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African American Primary Resources in the Special Collections Research Center: Start Searching Online

Sources found in the University of Kentucky Libraries.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Find Collections

pertaining to

the

African American Experience 

 

 CONTACT:

Phone: (859) 257-1742

Fax:  (859) 257-6311

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Many collections are stored off-site. A phone call or an email prior to your visit will help us to better assist you.

START YOUR SEARCH ONLINE

Search Explore UK, and the UK Libraries' online catalog.

Terms that may be used in combination with a search topic:

  • slave
  • enslaved 
  • Colored
  • Afro-American
  • Negro
  • Black
  • African American

(See sample search result below.)

SAMPLE SEARCH RESULT

Sample Search

Search term: "slave quarters"

Collection: John Winston Coleman Jr. collection on slavery in Kentucky

One story slave cabin; written on back: "Old slave quarters in rear yeard of 'White Hall' M. Clay's Home. near Richmond, Ky"

TIPS

  • Searching online is a good starting point.
     
  • But remember that everything is NOT online.
     
  • There may be more, much more!
     
  • Yes, there are resources pertaining to the African American experience.
     
  • Not finding what you want?  We can help.