Primary Source Collections

The guide African and African American Studies at Harvard: Historical Sources contains archival sources about the development of African and African American studies at Harvard. 

The guide The Black Student Experience at Harvard: historical sources contains archival sources about the experience of Black students at Harvard. 

Umbra Search - a digital library of African American history

Afro-Americana imprints, 1535-1922 from the Library Company of Philadelphia (part of America's historical imprints) (Harvard login)

Black thought and culture: African Americans to 1975 (Harvard login)

ProQuest History Vault  Black Freedom Struggle I (1901-1975): (Harvard login) 37 collections from the records of U.S. federal government agencies, including Peonage Files of the U.S. Department of Justice,1901-1945; Department of Justice Classified Subject Files on Civil Rights, 1914-1949; New Deal Agencies and Black America; Records of the Tuskegee Airmen; President Truman's Committee on Civil Rights. Includes index to microform edition of Papers of the NAACP.

Black abolitionist papers (Harvard login)

African American Communities contains newspapers, oral histories, records, pamphlets, photographs, and other primary source materials from African American communities (mostly from Atlanta, Chicago, New York, St. Louis, and areas of North Carolina).