African American & Diaspora Studies Resources: African American Archives

African American Primary Resource Databases

What are Special Collections?

Special Collections

Collections of unusual  or scarce materials such as rare books, manuscripts, historical maps, drawings, paintings, photographs, etc., as well as the institution's own archives (alumni papers, professors' papers, university records) housed in a climate controlled secured area.

Primary Resources: An Overview

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Notable African American History Archives