A. Consortium Directory

African Studies Center
University of Pennsylvania
642 Williams Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
(215) 898-6971
Fax: (215 573-8130

Director & Staff
Prof. Sandra T. Barnes, Director
(215) 898-6989
(215) 898-3921

Lynette Loose, Program Coordinator
(215) 898-6971

Dr. Ali Ali-Dinar, Outreach Coordinator
(215) 898-6610

Elisa Forgey, Bibliographer
(215) 898-1971

Bryn Mawr

Art and Archaeology Library
Eileen Markson

(610) 526-5087

College Collections
Carol Campbell
, Curator and Registrar

Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
Florence D. Goff
, Assistant Director
for Public Services
Fax: (610) 526-7480

Science and Psychology Library
Dora Wong

(610) 526-5118

Cornell Library

Emi Horikawa

(610) 328-8262

Friends Historical Library
Mary Ellen Chijioke

(610) 328-8496

McCabe Library
Steven Sowards
, Humanities Librarian
(610) 328-8492
Kate Cleland
, Social Sciences Librarian
(610) 328-8503
Circulation: (610) 328-8477
Reference Desk: (610) 328-8493

Peace Collection
Wendy Chmielewski

(610) 328-8557

Underhill Library
George Huber

(610) 328-8232

University of Pennsylvania

Annenberg Library
Susan Williamson
, Librarian
(215) 898-6106

Audiovisual and Media Center, School of Arts and Sciences
Luke Sullivan
(215) 898-4947

Biddle Law Library
Elizabeth S. Kelly
, Director
(215) 898-7488
Bill Mulherin
, Assoc. Director
for Public Services
(215) 898-0844

Demography Library
Lisa Newman
, Librarian
(215) 898-5375

Fisher Fine Arts Library
Alan Morrison
, Librarian
(215) 898-8325
Fax: (215) 573-2066

Folklore and Folklife Video Collection
Stephanie Wardwell and Lars Jenner,

Contact Persons

(215) 898-7352

History Department Video Collection
Lee Cassanelli
, Graduate Group Chair
(215) 898-8443 or 898-5701

Lippincott Library
Mike Halperin
, Director
(215) 898-9434
Reference E-Mail:
Library Fax: (215) 898-2261

Middle East Center
Mary Martin
, Assistant Director
(215) 898-4690

Museum Archives
Douglas Haller
, Museum Archivist
(215) 573-9153
Alessandro Pezzati
, Reference Archivist
(215) 898-8304
Charles Kline
, Photographic Archivist
(215) 898-6720
Museum Library

Jean Adelman
, Librarian
(215) 898-4021
Fax: (215) 573-2008

Van Pelt Library
Dennis Hyde
, Director
Collection Development
(215) 898-6675
Jane Bryan
, Reference
(215) 898-8118
Robin Dougherty
, Middle East Bibliographer
(215) 898-2196

B. Resources in the Philadelphia Region

Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
7th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 574-0380
*African sculpture and artifacts; artifacts relating to the slave trade.

American Friends Service Committee Archives
Jack Sutters, Archivist
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 241-7044
*Materials pertaining to the work of the American Friends Service Committee in Africa..

American Philosophical Society
Beth Carroll-Horrocks, Associate Librarian and Manuscripts Librarian
105 S. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 440-3400
*Papers of Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), involved in the British African Association's effort to locate sources of the Niger River, and of oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873). For more information, see: A New Guide to the Collections in the Library of the American Philosophical Society (1987).

Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
Gail Farr, Head of Archives and Research Services
18 S. 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-8090
*Books, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, and artifacts for the study of ethnic groups and ethnicity, including records of American and Maryland Colonization Societies, 1792-1964 (microfilm, 323 reels). For further information, see: Guide to the Manuscript and Microfilm Collections of the Research Library of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies (1992).

Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University
Charles L. Blockson, Curator
Sullivan Hall 007-01
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-6632
*Approximately 30,000 books and bound periodicals, and 15,000 broadsides, posters, pieces of sheet music, maps, programs, ephemera and juvenile literature, including a collection of rare bibles from Africa written in a variety of African languages, such as Igbo, Hausa, Twi, Yoruba, Mpongwe, Dikele, Ga, Shuane, Amharic, Bulu and Swahili. For a listing of the complete collection, see: Catalogue of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection (1990).

Girard College, Founder's Hall
Phyllis Abrahms, Curator
2101 South College Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 787-2680
*Papers of Stephen Girard, a Philadelphia merchant involved in the East India trade, including letters to Girard's agent Martin Bickham on the Ile de France (Mauritius) from 1789-1824.

Foreign Mission Board,
National Baptist Convention

Dr. William J. Harvey III, Executive Secretary
701 S. 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 735-7868
*Bimonthly report, The Mission Herald, which covers missions in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Library
Linda Stanley, Curator of Manuscripts and Archives
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-6200
*Manuscripts relating to slavery, abolition and trade with Africa, including the papers of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the African Colonization Society(1832-1872) and the Dutch West India Company (1626-1834), as well as the papers of various Americans active in Africa, such as William Rotch (1734-1828), John Menzies, Stephen Decatur, George C. Read (1787-1862), and John Cox and family. For further information, see: Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1949).

The Library Company of Philadelphia
John C. Van Horne, Librarian
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 546-2465
*Extracts from the De Vries voyages: Korte historiael ende journael Aenteyckeninge van verscheyden Voyagiens in de vier Deelen des Wereldts Ronde, als Europa, Africa, Asia ende America (1655).

The Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia
John Petersen, Archivist
7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 248-4616, Ext. 34
*Manuscripts relating to missions

Medical Mission Sisters Archives (Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries)
Dr. Stephanie Morris, Archivist
8400 Pine Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 742-6100 by appointment only
*Materials relating to the Medical Mission Sisters (est. 1925), including correspondence, financial records, administration records, chapter assemblies, photographs and postcards (c. 1948-68), scrapbooks, letters from sisters at missions, and hospital records from various regions in Africa
, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi, Zaire, Ghana, and Senegal; bimonthly publication, the Medical Missionary (1927-1971).

Presbyterian Historical Society Archives
Susan DuBois, Manager
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516
(215) 627-1852
*Documents from Presbyterian Mission stations in Africa, including official correspondence from missionaries, some personal papers, personnel files, and information about Africans who came to Philadelphia under a missionary training program of the Presbyterian Church
. For further information, see: Guide to the Foreign Missionary Manuscripts in the Presbyterian Historical Society (1988).

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