HBCU Digital Collections


Fayetteville State University - Charles W Chestnutt Library, Fayetteville, NC
The Digital Collections of the Charles W. Chestnutt Library include historical documents about administrators, clubs and organizations, sport teams, yearbooks, and many important institutional materials.

Howard University - Howard University Libraries System, Washington, DC
Howard University Digital Libraries is an historical archive of African American images featuring several hundred photographs which were taken from the mid-1800s to the present.

Johnson C Smith University - James B Duke Memorial Library, Charlotte, NC
Down Through the Years: The Heritage of Johnson C. Smith University is a collection of materials about the history of Johnson C. Smith University including documents, manuscripts, University publications, and pictures. The digitized materials were divided into ten categories relative to the University: the seal, the alma mater, the school colors, the University mascot, the University president's gallery, the first graduates, historical buildings, student activities, University publications, and the George E. Davis collection, the first African-American professor at Johnson C. Smith University.

Lincoln University - Inman E. Page Library, Jefferson City, MO
Virtually Missouri is a collection created by the cultural and scientific heritage institutions of Missouri. The project brings together representatives from the archives, historical society, library, and museum communities.

Lincoln University - Langston Hughes Memorial Library, Lincoln University, PA
Lincoln University Archives Microfilm and Digital Projects contain alumnae materials, college newspapers and yearbooks.

Southern University and A & M College - John B Cade Library, Baton Rouge, LA
Frank Leslie Illustrated Newspaper (1855-1922) was the first successful American venture to bring pictures and news together in a weekly.

Harpers Weekly Journal of Civilization is a publication started by the Harper brothers in New York after their success in the book publishing business. Besides news and feature articles, the paper's humor column, cartoons, and advertisements demonstrate how slavery pervaded the popular culture.

The Verla Birrell Collection: Verla Birrell (1903-2001) was a distinguished artist, writer, poet, lecturer and teacher that taught design, textiles, and related subjects at junior highs, high schools, Brigham Young University 1937-48 and the University of Utah 1948-72. She traveled extensively and was engaged in archaeological research.

Tennessee State University - Brown-Daniel Library, Nashville, TN
The Tennessee State University Special Collections and Archives includes African American books, digital resources, bibliography of the Afro-American Culture & History Conference, official publications,  student publications, brochures,  minutes, photographs, and other materials relating to the University.

University of the District of Columbia - Learning Resources Division, Washington, DC
Felix E. Grant Collection (1918-1993), the internationally renowned jazz authority and legendary Washington, D.C. radio personality, donated his collection of sound recordings including many of his radio interviews with jazz artists and personalities, books, periodicals, photographs, posters, promotional material, and associated ephemera.

University of the Virgin Islands UVI Libraries, St. Thomas, USVI
Digitization for Access and Preservation: The U.S. Virgin Islands provides access to sources of information on Virgin Islands' history and culture for scholars, students, historians, and researchers in the territory and abroad.

Publication of Archival Library and Museum Publication is a collection of archival, library, and museum materials documenting Virgin Islands' heritage and social life and customs. The materials in this collection were selected from a group of items digitized as part of a National Leadership grant entitled Digitization for Access and Preservation, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to the University of the Virgin Islands Libraries in partnership with the Virgin Islands Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums.

Virginia State University - Johnston Memorial Library, Petersburg, VA
Brown: Before and After explores some of the history of education for African Americans in Prince Edward County, Virginia. The materials used may be found in the Johnston Memorial Library Department of Special Collections/University Archives. The photographs and documents are from the Archie G. Richardson Papers, the Prince Edward County Free School Papers and the Virginia Teachers Association.



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