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Africana Studies

Guide to Africana Studies Resources

University Libraries Special Collections

The Ohio State University Libraries Special Collections collect, preserve, and promote the use of distinctive collections, unique resources and primary research materials. Our diverse collections are available for use by Ohio State University faculty and students as well as visiting scholars and the general public.  

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Library

William Charvat Collection of American Fiction

The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum 

The Hilandar Research Library

Medical Heritage Center

Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program

Ohio Congressional Archives

The Ohio State University Archives

Special Collections

                

Scene from the Robert Breen production of Porgy and Bess

The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute 

Robert Breen and the Ella Gerber Kasakoff Collections - documenting the 1952-1956 production of Porgy and Bess that toured central and South America, the Middle East, Europe and the Soviet Union

Robert A. Wachsman Papers - documenting the national tour of Porgy and Bess including material on OSU alum Ruby Elzy who created the role of "Serena"

Ted Lange Collection - African-American actor/director/screenwriter who played the role of "Isaac" in the TV series Love Boat

Bebe Miller Collection - African American choreographer

Black Theatre Network - documents on the national arts organization

Carnival Exhibition Group - primarily Trinidadian carnival in Notting Hill, London, and carnival in Olinda, Brazil

Image courtesy of The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute

Welcome to the African American and African Studies Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning.  Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.                                                                      Leta Hendricks

The Jesse Owens Collection includes papers, photographs and artifacts that pertain to Jesse Owens’ athletic career, his business interests, his philanthropic activities and his personal life. Generally, the items in this collection span a time period from when Owens was a student at The Ohio State University, starting in 1933, to his death in 1980. 

Image courtesy of University Archives The Ohio State University

Welcome to the African American and African Studies Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning.  Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.                                                                      Leta Hendricks

African American and African Studies Librarian, Interim Anthropology Librarian, and Comparative Studies Librarian

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Leta Hendricks
Contact:
222B Thompson Library 1858 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210
614.688.7478