The Albert M. Greenfield Special Collections Research Center Reading Room, photo by Michael Grimm
Located on the first floor of Charles Library, the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is the principal repository for and steward of the Libraries’ rare books, manuscripts, archives, and University records.
Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg, Temple University
Located in Sullivan Hall, the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is one of the nation's leading research facilities for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent. This collection of over 500,000 items has materials on the global black experience in all formats: books, manuscripts, sheet music, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, broadsides, posters, photographs, and rare ephemera.