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Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 4: Research Notes

Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131i

Scope and Contents of the Series

The series consists primarily of notes taken by Martin Luther King, Jr. The bulk of the notes were taken as reference material for King’s coursework while a doctoral student at Boston University (1952-1955), including notes taken specifically as reference material for King’s dissertation; these notes focus specifically on theology and theologians. Later notes relate to books and articles read by King on a wide variety of subjects (1943-1968), as well as publications that mention or publish work by King, his wife, his associates, or organizations related to King (1968-1969).


  • Creation: circa 1943-1969

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Access is restricted to digital surrogates available in the Archives and Special Collections of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Restrictions on Use

All documents in this collection either are protected by copyright or are the property Morehouse College, and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. Permission to consult the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection does not automatically include permission to publish from the Collection. Permission to publish or quote from previously unpublished materials or from materials under copyright must first be obtained from the copyright holder. Requests for permission to publish any of Dr. King’s copyrighted speeches, sermons, books or other writings, in whole or in part, shall be addressed to Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., 449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30312.


3.5 Linear feet

Arrangement of the Series

The series is organized into eight subseries: 1. General Subject file; 2. Theologian's Debate Box; 3. Subject Index file; 4. Author Index file; 5. Title Index file; 6. Notes on Books of the Bible; 7. Notes on the Latter Prophets; 8. Notes on Philosophers.

The series is arranged alphabetically. Subseries 6 and 7 arranged in order of occurrence in the Bible.

Separated Materials

Newsprint items have been separated to proper housing.

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
Series 4: Research Notes
Finding aid prepared by Courtney Chartier
2008 October
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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