Developing & Administering Collections of African American Resources

(alternative title: Building Research Collections of African American Materials in 2017)

Current Faculty: Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty

This course examines the development and administration of African American archival, manuscript and rare book collections. Beginning with the history of black bibliophiles and collections, this class will survey case studies of historic black archives in relation to the present state of such institutions. The course will also explore both traditional and innovative approaches to building African American research collections. The final focus will be building digital collections and using those resources to create connections with researchers with an emphasis on outreach, fundraising and donor relations.

Years Taught: 2015, 2017

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