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50 Years/50 Collections: A New Blog Series

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Amistad Research Center. Since 1966, the Center has built an outstanding collection of manuscripts, books, photographs, audiovisual materials, and artwork that are central to Amistad’s role as a research institution, its programing and outreach, and its daily operations. To celebrate a half century of acquiring, preserving, and providing access to its collections, the Amistad Research Center is proud to inaugurate its “50 Years / 50 Collections” blog series.

Beginning January 11th and running each week throughout the year, the Center will feature information about one collection acquired during each year of its existence from 1966 to 2016. Blog posts in this series will be authored by the Center’s current and former staff, researchers familiar with particular collections, and other guest writers. We hope you enjoy this year-long review of the collections that form the foundation of one of the world’s outstanding research centers.

Look for our first blog post next week, which will feature the archives of the American Missionary Association, the collection that started it all in 1966.

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