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JOHN HENRY CLARKE AFRICANA LIBRARY, THE
History of the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library


The John Henrik Clarke Africana Special Library is located within the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. Founded in 1969, The Africana Center was one of nineteen units within the University’s Library system and named after the distinguished Historian Dr. John Henrik Clarke in 1985.  The library offers researchers a wide range of services. It holds the complete works of many important writers, and has a highly selective set of research materials which focus on the history and culture of people of African Ancestry.  It houses several online catalog terminals, a circulation terminal, CD-ROM and various audio visual equipment with access to numerous locally networked bibliographic databases. There are over 22,000 volumes in this collection.  The collection includes valuable primary source materials, including copies of rare monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, and journal publications on microfilm and microfiche.

JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN RESEARCH CENTER
The Duke University Library

The John Hope Franklin Research Center is home of the Behind the Veil History Project.  The Research Center is a repository for African and African American studies and documentation.  Founded in 1995, The Franklin Research center is committed to preserving and making available print and manuscript materials via the Duke University Library.  Use of the library is permitted to anyone who presents a Duke Alumni Card or a current ID card from another college or university.