Digital Collections

The AUC Woodruff Library's digital collections encompass a broad range of scholarly works and archival collections accessible online through the library’s institutional repository, Digital Commons.

Digitized archival collections feature a myriad of subjects and formats including photographs, audio and video resources, and publications.  Scholarly works include Atlanta University Center theses and dissertations, electronic journals, faculty publications, student scholarship, and audio and video recordings of programs and conferences.

Many digital collections are available from anywhere on the web, while other collections are available only within the Archives Research Center. The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection digital collections are available only within the Archives Research Center.

Featured Digital Exhibits

AUCenter Photographs

A series of Atlanta University photographs are available within the Digital Library of Georgia.  The photograph collection represents late nineteenth and early-twentieth century photograph collection that documents the history of Atlanta University, its students, alumni, and supporters.

Digital Exhibits

Online digital exhibits provide curated and enhanced access to digitized archival collections held by the Atlanta University Center's Robert W. Woodruff Library. Current exhibits in this collection include Seeking to Tell a Story and Women Who Changed Atlanta and the World.

DigitalCommons (AUC e-Scholarship Repository)

DigitalCommons is portal to electronic journals, theses and dissertations, and faculty and student scholarship from the Atlanta University Center, as well as historic documents, publications, photographs,  and audio and video recordings from the collections of the Archives Research Center.

HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collection

A collaborative digital collection of primary resources celebrating the founding of the Historically Black College and University, the HBCU LA Digital Collection includes photographs, university correspondence, images of campus buildings, memorabilia, and programs from campus events. 

Spreading the Word Project

The Spreading the Word Project, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities, will organize, describe, digitize and prepare for access fourteen collections of rare materials on African American religion spanning from the late 19th century to early 20th century, and from the 1950s to 2000s.

TAS Collection Conference

On September 28-29, 2012, the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation presented the Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: "Hip Hop, Education and Expanding the Archival Imagination.  The digital collection contains presentations and video of sessions.