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Syracuse University Libraries

African American Studies: Digital & Archival Collections

African American studies covers a multitude of disciplines including the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.

Archival Collections

Boston University Howard Gottlieb Archival Research Center Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Archive
The Martin Luther King, Jr. collection, donated in 1964, consists of manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, printed material, financial and legal papers, a small number of photographs and other items dating from 1947 to 1963.(website)


Black Metropolis Research Consortium Survey
Provides access to primary source materials on African Americans in Chicago.


Hidden Pictures: Unpublished Black History 

Revealing moments in black history, with unpublished photos from The New York Times’ archives.

Educational Links


An online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet.(website)