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African American Studies: African American Art

Getting Started

There is plenty of information on African American art and artists available in the Morris Library, although finding information on lesser-known artists will require considerable research. This select bibliography can be used to identify online information, books, newspaper and periodical articles, and encyclopedia entries on this topic. A few good starting points are:

Newspaper Articles

Newspapers are excellent sources of information on artists and their work. Below are a few indexes which can help you locate information on artists and exhibitions as reported by the local media. Often newspaper sources can help researchers learn of museums that hold a particular artist's work. Additional indexes are available in the Reference Department.

Other Resources

The following biographical dictionaries, encyclopedias and indexes may further assist you in your research.

Kaiser Index to Black Resources, 1948-1986. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson, 1992.
LOCATION: Reference E185 .K35x 1992
A five-volume index to newspaper and periodical articles, books and ephemera held in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The volumes have entries listed under an individual's name, organization, or subject
Palmer, Colin A. Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History. 6 vols. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006.
LOCATION: Reference E185 .E54 2006
A six volume set which contains scholarly essays written on various topics pertaining to African American studies. The signed essays are written by experts in the field and provide references to additional sources. There is a general index, along with numerous appendices which provide historical statistics and other useful information.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Index to the Schomburg Clipping File. Alexandria, Va.: Chadwyck-Healey, 1986.
LOCATION: Reference E185 .S373x 1986
An index to periodical and newspaper clippings contained in the Clipping File at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The Clipping File is also available on microfiche in the Morris Library (Microfiche No. 1583). The index provides access to individual names, organizations, and subjects.

Subject Librarian

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Carol Rudisell
Reference & Instructional Services Dept.
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Subjects:African American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Ethnic Studies, Foundations and Grants, History, Sexuality Studies, Women and Gender Studies

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