The Black Panther Party (BPP)

Guide to Resources and Information on The Black Panther Party (BPP)


Welcome to The Black Panther Party (BPP) Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning. Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.

                                                                        Leta Hendricks



The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation Collection, Special Collections, Stanford Library

The Collection contains Dr. Newton's private papers: correspondence, legal documents, scholarly research, manuscripts, and dialogs; Black Panther Party Organization records: correspondence, legal documents, official papers, and membership; Freedom of Information Act files; Multimedia; and newspaper clippings.

The Black Panther Party Pacifica Radio Archives

The Radio Archives Collection contains audio recordings of documentaries, interviews,news coverage, speeches, by distinguished members of the BPP or about The Black Panther Party. The audio recordings were originally broadcast by he Pacifica Radio Network between 1966 and 1989.

Library Databases

 The Black Studies in Video 

The Black Studies in Video is a primary resource delivering a distinctive visual and timely documentation of Africans in America. This momentous collection features archives from The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBU). The Black Studies in Video covers culture, family, history, politics, and other aspects of Africans in America.

The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 - 1974

The Sixties provides primary source materials including autobiographies, correspondence, diaries, government documents, manifestos, oral histories, posters, pamphlets, realia and multimedia. Database documents the historic events, movements, and people of 1960s America.

 Liberation Movement in Africa and African America

This Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) archive contains FBI surveillance files and informer reports on the activities of the African Liberation Support Committee and All African People’s Revolutionary Party.  Collection includes memoranda, correspondence, and analyses; news clippings and articles; copies of handbills, pamphlets, and newsletters and; other United States Government documents.

Adam Matthew Explorer

Adam Matthew Digital collaborates with archives, libraries and research institutions to provide access to primary source databases and curated collections for the humanities and social sciences.   Databases include: African American Communities, Apartheid South Africa, 1948 – 1980, Confidential Print, Gender Identity and Social Change, Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975, Race Relations in America, Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, and  Women in the National Archives.

ProQuest History Vault

History Vault provides primary source materials from digitized archival collections. Content includes correspondence, government records, organization papers, speeches, and other documents.

 Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records

 Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1


African American Police League Records, 1961-1988

African American Police League Records, 1961-1988 contains annual and general reports, court files, fundraising items, historical information, minutes, correspondence, clippings, topical files, newsletters, police brutality files, and publications and flyers relative to the ongoing work of the African American Police League (AAPL) and its education and action arm, the League to Improve the Community (LIC). The collection also contains items on numerous law enforcement and civil rights organizations across the country; materials on the suspension of AAPL executive director Renault Robinson from the Chicago Police Department and related lawsuits; and materials pertaining to the National Black Police Association (NBPA). This collection consists of three series--AAPL Operating Files, LIC Operating Files, and NBPA Operating Files--all of which constitutes the History Vault module, "African American Police League Records." The timely publication of this module highlights the still-relevant and consequential topics of police-community relations within the black community, professionalism in law enforcement, and community development and crime education.

African American and African Studies Librarian and Comparative Studies Librarian

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