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Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

1984

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The Development Of The Eastern Africa Collection At Syracuse University, Robert G. Gregory Oct 1984

The Development Of The Eastern Africa Collection At Syracuse University, Robert G. Gregory

The Courier

With the inauguration of an African studies program in 1962, Syracuse University began the development of a unique collection of records relating to the eastern side of Africa. The most important part of the collection, the core, is related to Kenya, but there are also valuable records on the other countries of eastern Africa, nine in all, extending from Ethiopia to South Africa. Most of the items in this collection are on microfilm—an extraordinary holding of nearly four thousand reels of official and private records—but there is also much of value in supplementary books, periodicals, and documents in ...