Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library research travel award (Deadline Jan. 23, 2015)

January 8, 2015 by Claudia Scholz

While Spelman faculty are not eligible for this award, you may have colleagues at other institutions interested in making use of the AUC’s significant archival holdings.  Please spread the word!

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library is offering a research travel award to educators, graduate students, and independent researchers who would benefit from access to the manuscript and archival holdings in the Archives Research Center. The awards are to support teaching, research, and scholarship that will broaden awareness about these unique resources.

The collections of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library’s Archives Research Center reflect the diverse contributions, achievements, and experiences of African Americans and the African diaspora. The Archives Research Center contains over 105 manuscript, photograph, and book collections that are accessible to the public. Archival holdings include

  • Atlanta University Presidential Records,
  • Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection,
  • Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection,
  • Voter Education Project Organizational Records,
  • Walter Rodney Papers,
  • Neighborhood Union Collection,
  • Gardner C. Taylor Collection,
  • Maynard Jackson Mayoral Administrative Records,
  • Atlanta Student Movement Collection,
  • C. Eric Lincoln Collection, and
  • Countee Cullen-Harold Jackman Memorial Collection.

Visit to browse a complete listing of collections available for research.


The award will be made based on estimated travel expenses not to exceed $1,500. The application deadline is January 23, 2015. The awardee research period is for April 1 through November 21, 2015. Contact or 404.978.2052 for questions.


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