African-American Resources Program
School of Library and Information Sciences
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham NC 27707
Phone: (919) 560-5213/6485
Fax: (919) 560-6402
Hours: By appointment
Services: Photocopying at cost. Duplication of photos, when permissible, at cost.
The William Tucker Collection of Black Authors and Illustrators is made up of 11 separate collections. The Collection's emphasis is children's literature and is named for William Tucker, the first known black child to be born in America. The collection consists of notes, working drafts, sketches, typescripts, galleys, correspondence, and autographed books.
Papers of children's books author and illustrator with a particular interest in the re-telling of African and West Indian folktales. Includes proofs from his first book, Walk Together Children .
Papers of the former poetry editor for Essence magazine. Includes materials relating to the publication of her book, A Song of Billie Holiday .
Papers of the Baltimore-born artist, illustrator, biographer, and art historian. Includes brush and ink illustrations and dust jacket drawings relating to Taiwo and Her Twin , Sitting Bull , Cotton for Jim , and others.
The papers of the Brooklyn, New York, illustrator and author include correspondence, sketches, and clippings for the book Black Child and the biographical film Head and Heart .
Papers of the former missionary, probation officer, and award-winning children's author. Includes materials pertaining to North Town , and John Brown: A Cry for Freedom .
Papers of the Parmele, North Carolina, native who became part of the Washington D.C. Black Writers Workshop. Includes materials pertaining to her book, Bubbles .
Papers of author whose books focus on African-American teenagers. Includes materials pertaining to eight of his books.
Papers of author whose work focuses on the African-American community, including materials pertaining to the production of Listen for the Fig Tree .
Selected papers of the Chicago children's librarian and author containing items related to her book, The Legend of Africana.
Papers of the former Chicago children's librarian and author whose work centered on eliminating stereotypical portrayals of African Americans in literature. The collection includes materials on segregation, Head Start, and African-American bibliography as well as documentation of her writings.
Selected papers of a children's book author who has written biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammed Ali, and Stevie Wonder.