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The Tougaloo College Archives

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The mission of the Tougaloo College Archives is to support the goals of Tougaloo College by identifying, collecting, organizing, preserving, and making available records of the college and personal papers of individuals that have an enduring value for the institution. The Archives also serves as a research and reference center for the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

The Archives holds a range of materials relating to the history of Tougaloo College, founded by the American Missionary Association (AMA) in 1869. The AMA was a northern social and political group which grew out of Amistad Revolt of 1839. In addition, the Mississippi Civil Rights Collection of the Tougaloo College Archives contains personal papers, oral histories, photographs, and other memorabilia of people active in the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi and the nation. Finally, Tougaloo College maintains Medgar Evers' house as a museum, and its contents are an important resource for scholars interested in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement.

student looking through photos in the Tougaloo College library archivesIndividuals and groups that have memorabilia of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi are encouraged to donate collections to Tougaloo College for preservation and access.

To learn more about the collections consulted in creating the Freedom Now! project, please vist the collections page.

Researchers and donors should contact:

Tougaloo College Archives
L. Zenobia Coleman Library
Tougaloo College
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174

The Brown University Archives

inner door of the Brown University Archives The Brown University Archives contain the official records of the University, along with the papers of many of the University's faculty, students, administrators, and affiliated groups. A number of interesting alumni have deposited their papers at Brown, including Lynn Crost (Pembroke '38), a war correspondent for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin who publicized the bravery of Asian American troops in World War II, and John Brown Watson (Brown 1904), a teacher who was one of Brown's earliest African American alumni. Records of student life include the papers of student organizations, copies of the Brown Daily Herald, accounts of student protests, and yearbooks. In some ways, the heart of the collection are the papers of the Corporation of Brown University, the records of its administrators and trustees. Through these one can trace Brown's growth from a regional college to a university with a national reputation for excellence.

inside the Brown University Archives For more information on Brown's history, please see two on-line exhibits:

Education for Everybody: Brown's Innovation and Influence in Collegiate Education

Remembering Brown Sports

The papers of the Brown-Tougaloo Cooperative Exchange take up about 20 linear feet. Important information about the relationship can also be found in the records of the President's Office and the Chaplain's Office.

The Brown University Archives are located in the John Hay Library on the Brown Campus. The Archives are open from 9-5, Monday through Friday. For information or questions, please contact:

Holly Snyder
University Archivist
Box A
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island 02912

The Research Process

During our research, we wanted to stay self-conscious about the choices we made. On this website, we don't include every document found in either archive. We hope users of this site will visit the two archives or look for documents on these subjects in archives closer to home. The Research Process will give you more insight into how we chose the documents found on this site.

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Research Process