This page is intended to aid researchers identifying key collections and archives dealing with Lewis Henry Morgan, his life, and the wide-ranging interests he pursued as a scholar and politician.

Due to the fragmented nature of these materials, the resources presented here are by no means exhaustive. We welcome comments and suggestions here.

Using the Collections

Access to the UR Collections:

All researchers should contact the University of Rochester Libraries Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation (RBSCP) by email or telephone (585-275-4477) 48 hours before visiting, as some collections are not available for use without an appointment. For more information, please visit RBSCP.


Melissa S. MeadJohn M. and Barbara Keil University Archivist and Rochester Collections Librarian

Contact for questions/donations related to Lewis Henry Morgan and University history.