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African Studies Resources: Get Started

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

Catalogs: Find Books and More

General Reference Sources

Books

Web Sources

Key Collections

Herskovits library comprises of a vast collection of books including many in various African languages, photographs, maps, posters, videos, art objects, ephemeral items, and other artifacts. Information about many of these can be obtained by searching our catalog.

Collection highlights

Recommended NU Africana Guides

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Esmeralda Kale
Contact:
(847) 491-7684
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, Il 60208
Website / Blog Page

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Florence Mugambi
Contact:
Herskovits Library of African Studies,
University Library, 5th floor,
1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
847.467.6057
Website / Blog Page
Subjects:African Studies

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.