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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

African American Women in Theater: Home

A guide for an assignment in Theater 399/591 & African American Studies 389.


Welcome to the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library. We hope you will find this course guide useful. It has two main purposes:

  1. To save you time in your research.
  2. To help make your research more successful.  

If you have any questions about this guide, or about your research for this class, please don't hesitate to contact us!


This guide compiled by Mary Stuart and Geoffrey Ross, Aug 28, 2008.

Table of Contents

I. Assignment
The newspapers and magazines your instructor wants you to examine, along with information on how to find them.
II. More Historical Newspapers
In addition to the newspapers and magazines listed in the first section, the Library owns dozens of other African American periodicals of the late 19th and early 20th centures. This page describes where to begin looking.
III. Digital Collections
Digitized collections of documentary material--books, letters, photographs, and other artifacts--that can be used as primary sources in your study of African American history.
IV. Reference Sources
Sources for quick answers to research questions, or for reliable overviews on a field of research.
V. Citing Your Sources
Resources for managing your sources while researching, and for citing them as you write.

Lend your Classmates a Hand. . .

Throughout the guide you will be able to leave comments, tips, or warnings for your classmates. Feel free to post notes that you think they might find useful.