Clark African American Literature Collection

Clark African American Literature Collection

The Clark Collection of African American Literature includes nearly 6,000 volumes and represents the works of more than 15,000 authors and artists. The collection was founded by Suffolk University Professor Edward Clark in 1971, in collaboration with the Museum of African American History and the National Park Service's Boston African American National Historic Site.

The collection highlights include: unpublished manuscripts by artists Allan Rohan Crite and Benny Andrews, works by New England writers of color, African history and geography, twentieth-century fiction, journals and pamphlets, poetry, drama, and lyrics, and literary criticism and studies.

This site includes a sampling of publications, photographs and other materials related to the collection. A full list of the collection's items is available by browsing the Sawyer Library's catalog.


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Clark Collection Publications

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