About the Archives Research Center


The Archives Research Center’s collections primarily document the African American experience through civil rights, race relations, education, literature, visual and performing arts, religion, politics, and social work. The core of our manuscript holdings are built upon the Atlanta University Trevor Arnett Library's Negro Collection. Under the auspices of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, the archival and manuscript holdings continue to develop and expand.

Mission & Values

The Mission of the Archives Research Center is to be a cultural asset and active participant in teaching and scholarship, providing collaborative leadership in the preservation, access, and collection development of archival resources. Our Vision is to be a premier destination archives, connecting local community and the world to the rich historical and cultural resources at the Atlanta University Center.