History: A Research Guide|
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Black Nurses in History: A Bibliography and Guide to Web Resources [online]. Camden, N.J.: UMDNJ and Coriell Research Library, last updated 29 January 1998 [cited 15 October 1998]. Available from: http://www4.umdnj.edu/camlbweb/blacknurses.html.
Davis, Lenwood G. The Black Woman in American Society: A Selected Annotated Bibliography. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1975.
Davis, Nathaniel, comp. and ed. Afro-American Reference: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Sources. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1985. 288p.
Habjan, Juliet K.
African American Women's Lives During the
Civil War [online]. n.d. [cited 5 October 1996]. Available from:
Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks, et al., eds. The Harvard Guide to
African-American History. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University
Press, 2001. 923p.
The Kaiser Index to Black Resources, 1948-1986. New
York: Carlson Publishing, Inc., 1992.
Middleton, Ken. African-American Women [online]. In Women in Tennessee History: A Bibliography. 1995- [cited 12 February 1998]. Available from: http://www.mtsu.edu/~library/wtn/wtn-afam.html.
Redfern, Bernice. Women of Color in the United States: A Guide to the Literature. New York: Garland Publishing, 1989.
Robertson, Nancy Marie, comp. Sources for National Association of Colored Women and African-American Clubwomen, Race, and Reform. 1996 [cited 16 February 1998]. Available from: http://h-net2.msu.edu/~women/bibs/club.html.
Sims-Wood, Janet L., comp. The Progress of Afro-American Women: A Selected Bibliography and Resource Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1980. 378p.
Southern, Eileen, and Josephine Wright, comps. African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance, 1600s-1920: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Artworks. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Black Music. New York: Greenwood, 1990. 365p.
Strickland, Arvarh E., and Robert E. Weems, Jr., eds. The African
American Experience: An Historiographical and Bibliographical
Guide. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001. 447p.
Ten-Year Review of Periodical Literature on African-American Women and Native American Women." Journal of Women's History 4 (Winter 1993): 218-240.
Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn. "Teaching the History of Black Women: A Bibliographical Essay." History Teacher 13 (1980): 245-50.
Winegarten, Ruthe. Black Texas Women: A Sourcebook: Documents, Biographies, Time Line. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.
Yates, Melinda, comp. An
History [Online]. Albany, N.Y.: University of the State of New York,
Education Department, and the New York State Library. January
1992 [cited 15 June 1997]. Available from:
See the general Biographical Sources section for additional information sources.
African American Biographical Database. Alexandria, Va.: Chadwyck-Healey, . Online information from the publisher: http://aabd.chadwyck.com/.
Burkett, Randall K., et al., eds. Black Biography, 1790-1950: A
Cumulative Index. 3 vols. Alexandria, Va.: Chadwyck-Healey, 1990.
Hine, Darlene Clark, Elsa Barkley Brown, and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, eds. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson Publishing, 1993. 2 vols.
Lovett, Bobby L., and Linda T. Wynn, eds. Profiles of African Americans in Tennessee [online]. Nashville: Annual Local Conference on Afro-American Culture and History, 1996 [cited 12 February 1998]. Available from: http://www.tnstate.edu/library/digital/digitizing.html.
Salem, Dorothy C., ed. African American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. Hamden, Conn.: Garland, 1993. 622p.
Smith, Jessie Carney, ed. Notable Black American Women. Detroit: Gale Research, 1992.
------. Notable Black American Women: Book II. Detroit: Gale
Asante, Molefi K., and Mark T. Mattson. The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans. New York: Macmillan, 1991. 198p.
Earle, Jonathan. The Routledge Atlas of African American History. Routledge Atlases of American History. New York: Routledge, 2000. 144p.
Hine, Darlene Clark, ed. The State of Afro-American History.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986.
Hine, Darlene Clark, Elsa Barkley Brown, and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, eds. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. 2 vols. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson Publishing, 1993.
Hornsby, Alton, Jr. Chronology of African-American History.
Detroit: Gale Research, 1991.
Salzman, Jack, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1996.
Savage, Beth L., ed. African American Historic Places. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1994.
Smith, Jessie Carney, and Carrell Peterson Horton, eds. Historical
Statistics of Black America. Detroit: Gale Research, 1995.
Journal of Black Studies [http://jbs.sagepub.com/]
The North Star: A
Journal of African-American Religious History
African American Studies Librarians Section [http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/aboutacrl/acrlsections/africanam/aboutafas.htm]
See the general Archives & Manuscript
Collections section for additional information sources.
Records [online]. Montgomery: Alabama Department of Archives &
History, updated 6 July 2001 [cited 27 January 2003]. Available
Resources at the CHS [online]. Hartford:
Connecticut Historical Society, c1999
[cited 18 November 2000]. Available
The African-American Television Project, University of Georgia Libraries [http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/collections/peabody/africanamerican/aatvneh.html]
Sources for African-American History [online]. Atlanta: Special
Collections & Archives, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 1997
[cited 18 November 2000]. Available
African-American Music and Culture
Guide to African-American History Materials
in Manuscript Collections at the Indiana Historical Society
[online]. [Indianapolis: Indiana
Historical Society, 2002 [cited 27 January 2003]. Available from:
Relating to African-American Women [online]. Iowa City: Iowa Women's
Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, September 2000 [cited 12 March
2002]. Available from:
Amistad Research Center [http://www.tulane.edu/~amistad/]
on African History in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley
Collections [online]. Baton Rouge, La.: Special Collections, Hill
Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, 31 July 1998 [cited 30
August 1998]. Available
African-American Women in the U.S.: Selected Sources in the Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives [online]. [Northampton, Mass.]: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, n.d. [cited 30 August 1998]. Available from: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/subjafrican.html.
van Salis, Susan J. Revealing Documents: A Guide to African
American Manuscript Sources in the Schlesinger Library and the Radcliffe
College Archives. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1993. 174p.
