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African American Studies: Getting Started

African American studies covers a multitude of disciplines including the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.

Other Places to Look on Campus and at Syracuse University Libraries

Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

The Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Library, located in 231 Sims Hall, was established in 1971 as an extension of the Department of African American Studies (AAS). It was developed by students, faculty and administrators to reflect AAS curriculum while illuminating the culture and life of Black people often excluded or limited in treatment within traditional academic libraries, including Syracuse University.

Please visit the MLK Library's website for more information about the library's History, Policies, and Facilities and Services.

Special Collections Research Center

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) maintains and provides access to distinguished collections of rare books, manuscripts, and other archival materials. Syracuse University students, faculty, staff, and other scholars have available to them more than 100,000 printed works and 2000 archival collections, including important editions, manuscripts, documents, letters, diaries, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia.

Visit the SCRC website to learn more and to search the SCRC Collections.

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