A finding aid is a guide to an archival collection. It helps researchers find primary and secondary sources relevant to their research. Each finding aid provides historical or biographical context and explains how it is organized and its inclusive contents.
Leon Forrest, Professor of English
Daphne Maxwell, Homecoming 1967
African American Student Affairs staff, Alice Palmer, Ulysses Jenkins, and Everne Saxton
Clarence Hinton, '38
Eva Jefferson, '71
The list below features links to the finding aids of personal papers of Northwestern alumni and faculty that relate to the black experience at Northwestern University. Personal papers are a collection of documents acquired by or received by an individual that often reflects their life or career. The collections listed below were donated to Northwestern University Archives. This by no means is not an exhaustive list. It is constantly being updated. Also, please note that some collections or portions of collections are restricted. Review the "Conditions Governing Access" section of the finding aid for more information.
The list below includes links to collections that are not directly about the black experience at Northwestern. However, they offer supporting information. Please note that some collections or portions of collections are restricted. Review the "Conditions Governing Access" section of the finding aid for more information.