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Welcome to the Margaret Walker Center’s Digital Archives Project—an initiative made possible in part through major grants from the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). 

 


Funded by the Ford Foundation, the first stage of this project included twenty-seven staff members and grant consultants who scanned and uploaded more than 130 of Margaret Walker's personal journals, dating from the 1930s to the 1990s and totaling more than 10,000 handwritten pages. Those journals constitute just 10 percent of the Margaret Walker Papers–one of the single largest manuscript collections of a modern, black female writer anywhere in the world.


Thanks to a federal grant from NEH, the second stage will allow the Margaret Walker Center to digitize another forty percent of Margaret Walker's collection, making half of her papers available online to the public.

For researchers and others who wish to access this material, the website is ready for immediate use.

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