The University Archives includes material documenting the history and growth of Tuskegee University. Books (including faculty publications), manuscripts, Tuskegee University periodicals and newspapers, ephemera, photographic images, disc and tape recordings, and other archival items are available for research under supervised conditions.

The mission of the University Archives is to identify, collect, preserve, arrange, and describe records having permanent legal, fiscal, and/or administrative value in documenting the history of the administrative offices, the academic departments, and Tuskegee University related organizations, as well as the activities of its faculty, staff, and students. It facilitates efficient records management and makes records accessible for research and administrative use in accordance with established archival policy by providing adequate facilities for the retention and preservation of such records. The Archives provides information services that assist the operation of the institution, and serves as a resource to stimulate and nourish creative teaching and learning. Furthermore, our Archives utilizes technology in ways that support its mission; publicizes its holdings through exhibits, lectures, and other media, including electronic. It serves research and scholarship by making available and encouraging the use of its collections by members of the community at large. We promote knowledge and understanding of the origins, aims, programs, and goals of our institution, and of the development of these aims, goals and programs. The Archives works cooperatively with other libraries, archives, and museums and helps define the unique nature of the Tuskegee University Libraries.

Civil Rights Audio Tapes on Shared Shelf Commons

We recently added a link to our large collection of audio tapes located on Shared Shelf Commons. These audio tapes were digitized from reel to reel tapes made during the Civil Rights Movement. They contain important speeches by a variety of Civl Rights Icons. To the right is a heading entitled additional links. Click on the Shared Shelf Commons link to listen to the material.

Summer Hours for Archives

The Archives will be closed July 4-5 and 13-15, 2016 and August 1-5, 2016. Please email for appointments.

Rare Book Room and Washigton Collection

If you are coming to the archives for research, please visit the Rare Book Room and Washington Collection. Located on the third floor of the main library, these rooms have substantial collections of books written by and about African Americans. Some works, including books and pamphlets, can be found only in these collections.

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000 About the Archives
001 History of the Archives
002 Meet the Archives Staff
005 Reading Lists
010 Archives Holdings
011 Finding Aids
012 Photograph Collections
013 Audio Collections
014 Video Collection
015 Pamphlet Collection
016 Yearbooks
017 A Critical Reappraisal of Booker T. Washigton: A Humanities Initiative
020 History of the University
021 University Timeline
022 Lynching Information
023 Answers to Commonly Posed Questions
024 FAQs about Tuskegee University
025 Speakers List (1885-1974)
026 Faculty and Staff Listing (1881-1936)
027 Campus Cemetery
028 Tuskegee University Presidents' Biographical Information
029 Foreign Students at Tuskegee Institute
030 Bulletins and Other Important Documents
031 George Washington Carver Collection
040 Forms
041 Citation Guide
042 Copyright Information
043 Permissions/Copyright for Commercial Use
044 Archives Document Retention Schedule and Forms
050 Teaching Resources
051 Pamela Farmer Portrait Collection
060 Shiloh National Historic Sites
065 The Amelia Boynton Robinson Collection: A Cooperative Project with the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture
070 Macon County Archives Historical Documents
080 Obituary Listing
090 The Tuskegee Messenger and Student
091 Tuskegee Farmer's Conference Programs
095 The Southern Letter 1915-1919
100 Special Exhibits
150 The Buildings of Tuskegee University
200 Tuskegee University Veterinary School AV/AT Holdings