Bowdoin's first African-American graduate (1826)
The John Brown Russwurm Collection is available in the
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives on the 3rd floor of the Hawthorne Longfellow Library
Oxford African American Studies Center--A collection of encyclopedias and other authoritative reference sources published by Oxford University Press.
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998--More than 270 African American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries.
JSTOR--A collection of scholarly full-text journals.