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Collection Level Description: Papers of the East African Swahili Committee

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1705
Title: Papers of the East African Swahili Committee
Dates of Creation: 1952-1968
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: East African Swahili Committee

Language of Material: English and Swahili

Administrative/Biographical History


Scope and Content

Minutes, etc., 1956-1965, with articles, notes and lists on Swahili language and literature, 1952-1968.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 909 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

East African Swahili Committee

Swahili language

Swahili literature

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10 January 2012