Series on HBCU Libraries

Through the form of a tour of libraries, this podcast series offers a wonderful exploration of the collections, history, and impact of Historically Black College and Universities in the USA! The Council on Library and Information Resources sponsored its creation.

“In the third season of CLIR’s podcast, Material Memory, host Sharon M. Burney takes us on a tour of six HBCU libraries, highlighting the people and collections, and giving us a glimpse into the vital role these institutions play in their communities.”

Sources on the history of HBCU Libraries:

Owens, Brandon A., Sr. 2020. “A History of Fisk University Library: 150 Years of African American Public History and Culture, 1866 – 2016.” Middle Tennessee State University.

Owens, Irene. “Stories Told but Yet Unfinished: Challenges Facing African-American Libraries and Special Collections in Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Journal of Library Administration 33, no. 3-4 (2001): 165-181.

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