Many items from our collections have been digitized. Explore them online.
- 16th- Early 20th Century Maps of Africa
Digital copies of 113 antique maps of Africa and accompanying text
- Africa Embracing Obama
This collection documents the extraordinary cultural outpouring of celebratory materials from across the continent of Africa. They represent Africa's pride in, ownership of and hopefulness for the candidacy and presidency of Barack Obama.
- Justine Cordwell Collection
Images of textiles, architecture, pottery, metalwork and other art, as well as people going about their daily business. Accessible only to Northwestern users with a netID. Visit this resource and sign in to view the collections.
- Depictions of Africa in French Humour Magazines
Early European caricatures and depictions of Africa and Africans in French periodicals
- Herskovits Library of African Studies Audiovisual Collection
Interviews with writers, short stories, and more. Accessible only to Northwestern users with a netID. Visit this resource and sign in to view the collections.
- Ifeoma Onyefulu: Photographs
Primarily portraits, mostly of women, taken in the 1990s
- Vernon McKay Photographs
Images of African daily life date from the mid-20th century
- Photographs of Zanzibar
21 black and white photographs from the 19th century taken by C.S. de Joux.
- Africana Posters
Approx. 600 examples from our growing collection of over 4000 Africana posters
- Winterton Collection of East African Photographs
Documenting the African colonial era to the dawn of independence