Meek-Eaton Black Archives

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Meek-Eaton Black Archives
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  blackarchives@famu.edu

Address:[1]

Florida A&M University
445 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32307 USA

Telephone:[1]  850-599-3020
Fax:  850-561-2604

Hours:  Monday-Friday 9:00 to 5:00

Map, directions, parking, and public transportation:

  • Map:  Google map: Meek-Eaton Black Archives
  • Directions:[2]
    • from the north on US-319 (Thomasville, GA)  Turn onto US-319/GA-35 south toward Tallahassee. At the border it becomes US-319/FL-61/Thomasville Rd. In Tallahassee turn slight left onto N Monroe St/US-27 S/FL-63. Continue to follow N Monroe St/US-27 S, 0.4 mi. Turn right onto E Tennessee St/US-90 W/FL-10/FL-20, 0.5 mi. Turn left onto N Macomb St, 0.6 mi. Stay straight to go onto Railroad Ave, 0.3 mi. Railroad Ave becomes Wahnish Way, 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Gamble St, 0.1 mi. The Black Archives at 445 GAMBLE ST is on the left.
    • from the east on I-10 (Lake City, FL)  Merge onto I-10 W/FL-8 W toward Tallahassee. Merge onto US-90 W/FL-10 via EXIT 209A toward Tallahassee, 8.7 mi. Turn left onto N Macomb St, 0.6 mi. Stay straight to go onto Railroad Ave, 0.3 mi. Railroad Ave becomes Wahnish Way, 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Gamble St, 0.1 mi. The Black Archives at 445 GAMBLE ST is on the left.
    • from the south on US-319 (Crawfordville, FL)  Go north on Crawfordville Hwy/US-319 N/FL-369 toward Tallahassee. Continue to follow FL-369. FL-369 becomes FL-61, 2.2 mi. Stay straight to go onto S Adams St/FL-363, 0.5 mi. Turn left onto W Orange Ave/FL-373, 0.4 mi. Take the 1st right onto Wahnish Way, 1.1 mi. Turn right onto Gamble St, 0.1 mi. The Black Archives at 445 GAMBLE ST is on the left.
    • from the west on I-10 (Marianna, FL)  Merge onto I-10 E/FL-8 E toward Tallahassee. Take the US-27 S/Monroe St exit, EXIT 199, toward State Capitol/Fairgrounds/Civic Center, 0.6 mi. Turn right onto US-27 S/FL-63/N Monroe St. Continue to follow US-27 S/N Monroe St, 3.3 mi. Turn right onto E Tennessee St/US-90 W/FL-10/FL-20, 0.5 mi. Turn left onto N Macomb St, 0.6 mi. Stay straight to go onto Railroad Ave, 0.3 mi. Railroad Ave becomes Wahnish Way, 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Gamble St, 0.1 mi. The Black Archives at 445 GAMBLE ST is on the left.
  • Visitor parking:  Obtain a visitor's parking pass at Parking Services, 2400 Wahnish Way, south of the Hansel E. Tookes Recreation Center (same building as Police Department), telephone 850-561-2203.[3]
  • Public transportation:  Tallahassee StarMetro bus routes D (Dogwood) and M (Moss) run on streets adjacent to the Meek-Eaton Black Archives.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Meek-Eaton Black Archives is a statewide and southeastern states regional center for researching African American history and institutions: over 500,000 manuscripts, rare books, journals, magazines, maps, newspapers, and photographs.[4]

The full formal name is the Carrie Meek - James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum. It is a specialty museum and archives which houses regalia and printed material about the history of Africans and African Americans. It specializes in the collection, preservation, and dissemination of information significant to African Americans and their experiences and contributions in Florida and throughout the southeastern United States.[1]

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta), Atlanta, GA, records of federal agencies and courts for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, Indian records, and military records.[5]
  • Dallas Public Central Library, Dallas, TX, outstanding genealogical collection with records for more than Texas, including Florida, Oklahoma, the South, Mid-Atlantic, and New England states.[6]
  • State Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, a great Florida genealogy collection including state and county documents. This is the place to start research on Florida residents.[7]
  • State Library of Florida, Tallahassee, 700,000 titles: published books, government papers, magazines, and newspapers, 2000 Florida maps, and photos.[8]

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Quick Facts in FAMU - The Black Archives Research Center (accessed 8 May 2015).
  2. Based on MapQuest.
  3. Plan Your Visit in FAMU - The Black Archives Research Center (accessed 8 May 2015).
  4. About the Archives - History in FAMU - The Black Archives Research Center (accessed 7 May 2015).
  5. Checklist of Records Available for Research into Family History at NARA's Southeast Region in National Archives (accessed 13 February 2014).
  6. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 Dollarhide and Bremer, 31.
  8. About the State Library of Florida in Florida Department of State (accessed 4 May 2015).
  9. 9.0 9.1 Handy Book for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, UT: Everton Publ., 1999), 75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  10. The Alma C. Field Library of Florida History in Florida's Space Coast (accessed 5 May 2015).
  11. Ask a Genealogy Expert in West Florida Public Library System (accessed 29 April 2015).
  12. Dollarhide and Bremer, 11.
  13. Dollarhide and Bremer, 33.