Spreading the Word Project
Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African American Religious Archival Collections at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities, is a collaborative project between the Archives Research Center and the Digital Services Unit of the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. The project will organize, describe, digitize and prepare for access fourteen collections of rare materials on African American religion spanning from the late 19th century to early 20th century, and from the 1950s to 2000s. The reformatting of audio and visual materials previously underutilized or inaccessible is a major component of this project. The digitized collections are available for access here on DigitalCommons. Additionally, this project created an online research guide organized by subject areas including Homiletics, Education, Theology and Church Life for use by faculty and researchers, and a digital exhibit on the history of the Interdenominational Theological Center.


Browse the Spreading the Word Project Collections:

Anna E. Hall Collection

Atlanta-Rome District CME Church Collection, Audio-Visual Materials

C. Eric Lincoln Collection, Audio-Visual Materials

C. Eric Lincoln Lecture Series Collection, Audio-Visual Materials

Interdenominational Theological Center Audio Visual Collection, Photographs

Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection, Audio-Visual Materials.

James H. Costen Collection, Audio-Visual Recordings

James P. Brawley Collection, Photographs

J. Howard Dell Collection, Audio-Visual Materials

Levi and Jewell Terrill Collection, Audio-Visual Materials

Martin Luther King Fellows in Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection, Audio-Visual Materials

Robert E. Penn Collection, Photographs

Society for the Study of Black Religion Collection, Audio-Visual Recordings