The Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division holds and provides access to books, serials, and microforms containing information by and about people of African descent throughout the world, concentrating on the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. You can expect to find media such as
This division is open to the public and does not require any appointment to view materials. You can search this collection by going to
Feel free to check out the Conducting Research page to learn more about how to conduct research here at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Religious dancing of the Blacks, termed "Shouting".
Can researchers walk in to access the collection?
We are open for research and quiet study, and to access the Library's general collections.
Are research appointments required to access the collection onsite?
General collections are available to view without an appointment.
Who can researchers contact with further questions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional queries.