Sub-Saharan African Collection
The Sub-Saharan African Collection includes materials in all languages and all subjects in the humanities and social sciences published in the nations of sub-Saharan Africa.
Most publications acquired are in English, French, Portuguese, or Afrikaans, with an increasing proportion of works in African languages. Publications about Africa that are published in other parts of the world are collected by the selector responsible for the country of publication. For information about Widener's collections from North Africa, please see the Middle Eastern Collection.
Most Harvard libraries have many African and African Studies publications, including Government Documents/Microforms, the Harvard Law School Library, Tozzer Library (anthropology), the Fine Arts Library, and the science libraries. Harvard users can borrow additional African materials via HCL Interlibrary Loan from the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).
If you have questions, comments, requests for purchases, or would like to make an appointment to discuss a research topic, please e-mail Bassey Irele, Librarian for Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Requesting Materials not in HOLLIS
- Requesting Materials in HOLLIS, listed as "ordered/received" or "on order"
African Studies at Harvard
- Department of African and African American Studies
- African Language Program
- Center for African Studies
- Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
Related Resources and Useful Links
- African Studies Association (ASA)
- Connecting-Africa: a portal to African research resources developed by the African Studies Centre, Leiden
- Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources
A site at Stanford University, with extensive indexes of links by country and topic as well as a special link to Breaking News from Africa.
- African Studies: a site at Columbia University, arranged by topic and country.
- H-Net Commons: an online forum that encourages scholarly discussions of research interests among scholars in a wide range of disciplines including African History and Culture, African Literature and Cinema, and Expressive Cultures of Africa