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About the Collection
The Black History and Visual Culture Digital Collection consists of compelling visual materials that celebrate and remember Black life on Penn State’s campuses, in the broader United States, and around the world. Posters, poems, and other visual materials have been digitized in an ongoing effort to expand holdings of published and primary source materials related to a diversity of Black experiences. Represented collections include the University Archives, the Charles L. Blockson Collection of African Americana and the African Diaspora, the Black History and Literature Collection, and many others from the Special Collections Libraries on Penn State’s campuses. The digitized materials serve as helpful surrogates in teaching, research, and experiential learning, and include content that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.
- The Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists
- Black Alumni Oral History Collection
- Penn State University Archives Photograph Collection: African American students (Black students) Series
- Black History and Visual Culture Playlist
- University History