African studies Archive

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Africa Development Data Explorer – Trial ended 28 February 2017

Africa Development Data Explorer (ADDaX) provides definitive financial and economic data on all 54 African economies. ADDaX gathers all the data, translates documents where necessary and puts everything together in a standardized format to provide researchers with direct access to the data they need.

Please send additional comments to Lisa Gardinier.

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Aluka Collections – Trial ended 15 December 2014

 World Heritage Sites: Africa is made up of 20 sub-collections and more than 57,000 objects, linking visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites. The collection includes photographs, 3D models, GIS data, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, images of rock art, excavation reports, manuscripts, traveler’s accounts, historical and antiquarian maps, books, articles, and other scholarly research.

Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The collection consists of more than 190,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, oral histories, and speeches.

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.

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Kanopy collections, various – Trial ended 3 October 2014

ArtMattan African Diaspora Film Collection

ArtMattan Films distribute films that focus on the human experience of black people in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and Europe.

California Newsreel Collection

California Newsreel produces cutting edge, social justice films that inspire, educate and engage audiences. Founded in 1968, Newsreel is the oldest non-profit, social issue documentary film center in the country, the first to marry media production and contemporary social movements.They are a leading resource center for the advancement of racial justice and diversity, and the study of African American life and history as well as African culture and politics.

Villon Films South African Collection

Villon Films has been independently producing and distributing award-winning films since 1970. With a strong focus on socio-political documentary, this South Africa video collection spans such issues as government, history, ecology, culture, health and science, women’s issues, biography, and the apartheid period of South African history, among others.

Kino Lorber African Studies Collection

A collection of films from Kino Lorber.

Sanya Communications Collection

Sourcing and promoting cutting edge content for educational and entertainment purposes.

Mainframe Film Collection

“The name Mainframe comes from the concept of the ‘frame’ as the fundamental rudimentary base of motion picture. On the other hand the concept of a FRAME as load bearing structure expresses our readiness to accept the challenges of promoting our culture by producing high quality motion pictures. This is why we are “OPOMULERO”, the solid pillar that holds the fort.”

First Run African American Films Collection

A collection of feature and documentary films. Please see each film for details.

 

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.