Northwestern University Library Establishes Collection of Obama Memorabilia From Africa

The Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University has established a collection of memorabilia relating to President-elect Barack Obama that originated in Africa. The collection includes posters, bumper stickers, performance DVDs, recorded music, T-shirts, and greeting cards. Many of the items are currently on display at the library.

Melville J. Herskovits, a noted anthropologist, founded Northwestern’s African studies program in 1948. The Herskovits Library is said to house the largest collection of Africana in the world.