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 the majority of our museum
and archival material. Some of these records are unique resources that are not available
at other research facilities.