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Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

 Organization

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Records of the Africana Library

 Collection
Identifier: 9/1/15
Scope and Contents The Records of the Africana Library (41 record cartons) are arranged in alphabetical order. Files span the years from 1944 through 1981.
Dates: 1944-1981

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