Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Thursday June 22, 2017

Library Hours: 7:30am to 10:00pm

Eastern Michigan University Library

Library Notable Collections

Thomas A. Fleming Collection & Lecture Series

About Fleming collection

The Thomas A. Fleming Collection preserves and promotes research on the challenges and achievements of African-Americans, with a primary emphasis on texts from the Civil Rights era. Founded with materials Dr. Fleming collected in his quest to understand "the personal and social challenges of African- American life," the collection particularly focuses on African American history, literature, and black theology.

Collection Analysis by Professor Heather Neff, Department of English

Collection Analysis by Professor Ronald Wood, Department of African American Studies


With a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Thomas A Fleming Collection website hosts and provides access to the African American history and literature collection donated by Dr. Fleming and documents the events of the Kellogg Fleming Lecture Series.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930 "to help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations." Its programming activities center around the common vision of a world in which each person has a sense of worth; accepts responsibility for self, family, community, and societal well-being; and has the capacity to be productive, and to help create nurturing families, responsive institutions, and healthy communities.