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Library Resource Guide for: AFRICANA STUDIES

Library Collections

» Collection Development Policy for Africana Studies

Database Resources:

» Brown Theses & Dissertations
The Brown University Theses and Dissertations database includes over 15,000 records for dissertations written and submitted in fulfillment of Brown University degree requirements from 1893 to 2000. Included are undergraduate honors theses, master's theses, and doctoral dissertations. Records include the author's name, thesis title, degree awarded, year, granting department, and when available, thesis advisor.

Microform Resources:

» Church Missionary Society Archive: African Missions, 1803-1949
Covers Anglican missions to Sierra Leone (1803-1880). 27 Reels. Printed guide is shelved with Microform Indexes under call no. BV3625 .S4 C48x 1997.
Rock Microfilm BV3625.S4 C48x

» Papers of W.E. B. DuBois, 1877-1963
Writings of the foremost African American leader of the 20th century, who strongly influenced, and was influenced by, Pan-Africanism in his later years.
Rock Microfilm E185.97 .D8x

» Records of the American Committee on Africa
51 Reels, covering the period from 1952-1985. From the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University.
Rock Microfilm DT38 .A67x

Multimedia Resources:

» Ali Farka Toure
One example of the numerous sound recordings of African music that can be found in the Orwig Music Library. For further information on how to find African music, click on the Music link on the menu in the left hand column.
M1830.T68 A44x 1984

» The African Studies Companion
A compendium designed to help researchers identify and locate information sources on Africa. The JOSIAH record also links to the electronic version, which is continuously updated.
Rock Ref DT19.8 .Z45 2006

Print Resources:

» Encyclopedia of African History
Provides basic introductory material for the historical study of Africa.
Rock Ref 1-SIZE DT20 .E53 2005 Vols 1-3

Special Collections:
Special Collections A-Z

» American Culture and Society
» History (United States)
» Race and Ethnicity
» Literature (United States)
» Africa

» Carroll (Michael R.) papers, 1885-1931
» Chace (Elizabeth Buffum), and family, papers [ca. 1801-1900]
» Hall-Hoag collection of dissenting and extremist printed propaganda
» Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays
» Jay Saunders Redding (1906-1988) papers
» Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Diary (1922-1934)
» Onitsha Market Literature Archive
» Portuguese Angola, Azores and Cape Verde Islands Collection
» Watson (John Brown) collection

Selection Policies for Storage:
» General Guidelines
» Africa and Ancient Egypt(DT)
» Latin America. Spanish America (F1201-3799)
» Latin American History(E101-E143
» U.S. Local History; Canada (F1-1200)
» United States History (E)