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.

You can browse the Archives Holdings lists online.

Booker T. Washington Collections

Why go to the Library of Congress to do research on Booker T. Washington? We have the complete set of the same microfilm that they have. We also have over 300 boxes of materials specific to his work, materials regarding the National Negro Business League and the National Negro Health Week. View the Guide to the Papers of Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee), the Papers of Booker T. Washington finding aid (Library of Congress), Booker T. Washington biographical sketch, and our digitized materials about Booker T. Washington.

Civil Rights Audio Tapes on Shared Shelf Commons

We have continued to add 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. We have also included important images to corresspond with our tapes. To the right is a heading entitled additional links. Click on the Shared Shelf Commons link to listen to the material.

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.

Additions to the site in Spring 2017

  • The Repository website is undergoing updates to make digital resources even more accessible and user-friendly for researchers.
  • Include more digital copies of our student newspapers through 1930. These were digitized as part of our partnership with the National Park Service at Tuskegee. Remember, all of our materials are copyrighted, so contact us for approval.
  • See community 150 for a complete listing of all of the on campus buildings. See: "Historic Buildings of Tuskegee- A Report of Conditions, 1980"
  • Added more finding aids.
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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