I was recipient of a research grant from the Lilly Foundation that allowed me to work with an African-American scholar at Howard University. A primary goal of the grant was for me to learn about African-American contributions to my area of study. During my initial visit to Howard University I learned about the Moorland-Spingarn Library that is located there. It is recognized as one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections that documents the history and culture of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world. The Moorland-Spingarn Library collects, preserves, and makes available for research a wide range of resources that chronicle the Black experience. I did numerous visits to Howard University during and after my grant period and was impressed with the holdings of the Moorland-Spingarn Library and the services conveyed by the staff. Certainly a unique and vibrant contribution to learning.
—Jim Schnell, Ohio Dominican University; Anthem Global Media and Communication Studies