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Black Studies in Video
Alexander Street Press collection of documentaries, newsreels, interviews & archival footage surveying the evolution of Black culture in the U.S. Current release has 218 videos totaling 173 hours.

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ProQuest History Vault: NAACP Papers
Publication Date: Began in 2012.
Northwestern University Library’s subscription covers parts 1 and 2: The Papers of the NAACP, Part 1: Meetings of the Board of Directors, Records of Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and Special Reports, 1909-1950; and Papers of the NAACP, Part 02: 1919-1939, Personal Correspondence of Selected NAACP Officials.

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Key Resources

  • African American Experience
    Contains material from print reference titles & multivolume sets, 67 Negro Universities Press texts, 3,500 WPA slave narratives, and primary documents: manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and other papers. Contains a deep backlist of reference books and monographs, many now available in electronic format for the first time.
  • Black Studies Center  
    Treasure trove of online resources created by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library. Includes essays, dissertations, articles from journals, and the Chicago Defender , 1909-1975; New York Amsterdam News, 1922-1993; and, Pittsburgh Courier, 1911-2002.
  • Black Thought and Culture
    Provides non-fiction monographs, essays, articles, letters, speeches, political leaflets, and interviews written by major American black leaders covering 250 years of history. Also includes The Black Panther newspaper and Black Panther Party oral histories.
  • Oxford African American Studies Center  
    Includes articles from Oxford University Press reference sources, primary sources, images, maps, charts & tables, multimedia, timelines, and biographies.

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