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.

Most digital collections are available from anywhere on the web, while the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection digital collection is available only within the Archives Research Center.

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. 

AUC GLAM Initiative

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) Initiative for Collaborative Teaching and Learning, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded pilot project, promotes deeper faculty and student engagement with primary sources and artwork from the Archives Research Center, Spelman Museum of Fine Art and Clark Atlanta University Art Museum. The GLAM portal provides virtual access to the culturally rich holdings of the AUC collections through a curated selection of images, exhibits and projects.  

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.

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.