The MSRC's Manuscript Division brings together rare and treasured manuscript collections, oral histories, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings to provide an in-depth view of Black history, politics, literature, and culture.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

Anna Julia Cooper Collection

Black Congressional Monitor

Black Military Vertical File

Booker T. Washington Collection

Campbell C. Johnson Collection

Freedmen's Hospital School of Nursing

Howard University Jazz Oral History Project

Howard University Men and Women in the Armed Forces

J. Clay Smith, Jr. Collection

Oliver Otis Howard Collection

Prometheans

Thomas Montgomery Gregory Collection