Charles L. Blockson Collection

Charles L. Blockson Collection

The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is the nation's leading research facility for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent.

This collection of over 30,000 items has materials on the global black experience in all formats including books, manuscripts, sheet music, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, broadsides, posters, photographs, and rare ephemera.

The collection is open to the general public for events, lecture series and annual celebrations.