This book exhibits the major role that the Library of Congress has taken in making an effort to maintain and create additional order in the preservation and the dissemination of information in a variety of formats of African-American life, culture, and ideas for a better world. It also brings to light several libraries in the United States that are known for superior treatment of materials regarding the African-American experience. In addition, it seeks to determine perceptions of the academic community and library clientele, using some of the great intellectual centers for their studies. However, the collection of Founder’s Library at Howard University, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library are able to adequately service their communities. Of course, the Library of Congress is in a class alone where there are floating research initiatives to provide authentic materials in a variety of formats to its global research community.