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African American History and Culture: In the Library

This is a guide to the Library's collection in African American History & Culture. It is not comprehensive, but rather provides a good starting point for research.

Hours and Information

 

     Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for assistance:

Call Numbers

If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about African American History and Culture.

  • E184.5 - 185.98  -- Afro-Americans
    • E185.2-185.89  -- Status and development since Emancipation
    • E185.96 - 185.98 -- Biography. Genealogy
  • ‚ÄčE441 - 453  -- Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

Subject Headings

This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for African American History and Culture resources in the Library Catalog:

  • African Americans
  • African American Women
  • African American Men
  • African Americans in Literature
  • African American Authors
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African Americans -- Social life and customs
  • African American Art
  • African American Artists
  • African Americans -- History
  • Civilization -- African American Influences
  • Slavery -- United States -- History
  • Slaves -- United States -- History
  • Civil Rights
  • Jim Crow

Catalog Search

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Selected Books

These books are in the circulating collection.  You may check them out for three weeks at a time.  When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.

These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room.  They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.

DVD

The following titles are available on the main (2nd) floor in the Audio/Visual Room: