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Florida Repositories & Archives


Black History


The goals of these repositories are similar if not the same as U.S. African American Griots and that is to preserve materials relevant to African American history. A brief description of each Center is listed below along with their addresses.


The Black Archives Research Center and Museum is housed in the Carnegie Library on the Campus of Florida A& M University is the home of the  Black Archives Research Center and Museum.  Among the documents and artifacts housed at this repository are letters, photographs, slave papers, military records, manuscripts, and an oral history collection.

Carnegie Library, Florida A&M 

University Campus                                                                                                 

Tallahassee , FL 32307 

(850) 599-3020


Riley House Museum Center for African American History and Culture preserves cultural and educational history of Blacks in Tallahassee and the State of Florida dating from the Reconstruction Era through Civil Rights.

Riley House Museum Center for African American History and Culture                                                                        

419 Jefferson St. 

Tallahassee , FL 32311 

(850) 681-7881


Black Archives, History and Research Foundation of South Florida. This collection has manuscripts, photographs,  documents, souvenir programs and research materials that may be used by scholars, students, and the public. The organization has a speaker's bureau, sponsors community events and educational programs as a part of their mission to enhance African American history..

Black Archives, History & Research Foundation of So. Florida 

5400 NW 22nd Ave., Bldg. C, Suite 101 

Miami , FL   33142

(305) 636-2390

Source: The Black Experience - A Guide to African American Resources in the Florida State Archives