Street Address
445 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Mailing Address
Florida A&M University
445 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, FL 32307
phone: 850-599-3020
fax: 850-561-2604
e-mail: Nashid.Madyun@famu.edu
web: www.cis.famu.edu/BlackArchives/expventures.html
Hours
Groups of 15 or more people can call to schedule a guided tour. Groups requesting guided tours usually receive a brief welcome, introduction, or presentation on a special area of interest before viewing the exhibits. For additional tour information please call (850) 599-3020.
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
All individuals and groups visiting the Black Archives on Florida A&M University's campus are required to secure a visitors parking decal from Parking Services located at 2400 Wahnish Way, south of the baseball stadium. Parking Services is located in the same building as the FAMU Police Department and Physical Plant Operations. The telephone number to Parking Services is 850-561-2204.
Admissions
There is no admission fee.
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
E. Murell Dawson, Ph.D., Director / Archivist / Curator
phone: 850-599-3020
Myra Perry, Office Manager
phone: 850-599-3020
Latanya White, Assistant Director
Nashid Madyun, Director

Description

The Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum is a specialty museum and archives which houses regalia and printed material relevant to the history of Africans and African Americans. Of particular interest are the collection, preservation, and dissemination of information significant to African Americans and their experiences and contributions in Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States.

Mission

The Center was created in 1971 by the Florida Legislature and charged with the mission of serving the State by collecting, preserving, displaying and disseminating first-source information on and about African Americans from ancient times to the present.

History

The center was officially founded in 1976, by noted historian and pioneering archivist and curator, the late Dr. James N. Eaton, Sr. It opened to the public in 1977 in FAMU’s historic Carnegie Library. Built in 1907, Carnegie Library is the oldest brick building on Florida A&M University's campus and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The new Carrie Meek - James N. Eaton, Sr. Expansion Facility, which adjoins historic Carnegie Library, opened to the public in 2006. The center houses a current collection of more than 500,00 documents, letters, photographs, films, official national and state records, slave papers, military documents, church records, rare books, maps, newspapers, manuscripts, magazines, etc. The center's museum services include local, national, and international displays, from ancient Africa to present, on various people, groups, and subjects significant to African-American history and culture. Some exhibits are permanent, while others are temporary and rotating.

Governance

University & State

Services

Gift Shop