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Yale Acquires Poetry Records
Oct 16, 2014
Cave Canem Archive Provides Incomparable Record of the Contemporary African American Poetry Community

Rosa Parks collection
Sep 15, 2014
Library of Congress to house Rosa Parks collection

Black Film Center Archive
Aug 18, 2014
Co-founder of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame makes donation

LC Gets Oral History Archive
Jul 3, 2014
The HistoryMakers archive of African American interviews

Amos Kennedy exhibit
Apr 23, 2014
One Night Stand: Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Poster Show

Maya Angelou Papers Acquired

Oct 27, 2010

By FELICIA R. LEE (Source: New York Times, October 26, 2010, <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/arts/design/27archive.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>)


[A] total of 343 boxes containing her personal papers and documents - have been acquired by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The trove has notes for Ms. Angelou's autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"; a 1982 telegram from Coretta Scott King asking her to join a celebration at the King Center; fan mail; and personal and professional correspondence with Gordon Parks, Chester Himes, Abbey Lincoln and her longtime editor, Robert Loomis.