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In 2004, with permission from Special Collections at the John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library at Fisk University, we created over two hundred digital images of manuscripts from the Charles Chesnutt Collection. This section offers a small sample. More will be added in 2018.

Click here to go to the Manuscript Index (still in development) of manuscript images. From this index page the thumbnails are being linked to transcriptions and larger images of the manuscripts.

Below is an image of the first page from an early manuscript for "Rena," the story that will eventually become The House Behind the Cedars