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Africa Embracing Obama Collection

In anticipation of the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, the Herskovits Library began collecting material depicting the African response to Barack Obama's candidacy, Democratic party nomination, and subsequent victory, paralleling their established Realia collection. The collection continues to grow as new materials are collected on an on-going basis. The library engages local dealers, students, and faculty to scout and purchase additions

Melville J. Herskovits Pamphlet Collection

Melville J. Herkovits was a pioneer anthropologist and Africanist and a Professor of Sociology (1927-38) and of Anthropology (1938-61) at Northwestern University. From 1961 through 1963, he held Northwestern’s Chair of African Studies, the first such position in the United States.