African American Archives and Libraries

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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to African American genealogical researchers:
 
The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to African American genealogical researchers:
  
'''Family History Library'''<br />35 North West Temple Street<br />Room 344<br />Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400<br />Local Telephone: 801-240-2331<br />Toll Free: 1-800-346-6044 (Inside United States and Canada)<br />Toll Free: 1-801-240-1000 (Outside United States and Canada)<br />Internet: [http://www.familysearch.org http://www.familysearch.org <br />]
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'''Family History Library'''<br>35 North West Temple Street<br>Room 344<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400<br>Local Telephone: 801-240-2331<br>Toll Free: 1-800-346-6044 (Inside United States and Canada)<br>Toll Free: 1-801-240-1000 (Outside United States and Canada)<br>Internet: [http://www.familysearch.org http://www.familysearch.org <br>]
  
'''National Archives'''<br />700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW<br />Washington, D.C. 20408<br />Telephone: 202-501-5415<br />Fax: 301-837-0459<br />Internet: http://www.archives.gov
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'''National Archives'''<br>700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW<br>Washington, D.C. 20408<br>Telephone: 202-501-5415<br>Fax: 301-837-0459<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov
  
National Archives - Regional Branches<br />Internet: http://www.archives.gov/facilities/index.html<br />
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National Archives - Regional Branches<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/facilities/index.html<br>
 
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'''The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum'''<br />1901 Fort Place SE<br />Washington, D.C. 20020<br />Telephone: 202-633-4820<br />Internet: http://anacostia.si.edu/
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'''The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum'''<br>1901 Fort Place SE<br>Washington, D.C. 20020<br>Telephone: 202-633-4820<br>Internet: http://anacostia.si.edu/
 
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'''Kalamazoo College<br>'''Africo-American Black History Museum<br>1200 Academy Street <br>Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006<br>Telephone: 269-337-7000 <br>Internet: http://www.kzoo.edu/africa/links.htm
'''Kalamazoo College<br />'''Africo-American Black History Museum<br />1200 Academy Street <br />Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006<br />Telephone: 269-337-7000 <br />Internet: http://www.kzoo.edu/africa/links.htm
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'''The University of Pittsburgh<br>'''Hillman Library<br>3960 Forbes Avenue<br>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260<br>Telephone: 412-648-7756<br>Internet: http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/hillman/hillman.html
  
'''The University of Pittsburgh<br />'''Hillman Library<br />3960 Forbes Avenue<br />Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260<br />Telephone: 412-648-7756<br />Internet: http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/hillman/hillman.html
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'''The University of Pennsylvania'''<br>African Studies Center<br>647 Williams Hall<br>255 S 36th Street<br>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6305<br>Telephone: 215-898-6971<br>Fax: 215-573-7379<br>Email: [mailto:africa@sas.upenn.edu africa@sas.upenn.edu]<br>Internet: http://www.africa.upenn.edu/AS.html
 
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'''The University of Pennsylvania'''<br />African Studies Center<br />647 Williams Hall<br />255 S 36th Street<br />Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6305<br />Telephone: 215-898-6971<br />Fax: 215-573-7379<br />Email: [mailto:africa@sas.upenn.edu africa@sas.upenn.edu]<br />Internet: http://www.africa.upenn.edu/AS.html
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'''Birmingham Civil Rights Institute'''<br />520 Sixteenth Street North<br />Birmingham, Alabama 35203<br />Telephone: 205-328-9696<br />Toll Free: 1-866-328-9696<br />Fax: 205-251-6104<br />Internet: http://www.bcri.org/index.html
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'''Birmingham Civil Rights Institute'''<br>520 Sixteenth Street North<br>Birmingham, Alabama 35203<br>Telephone: 205-328-9696<br>Toll Free: 1-866-328-9696<br>Fax: 205-251-6104<br>Internet: http://www.bcri.org/index.html
  
'''The Black Archives of Mid-America<br />'''2033 Vine Street<br />Kansas City, Missouri 64108-3007<br />Telephone: 816-701-3590<br />Email: [mailto:info@blackarchives.org info@blackarchives.org]<br />Internet: http://www.blackarchives.org/Internet: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html
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'''The Black Archives of Mid-America<br>'''2033 Vine Street<br>Kansas City, Missouri 64108-3007<br>Telephone: 816-701-3590<br>Email: [mailto:info@blackarchives.org info@blackarchives.org]<br>Internet: http://www.blackarchives.org/Internet: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html
  
