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African American Studies   Tags: african_american, american_history  

A guide to resources in African American Studies, includes UIowa and web resources.
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  • NAACP Papers collections (ProQuest History Vault)  Icon
    The collection is nearly two million pages of internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action
    summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the NAACP’s work and
    delivers a first-hand view into crucial issues.
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery, A Transnational Archive  Icon
    In addition to the standard primary sources one would expect—newspaper collections and books published in the antebellum era, for example—SAS includes a broad selection of documents from several different archives.
    Includes Parts I-IV.

University Archives

Resource Guide to African American Students at the University of Iowa

This guide describes materials available in the University of Iowa Archives, Department of Special Collections, that pertain to African American students who attended the University of Iowa.


Archive Finder

Archive Finder including ArchivesUSA and NIDS UK/Ireland

Archive Finder is a current directory which describes over 206,200 collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Powerful searching integrated with detailed subject indexing helps researchers to uncover historical collections.


Search InfoHawk for Primary Sources

Search InfoHawk for Primary Sources


African American Women in Iowa


 Esther Walls with a disc jockey and Tony Bennett for a teenage program at the Donnell Library Center, New York, N.Y., 1956

Finding aid for the Esther J. Walls collection at the Iowa Women's Archives.

African American Women in Iowa Digital Collection: This digital collection of photographs, news clippings, pamphlets, scrapbooks, directories, and newsletters documents the experience of African American women in Iowa during the twentieth century. The digital collection, ca. 1924-1970, represents a small portion of the many collections in the Iowa Women’s Archives on the history of African American women in Iowa.  Click here to see a complete list.

The Iowa Women's Archives currently holds over 900 collections of Iowa women and their organizations, check out what's available here.



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Smart Search allows you search a variety of University of Iowa Libraries resources at once.

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NAACP @ The Library of Congress


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