Afro-American Newspapers Archives and Research Center

Afro-American Newspapers Archives and Research Center

Mailing Address
2519 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Contact: John B. Gartrell, Archivist
Phone: 410-554-8265
Finding Aids:

Access to Collections: By appointment only
Hours of Service
By appointment only, please contact archivist

The Afro-American Newspapers Archives and Research Center (AANARC) is the repository of the paper, electronic, and material history of the Afro-American Newspapers Company. The Afro, as it is commonly known, was founded in 1892 and is the longest running, family owned African American newspaper in the United States. Since its inception, the Afro has portrayed the lives of African Americans in its present day primary distribution region in the Baltimore, Washington, DC area, as well as the national and international arena.

Special Services

  • Digital cameras (at archivist discretion)
  • Photocopies
  • Scanning

Type of Materials

  • Artifacts
  • Audiovisual Materials
  • Digital Exhibits
  • Institutional Records
  • Microforms
  • Newspapers
  • Oral Histories
  • Personal Papers
  • Photographs
  • Primary Resources
  • Printed Ephemera
  • Prints and Drawings

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