The Georgetown Slavery Archive is a repository of materials relating to the Maryland Jesuits, Georgetown University, and slavery. This project was initiated by the Archives Subgroup of the Georgetown University Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation.

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The College hires two slaves from Mitchell Bronaugh, 1838-1843

Bronaugh 1.pdf

The family of Mitchell Bronaugh, a boarder, hired out two slaves to the College between 1838 and 1843. The College assigned Buck, a male slave, to the…

The College pays runaway Isaac's jail fees, 1814

Isaac Jail.pdf

An enslaved man named Isaac ran away from Georgetown College early in 1814. He was captured and jailed in Baltimore before being sold to a new owner…

John Hoover sells "Negro boy Mat" to the College, 1835


On New Year's Eve in 1835, the College purchased an enslaved boy named Mat from John Hoover for $500.