John Hope Franklin papers, 1891-2010 - Research and Writings series contains materials from Franklin's research on the life George Washington Williams. Williams was a serviceman with United States Colored Troop during the Civil War
Stephen F. Hathaway letters, 1863-1866 - Hathaway, was a white servicemen with the 14th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers during the Civil War. In his letters after the war, he wrote about being stationed in Texas with the 36th US Colored Troops
Sarah Cheber papers, 1861-1865 - Collection contains letter addressed to Sarah Cheber from her brothers serving in the Union Army. One brother, Jacob, writes about the formation of the Tennessee Colored Zouave Regiment and recruitment of African Americans.
Saltar Family papers, 1759-1880 (Sallie Bingham Center) - Correspondence between women members of the Saltar and Gordon families of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Letters written during the Civil War discuss the role of African American troops and the recruitment of the 3rd Infantry USCT commander Benjamin C. Tilghman.
Roy C. Trimiar Correspondence, 1939-1943 - Primarily letters from Roy Trimiar to his wife Lola, an African American couple. Roy Trimiar was a serviceman in the US Army stationed at Fort Bragg and Fort Oglethrorpe.
Frederick Cutler papers, 1863-1864 - Collection contains letters to Frederick and Sarah Cutler from their brothers who served in the white 47th Massachusetts Regiment. The brothers comment on the black troops of the 4th Louisiana Regiment and the massacre of African Americans troops at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
Edmund Snare papers, 1836-1867 (History of Medicine Collections) - Snare was a white physician and examining surgeon of the Pension Office. Collection contains ledger documenting examinations of soldiers, primarily from Pennsylvania, one entry includes an African American serviceman.