An independent archive housed on the campus of Tulane University. "The holdings include the papers of artists, educators, authors, business leaders, clergy, lawyers, factory workers, farmers and musicians." Focused on race relations, civil rights, and the African Diaspora in the US.
"The Archives Research Center’s collections primarily document the African American experience through civil rights, race relations, education, literature, visual and performing arts, religion, politics, and social work."
The John Hope Franklin Research Center "collects, preserves and promotes the use of published and unpublished primary sources for the exploration, understanding and advancement of scholarship of the history and culture of Africa and people of the African Diaspora in the Americas."
One of the largest collections of women's history, featuring notable African American women such as June Jordan, Pauli Murray, Florynce Kennedy, Ana Livia Cordero, and the Black Women's Oral History Project.
The Schomburg Center is considered one of the most significant collections of African diaspora history, holding more than 10 million items. Features "unique, and primary materials that document the history and culture of people of African descent throughout the world, with a concentration on the Americas and the Caribbean."
"The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office." Led by Librarian Carla Hayden, the LOC seeks to make American cultural heritage more accessible through digitization.