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* English: African American Literature


African American Review (formerly called Black American Literature Forum)


Journal of Black Studies


In Rare Books and Special Collections

John A. Williams (b. 1925). Nearly complete archive, including manuscripts, notes, drafts, and proof copies for the author's published works; minor unpublished works; photographs, memorabilia; correspondence that includes nearly 100 letters from Chester Himes; and a complete collection of his printed books. Acquisition includes all future archival materials produced by the author. John A. Williams is the author of Sissie (1963), The Man Who Cried I Am (1967), Captain Blackman (1972), and !ClickSong (1982), along with seven other novels and several volumes of non-fiction, chiefly concerning the African-American experience in America. John A. Williams collection.

Frederick Douglass Douglass lived in Rochester between 1847 and 1872. The Frederick Douglass Project, a collaboration between the library and the Frederick Douglass Institute here, "seeks to digitize all of the Frederick Douglass materials held in the collections of the University of Rochester Library."