African and African-American Studies

Libraries and Catalogs

African American Museum and Library at Oakland
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to discover, preserve, interpret and share the historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations.

African –American Research Library and Cultural Center
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and part of the Broward County Library System, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is a general-service library, as well as a research facility and cultural center containing more than 75,000 books and related materials that focus on the experiences of people of African descent.

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History
The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History is a Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library System. It is the first library of its kind in the southeast offering specialized reference and archival collections for the study and research of African cultures. The library is a public facility with non-circulating collections, services and programs free and open to the general public.

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Denver’s Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, the only library of it’s kind between Detroit and Oakland, serves as an educational and cultural resource for the people of Denver, Colorado, and the world, focusing on the history, literature, art, music, religion, and politics of African Americans in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Exhibits highlight areas such as the historic Five Points neighborhood, African Americans in early Denver (including the city’s earliest arrivals), the Black West, African American leadership (the Mayor’s Office and other distinguished mayors of Denver),and a gallery of temporary exhibits.

Center for Research Libraries
Possesses, and lends to member libraries, a very large stock of newspaper backfiles, foreign and domestic, black, ethnic, and general circulation.

Exploring Amistad at Mystic Seaport
Information about the Amistad Revolt of 1839-1842. Provides timelines, maps, and over 500 primary documents including court documents, journal entries, and newspaper stories.

Libraries of Timbuktu
Maintained by Alida Jay Boye at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
The NUCMC includes information on manuscript collections gathered and indexed by the Library of Congress, and provided with names and detailed subject indexing.

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library
The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (BCC) Library was founded in 1972. It is a hub of information networking, cultural research, and bibliographic instruction and learning for students, faculty, and staff at Indiana University. The BCC Library began as an informal reading room, grew into a distinguished reference and information center on the Bloomington campus, and was organizationally established as a branch library of Indiana University Libraries in 1991-92.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
A branch of the New York Public Library, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the history and experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world.

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Library
“The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Library's collection gathers works on the African American experience, Africa, and the African Diaspora, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities. The library will have a small collection of print periodicals, and provides access to a wide array of electronic journals and databases. The Stone Center Library works closely with the other UNC-Chapel Hill libraries to develop resources in African American Studies.”