Sub-Saharan Africa Collection Policy
subject description and guidelines
- The selection of material is to cover the history and culture of Sub-Saharan Africa.
- These programs vary from beginning undergraduate courses to post-doctoral research. The programs served by the collection include, but are not limited to, the Africana Studies & Research Center, departments of Anthropology, City & Regional Planning, Economics, English, Government, History, Linguistics, Sociology, the Institute for African Development and Near Eastern Studies.
- The overall collecting goal is in both the social sciences and humanities.
- In order of importance, the regional emphases of the collection is sub-Saharan Africa.
areas of significant geographic coverage
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Material selected for this area is in English, French, Kiswahili, Zulu, and Yoruba.
- Emphasis is given to the Ancient Africa through contemporary times.
- Emphasis is on current materials: monographs, periodicals (serials) in print and electronic formats. Manuscripts and theses and dissertations from other universities are preferably acquired in microform, when requested. Audiovisual materials and other formats are collected selectively. Important current African newspapers and magazines are acquired in part through the Library of Congress Nairobi office.
- John Henrik Clarke Africana Library
- Library Annex
- Olin Library
special collections or noteworthy resources in the field
- Special Collections: K Rare Books & Manuscripts, and Law Library.
- Sociology (SOC)
- City and Regional Planning (CRP)
- Economics (ECON)
- English (ENGL)
- Government (GOVT)
- Linguistics (LING)
- Anthropology (ANTHR)
- History (HIST)
- Acree, Eric Kofi - Director John Henrik Clarke Africana Library; Coordinator of Fine Arts and Music Libraries