The majority of the center’s archival holdings consist of records relating to the history of Africans and African Americans, especially their institutions and organizations. The center has an impressive holding of manuscripts, rare books, journals, magazines, maps, newspapers, and photographs. Individuals from an array of professions, as well as, businesses, social, civic and religious groups donated much of our museum and archival material. Some of these records are unique resources that are not available at other research facilities.

Archival Collections

  • Afro American and Central Life Insurance Companies Collection
  • Black Archives Obituary Collection
  • Floy Britt – 4-H Collection
  • Conoly, George W. – Florida A&M University Alumni Association and National Alumni Association Collection
  • Ruby Diamond – Music Collection
  • S. Randolph Edmonds – Drama Collection
  • William P. Foster – Marching Band Memorabilia
  • Alonzo “Jake” Gaither – Black College Football Collection
  • Florida A&M University College of Law Collection
  • Florida A&M University Hospital Collection
  • Florida’s Black Junior Colleges Collection
  • Benjamin and Dorothy Holmes – Black Church Collection
  • Martha Leffall– Leffall Family Memorial Collection
  • John F. Matheus – Harlem Renaissance Collection
  • Carrie Meek – African Americans in Congress Collection
  • Joe Nash – African American Dance Collection
  • National Negro Home Demonstration Agents Collection
  • Leedell Neyland – Florida Interscholastic Athletic Association
  • Leedell Neyland and Gilbert Porter – Florida State Teachers Association Collection
  • Florida and Herbert Parker – Masters Golfing Tournament Newspaper Coverage Collection
  • Official Rosewood Incident Papers
  • Gilbert Porter – Desegregation Files
  • Genevieve J. Wheeler – Black Home Economics Collection
  • Willie Ziegler White – Florida Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers Association
  • D.E. Williams – Negro Schools in Florida Photographic Collection

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