Library

MLK Week 2019 in the Library

The Library vestibule features an exhibit on Martin Luther King, Jr., put together by Professor Patricia Lott, College Archivist Carolyn Weigel, former Director of Diversity Paulette Patton and student Bryanna Jones.

The exhibit features photos, artifacts and writings by and about Dr. King.

We also encourage you to search our Library Catalog for books, articles and other writings by and about Dr. King. Just putting his name into the box on the Library Homepage, which searches our all-new library system, yields over 9,000 results available in print or online available through the Ursinus Library. (If you search in Libraries worldwide you get over 62,000 results!). From his original writings to countless books and articles about him, his impact, and his legacy, you’ll find the best materials to deepen your understanding of his life and his historical significance.

Some of our primary source databases can provide unique insight to Dr. King, the Civil Rights Movement, race relations past and present, the African and African-American experience throughout history and much more. These databases include:

American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996

New York Times, 1851-2011

Slavery and Anti-Slavery (SAS): A Transnational Archive, Parts 1, II, III and IV

We hope you’ll check them out!

Please don’t hesitate to contact any of the librarians for conversations about research, help finding materials, or general questions.