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Title:Africana personal papers at Indiana University: issues and questions
Author:Frank-Wilson, MarionISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:African Research and Documentation (ISSN 0305-862X)
Issue:112
Pages:15-24
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
United States
Subjects:African studies collections
autobiography
librarianship
Abstract:This paper, which was presented at the 2010 SCOLMA (UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa) conference, explores the research potential of the various collections of Africana personal papers owned by Indiana University. It first gives an overview of IU's collections of Africana personal papers, including the H.K. Banda Archive, the Nuer Field Notes of former missionary Eleanor Vandevort, the Nadine Gordimer Papers, the Athol Fugard Papers, the Bogumil Andrzejewski papers on the Somali, and the President Tubman Papers (Liberia). The author then discusses the acquisition and preservation of personal papers, digitization projects and related questions, and the use and research potential of personal papers. She also explores the new role of libraries and librarians in this context. Bibliogr., notes. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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