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Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Sojourner Truth African American Research Collection

Mailing Address
Oxon Hill Branch Library
6200 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Contact: Martha Ruff, Librarian
Phone: 301 839-2400
E-mail: martha.ruff@pgcmls.info
Web: www.pgcmls.info
Finding Aids:  Biography Index, Literature Index
Access to Collections: http://catalog.pgcmls.info/polaris/default.aspx\(http://catalog.pgcmls.info/polaris/default.aspx)

Hours of Service:
Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
Thursday to Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Overview
This comprehensive collection of reference materials on African American history and culture includes over 16,000 cataloged items (many are rare or out-of-print), periodicals, sheet music by African American composers, pictures and vintage videos. It also includes information files containing pamphlets, news clippings and bibliographies. There is  an extensive collection of current and historical periodicals, including the NAACP’s Crisis magazine, the Journal of Negro History and Ebony Magazine.

The materials in the collection are included in the library’s online catalog. A separate index of biographies, short stories, plays and speeches in the collection is available in the Sojourner Truth Room.

Special Services

  • Microfilm/microfiche printouts
  • Photocopies
  • videotape (VHS) viewing station

Type of Materials:

  • Artifacts
  • Audiovisual Materials
  • Books and Monographs
  • Exhibitions
  • Information & Pamphlet File
  • Microforms
  • Musical Scores
  • Photographs
  • Primary Resources
  • Printed Ephemera
  • Serials

Detailed Description of Collections

  • Artifacts
  • Audiovisual Materials
  • Books and Monographs
  • Exhibitions
  • Microforms
  • Musical Scores
  • Photographs
  • Primary Resources
  • Printed Ephemera
  • Serials
  • Vertical File Material
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