Africana Resources and Collections: Three Decades of Development and Achievement : a Festschrift in Honor of Hans Panofsky

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Scarecrow Press, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 257 pages
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This collection of original studies by African collections specialists in major American libraries provides insights into the development of Africana_materials from or about Africa_in the US_and into the achievements of librarians in this country in promoting and facilitating scholarship on sub-Saharan regions. Contributors: Abraham Demoz, Moore Crossey, David L. Easterbrook, Elizabeth A. Widenmann, Beverly A. Gray, Gretchen Walsh, John Bruce Howell, Janet L. Stanley, Nancy J. Schmidt, Joseph J. Lauer, David Henige, Yvette Scheven, and Dorothy C. Woodson. With author/subject/title index to the entire volume.
 

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Contents

A PERSONAL REMINISCENCE
1
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
9
A BRIEF HISTORY
18
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN AFRICANA CATALOGING IN THE UNITED STATES 19731988
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AFRICANA ACQUISITIONS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
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CHALLENGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN COLLECTION MANAGEMENT
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CREATING A STANDARD LIST ONLINE OF BOOKS ON AFRICAN STUDIES FOR UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARIES AND KEEPING IT UPTO...
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DOCUMENTING AFRICAN MATERIAL CULTURE
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THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FILMS BY SUBSAHARAN AFRICAN FILMMAKERS
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REGIONAL AND NATIONAL EMPHASES IN DISSERTATION AND OTHER RESEARCH
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THE HALF LIFE OF AFRICAN ARCHIVES
198
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL EXPLORERS OF AFRICA
213
THE EARLY LIFE AND TIMES OF DRUM
228
INDEX
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Julian W. Witherell, Chief, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, has been associated with the Library's African studies programs for 28 years. A prolific bibliographer, he has compiled eight _ guides to materials on sub-Saharan topics, including The United States and Africa, 1785-1975, for which he won the African Studies Association's Conover-Porter Award for bibliographic achievement.

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