BRUCE, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Bowdoin College Library
Special Collections
Brunswick, ME
Papers: Correspondence in the Oliver Otis Howard papers, 1833-1912 (1846-1908).


Cornell University Libraries
Rare Book and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: Post card and note from Bruce (1871) in the James Lowell Gibbs collection of African-American documents, 1865-1918.


Rutherford B. Hayes Library
Fremont, OH
Papers: 1875-1885. 48 items. Concern political matters.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1 letter (March 12, 1878) to A. Smith and 1 letter (May 19, 1879) to Col. Alex McClure, thanking them for their letters, in the Gratz collection.


Howard University
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Washington, DC
Papers: 1870-1897. 700 items. Family correspondence, general correspondence relating to service as senator, invitations, broadsides, financial papers, clippings, handwritten manuscript “Our Hero” about Frederick Douglass, and notes for a dissertation by Sadie St. Clair. Correspondence reflects the political, economic, and social conditions in Mississippi and the South during Reconstruction.

Additional Papers: In Roscoe Conkling Bruce papers, 1897-1924, son of Senator Blanche K. Bruce.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1878-1882. 1 scrapbook of clippings, 1 letter (1878) discussing emigration of blacks to Liberia, a poem to his son, and several scenic photographs. Available on 1 microfilm reel.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Frederick Douglass papers, 1841-1964, available on 34 microfilm reels; and in the John Patterson Green papers, 1869-1910, microfilm of originals in the Western Reserve Historical Society. Finding aid.


Memphis State University Library
Mississippi Valley Collection
Memphis, TN
Papers: Letters from B.K. Bruce in Robert R. Church papers, ca. 1800-1978.


Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, MS
Papers: 1877-1878. 7 items. Routine memoranda. Also photographs.


Mississippi State University
Mitchell Memorial Library
Mississippi State, MS
Papers: 2 letters (1882, 1897) in the Abbott family papers and photograph.


New York Public Library
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
New York, NY
Papers: Biographical essay in the George Freeman Bragg manuscripts, undated.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: Correspondence in John Patterson Green papers, 1869-1910. Available on 6 microfilm reels. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Edwards Pierrepont papers, 1813-1902.