Howard University, Washington, DC 20059

Phone:(202) 806-7240 Fax: (202) 806-6405

Dr. Thomas C. Battle, Director
Jean Currie Church, Chief Librarian
Joellen ElBashir, Curator of Manuscripts
Dr. Clifford L. Muse, Jr., University Archivist

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THE MOORLAND-SPINGARN RESEARCH CENTER (MSRC) is recognized as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive repositories for the documentation of the history and culture of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world. As one of Howard University's major research facilities, the MSRC collects, preserves, and makes available for research a wide range of resources chronicling the Black experience.

Its collections include more than 175,000 bound volumes and tens of thousands of journals, periodicals, and newspapers; more than 17,000 feet of manuscript and archival collections; nearly 1000 audio tapes; hundreds of artifacts; 100,000 prints, photographs, maps, and other graphic items. The collections are used by scholars, museums, students, and other researchers from Howard University and throughout the world. Information provided by the MSRC is regularly used in exhibitions, video productions, news programming, and a wide range of publications.

Library Division (202) 806-4237 Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4:30 pm; Friday 9 am to 4:45 pm
Manuscript Division (202) 806-7480 By appointment. Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm and 2 to 4:30 pm
Howard University Archives (202) 806-7498 By appointment. Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm and 2 to 4:30 pm
Howard University Museum (202) 806-7240 Monday through Friday, 9am to 4:30pm

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