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The Early History of Alabama State University

The Alabama State University digital collection is comprised of images reflecting the people, institutions, and structures important to the early history of the school. These images preserve the heritage of Alabama State University during its early years of struggle as it survived in the midst of Jim Crow segregation and thrived with the …

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The Early History of Alabama State University

Bennett College History

The Bennett College History collection contains photographs of campus buildings from the early period of Bennett College.  These photographs provide a view of the campus before it became a college for women in 1926. Prior to 1926, Bennett Seminary was a co-ed campus that was founded by the Freedmens Aid Society in the basement of the …

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Bennett College History

Bowie State University - Historical Images Collection

Maryland’s oldest HBCU, Bowie State University, emerged in its present location in 1910 when the state department of education agreed to support the school. The images seen in this collection date from that time to the present. The school was built on the site of Jericho Farm, and the farmhouse served to house students who also worked …

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Bowie State University -  Historical Images Collection

A Celebration of Fisk University Through Photographs, Programs and Publications

From 1866 to the present, Fisk University has maintained a tradition of excellence and played a leadership role in the education of African Americans. The digital collection consists of photographs, programs, and publications that document the history of Fisk University. The project will allow users from distant locations to view …

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A Celebration of Fisk University Through Photographs, Programs and Publications

Grambling State Black-Gold Collections

The Grambling State University Black and Gold Collection includes Grambling State University founding documents, reports of presidents, inaugurations, games, university newsletters, pictures, historical building images, 1951 and 1958 year books, professional appointments, and other related historical documents. This collection contains …

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Grambling State Black-Gold Collections

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A Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University is a collection of primary resources from HBCU libraries and archives. It includes several thousand scanned pages and represents HBCU libraries first collaborative effort to make a historic collection digitially available. Collections are contributed from member libraries of the Historically Black College and University Library Alliance.

The collection includes photographs, university correspondence, manuscripts, images of campus buildings, alumni letters, memorabilia, and programs from campus events.

These images present HBCUs as cultural, social, and political institutions from the early 1800s until today.

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