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About WU Archives

This guide will help you navigate University Archives' more than 300 unique collections, most of which document the history of Washington University from 1853 to today. Other collections are related to 20th century St. Louis history.

African American History Resources at University Archives

Collections held by University Archives on this topic include posters and paper material advertising 20th century films featuring African Americans, various publications on the topic, and administrative papers of the Urban League of St. Louis.

Finding Aids by Subject: African American History

Finding aids for select collections:

Additional Resources

Resources for Additional Information

Check out the Olin Library Research Guides for Film and Media Studies and African & African-American Studies

Search the library catalog by KEYWORD (producer name, film title, or actor/actress name)

Or try the following SUBJECT headings:

Related Periodicals

For further sources of information on film promotion, see advertisements in African-American newspapers such as the:

Related Films