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Africa Research Central
A Clearinghouse of African Primary Sources
"Africa Research Central is your gateway to the archives, libraries, and museums with important collections of African primary sources. The focus is on repositories in Africa, but there are also links to the web sites of institutions in both Europe and North America."
Maintained by Susan Tschabrun, California State University, San Bernardino

African Library Resources at the University of Pennsylvania

California Newsreel
"...a non-profit film distribution organization that specializes in films from Africa and the African Diaspora. It is one of the oldest and most notable independent media distributors in the US
Our Library of African Cinema has a diverse collection of films from throughout the African continent; they are thematically focused on issues such as post-colonial conflict, gender relations, economic development, health, human rights and cultural life. The majority of the films are made by African producers and directors. By providing historical and cultural contexts for all its titles, the 64-page Library of African Cinema catalog also serves as a resource guide for those with an interest in African representation on film and video.
California Newsreel's African American Perspectives series covers a range of subjects from American slavery to post-colonial theory, including African American cultural life, history, and literature. Its 50 titles comprise the country's most-comprehensive collection of distinguished and critically acclaimed documentaries on the black experience."

Columbia University Libraries, African Studies Department

Cornell University - John Henrik Clarke Africana Library

Indiana University - African Language and Literature Collection

African Newspapers Currently Received by American Libraries
An invaluable union list compiled by Mette Shayne

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