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This resource was designed and developed by Dr. Kevin Oliver (Instructional Technology) and Dr. John Lee (Social Studies) in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. Send requests to join the Ning community to either Kevin or John. Thanks to Beth Cassedy and Tish Attayek in the College of Education Office of Research Development for their assistance in seeking external funding for this project, and to Glenn Kleiman, Director of the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, for contributions of virtual hosting and physical meeting space.

Thanks to our graduate students who have provided assistance transcribing letters: Rachel Bumgardner, Sue Carter, Jeni Corn, Shan Ingram, Amanda Long, Allen McNeill, and Rachel Palmer.
Programming support for the search interface provided by an IDEA Grant from the Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications ( DELTA ) group at North Carolina State University. Thanks to Lisa Fiedor, David Howard, and Mike Cuales, for their design consultations, and to David Tredwell and Ben Huckaby for programming expertise.
The primary source letters in this teaching resource were drawn primarily from the Cameron Family Papers in the UNC Libraries Manuscripts Department . Thanks to Walter West, Director of the Southern Historical Collection, for his support.
A majority of the primary source letters in this teaching resource were written to or from one-time residents of Historic Stagville , a North Carolina State Historic Site , or surrounding plantations such as Fairntosh . Thanks to Frachele Scott, Director of Historic Stagville, for her support.
We need VOLUNTEERS! We have more letters about slaves, women, and children on antebellum plantations than we can transcribe. If any teachers or other readers would be interested in helping to transcribe and get more letters online, please contact us. Transcribing assistance would make a great service learning or class project for students with contributors gratefully recognized on this page.
Finally, thanks to our colleagues who have agreed to serve on an advisory board for this project: Cheryl Mason-Bolick (UNC-Chapel Hill), Chris Dede (Harvard University), David Hicks (Virginia Tech), Caryn Koplik (National Humanities Center), Peter Seixas (University of British Columbia), Lee Smith (Writer-in-Residence, NC State University), and Bill Tally (Education Development Center).