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Title:'A monument more lasting than bronze': the collections of the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, Oxford
Author:Pinfold, JohnISNI
Periodical:African Research and Documentation
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Great Britain
Subjects:African studies collections
colonial history
Abstract:The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies (formerly known as the Rhodes House Library) was established in 1929 as a dependent library of the Bodleian Library, specializing in the history and current affairs of the Commonwealth and sub-Saharan Africa. It was principally through the work of the Oxford Colonial Records Project (OCRP), established in 1963, that the manuscripts collection at Rhodes House was transformed into one of national and international importance for the study of British colonial history. This article outlines the history of the collections, describes some major acquisitions relating to Africa, and indicates how the Library's collections are made available. Bibliogr., ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]