Meek Eaton Black Archives


The majority of the center’s archival holdings consist of records relating to the history of Africans and African Americans, especially their institutions and organizations. The center has an impressive holding of manuscripts, rare books, journals, magazines, maps, newspapers, and photographs. Individuals from an array of professions, as well as, businesses, social, civic and religious groups donated the majority of our museum and archival material. Some of these records are unique resources that are not available at other research facilities. 

Archival Collections

  • Afro American and Central Life Insurance Companies Collection
  • Alonzo “Jake” Gaither – Black College Football Collection
  • Benjamin and Dorothy Holmes – Black Church Collection
  • Black Archives Obituary Collection
  • Carrie Meek – African Americans in Congress Collection
  • D.E. Williams – Negro Schools in Florida Photographic Collection
  • Florida A&M University College of Law Collection
  • Florida A&M University Hospital Collection
  • Florida and Herbert Parker – Masters Golfing Tournament Newspaper Coverage Collection
  • Florida’s Black Junior Colleges Collection
  • Floy Britt – 4-H Collection
  • Genevieve J. Wheeler – Black Home Economics Collection
  • George W. Conoly – Florida A&M University Alumni Association and National Alumni Association Collection
  • Gilbert Porter – Desegregation Files
  • Joe Nash – African American Dance Collection
  • John F. Matheus – Harlem Renaissance Collection
  • Leedell Neyland – Florida Interscholastic Athletic Association
  • Leedell Neyland and Gilbert Porter – Florida State Teachers Association Collection
  • Martha Leffall– Leffall Family Memorial Collection
  • National Negro Home Demonstration Agents Collection
  • Official Rosewood Incident Papers
  • Ruby Diamond – Music Collection
  • S. Randolph Edmonds – Drama Collection
  • William P. Foster – Marching Band Memorabilia
  • Willie Ziegler White – Florida Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers Association

Contact Info

445 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: 850-599-3020
F: 850-561-2604