Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Document Research Requests

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute’s mission is to disseminate documentary information about King's ideas and achievements. The institute’s staff will respond to written research requests and inquiries on a first-come, first-served basis, to the extent possible. A negotiable fee of $125.00 per hour will be charged for extensive research requests.

We are unable to answer e-mail requests.

Mail your requests to:
MLK Research
Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project
Cypress Hall D - 466 Via Ortega
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4146

The following publications on Dr. King will help you conduct your own research:

Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Branch, Taylor. Pillar of Fire. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Carson, Clayborne, and Kris Shepard, eds. A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: IPM/Warner Books, 2001.

Carson, Clayborne, and Peter Holloran, eds. A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: IPM/Warner Books, 1998.

Carson, Clayborne, ed. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: IPM/Warner Books, 1998.

Carson, Clayborne, Ralph E. Luker, and Penny A. Russell, eds. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume I: Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

Carson, Clayborne, Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell, and Peter Holloran, eds. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume II: Rediscovering Precious Values, July 1951-November 1955. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

Carson, Clayborne, Stewart Burns, Susan Carson, Dana Powell, and Peter Holloran, eds. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume III: Birth of a New Age, December 1955-December 1956. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Carson, Clayborne, Susan Carson, Adrienne Clay, Virginia Shadron, and Kieran Taylor, eds. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume IV: Symbol of the Movement, January 1957-December 1958. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Carson, Clayborne, Tenisha Armstrong, Susan Carson, Adrienne Clay and Kieran Taylor, eds. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume V: Threshold of a New Decade, January 1959-December 1960. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

Carson, Clayborne, Susan Carson, Susan Englander, Troy Jackson and Gerald L. Smith, eds. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume VI: Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948-March 1963. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

Garrow, David. Bearing the Cross. New York: Vintage Books, 1998.

Miller, Keith. Voice of Deliverance: The Language of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Its Sources. New York: The Free Press, 1992.

Washington, James M., ed. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.

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