Boodey, Levi Barker, Robert P. Bishop, Jeanette K. Bishop, and Levi Barker Boodey. The Civil War Letters of Sgt. Levi Barker Boodey, Co. C., 115th O.V.I. and Family. Peninsula, Ohio: R.P. & J.K. Bishop, 2008.​

Caccamo, James F. Hudson, Ohio and the Underground Railroad. Hudson: Friends of the Hudson Library, 1992.

Case, Lora. Hudson of Long Ago. Hudson, Ohio: Hudson Library and Historical Society, 1963.​

Cutler, Carroll. A History of Western Reserve College: During Its First Half Century, 1826-1876. Cleveland: Crocker's Pub. House, 1876.​

DeCaro, Louis A. "Fire from the Midst of You": A Religious Life of John Brown. New York: New York University Press, 2002.​

Fletcher, Robert Samuel. A History of Oberlin College from Its Foundation Through the Civil War. Oberlin, O.: Oberlin College, 1943. Retrieved from

Green, Beriah, Four Sermons Preached in the Chapel of the Western Reserve College on Lord's Day, November 18th and 25th, and December 2nd and 9th, 1832, Retrieved from

Izant, Grace Goulder. Hudson's Heritage: A Chronicle of the Founding and the Flowering of the Village of Hudson, Ohio. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2001.​

Lane, Samuel A. Fifty Years And Over Of Akron And Summit County, Ohio. Akron, Ohio, Beacon Job Department, 1892. ​

Pelster, Mae. Abolitionists, Copperheads and Colonizers in Hudson & the Western Reserve. 2011.​

Sernett, Milton C. Abolition's Axe: Beriah Green, Oneida Institute, and the Black Freedom Struggle. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1986.​

Waite, Frederick C. Western Reserve University, the Hudson Era A History of Western Reserve College and Academy at Hudson, Ohio, from 1826 to 1882. Cleveland: Western Reserve University Press, 1943.

Papers/Archival Collections


First Congregational Church records, Hudson Library & Historical Society​

Diary of David Hudson Jr. [transcript], Hudson Library & Historical Society.​

State of Ohio Indictment for Kidnapping vs. Joseph Keller, June 5, 1821. Western Reserve Historical Society. ​

"500 Dollars Reward," The Herald, Cleveland, Tuesday, May 9, 1820.​

"Trial for Kidnapping," The Herald, Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday, November 14, 1820. ​

"In the Independent Virginian," The Herald, Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday, January 2, 1821. ​

"Motion for a new trial," The Herald, Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday, March 20, 1821. ​

“Addresses Democrats of Ohio,” Summit County Beacon, Akron, Ohio, Thursday, July 23, 1863. ​

“Hudson Convention—Liberty Party,” Anti Slavery Bugle, New Libson, Ohio, Friday, February 5, 1847. ​

Hudson Heritage Association, Van Rensslear Humphrey House Report, Roger and Ann Engle, 2008. ​

"The President Elect in Summit County," Akron Beacon Journal, February 21, 1861.​

Vince, Thomas L. "House Hid Runaway Slaves." The Hudson Hub, August 31, 1972.​

Obituaries (newspapers): Asahel Hooker Kilbourne, 1851;.

"List of Copperhead Voters in Hudson for the year 1863, as furnished by the loyal men of that town." HLHS list​

Hudson, David, Caleb Pitkin and Harvey Coe, Letter to the editor. Telegraph and Observer, February 7, 1833.​

Isham, Warren, "Not Too Fast." The Observer and Telegraph, January 17, 1833, p.3.​

John Brown/Boyd B. Stutler Collection Database <>



Goodheart, Laurence B. "Abolitionists as Academics: The Controversy at Western Reserve College, 1832-1833." History of Education Quarterly 22, no. 4 (Winter 1982).​

Cramer, John H. "Lincoln in Ohio." Ohio History Journal 54, no. 2 (April-June 1945). <>.