In 2015, Georgetown University began an ongoing process to more deeply understand and respond to the University’s role in the injustice of slavery and its legacies in our nation. More information about this initiative, known as Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation (SMR), is available on the University's Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation page.
One goal of this initiative is to bring research about the University's history to life and make it accessible for students, faculty, descendants, researchers, and others. The Georgetown University Library contributes to this process through its archives, collections, events, instruction, and outreach activities, as described on the pages below. Also included below are links to pages with information for researchers about Georgetown's Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation initiative more broadly.
For more information about Library resources, please contact us at LibrarySMR@georgetown.edu.