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Africana Studies Library Guide

A curated selection of resources and sources on African and African diasporic culture, history, literature, and more.

Amistad Research Center

The Amistad Research Center, located in Tilton Hall, is the nation's oldest, largest and most comprehensive independent archive specializing in the history of African Americans and other ethnic minorities. Amistad Research Center

Holdings include the papers of artists, educators, authors, business leaders, clergy, lawyers, factory workers, farmers and musicians. The collection contains approximately 250,000 photographs, dating from as early as 1859. Literary manuscript holdings include letters and original manuscripts from prominent Harlem Renaissance writers and poets.The Center also holds more than 400 works of African and African American art, including works by several internationally renowned 19th and 20th century African American masters.

Many items in the collections of the Amistad Research Center are cataloged and discoverable via Tulane Libraries Library Search. After your initial search, limit the location to Amistad Research Center. Materials do not circulate; you will need to consult them onsite. 

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