Photo: Suzzallo Reading Room courtesy of Curtis Cronn
African Studies collects contemporary materials which focus on key content, methodologies, and theories in the comparative and interdisciplinary study of Sub-Saharan Africa and African Diaspora. The History collection collects all periods of history.
The collection covers Sub-Saharan Africa.
Primary and secondary works are primarily in English. The curriculum of the American Ethnic Studies Department includes language instruction in Swahili and Tagalog.
Electronic and print monographs, serials, facsimiles, as well as microforms are included in the collection.
Material of a purely popular nature, textbooks, workbooks, dissertations, historical fiction, most genealogical sources, juvenile literature, and reprints of material already in the collection, are generally not collected.