AAMLO Study Guides
AAMLO Archives: Research and Study Guides
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation, and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations.
AAMLO's Archives has compiled research guides on the following topics to assist new researchers with finding primary and secondary sources. They are designed to serve entry level research and for researchers preparing to visit the archives.
Select a featured research guide, or browse the Alphabetical Index of Study Guides below.
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Learn more about African American Women's Clubs in California using collections at AAMLO.
West Coast Blues
Celebrate Oakland's legendary West Coast Blues scene with these collections at AAMLO.
Pioneers and Early Residents
Research material on Alta California and California's earliest African American pioneers.
Newspapers and Journalists
Materials at AAMLO related to the Black Press and African American journalists.
Collections related to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Music, Opera, and Singers
Items related to African American music, opera, and singers of the early 20th century (1900-1940).
Study material related to African Americans, maritime history, and the Black Pacific.
Marcus Garvey and the UNIA
Collections related to Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.)