UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies Vertical File Collection


1969 – present

Collection number





15 linear feet


University of California, Los Angeles. Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, Los Angeles, California 90095-1545


The vertical file collection contains select articles from newspapers, magazines, and monographs. The collection also includes course readers, pamphlets, masters theses, magazines, illustrations and photos, newsletters, journals, faculty written works & biographies, articles, biographies and plays.

Physical Location

The collection is currently housed at UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Library and Media Center Haines Hall Rooms 131 and 135. Collection materials are in English.


Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers. To any part of the collection please contact the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Librarian.  Contact information:

Dalena Estelle Hunter, Librarian

Phone (310) 825-6060

E-mail: librarian@bunche.ucla.edu

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the copyright holder. Permission for publication is not given on behalf of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, as we are not the  copyright holder, and access to the materials is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Please site the material according its accepted citation format. Each item will require specific citation according to its format. For unpublished materials, please use the following format. UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. Vertical File [File Name] [Item Description].

Acquisition Information

Vertical files are acquired from newspaper and academic journal subscriptions as well as photographs, theses, newsletters, pamphlets, flyers, and other materials donated to the center. The vertical file is updated with current and retroactive materials on a regular basis.

Scope and Content

The vertical file collection includes :


General Subjects




Photographs and Illustrations

Thesis and Dissertations