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African American history at the BU Libraries

The B.U. libraries have an excellent collection of resources on African-American history.   This selective guide will highlight many useful sources in different formats: print, electronic, microfilm and video.   Since it is not possible to provide a comprehensive list of all our African-American library resources, please contact the History bibliographer if you have any questions about the collection.

Collection location

Most of the African-American history collection is housed in Mugar Library but many materials can also be found in the Fineman and Pappas Law Library and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, among other locations. The collections include microfilm editions of important research materials, including personal papers and newspapers and magazines.


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Donald Altschiller
Mugar Memorial Library
Subjects: History, Religion

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