Title: George A. Smathers Libraries information leaflets
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00073866/00009
 Material Information
Title: George A. Smathers Libraries information leaflets
Series Title: Africana collection
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: George A. Smathers Libraries
Affiliation: University of Florida -- George A. Smathers Libraries -- Department of Special and Area Studies Collections
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Floria
Publication Date: 2002
Subject: University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00073866
Volume ID: VID00009
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida

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The University of Florida's George A.
Smathers Libraries' Africana Collection
has been developed and managed to
support the past, ongoing and future
needs of UF's Center for African Studies, one of
the most active and well regarded such centers
in the US. Ours is the only US Department of
Education Title VI Center for African Studies in
the southeastern US. One of eleven African
Studies centers supported by a National
Resource Center grant, it facilitates and sup-
ports the rapidly expanding range of graduate
and professional research on Africa in as many
as thirty departments in ten of the university's
seventeen colleges.

The Africana Collection is recognized as a
unique resource within our libraries, ranking
among the best such collections in the US. It
numbers upwards of 120,000 circulating and
non-circulating book volumes and over 500
journal titles published in many languages and
dispersed throughout the libraries on campus.
Monographs and serials, audio and video
recordings, newspapers, microfilm, rare books
and manuscripts, modern as well as antique
maps and atlases, computer data files, govern-
ment documents and a variety of other formats
support research and teaching programs. These
include disciplinary topics from the natural
sciences and applied fields such as agriculture
to the social sciences, humanities and profes-
sions. Reflecting the great breadth and depth of
these academic and professional programs, the
Africana Collection facilitates the interdiscipli-
nary and applied approaches to the study of the

continent, its flora and fauna, peoples and
cultures, natural resources and wildlife for
which our programs are best known.

The collection is fully cataloged, with records
searchable via the online library catalog. Online
services provide ease of access to the collection
from off campus
sites through an
array of library
lending consortia
such as the
Association of
Libraries, the
Center for
Research Libraries
(and its
Project), the

Research Libraries Group, Research Library
Information Network, SOLINET (the
regional administrative unit for OCLC), the
Association of Southeast Research Libraries
and the State University Libraries of Florida.


Notable holdings
include the George
Fortune collection of
Southern Bantu linguis-
tics (especially Shona),
the Donald Abraham
collection of Lusophone
culture and history
(concentrating on
Angola and
Mozambique). Professor -
Gwendolen M. Carter's
collection relating to the
South African liberation
struggle and Martin
Rikli's photographic albums of Ethiopia during
the Italian invasion and occupation of 1935-
1936. Finding aids for these and related manu-
script collections are listed on the department's
finding aid list on the Web at

Important archives available on microfilm or
tiche include the following, though users should
check the catalog tor updates and additional
items: Church Missionary Society (CMS)
Records. 1799-1920: loint International
Missionary Council and Conference of British
Missionary Societies (IMC/CBMS) Archives:
Methodist Missionary Society archives;
Government publications relating to African
countries prior to Independence (e.g. Kenya and
the East Africa High Commission 1897-1963;
Nigeria 1862-1960; Northern Rhodesia 1891-
1964; Nyasaland 1891-1964; Southern Rhodesia
1890-1963; the Federation of Rhodesia and
Nyasaland 1953-1963; lanannyika 1919-1961;
Uganda 1900-1962: and Zanlibar 1860-1963).
Other large microform sets include the Yoruba
collection of William and Berta Bascom and the
Sahel Documentation Center.

For more information on the Africana
Collection, please contact:

Peter Malanchuk, Africana Bibliographer

Daniel A. Reboussin, Ph.D.

George A. Smathers Libraries
Dept. of Special & Area Studies Collections
P.O. Box 117001
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001 USA
Tel. (352) 273-2642; Fax (352) 273-2632



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