"The Conversation," oil (1963), by Eli Kyeyune (Uganda). Contemporary African Art Select List number 116. National Archives and Records Administration
These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the African Studies collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus). For questions or more information, please contact the African Studies Librarian.
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The UW Libraries is committed to providing convenient and timely access to collections and information resources that are outstanding with respect to their quality, depth, diversity, format and currency to support the research and teaching missions of the University of Washington.
African Studies is the interdisciplinary pursuit of knowledge regarding the interactions among the social, economic, cultural, historical, linguistic, genetic, geopolitical, ecological, and biomedical factors that shape African societies
Scholarship in African Studies is distinguished by a reliance on both primary collections (contemporary and historical documents, images and other material) and secondary collections (interpretations and analyses published in scholarly monographs and journal literature).
The collection primarily supports the curriculum and research of the University of Washington's African Studies Program. The collection also supports the interdisciplinary needs of other UW departments and programs.
African Studies is by its nature an interdisciplinary field, and the collections supporting it range widely and can be found among several Library of Congress (LC) classes. Some LC classes for African Studies:
Some sample subject headings where African Studies materials can be found include (under the continent or under individual countries):