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African American Primary Resources in the Special Collections Research Center: Introduction
Sources found in the University of Kentucky Libraries.
The Special Collections Research Center collects and preserves materials of historical significance to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and supports the academic programs at the University of Kentucky. These materials include information about African Americans.
The Watts family papers (dated 1790-1932;
comprise correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, slave deeds, ledgers and account papers, land surveys, and envelopes, which document the Watts family of Fayette County, Kentucky, their land interests, their involvement in slavery, and their financial dealings.