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African American Studies

Research Guide

Wayne State University Resources

These resources are available through the Wayne State University Library system.  By clicking the links below, you'll be taken to a list of holdings for each collection.

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Reuther Library (WSU campus)

Find information related to urban affairs, with emphasis on the history of metropolitan Detroit. Also has items related to African Americans and women in the labor movement, as well as radical, social and political reform movements. Collections also focus on the history of twentieth century Detroit and information about the history of Wayne State University. Reuther materials related to African American studies and read a blog entry about Reuther's collection of African American history.  You can also browse through a listing of subject categories available at Reuther.

E. Azalia Hackley Collection

The E. Azalia Hackley Collection was created in 1943 by a gift of material to the Detroit Public Library from the Detroit Musicians Association, a branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians.

The Hackley was the first archive to document the contributions of Blacks to the performing arts. The collection is housed at the main branch of The Detroit Public Library.