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*Africana Research Portal: Getting Started

Guide to resources of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, Northwestern University

Find Books and More

Contact Us

Esmeralda Kale
(847) 491-7684
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, Il 60208
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Other Resources in the Africana Library

The Herskovits Library collection includes much more than books! We also collect photographs, maps, posters, videos, books in African languages, and archival materials and manuscripts, as well as art objects, ephemeral materials, and other artifacts. In addition to the resources listed in the "Digital Resources" section, we also have

Please note that special materials languages books, vertical file, rare books, posters, archival and manuscript materials and photographs are available for consultation Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:45pm only. Advance appointments, especially for those using these resources for the first time, are strongly encouraged.

Program of African Studies

Northwestern University
620 Library Place
Evanston, Illinois 60208-4110, U.S.A.
847-491-3739 (fax)

Key Resources

Other key resources include:

About the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

Established in 1954, the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University is the largest separate Africana collection in existence.