Primary Sources in the ASL
Please visit our guide to African Newspapers
Please note that current issues are located in the African Studies Library. Older, bound issues are shelved in the stacks according to their call number.
African Newsmagazine located in the Mugar basement microfilm collection:
Two examples of archival collections are Missions and African Politics.
Missions – extensive guides and archival collections ranging from the personal letters of missionaries in Africa to official documents in the Methodist Missionary Archives.
African Politics can be traced by sourcing guides to archival government document collections and archived documents of political organizations.
Mugar library holds the following guides to archival collections:Resolutions of the annual summits of the Organisation of African Unity and other documents since 1963 (©1993)Description: Includes: Conferences & summits (20 microfiches); O.A.U. general: basic documents, 1963-1974 (2 microfiches); O.A.U. 1969-1974 (4 microfiches); O.A.U. general: resolutions, recommendations & decisions (3 microfiches); O.A.U. general: committee minutes and reports (2 microfiches); and O.A.U. general: selected resolutions, 1968/9-1987/8 (4 microfiches).Available at Microforms: MicroficheResolutions of the annual summits of the Organisation of African Unity and other documents since 1963 : a guide and finding list to the microfiche edition. (©1993)Available at Reference (Z3504.O743 R47 1993 )Documents, papers & memoranda on the growth of the Pan-African movement since 1952 : a guide and finding list to the microfiche edition. (©1993)Available at Reference (Z3508.P35 D63 1993 )Description: Includes: Pan-Africanism: general (5 microfiches); Pan-African leaders: personalities and themes (8 microfiches); Pan-Africanism: politics and economics (3 microfiches); Conferences and summits (9 microfiches); Third All-African Peoples' Conference, Cairo, 1961 (3 microfiches); Addis Ababa Conference of Heads of State 1963 (16 microfiches).Available at Microforms: MicroficheDescription: Consists of primary source documents compiled by Thomas Karis and Gail M. Gerhart in the process of writing vols. 5-7 of: From protest to challenge : a documentary history of African Politics in South Africa, 1882-1990.Available at Microfilm (DT1945 .K37 )Note: Microfilm collection and catalogue are located in the African Studies LibraryAvailable at Reference (Z3609 .S683 1998 )Author: Morgenthau, Ruth S.Available at Reference (Z3507 .M66 1968 )Note: Ruth Morgenthau Collection – African government papers and documents, party papers etc. from 1950-1970’s. Collection housed in the African Studies Library.