About the Collection

The materials in this collection represents items collected by Dr. Hardy during the course of a forty-year career at Alabama State University. The materials in this collection constitute one of the nation’s most important 20th century Black college collections. The collection is rich in photographs with rare images of almost every facet of campus life. A bibliophile, Dr. Hardy amassed an impressive book collection, rich in African American authors with a number of volumes representing the classics and sociological text.

Dr Hardy at reception. 1950s.