African-American Studies – Reference Sources

Bill of sale. 1850. Case MS H 5830 .095.
Bill of sale. 1850. Case MS H 5830 .095.

Abajian, James de T. Blacks in Selected Newspapers, Censuses and Other Sources: An Index to Names and Subjects. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1977. Call Number: Ref E 185.96 .A2.

African American Historic Places. Washington, DC: Preservation Press, 1994. Call Number: Ref E 185 .A2534 1994.

African Americans on the Western Frontier. Niwot, CO: University of Colorado Press, 1998. Call Number: Ayer E 185.925 .A58 1998.

Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Pub., 1993. Call Number: Ref E 185.86 .B542 1993.

Black Women in America. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Call Number: Ref E 185.86 .B542 2005.

Chicago Public Library. The Chicago Afro-American Union Analytic Catalog: An Index to Materials of the Afro-American in the Principal Libraries of Chicago, Housed in the Vivian G. Harsh Collection of Afro-American History and Literature at the George Cleveland Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1972. Call Number: Ref Z 1361 .N39 C47.

———. The Dictionary Catalog of the Vivian G. Harsh Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, the Chicago Public Library. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1978. Call Number: Ref Z 1361 .N39 C48 1978. Notes: These collections are now in the Carter Woodson Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

Daniel, Walter C. Black Journals of the United States. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982. Call Number: Ref PN 4882.5 .D36 I98.

Davis, Nathaniel. Afro-American Reference: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Resources. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. Call Number: Z 1361 .N39 D37 1985.

Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. Call Number: Ref E 441 .D53 1988.

Dumond, Dwight Lowell. A Bibliography of Anti-Slavery in America. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1961. Call Number: Ref Z 1249 .S6 D8.

Early Black Bibliographies, 1863-1918. New York: Garland, 1982. Call Number: Z 1361 .N39 E25 1982.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. New York: Macmillan Library Reference, 1996. Call Number: Ref E 185 .E54 1996.

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Routledge, 2004. Call Number: Ref NX 512.3 .A35 E53 2004.

Ethnic Chicago: A Multicultural Portrait. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 1995. Call Number: Ref F 548.9 .A1 E85 1995.

Fisk University Library. Dictionary Catalog of the Negro Collection of the Fisk University Library, Nashville, Tennessee. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1974. Call Number: Ref Z 1361 .N39 F57 1974.

Hardaway, Roger D. A Narrative Bibliography of the African-American Frontier: Blacks in the Rocky Mountain West, 1535-1912. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1995. Call Number: Ayer Z 1361 .N39 H35 1995.

Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1980. Call Number: Ref E 184 .A1 H35.

The Harvard Guide to African-American History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. Call Number: Ref E 185 .H326 2001.

International Dictionary of Black Composers. Chicago; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999. Call Number: Ref ML 105 .I5 1999.

Logan, Rayford Whittingham. Dictionary of American Negro Biography. New York: W.W. Norton, 1982. Call Number: Ref E 185.96 .L6 1982.

Miller, Elizabeth W. The Negro in America: A Bibliography. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970. Call Number: Ref Z 1361 .N39 M5 1970.

Miller, Wayne Charles. A Comprehensive Bibliography for the Study of American Minorities. New York: New York University Press, 1976. Call Number: Ref Z 1361 .E4 M529.

Minorities in America: The Annual Bibliography. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1985-1986. Call Number: Ref Z 1361 .E4 M53. Notes: Provides an update for charles Miller’s bibliography listed above.

The Negro Almanac: A Reference Work on the African American. Detroit: Gale Research, 1989. Call Number: Ref E 185 .N385 1989.

Nuñez, Benjamin. Dictionary of Afro-Latin American Civilization. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980. Call Number: Ayer F 1408.3 .N86.

Simpson, Jack. A Bibliography of African American Family History at The Newberry Library. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2005. Call Number: Ref E 185.96 .T44 2005. Notes: Shelved in Ready Reference.

Smith, Dwight LaVern, ed. Afro-American History: A Bibliography. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1974-1981. Call Number: Ref Z 1361 .N39 S56.

Southern, Eileen. African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale and Dance, 1600’s-1920: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Artworks. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Call Number: Ref Z 5956 .A47 S68 1990.

Work, Monroe Nathan. A Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1928. Call Number: Ref Z 1361 .N39 W8.