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John Brown Russwurm


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

Quick Links

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.

Other Indexes & Databases

Tension/Teacity: Africana Studies at 50

Tension/Tenacity: Africana Studies at 50

"2019 marks five decades of the Africana Studies program, the African American Society, and the John Brown Russwurm Center at Bowdoin College. Culled from the College Archives’ collections, Tension/Tenacity seeks to consider the programs’ strengths and struggles while highlighting the people who have championed their existence."
Explore digital content and learn more about 2019 AF/AM/50 events, sharing your story, and researching in the archives.

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