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A HISTORY OF FISK UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: 150 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PUBLIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, 1866 – 2016

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dc.contributor.advisor West, Carroll V
dc.contributor.author Owens, Sr., Brandon Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-16T23:01:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-16T23:01:56Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/6323
dc.description.abstract On January 9, 1866, a formal ceremony opened the doors of Fisk Free Colored School to educate whites and newly freed slaves in Nashville, Tennessee. This dissertation will argue that from the institution’s opening in 1866, Fisk University Library evolved from a passive role of providing materials for students, faculty, and the public to a leadership role in the effort to collect, preserve, and shape the study of African American history and culture. By the twenty-first century, the library was a premier African American historical organization with connections to every sub-field of public history: oral history, archival science, historic preservation, programming, museum curatorship, documentary films, and digital humanities. Overall, this research will explore the various ways an underrepresented and under-studied group of people used their power and agency to produce a new historical narrative that included the contributions of Africans and African Americans to global society.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.source.uri http://dissertations.umi.com/mtsu:11365
dc.subject History
dc.subject African American studies
dc.subject Library science
dc.title A HISTORY OF FISK UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: 150 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PUBLIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, 1866 – 2016
dc.date.updated 2020-11-16T23:01:56Z
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.contributor.committeemember Kyriakoudes, Louis M
dc.contributor.committeemember Hoffschwelle, Mary
dc.contributor.committeemember Lambert, Frank
dc.thesis.degreelevel doctoral
dc.description.degree Ph.D.


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