James E. Shepherd Memorial Library
1801 Fayetteville Street
North Carolina Central University
Durham NC 27707
Phone: (919) 560-6473
Fax: (919) 560-6055
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Services: photocopying available
15,000 basic books on the life and history of African Americans (Reference, Reserve and General Collection).
2,500 microfiche cards, primarily American Anti-Slavery Propaganda published before 1863. (Lost Cause Press microfiche edition of pamphlets from the "Collection of Anti-Slavery Propaganda" in the Oberlin College Library)
Nineteen microfiche cards providing biographical information on outstanding African Americans from 1790 to 1950. (Chadwyck-Healey Inc., Alexandria, Virginia)
Four microfiche cards that trace the history of African Americans from the Colonization of Africa to the United States. (Bell & Howell, Atlanta University)
Early American newspapers/periodicals collection on microfilm. Includes: Afro-American 1898-Present, Atlanta Independent 1904-1928, Chicago Defender 1960-Present, The Crisis 1910-Present, Freedom's Journal -- -- , Journal and Guide 1916-Present, The Liberator 1834-1865, National Anti-Slavery Standard 1840-1891, Opportunity, Journal of Negro Life 1930-1949, Pittsburg Courier , 1923-1987, and Underground Railroad Newspaper Collection -- -- .
Nine reels of microfilm consisting of poems, short stories, novels, sheet music, manuscripts, scrapbook, reviews, and periodical articles from leading literary magazines. (New York Public Library Collection, New York)
One microfilm reel of the FBI file on Marcus Garvey that was released under the provision of the Freedom of Information Act. The files reflect the activities of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. (Scholarly Resources Inc., Wilmington, Delaware)
Twenty microfilm reels of the FBI file on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by James Earl Ray released under the provision of the Freedom of Information Act. The files reveal and trace the early background criminal records of James Earl Ray through the investigation on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (Scholarly Resources, Wilmington, Delaware)
One microfilm reel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation file on Malcolm X (1953-1964) which was released under the provision of the Freedom of Information Act. The files and records are in the exact order in which they were received from the FBI. The files chronicle the life of Malcolm X including correspondence. Individual sections are identified by the FBI's filing nomenclature. (Scholarly Resources Inc., Wilmington, Delaware)
Collection of books by and about African Americans in America, South America, Africa, and the West Indies purchased by North Carolina Central University in March 1950. The collection was assembled by the late Dr. Charles Douglas Martin, a West Indian Moravian minister. The collection includes numerous works during the Slavery period in the United States, many of the works are written by slaves and ex-slaves. Other items in the collection include antislavery pamphlets, old newspapers, first editions of novels by William Wells Brown, and selections from Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Phyllis Wheatley, Charles W. Chestnutt, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Countee Cullen. In addition, representative works of many southern writers of the last century are also among the books in this collection.
The papers of Dr. Charles Douglas Martin (1873-1942), consisting of correspondence, postcards, and pictures.
Twenty microfilm reels of personal correspondence and records of selected NAACP officials 1919-1934. (University Publications of America, Frederick, Maryland)
The Reference Department of the James E. Shepard Memorial Library houses, memorabilia, and newspaper clippings of presidents/chancellors, faculty, and staff. Among the library's manuscripts are the following collections of note: