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

California Rare Book School
May 15, 2015
African American Resources Course

Rosa Parks' archive
Feb 4, 2015
Rosa Parks' archive opening to public at Library of Congress

Toni Morrison Papers
Oct 20, 2014
Toni Morrison papers come to Princeton University’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Yale Acquires Poetry Records
Oct 16, 2014
Cave Canem Archive Provides Incomparable Record of the Contemporary African American Poetry Community

Rosa Parks collection
Sep 15, 2014
Library of Congress to house Rosa Parks collection

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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