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African Studies: Travel Accounts

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

View of the Entrance into Cape Town from Green Point (1801-1804)

View of the Entrance into Cape... Digital ID: 1248287. New York Public Library

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An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798: including cursory observations o ....(NYPL Digital Gallery)

Travel Accounts

Travel accounts are rich primary sources for African Studies.

  • A selected list of primary sources on microfilm at Rutgers University Libraries, including travel accounts, can be found here.

To find travel accounts in the Library Catalog, you will want to do an Advanced Search using subject headings such as those below, in conjunction with the region name:

[Country name] -- Description and travel

Voyages and travel

You can also search the Library Catalog for microfilm collections related to your topic:

In Advanced Search, use your keyword and/or subject search in conjunction with a Title search for "microform."