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American Folklife Center Collections: Eastern Africa

Searching the Collections

Search the Library of Congress Finding Aids

Finding aids provide a gateway to a wealth of Library of Congress treasures. These guides provide comprehensive overviews of unique Library resources. Progressively detailed descriptions of a collection's component parts summarize the overall scope of the content, convey details about the individuals and organizations involved, and list box and folder headings. Each link below represents a customized search of Library of Congress Finding Aids for collections held by the American Folklife Center that contain materials relating to individual countries of Eastern Africa.

Cross-Collection Guides of Region by Country

Over a period of forty years, AFC staff compiled meticulous guides to archival collection materials by country. Although these are no longer maintained, they provide information at a more granular level than that found in the Library's Online Catalog. Not all countries are represented; below are the guides to Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

Accessing Ethnographic Collections at the Library of Congress

The following guide offers general research strategies for use of the American Folklife Center collections.