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*Africana Resources: Get Started

Guide to resources of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, located in the Main Library's 5th floor East and South towers, Northwestern University.

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Florence Mugambi
Contact:
Herskovits Library of African Studies,
University Library, 5th floor,
1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
847.467.6057
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Subjects:African Studies

Key Resources

The library comprises of a vast collection of books including many in various African languages, photographs, maps, posters, videos, art objects, ephemeral items, and other artifacts. Information about many of these can be obtained by searching our catalog.

Herskovits collection highlights


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About the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

Established in 1954, the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University is the largest separate Africana collection in existence.