Name and location of repository
Level of description
Wilmot Proviso Circulars
- 1847-1911 (Publication)
1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Name of creator
The staff of Trinity University Special Collections and Archives will, upon occasion, assemble an artificial collection of related materials to serve as a teaching collection.
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Scope and content
Collection of circulars, pamphlets, speeches, and other ephemera related to the Wilmot Proviso. The Wilmot Proviso was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on August 8, 1846 by Congressman David Wilmot as a provision of an appropriations bill. The proviso sought to ban slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico as a result of the Mexican-American War. The bill passed in the House but failed in the Senate. Although it did not pass into law, the Wilmot Proviso is credited with intensifying the slavery debate in the years leading up to the Civil War.
System of arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically.
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.
Conditions governing reproduction
The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Digitized copies of some items from this collection are available at https://cdm16264.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/proviso.
Related archival materials
- Citation: Wilmot Proviso Circulars, 1847-1911. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, San Antonio, Texas.
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Rules or conventions
Finding aid created by Colleen Hoelscher, October 2, 2018.
Subject access points
Name access points
- Wilmot, David, 1814-1868 (Subject)