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African American Studies: Archives

Northwestern University Library Archival Collections Portal

Archival Collections: access to primary source materials, with searchable Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids, including guides for the papers of Claude BarnettCyrus Colter, William ExumKatherine FlowersLeon Forrest, Lorraine Morton, and Lorenzo Dow Turner.

Northwestern University Archives

University Archives documents the history of Northwestern. Repository for non-current official University records and other records, including the papers of faculty members, records of student organizations, materials pertaining to alumni, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.

Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, NULibrary

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Archival Serials

Archival Blogs


Notable African American Archives

Notable Archival Projects

Archival Directories

Other Collections


Kathleen E. Bethel, African American Studies Librarian & Liaison for Caribbean Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies:  kbethel@northwestern.eduFaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter @AALibnNU