Black/African Heritage Month is a time to remember the important contributions and achievements of Black/African Heritage cultures on campus, throughout history and their current contributions to the world. Explore Mason Libraries’ collections to learn more. Online resources are available – free – to Mason students, faculty and staff. Login with your Mason username and password. Some selected collections include:
- African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
Time travel into history with access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. Includes papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Also available to search is the wide-ranging magazine collection from 1825-1995.
- Black Studies in Video
Survey the evolution of black culture in the United States through documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage. Includes topics of history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
- Oxford African American Studies Center
Highlights the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Content includes primary source documents, biographies, images, maps, film clips, sound recordings, and thematic timelines. The collection is continually updated and offers education and teacher resources.
Please note the Libraries are closed January 16 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The Libraries are open on January 20, Inauguration Day.
Mason graduate students seeking a reserved research/writing carrel in Fenwick Library’s Graduate Study Zone can enter the Graduate Student Reserved Carrel Drawing. Entries are due by 5 p.m., January 18. Spaces are allocated for one academic term.
Eligible doctoral students can apply for Fenwick Dissertation Writers Room and Arlington Campus Library Dissertation Writers Room spaces. Carrels are allocated for one academic term on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mason faculty may place books, media and readings on reserve for student use in their courses. Physical course reserve items are located at Gateway Library (Johnson Center). Arlington Campus and Mercer Libraries also offer reserve services. Typically, print reserves do not circulate outside of the library. e-Reserves are accessible to students via their course pages in Blackboard.
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Questions? Need more information about reserves? Please contact the Mason Libraries Reserves Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.