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African American Studies: Personal Papers


Carter Godwin Woodson correspondence with Charles H. Wesley, 1925-1950.

Consists, primarily, of a life-long series of correspondence between Carter Godwin Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and Charles H. Wesley, African-American historian and college president.

Microfilm Collections

A. Philip Randolph Papers

ReCap Microfilm 11722           Printed guide (Film B) E185.97.R27


Alexander Crummell Collection

ReCap Microfilm 11828           Printed guide na


Alexander Pierre Tureaud Papers (1901-1972)

ReCap Microfilm 12003           Printed guide (FilmB) F375.T88A4 2001


Arthur A. Schomburg Papers (1874-1938)

ReCap Microfilm 06953           Printed guide (FilmB) E184.6.S365


Arthur B. Spingarn Papers

ReCap Microfilm 11888           Guide contents list located on Reel 1


Bayard Rustin Papers 

ReCap Microfilm 11662           Printed guide (Film B) E185.97.R93 B392


Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1915-1950, Papers

ReCap Microfilm 11590           Printed guide (FilmB) E175.5.W65A3


Charlotte Eugenia Hawkins Brown Papers (1883-1961)

ReCap Microfilm11986            Printed guide (FilmB) LA2317.B598 A3 1999


Claude A. Barnett Papers

ReCap Microfilm 02648           Printed guide (FilmB) PN4841.A73 M44


Countee Cullin Papers (1921-1969)

ReCap Microfilm 11820           Printed guide (FilmB) Z8204.55.xB6


Daniel Alexander Payne Murray Papers

ReCap Microfilm 09021           Printed guide (FilmB) Z1361.N39W76


Fannie Lou Hamer Papers, 1966-1978

ReCap Microfilm 11839           Printed guide: none


Frederick Douglass Papers (1817-1895)

Microfilm 1083.309      Printed guide: none


George A. Myers Papers (1859-1930)

ReCap Microfilm 09177           Printed guide (FilmB) E748.M93


Horace Mann Bond Papers, Parts 1-4

ReCap Microfilm 11591           Printed guide (FilmB) E185.97.B65A3


John and Lugenia Burns Hope Papers

ReCap Microfilm 05653           Printed guide (FilmB) Z6616.H67H67


Lugenia Burns Hope and John Hope Papers

ReCap Microfilm 05653           Printed guide (FilmB) Z6616.H67H67


Mary Church Terrell Papers

ReCap Microfilm 11885           Printed guide: none


Mary McLeod Bethune Papers: The Bethune-Cookman College Collection, 1922-1955

ReCap Microfilm 10234           Printed guide (FilmB) E185.97.B34 A3


Paul L. Dunbar Papers (1872-1906)

ReCap Microfilm 09609           Printed guide (FilmB) PS1557.P385


Paul Robeson Collection

ReCap Microfilm 06952           Printed guide (FilmB) E185.97.R63A35


Robert H. Terrell Papers

ReCap Microfilm 11868           Guide contents listed at the beginning of reel 1


W.E.B. Du Bois Papers (1868-1963)

ReCap Microfilm 04494           Printed guide (FilmB) Z6616.D8 M35


W.E.B. Du Bois Papers at Fisk University

ReCap Microfilm 11721           Printed guide: none


William H. Hastie Papers.  Part 2. Civil Rights, Organizational, and Private Activities

ReCap Microfilm 11824           Printed guide (FilmB) KF373.H38A25

Microform Services

Printed guides to accompany microfilm are housed in Microform Services on A-floor.

Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The printed collection of King papers can be found in the Firestone stacks and in the African American Studies reading room at E185.97.K5 A2 1992.

A limited but growing set of searchable online documents is available at