African Digital Collections Online

This is a list in progress of various digital collections on Africa that are openly accessible on the Internet. We will continue added resources as we are aware of them. We welcome any suggestions you might wish to share.  Thank you!

 

Africa

16th-20th Century Maps of Africa, Northwestern University Library:http://digital.library.northwestern.edu/mapsofafrica/

Africa Digital Photo Archive (American Geographical Society Archive) http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/agsafrica/

Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/AfricaFocus

Africa Online Digital Library  http://www.aodl.org/

Africa Through a Lens (The National Archives, UK) http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/africa/

African Activist Archive  http://africanactivist.msu.edu/

Africana Posters (Northwestern University) http://digital.library.northwestern.edu/africana-posters/

Africana Digitization Project (Univ. of Wisconsin) http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/AfricanStudies/Africana

Archnet Digital Library (geared to architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservations, scholars with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilizations. Includes images, publications, etc.) https://archnet.org/library/

Asia, Pacific & Africa Collections, British Library Online Galleries [image collections] http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/index.html

A portrait of the Indian subcontinent, in 15,000 images from our Asia, Pacific & Africa collections.

Dictionary of African Christian Biography  http://www.dacb.org/

The Harold E. Scheub Collection; South African Voices (Univ. of Wisconsin) http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/AfricanStudies/HaroldScheub

Historical Overseas Archive (Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon): http://www2.iict.pt/?idc=100&idl=1

Images of Commorative Fabrics from Africa (Univ. of Wisconsin) http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/AfricanStudies/Fabrics

Images of the African Diaspora (Univ. of Wisconsin) http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/AfricanStudies/Diaspora

Memoria da Africa  http://memoria-africa.ua.pt/

Nordic Documentation on the Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa http://www.liberationafrica.se/archives/all_archives/

Online Archive, African Independence Jubilees (Johannes Gutenberg Universitӓt Mainz)
(includes 12 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Cameroon,  Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania) https://bildarchiv.uni-mainz.de/AUJ/

Peace Corps Digital Library:  http://collection.peacecorps.gov/cdm/

Perry-Castaneda Map Collection: Africa  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/hist_sites.html#africa

Afriterra Map Collection:  http://www.afriterra.org

British Library Online Gallery: Maps of Africa: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/maps/africa/

Voyages en Afrique (Gallica) http://gallica.bnf.fr/dossiers/html/dossiers/VoyagesEnAfrique/

World Digital Library [Africa: 279 items ; Middle East & North Africa: 1329 items] http://www.wdl.org/en/

Horn of Africa Crisis (Wilson Center Digital Archive: International History, de-classified) http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/collection/42/horn-of-africa-crisis

The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860-1960 (Northwestern University) http://repository.library.northwestern.edu/winterton/

 

Liberia

Indiana University Liberian Collections http://www.onliberia.org/

 

South Africa

African Rock Art Digital Archive      http://www.sarada.co.za/

South African History Archive (SAHA) http://www.saha.org.za/

South African History Online (SAHO) http://www.sahistory.org.za/

South Africa Archive http://southafricaarchive.org/

South African Nuclear History (Wilson Center Digital http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/collection/95/south-african-nuclear-history

University of Witwatersrand, Historical Papers http://www.historicalpapers.wits.ac.za/?digital/U/

Wits Institutional Repository, WireDSpace http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/

The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela  http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/landing/life-times-of-nelson-mandela/

Nelson Mandela Digital Archive: http://archive.nelsonmandela.org/home

 


South Sudan

Nuer Field Notes (Indiana University) http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/nuer/

 

Sudan

Sudan Open Archive: http://www.sudanarchive.net/

 

Swaziland

Swaziland Digital Archives – a photographic record. Swaziland National Trust Commission http://www.sntc.org.sz/sdphotos/

 

Websites (contemporary collections)

African Digital Art: http://www.africandigitalart.com/

African Journals Online:  http://www.ajol.info/

Sabinet Open Access Journal Collections: http://reference.sabinet.co.za/prodejc/journalCollectionList?collection_id=4

 

Online Tools

Interactive African Soil Map  (African Soil Information Service) http://www.africasoils.net/data/digital-soil-mapping

The Soil Maps of Africa (European Digital Archive of Soil Maps – EuDASM) http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/esdb_archive/eudasm/africa/

 

Blogs

Luís Graça & Camaradas da Guiné http://blogueforanadaevaotres.blogspot.com/