Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection

The Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection has been digitized in its entirety and is available for individual use, study and research. This extensive collection contains more than 12,000 photographs depicting African American life from as early as the 1840s through the 1970s. Amidst these thousands of historic photographs, researchers will encounter ordinary people as well as well-known names of the times and find photographs in nearly every available format within the historic span.

For more information about the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection, please see the online finding aid.

Note: Please be advised that some images from the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection may contain negative stereotypes or depict scenes of a graphic or sensitive nature, which users may find disturbing.

Emory University does not control copyright for images in the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection. Images are made available for individual viewing and reference for educational purposes only such as personal study, preparation for teaching, and research. The reproduction, distribution, public display or other re-use of any content beyond a fair use as codified in section 107 of US Copyright Law is at the user’s own risk.

Preferred citation: [identification of item], Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Online Access

Emory Digital Gallery

Significant portions of the Langmuir photograph collection (about 10,000 images) are freely available online to the public for personal research use. Users wishing to see the entire collection will need to visit the Rose Library Reading Room. For more information on using the library, including making an appointment for the reading room and registering and requesting maerials, please click here.

A larger portion of the Langmuir photograph collection is available online to users in the Emory community (i.e. students, staff, and faculty with an Emory Network ID and password). Emory users should follow the link to the Emory Digital Gallery above and then enter their credentials using the login button at the top of the page to access the Emory-only Langmuir collection.