D7 H37 1983 LIB USE ONLY

The collection has been produced as a microfilm publication, some volumes of which have been privately printed and distributed to Oklahoma tribal entities.

Libraries with full microfilm series include:

[1] OHIO, Bowling Green State University Main Microforms film F586.D7D7 LIB USE ONLY; [2] OHIO, Ohio U Alden 1st Floor Microforms fiche and film Z6623.D7 D7 1981a; [3] OHIO, Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society; [4] OHIO, Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library; [5] MICHIGAN, Detroit Public Library; [6] MICHIGAN, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; [7] MISSOURI, St. Louis Public Library; [8] MISSOURI, St. Louis Country Library; [9] OKLAHOMA, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.