Carnegie Library at FAMU
FAMU's Carnegie Library
|Architect||William Augustus Edwards|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
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|Added to NRHP||November 17, 1978|
The Carnegie Library at FAMU is a historic building on the campus of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. It was one of many public and college libraries donated by Andrew Carnegie which were named Carnegie Library after him. Carnegie's library was built at what is today FAMU because the city of Tallahassee refused it, since under Carnegie's rules it would have had to have served black patrons.
Carrie Meek-James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum
In 1976, the Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum was founded and occupied the library at Florida A&M. The archives expanded to the nearby Union Bank building in 1996 and a new building in 2006. The museum's exhibits focus on African American history in Florida, including the contributions of the African-American church, educational and social life at Florida A&M University, important figures in politics, science, medicine, and inventors, military experience and more.
In 2007, the archives was officially named in honor of veteran Florida legislator, retired U.S. Congresswoman and FAMU graduate Carrie P. Meek, who appropriated funds through Congress for the expansion of the facility, and Dr. James N. Eaton, D.H.L., Professor of History/Founder and first Director.