The African-American and African Pamphlet Collection consists of 20th century materials on African, African-American, and Caribbean culture and literature. The collection spans the years 1905-1979, although the majority of the pamphlets date from the 1960s and 1970s. The pamphlets are in English, French, and a variety of African languages, such as Swahili, Tsonga, Tswana and Xhosa. Some of the unique publications include a transcript of a 1931 worker's trial by the U. S. Communist Party on a race-related incident, 1970s university studies on integration, and texts of speeches given by American radical leaders and leaders of African countries. The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Majority of material found within circa 1960s-1970s
Language of Materials
The pamphlets are in English, French, and a variety of African languages, such as Swahili, Tsonga, Tswana and Xhosa.
Use and Access to Collection
This collection is open for research.
Duplication and Copyright Information
Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.
The collection is organized as thirteen series and arranged alphabetically by subject within each series
Series 1: African Culture and History
Series 2: African Literature
Series 3: African-American Culture and History
Series 4: African-European Literature
Series 5: American Literature
Series 6: Black Workers in America
Series 7: Canadian Literature: Poems
Series 8: Caribbean Culture and History
Series 9: Caribbean Literature
Series 10: Desegregation
Series 11: Miscellaneous
Series 12: Race Relations and Racism
Series 13: Revolutionary and Radical Literature
This collection was gathered under the direction of Robert Beare, former Assistant Director for Collections at the University of Maryland Libraries, during the early 1970s. The collection was formerly known as the Black Studies Pamphlet Collection and was housed in the McKeldin Library Reference Department. Due to the archival nature of the collection, it was transferred to Special Collections.
The pamphlets are arranged in this collection into thirteen series and alphabetically by subject within each series.
The pamphlets are cataloged and can also be found by searching the Univeristy of Maryland Libraies catalog: https://umaryland.on.worldcat.org