HBCU Library Alliance Board Chair and SAU Director of Library Services, Dr. Tiwanna Nevels, Partners with Harvard Library to Expand Access to African American History Collections
This week, the HBCU Library Alliance and Harvard Library announced a project to sustain and deepen capacity for digitizing, discovering, and preserving African American history collections held in HBCU libraries and archives.
The HBCU Library Alliance and Harvard Library are embarking on this project to advance open, public access to archives and special collections pertaining to African American history. Funds are provided by the Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery initiative, which has designated $6 million for this project.
SAU’s Director of Library Services, Dr. Tiwanna Nevels, is the HBCU Library Alliance Board Chair. She shared additional context about the importance of the archives as the project’s focal point.
“Historically Black College and University archives document and preserve the histories and accomplishments of African Americans,” Nevels said. “Their archives are rich with artifacts for scholars to understand the past in preparing for the future.”
Read the full story by the Harvard Library Communications Office here.