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The Old Photos of African Americans website was started in 2002 by Camille Warren.  Its mission is to collect and identify old photos of African Americans by sharing them online. In the world of photo archives the community is new, but growing.  Its growth can be attributed to researchers like you and me.  Another orphan photo website, its goal is to reunite orphan photos with the proper families.  

OPOAA, like many free genealogy sites is running on a budget, so donations are always appreciated and accepted.   You can search for photos by surname or you can contribute your own photographs as well as browse other albums freely.  One Quick Note: It is the web administrator is the web administrator who determines which photos will be posted to the web site.
To keep up with the latest photos posted visit the website's Facebook community page at


The Online Computer Library Center is the world’s largest library cooperative.  It connects libraries through web-based knowledge centers and interlibrary collaborations.  The OCLC cooperative has a history of working with national libraries and facilitating the shared cataloging, record exchange, digitization, resource sharing and document delivery of materials.  It signed its first international agreement around thirty years ago and in 1985 the British Library started batch loading its UKMARC records into the OCLC's system Worldcat.  Worldcat contains 54.1 million holdings through OCLC from non-U.S. national libraries all over the world.  

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