The primary source materials of the manuscripts component of the Collection include the principal papers of Father Paul Washington, Samuel L. Evans, Grover Washington, Jr., Dr. R.R. Wright, Natalie Hinderas and Dr. Ruth Wright Hayre, as well as personal papers of William Still.
Also included are:
The Paul Robeson Collection containing sheet music, photographs, posters and ephemera. The Rhythm Brown Collection includes photographs, business records, and correspondence.
The Prints and Photographs Collection including prints and Black film posters, as well as photographs and prints of African-American Civil rights leaders, religious leaders, artists, entertainers and scholars.
Images of African-American associations and organizations are also included. This section also houses the John Mosley Photograph Collection which contains over 500,000 photographs, prints and negatives which provide a visual history of notable black entertainers, Negro Baseball League players, Penn Relays, social and political personalities and the general social life of Pennsylvania.
Alpha Boule Chapter, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Collection
Dr. Charles Edward Thomas Collection
Father Paul M. Washington Papers
Hiliary H. Holloway Collection, 1947-2000
Philadelphia Educators to Africa
Reverend John L. Link Collection, 1923-1963
Special Collections Research Center (Temple University Libraries)