AFRICAN STUDIES COLLECTION
- Main Library
- Research Collections
- African Newspapers Currently Received
- African Language Collection
- Sample Serials
- Human Relations Area Files
- African Posters
Political and cultural posters are listed by country in a catalogue on the sixth floor of the Main Library. They may be viewed in and borrowed for classroom use from Library E660.
- African Telephone Books
- African University Handbooks and Catalogs
- Uncataloged Books
There is a collection of more than 1000 uncataloged books in Library E660.
Most of these books are elementary-level books or booklets in African languages.
There are children's books, religious tracts, booklets in European languages
and more than 100 volumes of Onitsha market literature.
These books are listed by language in a catalogue on the sixth floor of the Main Library.
- Student Bibliographies
All bibliographies prepared for G732
Introduction to the Bibliography of sub-Saharan Africa are listed by
author and subject in a catalogue on the sixth floor of the Main Library.
They may be borrowed from Library E660.
There is a large collection
of reprints, conference papers, and other uncataloged items that may be
borrowed from Library E660.
- Media & Reserve
- Government Publications
government publications collection of nearly 1 million volumes is a
partially catalogued collection. Since 1997 new receipts have been
catalogued and are listed in IUCAT. IU has a good collection of African
government publications and an excellent collection of international
government publications dealing with Africa. Access to most of these
publications is through the card catalogue and other resources in the
Government Publications Department on the second floor of the Main
Library. Since the card catalogue does not represent the complete
holdings of the Government Publications Department, one should always ask
at the Government Publications Reference Desk for items not found in the
- Geography and Map
The map collection is partially catalogued. Only some
U.S. maps are catalogued and listed in IUCAT. There is a large collection
of sheet maps of Africa, including a complete set of relatively recent CIA
maps of Africa. Maps are shelved by country.
A computer database lists uncataloged African maps by country.
- Fine Arts Library
The Fine Arts Library houses materials on African visual arts. An online database of images from the slide library is available from the Fine Arts Library home page to users on the Bloomington Campus.
- Lilly Library
The Lilly Library, the University's rare book collection, has examples of early African cartography, texts of exploration and travel, volumes on the slave trade, reports of colonization societies, the Boxer collection of materials on Portuguese-speaking Africa, the Ball collection of children's literature, the Noma Award for African Publishing Archive and the papers of Nadine Gordimer.
- Archives of Traditional Music
The Archives of Traditional Music has the largest collection of African sound recordings in the US. It includes recordings and tapes of African oral data and music, the Dennis Duerden collection of French and English-speaking writers, poets, and play
wrights, the Lee Nichols collection of interviews with African writers, the African film archival collection, the Archives of Languages of the World which includes tape samples of more than 30 African languages, and the BBC Somali Service Archive.
Comments: Marion Frank Wilson
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