About the Howard University Libraries Museum
The Howard University Archives serves as a secure repository for the official records of the University, including the administrative files of schools, colleges and departments, university publications, Howard theses and dissertations, as well as materials illustrating the contributions of Howard alumni to society. The Archives provides information on the history of Howard University and its important personages and joins with the Howard University Museum in acquiring and preserving University artifacts and memorabilia. The museum emphasizes the visual documentation of Black history and culture. It exhibits the myriad resources of the Research Center’s many special collections and acquires artifacts useful for a broad interpretation of the Black experience.
In addition to the long-standing HU history display, major exhibits held in the museum include: the Barack Obama exhibit, the Nelson Mandela exhibit, the Howard University Presidents exhibit, and the HU Athletics Department exhibit.
The museum is a popular spot within the University community and among those who visit the campus. Numerous individuals and several large groups visit it throughout the year.