Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection

Blockson Collection Lobby

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The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is one of the nation's leading research facilities for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent. This collection of over 500,000 items has materials on the global black experience in all formats: books, manuscripts, sheet music, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, broadsides, posters, photographs, and rare ephemera.
In addition, the collection houses selected artifacts, such as statues and busts. The collection must be used in-house.

Help preserve and improve accessibility to the rich, historical holdings found in the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, as well as grow the collection. Donate to the collection endowment today. This fund will ensure that these materials remain accessible for current and future generations of students, scholars and the community.

Give online now or call the Department of Library External Affairs & Advancement, 215-204-9305.

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