Chuck Jefferson Research Library

The Chuck Jefferson Research Library was established in 2018. Our collection includes mostly local African American history materials in all formats.

We also have global African and African American materials. The library features special events, lecture series and book discussions.

We are available to answer reference and research questions.

Call: 815.962.9117

or

Email: cjrl@aarcbooker.com

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Click here for the CJR Library Catalog

The Chuck Jefferson Research Library lecture series, mini-lecture series and the Black History Month book and film discussions are annual events. The lecture series are held from May through the first two weeks of June, the mini-lectures are held in the fall, and the book and film discussions are held in February.

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The Chuck Jefferson Research Library is opened to the general public for book borrowing, scholarly research, as well as other community and cultural engagements: annual lecture series and book/film discussions.

The library’s history committee undertakes historical research projects to collect African American history and cultural traditions to impact the Rockford regions.

The library is a member of the American Library Association and its history committee members belong to AAHGS and ASALH where they present scholarly papers.