Charters Library at Syracuse University
The Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults is the world’s most comprehensive collection of English-language materials in the field of adult and continuing education. Among the resources available to researchers are more than 90 discrete manuscript collections, 2,100 books, 50 professional journals, 220 newsletters, 400 sound recordings, 100 video-recordings, 10,000 photographs, and some 2,800 master’s theses and dissertations in the field. Also included are the papers of individuals such as William Langner, Beverly Cassara, and (of course) its namesake Alexander Charters, as well as the records of such pivotal organizations as Laubach Literacy International, the National University Continuing Education Association, and the Adult Education Association/American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.
Please note: The Library invites applicants to its Grants-in-Aid Program to researchers and practitioners wishing to use these collections. For more information go to Online finding aids to the manuscript collections are available on the SCRC website: