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Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

 Organization

Established in 1954, the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University is the largest separate Africana collection in existence.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Records of the Africana Library

 Collection
Identifier: 9/1/15
Abstract The Records of the Africana Library (chiefly correspondence) are arranged in alphabetical order. Files span the years from 1947 through 2000.
Dates: 1947 - 2000

David Jolly Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 35/20

Jan Vansina Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 030
Abstract Jan Vansina was born in Antwerp, Belgium on September 14, 1929 and received his Ph.D. in history from the University Leuven in 1957. He is a major figure in the study of Africa. He published twenty monographs, over two hundred articles, and was the co-author, editor, compiler, annotator etc. of many other works. His extensive fieldwork and study of oral tradition established the context and methodologies for reconstructing African history through the use of oral tradition. The Jan Vansina...
Dates: 1718-2010; Other: Date acquired: 07/31/2010