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History of the State Black Archives, Research Center & Museum

A Legislative Bill sponsored by former State Representative and Alabama A&M University professor, Dr. George Grayson, established the State Black Archives, Research Center & Museum (SBARCM) in 1987. In 1990, the Councill Domestic Science Building was renovated, named in honor of longtime Alabama A&M University administrator James H Wilson Sr., and designated the SBARCM.

SBARCM holdings date from the founding of Alabama to the present and include manuscript collections, volumes of books and periodicals, films, photos, and audiovisual material.

Our Goals:

  • Acquire, preserve, and make available archival collections about Black Alabamians.
  • Engage the community through exhibits and programs