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Electronic Resources for Black Studies

The purpose of this research guide is to focus on key Electronic Resources for Black Studies, with an emphasis on African American experience in the United States.


Africana & Black History

From the New York Public Library Digital Gallery

African American Experience in Ohio - Ohio Historical Society

in collaboration with the American Memory Project from the Library of Conress

African American Odyssey

Collection of the American Memory Project from the Library of Congress

African American Film Materials

DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist U.

African American Funeral Programs

Digital Maryland: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Images of African Americans from the 19th Century

Digital Images from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library

Images of African-American Slavery and Freedom

From the collections of the Library of Congress

The Civil Rights Era in the U.S. News & World Report Photographs Collection

Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress

Helen Morrison Photographs of Kentucky African Americans

Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

Holsinger Studio Collection

Rufus W. Holsinger Collection at University of Virginia’s Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library of Charlottesville, late 19th C.-WWI. Click the link above and the search catalog using collection title for images. 

Loewentheil Collection of African American Photographs

Cornell University Library, NY

Marian Anderson Collection of Photographs

Via Jstor

New Old Stock

Vintage, free of copyright restrictions.

P. H. Polk Family Collection

Via Jstor


U.S. Farm Security Admin. & Office of War Information, 1935-1945, Yale University.

Photographs of Signs Enforcing Racial Discrimination

Documentation by Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Photographers from the Collections of the Library of Congress

Shades of L.A.

Los Angeles Public Library collection