The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies Collection

In partnership with the Center for Anti-Slavery Studies, the Weinberg Memorial Library has acquired a selection of books and media for the collection. This generous gift from Sherman and Cindy Wooden will be called the Center for Anti-Slavery Studies Collection. The resources include important works on Black Pennsylvanians and will enhance our collection in the areas of Black history and culture, the underground railroad, the abolition movement, and the civil rights movement.

The entirety of this collection can be discovered in our online catalog by keyword searching “Center for Anti-Slavery Studies Collection”. 

Fifteen titles have been added to the Media Collection
One-hundred and sixty-nine titles have been added to our collection with select items added to Special Collections and the EdLab.

The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies (CASS) works to promote historical research, preserve relevant history, and educate the public on the activities surrounding the Anti-Slavery Movement in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Since its founding in 1996, CASS works closely with interested individuals, families, and partner organizations to find the physical documentation and historic sites relevant to the Anti-Slavery Movement in Pennsylvania’s northeast. CASS is housed in a historical 1816 home and the site of the former Silver Lake Bank in Montrose, PA.