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Rosa Parks Collection: Telling Her Story at the Library of Congress

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Rosa Parks Papers Collection

The papers of Rosa Parks (1913-2005) span the years 1866-2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1955 to 2000.  The collection, which contains approximately 7,500 items in the Manuscript Division, as well as 2,500 photographs in the Prints and Photographs Division, documents many aspects of Parks's private life and public activism on behalf of civil rights for African Americans. The collection is a gift made to the Library in 2016 through the generosity of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.  The Library received the materials in late 2014, formally opened them to researchers in the Library’s reading rooms in February 2015, and now has digitized them for optimal access by the public.

Rosa Parks Paper, 1866-2006: Finding Aid

Library of Congress

Rosa Parks: Internet Resources

Rosa Parks: Library Resources

Rosa Parks Display

Created to accompany the December 2013 Government Documents Department display, this LibGuide is not an exhaustive collection of information about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Additional information can be found by searching the Marx Library Catalog.

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Vicki Tate
Marx Library RM 222
University of South Alabama
5901 USA Dr. N.
Mobile, AL 36688

LibGuide Information

This LibGuide was originally created by Paula Webb and is currently being updated by Vicki Tate.  If you have any questions regarding content, email:

Last major revision: 1/11/21