February is African American history month and we at the ALA Archives want to help you optimize your research into African American and African history. In this month’s blog post, we’ll take a tour through ALA Archives holdings and we’ll use multiple strategies for finding information.
Read on to learn more about locating African American history materials at an archives!
A view of shelving units and document boxes inside the ALA Archives stacks (photo taken in 2016).
“Research Strategies: Finding African American History Materials at the ALA Archives” →
Since 1974, the
Black Caucus Newsletter has provided a lot of support and information to Black librarians (with a little humor too).
Read on the learn more about the art, humor, and history of the
Black Caucus Newsletter!
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Original caption: “LOS ANGELES, October, 1949 – Elementary school pupils William Bias, Elizabeth Coggins and Jerry Sekido think it’s pretty interesting to watch Nellie Greene charge out their library books with the new Recordak charger on the Children’s Traveling Branch, operated by the Los Angeles Public Library.”
In the midst of the Civil Rights era in America, librarians were battling for and against segregated libraries in the South, however they were also battling over integration within their own ranks. Integration of the library profession was a long process that started in the early 20th century.
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