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Primary Resources

African American California Sheet Music
This link will take you to a site that has historic nineteenth century sheet music that was written by or about African Americans and can be heard by clicking the links.

African American Microform Collections in the UC Berkeley Library - A Bibliography
A useful listing of primary resources held in the Library that can be found on microfilm or microfiche.

Audio and Video

UC Berkeley Library Media Center's List of Audio-Visual Materials on African Americans
This comprehensive bibliography describes the rich audio-visual holdings of the UC Berkeley Library and identifies published material that can be found elsewhere.

Online Audio and Video Recordings: UC Berkeley Lectures and Events
This link will take you to audio and video streaming of lectures, interviews and speeches given at UC Berkeley that were originally recorded on audiotape and/or film formats. You can hear poetry readings by Ishmael Reed and Ted Joans and see interviews Malcolm X and James Baldwin, and much more.

Oral Histories

African American Oral Histories
The Bancroft Library's Regional Oral History Office interviews with African Americans prominent in the history of California.

Academic Resources & Programs

African and African American Collections at UC Berkeley
Visit this site to see a general overview of library collections at the University of California Berkeley.

African American Studies Program at UC Berkeley
Learn about educational programs available at the University and elsewhere.

Online Archive of California

African American Archival Collections listed on the OAC
See a complete listing of photograph and manuscript collections listed on the Online Archive of California.

Non-UC Berkeley Resources

Other resources on African Americans in California:

Links to Libraries focusing on African American History:

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
A national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. The Center provides access to and professional reference assistance in the use of its collections to the scholarly community and the general public through five research divisions, each managing materials in specific formats but with broad subject focus. The Center's collections include art objects, audio and video tapes, books, manuscripts, motion picture films, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, prints, recorded music discs and sheet music.

The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (MSRC)
Recognized as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive repositories for the documentation of the history and culture of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world. As one of Howard University's major research facilities, the MSRC collects, preserves, and makes available for research a wide range of resources chronicling the Black experience.

Library of Congress
Probably the largest collection of material in the world covering African American history.

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