African-American Studies: Archival Research

Archival Research

  • Archival Collections Portal
    This portal provides access to records of archival collections at Columbia University Libraries, including: finding aids, collection descriptions, and available digital content, such as online exhibits and images. If you are interested in Oral Histories, be sure to select: Include Oral History records.
  • ArchiveGrid
    A collection of nearly two million archival material descriptions, including records from WorldCat and finding aids harvested from the web. Archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives are represented in ArchiveGrid. Please note: "ArchiveGrid data is primarily focused on archival material descriptions for institutions in the United States." (from About ArchiveGrid, viewed February 23, 2014)
  • Archive Finder
    Includes the pre-1984 National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC), and indexes The National Inventory of Documentary Sources, a fiche collection reproducing the finding aids of American and British repositories. The excellent search engine provides a variety of options including searching in date ranges and limiting to collections in specific states, cities, or repositories.
  • The National Archives at New York City
    The National Archives at New York City maintains the historically significant records of Federal agencies and courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands dating from 1685 to the present. We also hold select microfilm publications of the National Archives and provide access to a variety of online historical resources.  
  • NYC Department of Records
    Includes descriptions, links, and contact information for: the City Hall Library and the Municipal Archives.

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