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Amistad Research Center

Tilton Hall-Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Email: reference@amistadresearchcenter.org

Phone: 504-862-3222

Repository URL: http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org/ External Link

Repository code: lnac

Repository description (CRHP): This repository contains over 500 oral histories collections throughout over 40 collections. Highlights are found in the Tom Dent papers and the Rogers-Stevens collection.

Repository description (extant): The Center is housed in Tulane University's Tilton Memorial Hall. From its beginnings as the first archives documenting the modern civil rights movement, the Amistad Research Center has experienced considerable expansion and its mission continues to evolve. The history of slavery, race relations, African American community development, and the civil rights movement have received new and thought-provoking interpretations as the result of scholarly research using Amistad's resources. The holdings include the papers of artists, educators, authors, business leaders, clergy, lawyers, factory workers, farmers and musicians. The collection contains approximately 250,000 photographs dating from 1859. Literary manuscript holdings contain letters and original manuscripts from prominent Harlem Renaissance writers and poets. The Center holds more than 400 works of African and African American art, including works by several internationally renowned 19th and 20th century African American masters.

Repository Notes (CRHP): Andrew Salinas, Project Researcher with the Civil Rights Oral History Survey, is employed at the Amistad Research Center.

Repository type: Non-Profit Organization

Collections:

Frank S. Horne papers
Tom Dent papers
Kim Lacy Rogers and Glenda Stevens collection
George M. Houser film collection
Between a rock and a hard place oral history collection
Adam D. Beittel oral history collection
Andrew M. Manis collection
Pincus film collection
Adam Fairclough oral history collection
Margaret Callender McCulloch papers
Double Victory oral history collection
Eric Diner collection
Spiver Gordon oral history collection
Louis Berry papers
African American Summit oral history collection
Warren B. Wilson papers
Matthew Robinson collection
Kenneth Johnson papers

 

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