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African-American Studies Resources in the Special Collections Research Center

This is a guide to manuscripts, books, periodicals, and other materials in the Special Collections Research Center that may be useful for researching or teaching about African Americans in the United States from the colonial period to the present.


PLEASE NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list. We have other collections that include materials related to slavery or African Americans during the antebellum and Civil War eras; what follows is merely a selection.

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Suggested Subject Headings:

  • African Americans
  • African Americans--Education--Virginia
  • African Americans--Religion