Stanford University

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute

Welcome to the Online King Records Access (OKRA) Database

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A Joint Project of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, and the Robert W.Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


This searchable database gives you access to
thousands of King documents through the year 1968.

Write
  • A Autograph -- author's hand
  • H Handwritten -- other than author's hand
  • P Printed -- published
  • T Typed
Type
  • D Document
  • Fm Form
  • L Letter
  • Ta Audio transcript
  • Tv Video transcript
  • W Wire, telegram
  • Ph Photo
  • F Film
  • At Audio tape
  • Vt Video tape
  • Aw Art Work
Version
  • c Copy
  • d Draft
  • f Fragment
Signature
  • S Signed (Handwritten signature of author.)
  • Sr Signed with representation of author (Handwritten signature by author's representative)
  • I Initialed
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AUTHOR  (last name first)
TITLES
DOCUMENT DATE, DATES
Date examples: 4-1956, 6-3-1956, 1956, 1956:1958.
Do not use a slash [/]. Must use 4 digit year!
TOPICS/SUBJECT HEADINGS
ARCHIVE LOCATIONS, ARCHIVE CODES, PHYSICAL STORAGE, RLIN ID
NAMES, AUTHORS
ORGANIZATIONS, AUTHOR AFFILIATION
PLACE WRITTEN, PLACES
DOCUMENT ID
OTHER TITLES
GENRE
VOLUMES (by years)


DOCUMENT DESCRIPTION CODES

Write Type Version Signature

Examples (upper and lower case are significant):

Handwritten Letter: Write = A, Type = L
Typed Letter Signed: Write = T, Type = L, Signature = S
Typed Letter with Handwriting, Signed: Write = T & A, Type = L, Signature = S

If more than one code in a box, be sure put ampersand (&) between each.

Code Descriptions

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