Kofi Acree

Director, John Henrik Clarke Africana Library; Curator, Africana Collections, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
(607) 255-5229

Kofi Acree is the Director for the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library and Curator of Africana Collections. He provides leadership for the Africana Library as well as advancement strategies for student and faculty learning and development of library collections of Africana in support of educational research related to our rare and distinctive collections in African and African American History and the diaspora. The scope of the collection that he is building in Africana Studies and related rare and distinctive materials include subject areas such as: Institutional Racism, African American Community Organizations, International Race Relations, African American Social and Political Thought, Current Issues and Problems in African American Politics, Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies, which also includes Area/Global Studies, American Studies, and Asian Studies. He serves in a dual role for the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) as Curator of Africana Collections and in consultation with the Director of RMC, provides vision and leadership for the representation of African and African American History and the Black Diaspora as reflected in rare and distinctive collections at CUL. This responsibility is inclusive of acquisition initiatives related to Africana rare, manuscript and archival collections. He has authored numerous library guides which provide resources on the experiences of those of African descent.