Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection

Sullivan Hall
1330 Polett Walk, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-6632
The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is one of the nation's leading research facilities for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent. This collection of over 500,000 items has materials on the global black experience in all formats: books, manuscripts, sheet music, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, broadsides, posters, photographs, and rare ephemera.

In addition, the collection houses selected artifacts, such as statues and busts. The collection must be used in-house.