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Sankofa Special Collection: Digital Collections

The best way to access the Sankofa Special Collection is via our digitized Sankofa materials.  Digitizing the collections within Sankofa was the very first digital project undertaken by Meadville Lombard and most of the Sankofa Special Collection is now digitized. The Sankofa digital collections are completely and freely accessible to anyone in the world.  This page provides an overview of our Sankofa digital collections and various tools available to access them. 

Sankofa Digital Collection List

Papers are archival collections created by an individual or family. While most of these papers of those of ministers, we also have papers of lay leaders, activists, and other individuals whose lives and experiences are important to Unitarian Universalism. 

Collections are archival collections that do not have a clear creator, such as an individual or organization, but are organized around a specific theme or historical event. 

Ask an Archivist

If you have any questions about the Meadville Lombard Archives and Special Collections, just ask!

We can help with...

  • Scheduling an archive visit
  • Accessing archival materials
  • Using our digital archive tools
  • Answering reference questions
  • Scanning selections of documents
  • Donating archival material to Meadville Lombard
  • Creating archives at your local congregation

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Chicago, IL 60601


Library and Archives Phone: 312-546-6488        Library Email: library@meadville.edu        Archives Email: archives@meadville.edu