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Rare Book School at the University of Virginia

C-75. Developing Collections of African-American Materials

Lucious Edwards, Jr. and Michael Plunkett

This course is aimed at research and rare book librarians, MS librarians, and archivists whose current responsibilities include the care of collections containing African-American printed and/or MS materials. Topics include: the history of African-American institutional collecting; sources for acquiring materials; developing clienteles of users; description and preservation; and current issues (Afrocentrism vs Eurocentrism, ethics, inter-institutional competition).

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Lucious Edwards, Jr and Michael Plunkett last teach this course at Rare Book School.