THE MSRC GALLERY
The MSRC Gallery, located in Founders Library, is a teaching gallery. It selects, exhibits, preserves, and interprets artifacts and documents useful for a broad interpretation of the history and culture of people of African descent.
THE MOORLAND-SPINGARN RESEARCH CENTER
The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
at Howard University
Preserving the Legacy of the Black Experience
As one of Howard University's major research facilities, the MSRC collects, preserves, organizes and makes available for research a wide range of resources chronicling the Black experience throughout the African Diaspora. READ MORE
Founded in 1914...
"One of the world's largest and most comprehensive repositories for the documentation of African Diasporan history and culture."
"One of Howard University's most unique and irreplaceable research facilities."
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MSRC Hosts Student Women's Activism Forum, 9/18/14
Alain Locke's Remains Interred in DC Cemetery
MSRC Staffers Author 2 New Books || MSRC JOINS SNAC!
2014-15 Mellon/Moorland Grantees Announced
Africana Web Portal in Works
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Our knowledgeable staff members are pleased to offer guided tours of the MSRC's rare and unique collections for individuals or groups.
By appointment only.
To schedule a tour, call the Manuscripts Department at 202-806-7480 or the University Archives Department at 202-806-7498.
Remembering Alain Locke
Alain Leroy Locke
(1885 - 1954)
"Herald of the Harlem Rennaissance"
Chair, Howard University Dept. of Philosophy (1921-1953)
Special Interment Ceremony
Saturday, Sept. 13, 11:00 am
THE CENTER'S COLLECTIONS
The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center houses an extensive array of important and rare primary-source materials and images. Most of our manuscript collections are accessible via our online finding aids and catalogues.
CLICK HERE to search Moorland-Spingarn’s collections.
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