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History 093/191: The Black Panther Party: Primary Sources

For Peniel Joseph and his students

For more Primary Sources

See this guide for more general collections on the Civil Rights Movement

African-American Newspapers & Periodicals

African-American Newspapers, 1827-1998

The titles in this collection will complement those below, the ones below are not included in this collection, however.


The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP. 

1910 to the present are available to search.

Tisch does not own the titles below, you will need to request them on Interlibrary Loan or go to the library owning them. 

Black Panther v. 5 (1970)-v. 20: no. 9 (1980: Sept.) Available at the Boston Public Library!  Call number: AP2.B612;  Worcester Public Library also has it, 1968-1970 Contained in Underground Newspaper Collection reels 5,16,42

Muhammad Speaks Vol. 1, [no. 1] (Oct./Nov. 1961)-v. 15, no. 8 (Oct. 31, 1975) BPL Central - Newspapers and in Microtext; Call number for both: E185.61.M953

Bilalian News "Muhammad speaks" is superimposed on "Bilalian news" on masthead, Nov. 7, 1975. Vol. 15, no. 9 (Nov. 7, 1975)-v. 6, no. 52 (Oct. 30, 1981). BPL - Rivermoor Offsite Storage

Los Angeles Sentinel 1969-  at Boston College O'Neill Library Microforms

Historic American Government Publications

African-American Collections


Search for Archive Collections

Unless the collection is online, you will need to make sure the collection is somewhere you can actually go to.  Harvard- special letters can be written to use Harvard collections.  Make sure by searching WorldCat that they are not available anywhere else in the Boston area.  Letters are available at the Reference Desk to write you a letter to ask for permission to get into their libraries, they doesn't mean they will!

Black Panther Collections

FBI Papers

Civil Rights Collections

Microfilm Collections

Newspapers & Periodicals

Subject Guide

Connie Reik
Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian and Government Information Coordinator
Tisch Library
Appointment Hours:
M-F 10-5pm

Consider entering your research paper/project for the Tisch Undergraduate Research Award


  • All undergraduate students who are registered through the end of Spring 2016 are eligible.
  • Group projects are eligible.
  • Projects/papers completed in 2015 are eligible

Award Categories

A first prize of $500 and a second prize of $250 (split evenly among groups) will be given to projects/papers in each of the following categories:

  • First year writing program (ENG 1-4, Philosophy 1, or any course taken to fulfill the college writing requirement)
  • 001-099 level courses
  • 100-199 level courses

More information and specifics