Guide To African American And African Primary Sources At Harvard University

Guide To African American And African Primary Sources At Harvard University

by Oryx Publishing, Richard Newman, Elizabeth E. Sandager
     
 

This new guide is the first to provide an inventory of the remarkably vast, interdisciplinary African and African American holdings of primary material residing in 22 Harvard libraries and museums. An invaluable source for academic research, the guide demonstrates the breadth, depth, range, and nature of Harvard's collection of primary African and Afriecan American

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This new guide is the first to provide an inventory of the remarkably vast, interdisciplinary African and African American holdings of primary material residing in 22 Harvard libraries and museums. An invaluable source for academic research, the guide demonstrates the breadth, depth, range, and nature of Harvard's collection of primary African and Afriecan American materials, which includes artifacts, diaries/letters, manuscripts, maps, oral histories, photographs, political posters, sheet music, and works of art.

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Some 800 entries detail previously inaccessible information on the African American and African holdings in many departments at Harvard, including material from the former Radcliffe College. Listings indicate what each collection entails and where it's held. Each entry provides dates, the size of the collection (from a single folder or photograph to hundreds of boxes), and a brief description. The collections cover a large variety of subjects, such as slaves and slavery, freedmen, the black family, the civil rights movement, black literature, segregation and desegregation, African authors, and affirmative action. Items include catalogs, maps, sermons, personal and family papers, deeds and wills, manuscripts, slave narratives, account books, art works, sheet music, and audio recordings. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573563390
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2000
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

BARBARA A. BURG is a research librarian, Research Services, Widener Library.

RICHARD NEWMAN is the author of over 200 books, articles, and reviews in African-American studies. /e He is currently research officer at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. /e Prior to this, he was managing editor of the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. His most recent book is Go Down Moses: Celebrating the African American Spiritual.

ELIZABETH E. SANDAGER, Archivist, was formerly affiliated with the Harvard University Archives and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.

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