Communities in Repository
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Information about your trip to the Tuskegee University Archives
Guidlines for processing collecitons at the folder level
This is a brief history of the Tuskegee University Archives.
The Tuskegee University Archives Staff
Recent news from the archives
Technicians that work with a variety of media.
This position is currently unfilled.
Tuskegee University Archivist
Audio recordings and digitized materials from the Tuskegee Civic Association, a major civil rights group active in Tuskegee and Macon County 1941-1979. The collection focuses on 1956-1959 and includes recordings of mass meetings and major speeches by civil rights pioneers and community activists including K.L. Buford, C.G. Gomillion, Fred Shuttlesworth, Ralph David Abernathy, Martin Luther King, and Jackie Robinson.
This community provides a lists of books, etc. about Tuskegee University and Tuskegee University related themes.
Digitized photographs from P. H. Polk, a photographer known for his powerful images that capture life, Tuskegee University, and the Civil Rights Movement. Donated by the Polk family 2017.
This is the main database of the collections at the archives. The archives holdings are listings of many of the collections, files, drawings, audio, video and other items held within our repository. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
This includes all of the non-media collections at Tuskegee University Archives
Listing of cassette tapes of oral history interviews made by Avila Jackson from Howard University
Materials from Tuskegee University
A listing of all of the books, etc. in the archives library.
Reel to Reel Audio Tapes in Media Room
Sports Trophies and Plaques
Included in this community are a variety of finding aids. A finding aid contains specific information about a collection held within the repository. They are used by researchers to determine whether a collection is relevant to their research. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
A Variety of Photographs from Our Collection. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
Photographs within the group: Buildings, Grounds and Landmarks
Photographs within the group: Campus Groups
Photographs within the group: Other
Photographs within the group: Outside Groups
Includes all within the group: people
Photographs within the group: Places
Tuskegee University's Presidents
Photographs from a variety of years.
Campus visitors throughout the years
Sports, Choir, Band, etc.
Photographs from around Tuskegee University
Postcards from Tuskegee University's early years
Unique and Unusual Photographs from Our Fabulous Collection
Photos of Carver
Variety of Classroom Scenes
These photos are part of the large Civil Rights Collection held in the TU Archives.
Audio from a variety of sources. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
Audio made during the life of this famous Civil Rights Icon.
includes a variety of audio
Video tapes made throughout the years. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
This clip was taken from a 16mm tape in our archives
This clip was taken from a 16mm tape in our archives
A collection of various pamphlets from 1700s to the 1900s. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
A digitized copy of yearbooks from 1914-2008. These digitized copies are incomplete, primarily showing student class photos. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
Provided by a generous grant from the NEH. The materials within this community were compiled during the processing of the Tuskegee University collection called the Booker T. Washington Papers. This collection is in fact a collection of materials specific to Booker T. Washington's private life as well as some of his work at the university. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
On March 19, 1911, Booker T. Washington was assaulted by Henry Ulrich, a white resident of New York City.
Materials concerning the history of Tuskegee University. This community will continue to grow as we digitize more materials.
A timeline of the history of Tuskegee University. This PDF was compiled by the archives staff for use by educators and others interested in the history of the university. Again, this document is not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
Includes information about Tuskegee University Archives' extensive collection of lynching data. This material is not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
FAQ containing over one hundred significant questions concerning Tuskgee University. The questions, and subsequent answers, were compiled by the archvies staff in an attempt to provide succinct responses to some of our more frequent questions. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
Compiled by the previous archivist, Danny Williams, this document provides interesting facts about the univeristy that are not found in the previous section. Please refer to this when you are working on any aspect of the university prior to 1990. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
Compiled by the previous archivist, Danny Williams, this document provides a comprehensive listing of speakers that spoke at Tuskegee from 1885 to 1974. Please contact us for further information about the occassion and their topics..
Compiled by the university's first archivist, Monroe Work, this document lists faculty and staff positions at Tuskegee University, inculding names and tenure. This listing is exhasustive and complete. If you are doing geneaological work and the name you are seeking is not listed, then they did not work at Tuskegee during those dates. If you are looking for a student that is not listed, please contact us.
This community represents a concerted effort on the part of the university to provide a visual listing of those buried at Tuskegee University's cemetary. The drawings include two different perspectives which were compiled at different times. The cemetary drawings continue to change with the passing of people affilated with Tuskegee University.
List of graves within the Tuskegee University Cemetary
Map of the Tuskegee University Cemetary
Created in 2010, this document provides and updated Cemetery Plot
Contains biographical information and some speeches from the Presidents of Tuskegee University. Unfortunately, these are not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
Dr. Gilbert Rochon is the sixth president of Tuskegee University.
