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African-American History - Archival Sources

A guide to primary and secondary sources for African-American 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

Contact Subject Librarian

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Rudolph Clay
Olin Library, Help Desk

1 Brookings Dr., CB 1061

St. Louis, MO 63130

Finding Aids by Subject: African American History

Finding aids for select collections available at University Archives:
Online archival documents:

St. Louis African-American Newspapers

Please contact organizations directly for newspapers not located at Olin Library (WUSTL).

Online access and search-ability is available for the noted African-American newspaper, Chicago Defender, which often covered national news as well as Midwest news

African-American Newspapers - National

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