CAMP/Title VI African Archives Cooperative Projects

CAMP works with institutions in Africa to build preservation and digitization capacity and to preserve valuable research resources for use by scholars in Africa, North America, and elsewhere. CAMP is supported in part through annual contributions from the Title VI National Resource Centers for African Studies.

Examples of previous and current projects supported by CAMP/Title VI African Archives Cooperative Projects include:

  • Microfilming of colonial-era archives in the National Archives of Senegal [Direction des Archives du Sénégal]
  • Preservation training for West African librarians in microfilming, digitization, and conservation of resources
  • Support for conservation and preservation of the personal papers of Liberian president William V. S. Tubman and other projects related to Liberia.
  • Support for microfilming of contemporary newspapers from Liberia, Mauritius, and Tanzania

Project direction is provided by the Title VI NRC library liaisons of the the Africana Librarians Council (ALC) and by the CAMP Executive Committee.

Title VI National Resource Centers for African Studies that have contributed to these projects include:

  • Boston University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Columbia University
  • University of Florida
  • Harvard University
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Indiana University
  • University of Kansas
  • Michigan State University
  • University of North Carolina
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Stanford University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Yale University

CAMP Preserves Kenyan Newspaper Taifa Leo

CAMP Preserves Kenyan Newspaper Taifa Leo

CAMP has microfilmed issues of Taifa Leo from November 2004 to May 2010. Taifa Leo is the only Kiswahili daily paper published in Kenya.

CAMP Preserves Government Documents from the Plateau State of Nigeria

Documents from the 1970s through the 2000s include annual reports of state agencies, state budgets, government white papers on issues of the day, texts of speeches, and other ephemeral material.