Scope and arrangement
The material collected by Kobler was written between 1791 and the 1950's and focuses on the socio-economic reality of the French colony of Saint Domingue and the political activities of Toussaint Louverture, Governor of the colony between 1791 and 1802. The photocopies in the collection, plus a few postcards and illustrations showing various historical sites and the clothing of the late XVlII century in France and Saint Domingue, were kept in six volumes and two notebooks by Kobler. An additional folder containing stamps from the Caribbean and Africa has been placed in the Schomburg Center's Stamp Collection. A table of contents prepared by John Kobler has been placed in the beginning of each volume. A bibliography provides additional information on the material excerpted by Kobler -- monographs, periodicals and documents -- many of which can be found in the Schomburg Center.