The Amistad Research Center
Founded by the American Missionary Association in 1966 as the first archives documenting the modern civil rights movement, the Amistad Research Center contains the world's largest collection of manuscripts about African Americans, race relations, and civil rights. The holdings date back to the 1700s and include materials from every state in the United States—papers of prominent artists, educators, authors, business leaders, clergy, lawyers, factory workers, farmers, and musicians. The collection also contains approximately 250,000 photographs dating from 1859. Literary manuscript holdings contain letters and original manuscripts from prominent Harlem Renaissance writers and poets.
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