"A non-profit member organization established to support African and African American focused museums nationally and internationally, as well as the professionals who protect, preserve and interpret African and African American art, history and culture."
Frick Art Reference Library’s research guide to artists, collectors, and dealers of underrepresented identities in their collections, including those who are Black, Indigenous, Asian, and Hispanic and Latinx.
A collection of 77 vintage photographs, primarily from the early 20th century formerly owned by Blondie Robinson, an accomplished African-American vaudeville performer of that era. Brown Digital Repository.
"Robert Melvin 'Bob' Adelman (October 30, 1930 – March 19, 2016) was an American photographer known for his images of the African-American Civil Rights Movement." Note: Images are watermarked and must be purchased for use beyond personal research.
Project to preserve and provide access to a collection of images of national significance that document African American art and culture, community-based art-making, and art-based community making in Los Angeles during the early 1970s. From Cal State via JSTOR.
"Jackson Davis, an educational reformer and amateur photographer, took nearly 6,000 photographs of African American schools, teachers and students throughout the Southeastern United States." University of Virginia Library site.
"The Obsidian Collection is a user-friendly, virtual portal for Black culture providing access to images of historical, artistic and cultural significance gathered from Black newspapers, photographers, archives and community groups from around the country. These images are available for licensing and permissions to tell our stories." Note: images are watermarked.
Representations of Black diasporic people and cultures through close to a century of illustrations and musical and lyrical compositions found in sheet music publications in the Brown University Library collections. Warning: contains some offensive and racist material.
"World-leading cultural institution devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences." Part of the New York Public Library.
A freely available search hub for digital materials (still and moving images, sound, text) in African American history and culture. Searches materials from a wide variety of cultural institutions across the United States. (NOTE: the Brown University Library is a contributing partner to this project.)
Scrapbooks containing a diverse array of manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets, artwork, clippings, and ephemera primarily related to African-American history from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. From Columbia University Libraries.