Black Studies Collections

Guide to African American reference

Guide to Afro-Caribbean reference

History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library

Internet Links

Networked databases

Online Library Catalog

Subject bibliographies

African Americana Library News rss

Emmett Till
Oct 6, 2015
Emmett Till research collection established at FSU Libraries

ProQuest History Vault
Sep 21, 2015
New Black Studies Databases acquired by the Library

Freedmen's Bureau Records
Jun 22, 2015
New digital collection of government documents

Umbra Digital Collection
Jun 16, 2015
Beta-test Umbra: Search African American History Collection

Payne Theological Seminary
Jun 3, 2015
Digitization Project Brings African Methodist Episcopal Seminary Archives to the World

African American Research Center


   Room 246 Main Library, 1408 West Gregory Drive,
Urbana, IL 61801



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.   • Librarian: Thomas Weissinger.


Selected Resources:


Bibliographic Guide to Black Caribbean Literature | AFRO 102: Researching the African American Experience | Periodicals | Electronic Books | Historical TextsVideo Tapes & DVDs


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