Dr. Brian Johnson is the seventh president of Tuskegee University
Tuskegee Univeristy is proud of its diversity. This community includes a listing of students from Africa and other international locations. There is also a photograph showing international students from 1908. This information was compiled from the early records of the Tuskegee University Registrars office. Student Gyasi Carr-Holland helped to compile these materials by searching these early records.
Short list of first foreign students at Tuskegee.
1908 International students
This community was set up in order to provide a location for other documents that might be useful for the researcher. We plan to digitize many of the university's early school bulletins and other pertinent documents. Please regularly check this community for additional materials.
These documents highlight important bibliographical information for a variety of historical events.
This community contains a wide variety of information about and by this great scientist. All of Carver's Bulletins have been scanned and placed into this section for use by researchers. Unfortunately, this material is not exhaustive. If you are looking for something that is not listed, please contact us.
Audio from speech at Selma University and Radio Interview
Listing of Carver's inventions
We are pleased to offer selected forms to our researchers to facilitate transactions with the Tuskegee Univeristy Archives. Please use these forms when requesting use or research permissions. If specific research or photos are needed, please contact the Tusekgee Univeristy Archives' staff.
If you are having trouble citing material found on this website, this community should help. Provided is information on how to properly cite items from Tuskegee University Archives. Examples are taken specifically from items held within the repository.
This page provides key structural examples of typical citations for several genealogical resources.
General copyright information for this site.
Specific Permissions/Copyright for materials used in commercial endeavors.
This policy primarily addresses the retention, management, and destruction of governance, financial and personnel records at Tusekgee University.
All University records should be identitied using this comprehensive list
Powerpoint, booklists, etc. for teachers k-12 and college. This community will be continuously updated in order to provide educators with important resources available from Tuskegee University.
This is a short listing of recommed books.
A presentation given at The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University
These powerpoints discuss history of individuals and organizations at Tuskegee University
Pamela Farmer of Decatur, Alabama is an accomplished artist whose pencil portraits of famous African Americans are now held within the Tuskegee University Archives.
Tuskegee University Archives was honored concerning its collaboration with the Shiloh Historic Site Archives (including the Shiloh Rosenwald School, church and cemetary). As part of a 2013 grant with the State Historical Advisory Board (SHRAB) and the Alabama Department of Arvchives and History (ADAH), Tuskegee helped the Shiloh School, Notasulga, Alabama, to compile its rich archives. The materials within this community highlight the materials that were processsed and preserved. These materials are not exhaustive. Please contact Tuskegee University Arhives for further information.
The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture has graciously supported the processing and preservation of the Amelia Boynton Robinson Colleciton.
The materials in this collection deal specifically with Robinson's involvement in the Civil Rights Movement
Posters, programs, etc.
The Macon County Archives and Tuskegee University Archives have enjoyed a partnership during the last several years. The relationship has resulted in several digital projects. Included in these projects were the digitization of the 1832 Macon County Land Survey and the Lot and Land Books from 1890-1919
Macon County Portion of the 1832 Survey of the Creek Indian Secession to the United States
This community consists of the finding aid for our collection of obituaries. This finding aid lists the names of individuals whose obituaries (funeral programs) are found within our archives. Most of the individuals were either affiliated directly or inderectly with Tuskegee University. This collection is continuously updated. Please contact archives staff for further information.
This community is the result of our continued partnership with the National Park Service. The digitized materials include a special 5oth edition of the Messenger, first edition of the Tuskegee Student (1915) and the Tuskegee Messenger (1906-1909). Further materials will be added to this collection as they are digitized.
Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, 1881-1931
Tuskegee University Student Newspaper 1923
Tuskegee University Student Newspaper
Farmer's Conference Programs from 1926-2015. This is the most complete collection of these materials.
This community is the result of our continued partnership with the National Park Service. The digitized materials include digitized copies of The Southern Letter from 1915-1919.
This community was set aside in order to highlight some of our more interesting documents, maps, etc. These items can be used by researchers, educators and students to highlight some of the more provocative events at Tuskegee University.
Includes a variety of exciting and special documents
The Crimson Pipers
Papers of the National Negro business League
Some important correspondence found within this collection
A variety of items from our sports memorabilia colldldndl
This community contains photos and data about the many wonderful, historic buildings on campus. Although not exhaustive, this community will be added to on a regular basis.
Complete report of the historic buildings on Tuskegee University's campus.
This community developed as a cooperative effort between the Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine and the Tuskegee Univeristy Archives. Includes all of the audio/visual materials from the Tuskegee University School AV/AT holdings. For further information, contact the T. S. Williams Veterinary Medical Library at 334-727-8307.