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African American Studies: Libraries

Chicago Area Libraries

Other Libraries


Online exhibits and projects

Newberry Library's Digital Collections for the Classroom

Educational resources designed for teachers and students featuring primary sources from the Newberry’s holdings, contextual essays, and discussion questions.

African American Research Libraries

Library of Congress

Open access to written & spoken words, sound recordings, still & moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music documenting the American experience. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning. [Library of Congress Online Catalog]

State Collections


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