Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum is named in honor of university librarian and acclaimed African-American historian Mayme A. Clayton, known for her work preserving African-American literature, films, manuscripts, and ephemera. The museum's overseeing organization was founded in 1975 and is responsible today for the Mayme Agnew Clayton Collection, considered to be one of the most important collections of African-American cultural artifacts in the world today. More than two million rare artifacts, manuscripts, films, photographs, documents, and works of art are held by the museum today, with special collections focusing on African-Americans of the Southern California region. Various public special events and educational programs are also offered throughout the year, including jazz performances, film showings, lectures, and public workshops.
4130 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230, Phone: 310-202-1647
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