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