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Black American Literature

A guide to library resources and research help on Black American Literature.

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If you are looking for archival materials on a topic related to Black American Literature, this page provides resources. Primary sources include archived historical materials such as letters, original literary manuscripts, photographs, maps, news or magazine articles, and many others.

Read the descriptions of the linked resources below, to find materials that interest you. Once you've found material(s), use the Primary Sources Worksheet to ask key questions that will help you analyze and use the material.

Archival Databases @ the Library

Archives on the Web (public)

News & Periodical Archives


Art and Media

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John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300