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African American Studies

This guide presents a brief introduction to library resources for the study of African American Studies.


This page provides access to selected primary source collections, organized by topic. Primary sources are original materials that document an era or event, created by someone who witnessed or lived through it. Examples include letters, diaries, photographs, manuscripts, magazines, and newspapers. More primary source collections are linked in the Southern Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Guides above, and in the History Resource Guide linked to the left.

Primary Source Collections by Topic

Government Documents

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