Margaret Walker Center

Margaret Walker Center
Jackson State University
Ayer Hall
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17008
Jackson, MS 39217

Phone: 601-979-3935
Fax: 601-979-5929

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At the heart of the Margaret Walker Center’s mission is the preservation of materials related to the history and culture of African Americans.  Open for research, the Center’s collections include archival and manuscript collections, subject files, oral histories, newspaper clippings, and museum artifacts.

The Center is also pleased to announce the launch of the Margaret Walker Personal Papers Digital Archives Project. An ambitious undertaking to digitize approximately 50% of the Margaret Walker collection, the Center has completed the first phase, including the digitization of Walker's personal journals, dating from the 1930s to the 1990s and totaling more than 10,000 handwritten pages.

Digital Archives Project
Manuscript Collections
Oral Histories
Subject Files
Newspaper Collections




For further information on accessing all of our collections, contact the Margaret Walker Center's archivist:

Angela D. Stewart