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Introduction to Poetry at The Schomburg Center: Research and Reference

A library resource guide to support poetry research at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division

The Schomburg Center and the New York Public Library offers a wide variety of resources that document people of African descent across the research libraries including research guides, databases, books, zines, and more. The Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference division holds a mix of primary and secondary resources relating to the Black diasporic experience. In this division you can find books, pamphlets, periodicals, collections on microfilm, access to databases, as well as other formats. Below represent some of the holdings in the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference division that poetry books, poetry studies, books about poets, and microfilm collections. 


 To find additional resources, check the NYPL catalog, or the NYPL Archives Portal.

Poetry on Microfilm

20th Century Poetry

21st Century Poetry

Poetry Studies

Poetry Reference and Anthologies

Databases and E-resources

Journals and Periodicals