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Guide to the Schomburg Center's Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division: About

This guide is designed to help new researchers get comfortable conducting research in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Introduction

Welcome to the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture! The Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books (MARB) Division is one of five divisions at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. MARB preserves and provides access to unpublished manuscripts, personal papers, organizational records, rare books, sheet music, playbills, and ephemera created by and about people of African descent throughout the world, concentrating on the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Reading Room