African American Historical Serials Collection

This collection was developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) as part of an effort to preserve endangered serials related to African American religious life and culture.

The product of more than 10 years of organizing and collecting materials, the African American Historical Serials Collection is a complete, centralized and accessible resource of formerly fragmentary, widely-dispersed and endangered materials—titles were collected from 75 institutions, including small institutions that had not previously participated in preservation projects.

Now compiled and accessible to researchers in one digital collection, this unique resource documents the history of African American life and religious organizations from materials published between 1829 and 1922.
Collection content includes:

- More than 170 unique titles related to African American life and culture
- Approximately 60,000 pages of searchable primary source content
- Reports and annuals from African American religious organizations and social service agencies, as well as African American periodicals
- Extensive coverage of African American religious organizations, churches and institutions

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