The product of more than 10 years of organizing and collecting materials, the African American Historical Serials Collection is a complete, centralized and accessible resource of formerly fragmentary, widely-dispersed and endangered materials — titles were collected from 75 institutions, including small institutions that had not previously participated in preservation projects.

Now compiled and accessible to researchers in one digital collection, this unique resource documents the history of African American life and religious organizations from materials published between 1829 and 1922.

Database Details

Total Number of Records

Approximately 60,000 pages of searchable primary source conten​​​t

Total Number of Journal Titles

More than 170 unique titles related to African A​​​merican life and culture

Type of Records

Reports and a​nnuals from African American religious organizations and social service agencies, as well as African American periodicals

Coverage Areas

Extensive coverage of African American religious organizations, churches and institutions.

Several prominent organizati​ons are represented, including: Institute for Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Colored Youth of the State of Texas, Gammon Theological Seminary, Institute for Colored Youths, Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons.

Content fe​aturing multiple religious denominations are represented, such as: The African Methodist Episcopal Church, The African Methodist Zion Church, Numerous Baptist churches.

Title List(s)

Excel ​| HTML​

Access and Subscription Information

ATLA products and partner products are made available on the EBSCOhost research interface through subscribing libraries and are not available directly through the ATLA website.

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​​More Information

For more information or to request a trial, visit African American Historical Serials Collection on the EBSCO website. ​