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African Section Pamphlet Collection

The African Section Pamphlet Collection (PDF, 2.16 MB) supports the research interests of African studies scholars and researchers. The collection, covering 50 countries and eight regions, is only available for viewing in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. This collection is gradually being brought under bibliographic control. A list of a significant portion  of  material  available for  this  country, is searchable through a finding aid by author, title, country, subject and keyword. Please note that the related finding aid is a work-in-progress.

The African Section Pamphlet collection is an on‑going collection, currently housed in approximately 600 archival boxes, arranged geographically by region and country.  Materials are divided by broad subjects, and subdivided within those subjects. Since 1960, the African Section staff started saving this material.

About the Collection

The material in the collection was printed and distributed in limited quantities which makes much of it rare and unique. It includes:

  • Posters and textiles
  • Campaign and election paraphernalia
  • Creative literature
  • Language studies
  • Histories
  • Folded maps
  • Tourist literature
  • Government reports
  • Economic development studies
  • Academic publications and papers
  • Conference papers
  • Speeches of national leaders
  • Bibliographies,
  • Publishers’ catalogs,
  • Biographical clippings
  • And other miscellaneous material

Use the "Search" button at the top of the PDF document to search by country, broad subject heading, or keyword. Key word examples are listed below.

Link to African Section Pamphlet Collection (PDF, 2.16 MB)

Broad subject headings

  • Bibliographies
  • General
  • Humanities
  • Politics and Government
  • Social Sciences
  • Speeches

Keyword Examples

Agriculture Education Military
Art History Religion
Commerce and Trade Information Science Tourism
Economics Medicine and Health Women
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  February 2, 2017
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