The Ballitore Project is an ongoing, collaborative research project investigating the Ballitore Collection at UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections. The Ballitore Collection includes more than 2,500 documents related to the Irish Quaker community of Ballitore, Ireland, including letters, journals, notebooks, and dream accounts. This unique, virtually unknown collection offers important insights into the intersection of gender, race, and religion in this period. The project, with funding from the UC-HBCU Initiative, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies, seeks to investigate and document the collection and to shed light on the transatlantic development of abolitionist thought, women’s writing, and communal religious practices. We are in the process of digitizing the collection for public access.

UCSB Mss4, Box 1, Folder 8
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