African American Archives

African American Archives provides over one million pages of original historical documents pertaining to the African American experience.

The earliest materials in this collection come from Essential Records Concerning Slavery and Emancipation from the Danish West Indies (1672-1917). There are several other slavery-related collections, including letters, account books, annual reports, and news clippings. Other collections include civil war records, Military Intelligence Division (MID) files relating to "Negro Subversion," Southern Claims Commission records, Court Slave Records for DC, and much more. Files contain detailed narrative accounts of subjects' activities and include information about families, occupations, and general activities.

Coverage: 
1672-1941
Support: 

Library Reference Desk: 828-262-2820 or Ask a Librarian

Access: 

Access is restricted to ASU students, faculty, and staff; off-campus access is available.
Terms of Use

Full Text: 
Yes
Vendor: 
EBSCOhost
Mobile: 
No
Database Types: 
Primary Sources for Humanities