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  • Data Set Title: Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies
  • Description: "Established in 1954, the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University is the largest separate Africana collection in existence. Its scope is as wide as the continent of Africa itself; its subject matter ranges from art, history, literature, music, and religion to communications, management, and cooking. The Africana collection is a resource for the entire university, and most of Northwestern's disciplinary programs are reflected in the collection." [Excerpt from website]
  • Data and Document Types: artwork, books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, video recordings
  • Topics: Art, History, Literature, Music, Religion
  • Discipline: Varied, including Anthropology, Fine Arts, History, Sociology
  • Region: Africa
  • Nature of Collection: Partially digital and physical.
  • Location of Collection: Evanston, IL (Northwestern University)
  • Finding Aid: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/libraries-collections/evanston-campus/africana-collection/catalogs-databases

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