Contact Information for Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
ASKNYPL (917) 275-6975

Library Administration   Title Email
Joy L. Bivins   Director, Schomburg Center
Sonia Richards   Assistant to the Director

K.C. Matthews   Deputy Director of Operations & External Engagement


  Deputy Director of Research & Strategic Initiatives, Associate Director, Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery

Brent Hayes Edwards   Director, Schomburg Scholars-in-Residence Program
Novella Ford   Associate Director, Public Programs and Exhibitions
Michael Bowman   Manager,  Rentals and Special Events
Lisa Herndon   Manager, Communications and Publications
Kimberly Henderson   Digital Curator
    Manager of Education Programs and Outreach


Library Research Division   Email Telephone Number Chiefs and Curators
Collections and Research Services     212-491-2234  
Art and Artifacts Division 212.491.2241 Tammi Lawson
Research and Reference Division 212.491.2218 Maira Liriano
Associate Chief Librarian
Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division 212.491.2224

Barrye Brown
Associate Curator

Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division


Shola Lynch

Photographs and Prints Division 212.491.2057


Other Contacts



Telephone Number Web Page
Schomburg Society 212.491.2252 membership page