The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC Woodruff Library) received a generous grant in 2015 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to broaden access to under-represented humanities collections through a project entitled, Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African-American Religious Archival Collections of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.
The Library’s Archives Research Center and Digital Services Department are collaborated to organize, describe, and digitize fourteen collections of rare materials that document African American religion spanning from the 1930s to the 2000s. These unique collections comprise varied formats, including correspondence, sermons and speeches, research files, photographs, and audio and video recordings, which document theologians and scholars, as well as Christian and Islamic ideologies.
Welcome to the Spreading the Word project LibGuide! This guide serves as an additional research tool for the collections made accessible thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These collections highlighting African American religion contain materials on homiletics, theology, education, and church life. More detailed information about the collections are available in the AUC Woodruff Library’s Archives Research Center, and through the Archives online catalog.