The Amistad Research Center makes available to researchers over 600 manuscript collections and over 20,000 books, documenting the rich history of African Americans and other ethnic groups. Within these collections, the public will find a range of primary documents such as family photographs, personal letters, oral histories, organizational records, pamphlets, newspapers, government reports, as well as secondary sources on topics related to the Center's collections. Because many of these documents and sources are unique and require special care, it is important that researchers consult Using the Collections prior to their visit to become familiar with our Policies and Guidelines for Use of Materials, which provide tips on how to handle books and archival material.
The Archives and Library staff are pleased to provide reference assistance both in person and from a distance. We cannot undertake extensive research due to our limited staffing; however, we will provide information on the scope and subject of our holdings. The time it takes to complete a reference request depends upon the volume and complexity of the requests we receive as well as the nature of each relevant collection. We answer requests in the order received, regardless of whether it is via telephone, fax, letter, or e-mail. We strive to complete each request within seven days.
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