Permanent Collection

Gallery 1 proudly displays pieces from Jackson State University’s permanent collection. The university has acquired an expansive collection of historical materials over the years that highlights African-American culture. The university archives and preserves these collections so that they may be a source of information for students, faculty, and researchers of African-American history.

The Paul Campbell Collection appears courtesy of the Margaret Walker Alexander Center. The Tracy Sugerman Photographs, “Freedom Summer,” appears courtesy of the Henry T. Sampson Library University Archives and Special Collections. The Johnson Hall Collection appears courtesy of the JSU Art Department, and the African figures and masks come courtesy of International Studies, with special thanks to James and Beatrice Anderson, Dr. and Mrs. Felix Okojie, and Dr. Ally C. Mack.

Due to the vast number of pieces, the permanent collection display will change frequently. Please come by and explore the diversity of the collection and get a glimpse of African-American history dating back to 1800s.