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Researching African American Photographers

Selected sources of information aiding research on African American photographers.

Databases and Search Tools

Search Tips 

Here are two places to search through UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery:

  • Special Collections Search
    • By clicking on the tabs in this link, it can help limit what is being searched for within the Special Collections Department.
    • One can find photography collections, finding aids, fanzines, radical literature, Maryland and regional maps, artwork and posters, university publications, books within UMBC Special Collections, and UMBC's digital collections.
  • UMBC Library Home Search
    • By clicking on the tabs, it will limit the scope of the topic being searched.

Here are some tips when searching through our library pages:

  • Finding articles
  • Advanced Search:
    • This search tool can be extremely helpful if one knows what exactly they are looking for or more specifics than just a topic.
  • Tips on making the search specific:
    • Use quotes for phrases, e.g. "Spring Grove"
    • Or, use AND for phrases, e.g. Spring AND Grove
    • For name searches, use last name, first name in quotes, e.g. "Adams, Ansel