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Using the Papers

The Lorraine Hansberry Papers are located in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The papers are organized into four series, Personal Papers, Writings, Professional, and Legacy. The collection also includes photographs, films and videos, and other audio materials. If you would like to know more about the specific materials in the collection, please go to the online finding aid

You may access and research the Lorraine Hansberry Papers in person by appointment.

To research the papers, please contact:
Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
(212) 491-2224
scmarbref (at)

For photographs, please contact:
Photographs and Prints Division
(212) 491-2057
scphotoref (at)

For audio visual materials, please contact:
Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division
(212) 491-2336
scmirsref (at)

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture  
Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division, Second Floor 
The New York Public Library 
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801
(917) 275-6975