Morehouse College

Morehouse is a private, all-male, liberal arts, historically African American college known as one of the few remaining traditional men's liberal arts colleges in the United States. It is one of two historically African American colleges in the country to produce Rhodes Scholars, and it is the alma mater of many African American community and civil leaders, including Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


  • Morehouse College Photographs

    • The Morehouse College Photograph Collection depicts buildings and grounds, students, campus events and visitors, faculty, and individuals associated with Morehouse College dating from the 1880s through the 1970s. The images showcase aspects of the history of Morehouse College as the only all-male historically Black college in the United States. 
  • Morehouse College Catalogs

    • This collection is comprised of Catalogs and Bulletins from Morehouse College from 1931-1993 providing information on degree programs, policies and procedures, fees and administrative issues, academic course offerings, faculty, staff board members, alumnus, and news.
  • Hugh Gloster Collection

    • Hugh M. Gloster, President of Morehouse College (1967-1987), was professionally active as administrator, teacher, writer, speaker, USO wartime executive, and American representative in educational and technical programs in foreign countries. This collection consists of photographs that document Dr. Hugh Gloster's time at Morehouse College such as: commencements, Convocation, Founders' Day, banquets, and school events.

  • Gladstone Chandler Family Papers, Photographs

    • Gladstone Lewis Chandler was an English professor at Morehouse College from 1931 until his death in 1965. During his 34 year tenure, he served as the faculty representative for the Maroon Tiger, the student-run newspaper, and taught three generations of Morehouse graduates, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      Outside of his career as a professor, Chandler was also involved in the Atlanta community as an active civic worker and the leader of campaigns for the YMCA, the Community Chest, and the UNCF. He was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church as active participant in the Vestry and the Men's Club. He also served as president of the neighborhood club Fountain Drive-Morris Brown Drive community club , where he led a successful battle to prevent a highway from being built through the neighborhood. Beyond his civic activity, Chandler was the first African American to conduct a campaign for a mayoral candidate in the city of Atlanta.

      The photographs in this collection document the personal and professional life of Gladstone Chandler and the Chandler family.

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