Wilbur H. Siebert portrait   Save
Ohio History Connection
Description: This is a formal portrait of Professor Wilbur H. Siebert, ca. 1915-1925. Siebert (1866-1961) was a professor of history at the Ohio Sate University, 1891-1935. In the 1890s Siebert began researching the Underground Railroad with his students. He chose the topic because he thought it would spark the students' interest. In 1898 Siebert's first book on the anti-slavery movement, "The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom," was published. The extensive documentation of Siebert's research, with the help of his students, is housed in the archives of the Ohio History Connection. In 1935, he retired and assumed the position of professor emeritus, which he held until his death at age 95 on September 2, 1961. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02741
Subjects: Siebert, Wilbur Henry, 1866-1961; Underground Railroad--Ohio; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Antislavery movements--Ohio--History--19th century;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)