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This article examines the historical context of these issues, and makes clear that, despite inadequate resources, many of these libraries had created significant collections for education, research, and services. But there is still much work to be done. [Article copies available for a fee ji'om The Haworth Document Delh'erv Service: I-BOO-HAWORTH. E-mail address: <[email protected]> Website: <http://v.'> © 2001 by The Haw011h Press, Inc. All rights reserved.]

KEYWORDS. African-American university and college libraries, African-American library resources, Historically Black Colleges and Universities


The idea for this article, which discusses the past and future development of Black colleges and their libraries, appeared when I was asked to write a review of the book Untold Stories: Civil Rights, Lihraries, and Black Lihrarianship edited by John Mark Tucker. I It documents an era not usually remembered or studied for its contributions to libraries-the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. Tucker's book, however, is not limited to the contributions of libraries during the Civil Rights era, but develops two other topics, "Legacies of Black Librarianship" and "Resources for Library Personnel, Services and Collections." Each section has at least one essay that contains information appropriate to the collections and services of academic libraries in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).