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Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktu


The Center for Research Libraries and the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) present a collection of 19th century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)

Subjects: History; History of Africa; Philosophy; Manuscripts and Rare Books; Religion; Area and Cultural Studies; African American Studies

Notes: The collection of 206 manuscripts from the Bibliotheque Commemorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali were loaned to John Hunwick, Professor of History and Religion, Northwestern University, with the hope that the manuscripts would received conservation treatment and be digitized in order to make them accessible via the Web. The material, in Arabic, provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim societies.

Format: Web