Resources for Students, Faculty, and the Public

At the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, we are proud to provide students, faculty, and visitors with access to resources for their research. The MSRC includes the University Archives Division, The Manuscripts Division, The Library, and the Black Press Archive. The Center also oversees the Howard University Museum.

Please use the below links to view our policies and procedures or to schedule a tour of our center, customized for your interests. Please send any general inquiries to the customer service number listed below, or to msrc@howard.edu. 

Team Directory

The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center has a diverse staff of librarians, archivists, and historians. Each year the Centers hosts a group of undergraduate and graduate student employees and interns.

View our Team

MSRC Scholars Program

The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center is the largest private repository of books, documents, and ephemera on the history of Africa and people of African descent. Click the tab to view the Howard University Undergraduate and Graduate students making the preservation of Black history possible. 

View the Scholars

Center News

Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation with Sonia Sanchez

What's Happening at MSRC?

Center News is our new curated space for all things new and noteworthy happening here at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Visit this space for announcements and upcoming events.

View more on our Center News Page.