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Labor Contracts

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Aug. 1865–Mar. 1867
Scope and Contents:
Unbound labor contracts, August 1865–March 1867, are arranged numerically, with unnumbered contracts at the end of the series. Contracts between freedmen and employers were witnessed by the local superintendent. Most are printed forms, and they usually indicate the period of service, the rate of wages, and the type of work to be performed.
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commerical use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M1902, Item 3.1.3.5
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Records of the Field Offices for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Records of the Field Offices for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870 / Series 3: Subordinate Field Offices / 3.1: Local Superintendent for Washington and Georgetown / 3.1.3: Records Relating to Employment of Freedmen
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m1902-ref103
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