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Wilbur H. Siebert Collection

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
1. Wilbur H. Siebert Collection Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Wilbur Henry Siebert (1866-1961) organized one of the most extensive historical collections on the Underground Railroad in the United States. Siebert served as a professor of history at the Ohio State University, 1893-1935. His collection on the Underground Railroad, housed in the Archives/Library of the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, contains diaries, books, letters, and newspaper accounts of the day, as well as reminiscences from the dwindling population of abolitionists and their families throughout the northern states. It also includes Siebert's own manuscripts, images, notes, and correspondence relating to his research. Siebert published The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom (1898), an enduring classic on the subject, as well as numerous other books on the Underground Railroad in Ohio and elsewhere. His extensive research earned him recognition as the world's foremost authority on the Underground Railroad.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The P & G Fund, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 77-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical
Wilbur H. Siebert Collection Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
2. Wilbur H. Siebert Collection Marker
Dulles Hall to left and Mathematics Tower in center rear.
marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRArts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 0.069′ N, 83° 0.843′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on 17th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in the courtyard between Dulles Hall and Brown Hall on The Ohio State University Campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 W 17th Avenue, Columbus OH 43210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roy J. Plunkett (about 800 feet away); The Ohio State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. ¼ mile away); Browning Amphitheatre / The Outdoor Performance Center (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ohio Farm Bureau Founded (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different
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marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  About the Wilbur H. Seibert Collection. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,479 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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