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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."
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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.
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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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