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African-American Film History

A guide to primary and secondary sources about African-American film history.

Contact Info

contact special collections

Archive, Manuscript & Rare Book collections are accessed in Olin Library at the Special Collections reading room.

HOURS:  Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment

LOCATION:  Olin Library, 1st floor, Danforth Campus


*collections stored offsite require advance notice for retrieval and use

Questions about a specific topic? Contact:

University Archives: Sonya Rooney

Rare Books: Cassie Brand

Manuscript: Joel Minor 

Local History: Miranda Rectenwald

Dowd Illustration Research Archive: interim curator

Film & Media Archive: Andy Uhrich

University Archive Collections: African-American Film History

In addition to the Black Film Promotional Material Collection (posters and paper material advertising 20th century films featuring African Americans), collections on related topics are available at University Archives and the Film and Media Archives.

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