Welcome to the William Dorsey Scrapbook Collection blog. This is a site exploring the over 380 scrapbooks hand made by the 19th century African-American Philadelphian bibliophile, William Dorsey.
The Penn State University Libraries, The People’s Contest Digital Archive, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are currently partnering to describe, preserve and digitize this monumental collection.
Over the coming months you will be able to find posts related to our work and shedding light on the contents of the books themselves.
To see the online finding aidconsult Cheyney University.