Ongoing archive collection
Thank you for your interest in recording an oral history to be preserved in the Black Beauty Archives permanent collection! Please complete the form in its entirety, and allow their team 24-72hrs response time to your request.
Curated from the hearts and minds of Black women, the Black Beauty Archives encompasses the history of our past, documents the present while imagining the future. Their mission is to preserve, document and celebrate the history of Black Beauty through cosmetics and beauty culture.
Objects include rare vintage beauty ads, magazines, press photos, stamps and beauty tools. Exclusive oral histories from beauty professionals and creatives alike, are added to their collection on bimonthly basis. BBA will continue to add to these collections, expanding their archival holdings to reflect the dynamic aesthetics of Black Beauty.
Ongoing Archive Collection
Black Beauty Archives