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African-American History

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| PRINT | Encyclopedias & Handbooks | Newspapers | Documents | Maps & Atlases |

Online Resources

Databases & Websites

Research Quick Start Guide - African American Studies at Stanford
The Black Population in the United States (U.S. Census)
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project (Stanford University)
African-American Collections at UC Berkeley
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York Public Library)
African-American Migration Experience (Schomburg Center for Research in
Black Culture, New York Public Library)
American Memory: African American History Collections (Library of Congress)
African American Song Audio of music and spoken word Stanford Only
African-American Women: On-Line Archival Collections (Duke University Library)
American Slavery: a Composite Autobiography Stanford Only Full-text of slave narratives.
Black Thought and Culture Stanford Only Full text of essays, speeches, letters, and other material.
Booker T. Washington Papers
Oxford African American Studies Center Stanford Only
The Geography of Slavery in Virginia (Virginia Center for Digital History, University of Virginia). A collection of advertisements for runaway and captured slaves in Virginia newspapers.
Race and Place: An African American Community in the Jim Crow South (Virginia Center for Digital History and the Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies, University of Virginia)
Television News of the Civil Rights Era 1950-1970 (Virginia Center for Digital History, University of Virginia). Archive containing film footage from two Virginia television stations.
Civil Rights in Mississippi (University of Southern Mississippi)

Race and Religion Collection (Cornell University)
Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection (Cornell University)

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Periodicals & Newspapers

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century Stanford Only
African-American Poetry (1750-1900) Stanford Only
African-American Review Stanford Only
Chicago Defender Historical (1909-1975) Stanford Only
Ethnic News Watch (1959-) Stanford Only

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Books

E-books by and about African-Americans (University of Virginia Library, Electronic Text Center)

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Indexes and Bibliographies

African-American Newspapers in Green Library
African-American Periodicals in Green Library
Black American Feminisms: History (Sherri L. Barnes, University of California Santa Barbara)

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Print Resources

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

African American Lives. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (E185.96 .A446 2004)
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Edited by Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, Cornel West.
New York: Macmillan Library Reference USA : Simon & Schuster Macmillan ; London : Simon & Schuster and Prentice Hall International, c1996.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (E185 .E54 1996 V.1-5)
The Harvard Guide to African-American History. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, editor-in-chief.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (E185 .H326 2001)

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Newspapers

African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (Z6944 .N39 A37 1998)

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Documents

The Black Abolitionist Papers. C. Peter Ripley, editor
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1985-
Location: Green Library (E449 .B624 1985 V.1-5)

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Maps & Atlases

The Routledge Atlas of African American History, Jonathan Earle.
New York: Routledge, 2000.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (E185 .E125 2000)

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Microform Resources

Newspapers

Africo-American Presbyterian (microfilm)
Volume/date range: Began in 1880? Ceased in 1938.
Library has: v.47(1925)-v.59(1938)
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 13519)
Broad Ax
(1895-1927)
Suspended with June 6, 1899 issue; resumed with July 15, 1899 issue.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 10890)
Negro World (microfilm)
Library has: 1923-1933

Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 610)
New National Era (microfilm)
Editors: Frederick Douglass, 1870-1872; Lewis H. Douglass, Richard T. Greener, John A. Cook, 1873; Lewis H. Douglass, 1873-1874.
Volume/date range: Vol. 1, no. 35 (Sept. 8, 1870)-v. 5, no. 40 (Oct. 22, 1874).
Published as New National Era and Citizen, May 22, 1873-Feb. 26, 1874.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 12508).
The Afro-American (microfilm)
Volume/date range: Began Aug., 1892. Ceased in 1899.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection NEWSPAPER
The Black Panther (microfilm)
Black Panther Party, Ministry of Information.
Volume/date range: v. 1-20, no. 9; 1967-Sept. 1980.
Library has: 2-20, 1968-80//
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 12629)
The Colored American (microfilm)
Volume/date range: Began in 1893; ceased with Nov. 12, 1904.
Library has: 1898-1904
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 10947)
The Freeman (microfilm)
Volume/date range: Began in 1884. Ceased in 1927.
Notes: Numbering starts over again in July 1888.
Library has: 1886-1916
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 10888)
The Pittsburgh Courier (1910-1950)
Ceased with v. 41, no. 31 (Aug. 12, 1950).
Location: Green Library Media Microtext Collection (UNCLASSIFIED)
The Pittsburgh Courier (1955-1966)
Volume/date range: Vol. 46, no. 1 (Jan. 1, 1955)-v. 58, no. 43 (Oct. 22, 1966).
Note: Issue for Aug. 17, 1963 is centennial edition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (UNCLASSIFIED)

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Documents

Papers of Frederick Douglass (microfilm)
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 1517; GUIDE E449 .D75 1976)
Papers of the American Slave Trade (microfilm)
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 14394; GUIDE E445 .R4 P364 1998 PT.1&2)
The Claude A. Barnett Papers (microfilm)
Microfilmed from the holdings of the Chicago Historical Society, project of University Publications of America, Inc.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 4067)
The Claude A. Barnett Papers [reel index] : The Associated Negro Press, 1918-1967
Location: Green Library
1) Media Microtext Collection (PN4841 .A73 M44)
2) Social Sciences Resource Center (PN4841 .A73 M44 PT.1-3)
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (CD-Rom)
Contains records of 27,233 trans-Atlantic slave ship voyages made between 1595 and 1866. Format allows users to track information by time period and geographic region, and includes interactive maps that allow viewers to chart the trans-Atlantic connections. The accompanying data contains materials about people on board, owners and captains, ships' characteristics, and the geographic trajectory of each voyage.
Location: Green Library
1) Lane Room: Non-circulating (HT1322 .T74 1999)
2 ) Media Microtext Collection (ZMS 702)

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