Photo: Suzzallo Reading Room courtesy of Curtis Cronn
American Ethnic Studies collects contemporary materials which focus on key content, methodologies, and theories in the comparative and interdisciplinary study of African-Americans, Asian Americans, and Chicanos. The History collection collects all periods of history related to the aformentioned ethnic groups.
The collection covers African-Americans, Asian Americans, and Chicanos throughout the United States.
Primary and secondary works are primarily in English. The curriculum of the 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.