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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Online Catalogue of Martin Luther King Archives Planned

Boston University has announced that the Howard Gotlieb
Archival Research Center has entered into a partnership with
the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center
Consortium and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and
Education Institute at Stanford University to create a joint
online catalogue of their respective King holdings.

The collection dates from 1955 to 1961 and consists of letters,
clippings,itineraries, and meeting minutes, including extensive
material from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
and the Montgomery Improvement Association as well as letters
from prominent figures of the time and draft manuscripts of King’s
books and photographs of King, his family and congregation.

The project is being funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.