Welcome to the IAAR research guide! This guide serves as a portal to library resources relevant to the research being supported by the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of African American Research. Please use the tabs above to navigate this research guide.
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"The IAAR was conceived in the early 1990s by UNC faculty who believed that it was important to have a free-standing building and center devoted to researching “black life and history.” Out of their efforts the Institute of African American Research was established in 1995 as a research unit to “foster scholarly inquiry about the experiences of black people” in North Carolina particularly but anywhere else in the US and the world."