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African Studies: Primary Sources

Resources for African History, Current Events, Arts, Literature and Cultures, and Social Science Disciplines.

Cooperative Africana Microform Project

The Cooperative Africana Microform Project makes a variety of primary source material available to researchers via Interlibrary Loan. Included are records of organizations and missionary societies doing work in Africa, military records, pamphlet collections and other ephemera, among other resources.

The CAMP collection guide is available here. You can also search the Center for Research Libraries catalog to find CAMP holdings.

To request microfilm reels from the CAMP collection, use the Rutgers University Library Interlibrary Loan form.

Methodology for African Studies Research Using Primary Sources

Sources and methods in African history : spoken, written, unearthed / edited by Toyin Falola and Christian Jennings. Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2004. ALEX DT19.S68 2004

Finding Archival Sources

The African Studies Companion: A Guide to Information Sources. 4th ed. Hans Zell, and CecileLomer. ALEX REF DT19.8.Z45

French colonial Africa : a guide to official sources / Gloria D. Westfall. London; New York : Hans Zell Publishers, 1992. ALEX REF DT532.W47 1992

A guide to original sources for precolonial western Africa published in European languages : for the most part in book form / by J.D. Fage. [Madison] : African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1994. ALEX REF Z3516.5.F34 1994

Guide to Non-Federal Archives and Manuscripts in the United States Relating to Africa. Vols.1-2. Aloha South, comp. New York: Hans Zell Publishers, 1989. ALEX REF CD3002.S68

The making of modern Africa : a guide to archives / compiled by Chris Cook. New York : Facts on File, c1995. ALEX STACKS Z3508.H5C66 1995

Reference guide to Africa : a bibliography of sources / edited by Alfred Kagan. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005. ALEX REF Z3501.K15 2005

Sub-Saharan Africa : a guide to information sources / W. A. E. Skurnik. Detroit : Gale Research Co., c1977. ALEX STACKS Z3501 .S55