“Black Archives Matter” Initiative at Southern Methodist University

News (Dallas, TX) || Archivist, Timothy Binkley at the Perkins School of Theology Bridwell Library has started a ‘Black Archives Matter’ initiative. In an interview with United Methodist News Binkley shared, “of Bridwell’s 275 archival collections, only five dealt directly with African-Americans…African-American collections had not been processed and given a finding aid, or guide, to make them useful to scholars.”

With the support of faculty, staff and students, Binkley has been able to begin processing papers related to Southern Methodist University’s African-American experience

Pictured is Rev. Ernest T. Dixon who is part of the archival collection and featured in a new exhibit at Perkins School of Theology’s Bridwell Library

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