Syracuse University, 231 Sims Hall
Syracuse NY 13244
Category: Underground Railroad - African American Heritage
Description: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, a full service repository featuring a reading room and computer cluster (which holds the campus distinction of being one of only two departmental units of its kind), form a visually stimulating atmosphere of Afrocentric elements. The cluster is equipped with 7 computer workstations that provide users with access to online resources and instruction-related software. A videocassette and DVD viewing station is also provided.
Our Story: The library’s holdings consist of over 17,000 monographs including the Harriet Tubman Research Collection. The Harriet Tubman Research Collection is comprised of materials related to her causes and interests. Items of a particular nature include a 1967 edition of Golden Legacy Illustrated (by Tom Feelings) History Magazine-The Saga of Harriet Tubman “The Moses of Her People”, Gerrit Smith and the Vigilant Association of the City of New York (an 1860 YA Pamphlet), and the official first day of issue stamps honoring Harriet Tubman. In addition to print resources, the collection offers access to over 700 videos, DVDs, and CDs.