College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Novel Collections

Note that this is a 1987 archival document and should not be used without further verification.



Since the Project's founding in 1983, HBW's mission has been to:

  • Identify texts that have been lost to history and advocate for their return.
  • Promote the awareness of the works by African American authors.
  • Create opportunities for learning about and engaging them.

This archival database displays our holdings by decade. Our current collection holds nearly 4,000 well-known and lesser-known novels by African American writers.  Please contact hbw@ku.edu if you are interested in the updated HBW corpus. Are you using our Novel Collections in your research or teaching? We’d love to hear about it.  Drop us a line at hbw@ku.edu and tell us about your project.  

 


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