Hofstra University

Digital Research Center

From 2015 to 2019, HCLAS faculty across the disciplines, led by Dr. John Bryant, professor emeritus of English, worked on digital research projects that promoted collaborative scholarship, critical thinking, and learning in their fields of study. The webpages on this site summarize the scholarly work of the researchers and link to some of the completed projects. These pages are evidence of Hofstra’s commitment to digital research and digital pedagogy.

Featured Collection:

African Americans on Long Island Collection ... 1779-current

The collection contains documents related to the history of African-American slaves and free men and women on Long Island in the 18th and 19th centuries. Included are court documents (including certificates of acquittal, certificates of conviction, petitions, and warrants); examinations and judgments from pauper hearings; servant and slave indentures (bills of sale); manumissions (formal emancipations from slavery); minutes of court proceedings, many of which concern manumissions; slave receipts; correspondence; and a poster.