The Ernest Withers Archive is a separate location from the Withers Gallery and Museum. It contains a collection of over 1.8 million photographs and negatives. Organization and digitization efforts are on-going.
Pictures, facts and documents related to the archive and its’ contents are available on this page.
- Approximately 1.8 million images are contained in the Withers Archive
- A team of students from Rhodes College has processed 120,000 images and negatives, an estimated 15% of the archive, since May 2015
- Personal information left on the housing envelopes by Dr. Withers has been added to a new Archive Database that is searchable by topic and date
- The Withers Archive location is headquarters for our Archival team, lead by Carol McCarley, who processes the materials that comprise Dr. Withers’ vast work
The pictures below provide a glimpse into the tremendous body of work represented in the archive.