'''Duke Univeristy'''<br />John Hope Franklin Collection for African and African-American Documentation<br />Durham, North Carolina 27708<br />Telephone 919-684-8111<br />Internet: <br />http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/franklin/ Internet: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html
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'''Duke Univeristy'''<br>John Hope Franklin Collection for African and African-American Documentation<br>Durham, North Carolina 27708<br>Telephone 919-684-8111<br>Internet: <br>http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/franklin/&nbsp;Internet: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html
  
'''The Library of Congress'''<br />The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture<br />101 Independence Avenue SE<br />Washington, D.C. 20540<br />Telephone: 202-707-5000<br />Internet: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html<br />
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'''The Library of Congress'''<br>The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture<br>101 Independence Avenue SE<br>Washington, D.C. 20540<br>Telephone: 202-707-5000<br>Internet: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html<br>
  
 
The following resources can be helpful as you begin your research:
 
The following resources can be helpful as you begin your research:
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''Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree'', Tony Burroughs, 1001. (FHL book 973 D27bt.)
 
''Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree'', Tony Burroughs, 1001. (FHL book 973 D27bt.)
  
''Finding a Place Called Home: An African-American Guide to Genealogy and Historical Identity'', Dee Parmer Woodtor, 1999. (FHL book 973 F2wd.)<br />
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''Finding a Place Called Home: An African-American Guide to Genealogy and Historical Identity'', Dee Parmer Woodtor, 1999. (FHL book 973 F2wd.)<br>
  
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Revision as of 16:32, 16 January 2008

Most archives and libraries collect records about local residents (biographies, family histories, and local histories) and about nearby places (maps, gazetteers, and place-finding aids). They often compile reference helps and special indexes to important local sources. In many communities they serve as a meeting place for local historical and genealogical societies, and may be able to provide referrals to people who are willing to look up information in local records. Before you visit an archive or a library, contact them and ask for information on their collection, hours, services, and fees.

When one of these institutions is referred to elsewhere in this outline, return to this section for the address.

The Family History Library has copies of many of the records found in archives and libraries, but most repositories will have additional sources.

Many archives and libraries have helpful sources for locating information about Alabama, such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids. They frequently have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids, such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state. Archives and libraries near state boundaries usually collect records relating to the adjacent states.

The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to African American genealogical researchers:

Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Room 344
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
Local Telephone: 801-240-2331
Toll Free: 1-800-346-6044 (Inside United States and Canada)
Toll Free: 1-801-240-1000 (Outside United States and Canada)
Internet: http://www.familysearch.org

National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20408
Telephone: 202-501-5415
Fax: 301-837-0459
Internet: http://www.archives.gov

National Archives - Regional Branches
Internet: http://www.archives.gov/facilities/index.html

The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
Telephone: 202-633-4820
Internet: http://anacostia.si.edu/

The University of Pittsburgh
Hillman Library
3960 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
Telephone: 412-648-7756
Internet: http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/hillman/hillman.html

The University of Pennsylvania
African Studies Center
647 Williams Hall
255 S 36th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6305
Telephone: 215-898-6971
Fax: 215-573-7379
Email: africa@sas.upenn.edu
Internet: http://www.africa.upenn.edu/AS.html

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
520 Sixteenth Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Telephone: 205-328-9696
Toll Free: 1-866-328-9696
Fax: 205-251-6104
Internet: http://www.bcri.org/index.html

The Black Archives of Mid-America
2033 Vine Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108-3007
Telephone: 816-701-3590
Email: info@blackarchives.org
Internet: http://www.blackarchives.org/Internet: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html

Duke Univeristy
John Hope Franklin Collection for African and African-American Documentation
Durham, North Carolina 27708
Telephone 919-684-8111
Internet:
http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/franklin/ Internet: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html

The Library of Congress
The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, D.C. 20540
Telephone: 202-707-5000
Internet: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html

The following resources can be helpful as you begin your research:

Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree, Tony Burroughs, 1001. (FHL book 973 D27bt.)

Finding a Place Called Home: An African-American Guide to Genealogy and Historical Identity, Dee Parmer Woodtor, 1999. (FHL book 973 F2wd.)