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Title:Uncovering UCLA Library Special Collections information resources for researchers: the pre-independence socio-political landscape in Zanzibar from the Michael Lofchie collection
Authors:Kaaya, JanetISNI
Bachli, Kelley WolfeISNI
Periodical:African Research and Documentation
Geographic terms:Zanzibar
United States
About person:Michael F. LofchieISNI
Abstract:After more than four decades of obscurity, a collection of historical African newspapers and other materials, the Michael Lofchie Collection, donated to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Library Special Collections Department in the United States in the 1960s, is now being made widely accessible. The collection contains primarily pre-independence materials from Zanzibar. It holds about 120 volumes, covering 22 newspaper titles in various languages, including English, Swahili, Gujarati, and Arabic. In addition, it includes bulletins, journals, monographs, manuscripts, booklets, information sheets and minutes of meetings. The collection's depth and breadth reflect the sociocultural, economic and political environments that prevailed in Zanzibar over the timespan of the collection, from 1909 to 1965. This article deals with the research value of the collection, its collector, access to the collection, and its composition. Bibliogr., notes. [ASC Leiden abstract]