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The  African American Research Center of the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library is one of several units responsible for building the University Library’s African American Studies collection.  The University Library’s African American Studies collection includes materials on the Black experience in the Americas and worldwide outside of Africa. Consisting of more than 100,000 volumes, the collection is distributed throughout the University’s various libraries, with the largest number located in the Main Library book stacks.  The African American Research Center is available to anyone looking for facts, books, articles, or other media, about the Black experience in the Americas and the African diaspora.

Much of the content on this website was originally created by Thomas Weissinger, retired African American Studies Librarian.