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History: Black History

Resources for history research at WKU

Here you will find a wealth of sources on the history of African Americans.

The Department of Library Special Collections acquires and preserves materials primarily related to Kentucky and Kentuckians, with the objective of making them available to researchers interested in the state, its people and their relationship to the world. Visit us to learn about the Civil War, World War II, Kentucky authors, Mammoth Cave, Western Kentucky University, genealogy, folklore, Kentucky Shakers, politics and more. It consists of the Kentucky Library Research Collections, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives, and WKU Archives.

Faculty Subject Specialist

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Dan Forrest
Cravens Library, Room 606
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101