Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922, now searchable in The CAT

More than 400 titles from the online collection of Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922, are now searchable through The CAT. A “Keywords Anywhere” search of “afamer” will retrieve the records. The collections can also be searched in LionSearch.

Spanning almost 400 years of African American history, the collection contains books, pamphlets, and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, presenting a record of Afro-American history, literature and culture. It was created from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Afro-Americana Collection–an accumulation that began with Benjamin Franklin. A critical resource for scholars and students, the digital edition will create new opportunities for research and teaching.

Questions can be directed to the Libraries’ Bibload Working Group at