American Studies and Black History Materials in Special Collections
[online]. [East Lansing]: Michigan State University Libraries, last
updated 8 March 1999. Available from:
Black Archives of
Hodges, Martha, comp., updated by Hope Nisly and Patrizia Sione. Primary Sources on African-American Workers [online]. [Ithaca, N.Y.]: Kheel Center for Labor Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University, c1999. Available from: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/kheel/guides/afam.html.
Schomburg Center for
Research in Black Culture [http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/sc.html]
Morgan, Jennifer, and Virginia Daley. Retrieving African American Women's History: A Methodological Guide to Sources [online]. 1989 [cited 15 June 1997]. Available from: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/women/afrointr.html.
Pyatt, Timothy D., ed., Linda Simmons Henry and Lisa Parker, comps. Guide to
African-American Documentary Sources in North Carolina [online].
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996 [cited 30 August
1998]. Available from:
Jerrido, Margaret, George Brightbill, and Brenda Galloway-Wright,
eds. and comps. Directory
of African American Collections in Greater Philadelphia [online].
Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University,
Samuel Paley Library, Urban Archives, 1998.
Avery Research Center for
African American History and Culture, College of Charleston
Plunkett, Michael. Afro-American
Sources in Virginia: A Guide to Manuscripts [online].
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, c1994 [cited 1 September
1998]. Available from: http://www.upress.virginia.edu/plunkett/mfp.html.
The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture [online]. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress [cited 30 August 1998]. Available from: http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html.
National Archives for Black Women's History [http://www.nps.gov/mamc/bethune/archives/main.htm]
to Resources on Women in the Processed Manuscript Collections of the
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center [online]. Available from:
Collections [online]. Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin, 2000 [cited
18 November 2000. Available
Bibliographies of Microform Collections
Ach, William K. "Sources for the Study of Civil Rights." Microform Review 16 (Fall 1987): 316-28.
Baatz, Wilmer H. "Afro-American Research Material in Microform: A Selected Sampling." Microform Review 17 (October 1988): 190-196.
Bockie, Simon. "African American Microform Collections in the UC Berkeley Library" [online]. 1996 [cited 27 June 1997]. Available from http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Collections/Africana/films.html.
Ransom, Charles G. "Bibliographies of Microforms Relating to
African-Americans." Microform Review 23 (Spring 1994): 64-76.
Specific Microform Collections
Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790-1950.
Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1987.
Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration, 1916-1929.
Frederick, Md.: University Publications of America, 1985.
Fredi Washington Papers, 1925-1979. New Orleans, La. : Amistad
Research Center, [198-?]. 2 microfilm reels.
Mary McLeod Bethune Papers: The Bethune-Cookman College
Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, 1995.
Mary McLeod Bethune Papers: Bethune Foundation Collection.
Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, 1996- .
National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses Records, 1908-1951. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1995. 2 microfilm reels.
Papers of Charlotte Hawkins Brown, 1883-1961. Watertown, Mass.: General Microfilm Co., 1984.
Papers of John and Lugenia Burns Hope. Frederick, Md.: University Publications of America, 1984.
Papers of Mary Church Terrell, 1851-1962. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1977.
Records of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Series A,
Holdings of the Chicago Historical Society and the Newberry Library,
1925-1969. Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America,
1990-1994. 50 microfilm reels.
Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs,
1895-1992. Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, 1994.
African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century [CD-ROM]. Malvern, PA: Accessible Archives, Inc., 1998- .
Danky, James P., and Maureen E. Hady, eds. African-American
Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography. Cambridge,
Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Hill, Ruth Edmonds, ed. The Black Women Oral History Project: From the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College. 10 vols. Westport, Conn.: Meckler, 1991.
Lerner, Gerda, ed. Black Women in White America: A Documentary History. New York: Pantheon, 1972.
Sterling, Dorothy, ed. We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the
Nineteenth Century. New York: W.W. Norton, 1984.
Race: Together At Last? [video online]. Radcliffe Institute of
Advanced Study, 16 March 2004 [cited 20 March 2004]. Available
Gordon-Reed, Annette. [Interview]
[online]. Interviewed by Brian
Lamb. Booknotes. C-SPAN, 21 February 1999. Available from:
Griffin, Farah Jasmine. Blue Notes
and Butterflies: Black Women's Vocality [Lecture online]. Cambridge,
Mass.: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 20 September 2001 [cited 3
November 2002]. Available
Harley, Sharon. Sister
Circle [Interview online]. Interviewed by George Liston
Seay. Talking History, 11 September 2003. Available
Blood: Thomas Jefferson, His Slave & Mistress Sally Hemings, Their
Descendents, and the Mysterious Power
of Race [online]. [Boston, Mass.]: WGBH/Boston, 2000.
Margolick, David. Billie Holiday-Strange
Fruit [online]. Talking History, 4 February 2002. Available
[online]. Interviewed by Brian Lamb. Booknotes. C-SPAN, 26
September 1999. Available from:
Academy Series [online]. Washington, DC: Anacostia Musuem and Center
for African American History and Culture, 2002.
'The Quilts of Gee's Bend': A Showcase of Distinctive Work by African-American Artists [online]. Talk of the Nation, 4 February 2003. Available from: http://www.npr.org/display_pages/features/feature_970364.html.
Washington-Williams, Essie Mae. 'Dear
Senator,' from Strom Thurmond's Daughter [Interview
online]. Interviewed by Terry Gross. Fresh Air, 1 February
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